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10 Best One-Pot Recipes

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Sometimes, all you need is a simple, no-fuss recipe for those moments when you don’t feel like getting all the different pots and pans out. One-pot recipes are a saviour on days like that. Not only are they convenient, but a one-pot meal allows all the flavours to meld together — and there’s less washing up too! We’ve put together some of our favourite one-pot recipes below.

1. Meatball black bean chilli

This recipe for meatball black bean chilli from BBC Good Food is so fast and easy that you can have it on the dinner table in 30 minutes. A twist on the usual chilli con carne, this recipe uses meatballs instead. Warming spices like hot smoked paprika and cumin, combined with peppers, coriander and tomatoes create a delicious and filling midweek meal. It tastes just as great when reheated, too! Hot Smoked Paprika Pimenton Picante – Buy Smoked Paprika Online

2.  Bombay chicken one-pot roast

This recipe for Bombay chicken one-pot roast from Tesco Real Food is a fiery, warming dish for the whole family. A whole chicken is marinated in tikka curry paste before being roasted in the oven with spices like cumin, coriander and fresh ginger, as well as tinned tomatoes and chicken stock. Serve with rice or naan (or both!) and fresh coriander for an easy yet delicious Indian feast.

3.  Succulent lamb stew

You may be surprised, but this lamb stew recipe from Jamie Oliver is so easy that it only takes six minutes to prep. Slow-cooked for two hours in an olive and tomato sauce, it’s a thick and flavourful dish with tender chunks of lamb shoulder. Fresh rosemary adds a woodsy aroma and a peppery, piney flavour to the stew. Crusty bread, potatoes or dumplings are all delicious accompaniments to lamb stew.

4.  Provencal vegetable stew (Ratatouille)

Ratatouille is stewed vegetables, a French Provencal dish originating in Nice. Although recipes vary, the ingredients most commonly used include tomato, courgette, garlic, aubergine, bell peppers and onions. This recipe for ratatouille by Delia Online makes the most of these autumn vegetables, adding fresh basil for a pungent yet savoury hint. Take a look at our blog for more autumn and winter vegetable recipes.

5.  One-pot sausage pasta

You can’t go wrong with pasta. This rich and indulgent recipe for one-pot sausage pasta by Delish is a comforting, warming treat on cold nights. It’s a thick and cheesy medley of mascarpone, sausages, vegetables like spinach and mushrooms, canned tomatoes and fresh and dried Italian herbs like oregano, thyme and rosemary. If you’re feeling extra indulgent, top with grated parmesan to serve.

6.  Roasted roots tagine

This recipe for roasted roots tagine from Sainsbury’s Magazine is a hearty and healthy dish packed with four of your five a day, including carrots, parsnips, apricots and chickpeas. Inspired by the flavours of Morocco, spices like harissa and ras-el-hanout add a warm and aromatic touch. Be careful though, harissa has an explosive heat!

7.  Easy cod bake with coriander and lime

Next time you feel like cooking up some fish, try this recipe for cod bake with coriander and lime from Kitchen Sanctuary. It’s a quick and easy dinner that you just need to pop into the oven. Although the recipe calls for cod, any chunky white fish like pollock or haddock will work. The fish is coated in a mixture of salt, pepper, ground coriander, paprika, sesame seeds and chilli flakes, alongside a zingy paste of fresh coriander, garlic, lime juice and olive oil.

8.  Braised eggs with leeks and zaatar

This recipe for braised eggs with leeks and zaatar from Yotam Ottolenghi is perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch. It’s a sweet and savoury mix of leeks, spinach, feta and zaatar, a Middle Eastern spice blend which includes sesame seeds, sumac, thyme and sea salt. It takes just 30 minutes in the pan, so it’s a perfect lazy day type of meal. Serve with some crusty white bread.

9.  Roast vegetable, veggie sausage and chickpea bake

This vegetarian recipe for roast vegetable, veggie sausage and chickpea bake from Tinned Tomatoes is a winner — it’s healthy, satisfying and easy to make. All you have to do is chuck everything on a baking tray and leave it to cook. The recipe calls for tagine powder, and we recommend either ras-el-hanout or la kama spice blend, both iconic Moroccan spice mixes. You can choose your favourite vegetables, and sweet potatoes, aubergines, bell peppers and carrots work particularly well.

10. Squid, chorizo and chickpea cocido

This recipe for squid, chorizo and chickpea cocido from Lindsey Bareham’s One Pot Wonders book is a warming Spanish stew and a real crowd pleaser. The squid takes on the flavour of the garlic, chorizo, red wine and coriander, ending up with a soft and creamy texture. If you like it spicy, add some hot smoked paprika for a kick. Serve with boiled potatoes or crusty bread.

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