Recipes Wanted: Quick and Easy One Pot Meals

| 7/7/2009 12:07:09 PM

One Pot Meal

If time is of the essence, sometimes a one-pot meal is all we can manage to scrounge up. It happens to the best of us. But quick and simple doesn't have to mean bland and generic — or expensive, unhealthy and ordered out — now does it? Plus, the beauty of one-pot meals is that they usually can be prepared in advance. That way, you can do the prep work when you have the time, and skip being chained to the stove when you don't.

If you have recipes for easy one-pot meals (or crockpot/slow-cooker, pressure cooker and casserole recipes ... that sorta thing), please share them below. A home-cooked meal is almost always cheaper and healthier than takeout, so just think of all the families you'll be supporting with your fab recipes!

Never heard of a one-pot meal? Check out this slew of crockpot recipes.

Here's one I want to try soon: Vegetarian Crockpot Stuffed Zucchini. Doesn't sound bland to me!

Shannon Buck
11/3/2010 10:14:06 PM

Leftover Ham: One Pan Meal Add other leftovers to your liking. Ingredients: ham, diced potato, diced peas 1. Cook the potatoes until almost done then add ham and peas. 2. Warm and serve. Other Ingredient Options: * corn * green beans * carrots * onions Good Served With: * Biscuits and butter * Leftover quick bread * Milk Happy Eating! Shannon You will find more one pan meal recipes on the Frugal Recipes blog.

6/8/2010 4:01:24 PM

Rice Cooker Recipe: Add rice, salt, oil, and water to your rice cooker in the normal proportions. Add to the pot just about any root vegetable (including onion and/or garlic!) to the cooker (carrots are my favorite). For some protein add chickpeas to the cooker just before its done. If you like soft veggies add them at the start; if you like some crunch give the rice 10-15 minutes head start. If you have a steamer that fits on top of the rice cooker you're in luck! Toss on some broccoli, brussel sprouts, or green beans. I highly recommend adding peanut oil to brown rice, it adds so much flavor!

Bill Fields_2
2/12/2010 10:14:31 AM

My heritage is Italian. Pasta Fagioli (say fah-zool) is a macaroni and bean dish sometimes served as a soup, sometimes eaten as a hearty pasta dish. This version is simplicity itself. 2 14oz. cans of chicken broth 1 14oz. can of white beans, canneloni, northern, navy, whatever you have in the pantry 1 14oz. can diced or crushed tomatoes 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon basil 1 or 2 cloves of garlic chopped fine fresh ground black pepper to taste 1 cup of small pasta such as tubetti, orzo, ditalini, elbows Boil chicken broth and cook pasta in the broth according to directions. When pasta is close to done, add beans, tomatoes and seasonings. Serve hot with freshly ground parmesan See pictures of this and other Italian specialties on my website:

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