We’re all working moms here, and we get that sometimes you just don’t want to cook at night. A great trick we’ve found is to have some easy one-pot recipes in your lineup, so you can keep the cooking simple…and the cleanup even simpler. So here are 5 delicious one-pot recipes your family will love this week.
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This One-Pot Chicken and Rice dinner recipe at One Pot Recipes is about as kid-safe as you can get. It’s like a mix between stir-fry and Mexican rice, which are two of my kids’ favorites. This meal also makes great lunch leftovers the next day; just heat it up in the morning and pack it in a Thermos.
We find that kids love breakfast for dinner, and this Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata at Cooking and Beer is a nice way to make it a little fancier. My picky-eater-trick would be to sprinkle the mushrooms over just one side, so my kids don’t have to encounter the horror of a fungi in their bite.
Cold, winter nights call for this One Pan Lasagna from the Keepers cookbook shared at Food52. It’s a truly easy lasagna that comes together, from start to finish, in 45 minutes. If you’re trying to cut back on meat, you could leave it out altogether. Or, we’ve had great results with Gardein’s vegan Italian Sausage in our pasta recipes.
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We’re all-in on this Pumpkin Instant Pot Chili at The Wholesome Recipe Box. If the idea of pumpkin in your chili is a little weird to you, you can always leave it out and just have Instant Pot Chili, which is equally amazing. But trust me — try it with the pumpkin which gives it a savory-sweet twist that’s perfect for winter.
This Lemon Butter Chicken at Kids Eat by Shanai is so simple, you can just throw it all in the pot, set it to bake, and serve up a meal that’s still packed full of flavor. And no, your picky kids never have to know that their chicken actually touched their potatoes at one point.