Our Best One-Pot Meals

Spend more time enjoying your meal and less time cleaning up with these hearty, delicious dinners that are made using only one pot.

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Braised Chicken Thighs and Legs with Tomato

A heady hit of cinnamon, cumin seed and dried bay leaves imparts a distinct Indian flair on Alex’s hearty pot of chicken.

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Tuscan Beef Stew with Polenta

A generous glug of red wine turns Debi and Gabriele's simple vegetable-filled stew into a robust, deeply flavored Italian stallion.

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Red-Hot Chili

Not for the faint of palate, this bacon-studded chili calls for three different kinds of spicy peppers.

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Pot Roast with Carrots, Shallots, Mint and Lemon

There are few things more soothing than a plate of fork-tender pot roast. Michael Symon likes to serve his on creamy polenta to sop up the meaty juices.

Get the Recipe: Pot Roast with Carrots, Shallots, Mint and Lemon

Smoky Chicken and Cider

Bacon and apple cider give this dish of chicken and root vegetables smoky-sweet flavor.

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Sloppy Gino

Nadia G. hollows out hamburger buns to keep this hand-held Bolognese from getting too sloppy. Thick shavings of your favorite Italian cheese add elegant flair.

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Make-Ahead Paella Casserole

A pinch of saffron and a splash of sherry provide subtle richness and body in this famous Spanish rice dish. Stocked with chorizo, cod and plump shrimp, Rachael's version is a truly hearty one-pot wonder.

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Beef Stroganoff over Buttered Noodles

Low-and-slow cooking makes cubed chuck roast exceptionally tender in Tyler's mushroom-studded take on classic Russian stroganoff.

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Chicken and Dumplings

Tiffani Thiessen uses tender chicken thighs as the base of her stew, then drops in fluffy, herbaceous buttermilk dumplings for an easy dinner party dish.

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Tyler's Texas Chili

Mexican chocolate and nearly a dozen spices give this chili a flavor as robust as the Lone Star State itself.

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Lemon-Scented Crispy Chicken Thighs

A quick sear before roasting gives these tangy chicken thighs extra crispness.

Get the Recipe: Lemon-Scented Crispy Chicken Thighs with Potatoes and Baby Carrots

Lentil Soup

Alton's recipe for lentil soup will spice up your dinner routine with its freshly ground coriander, toasted cumin and grains of paradise.

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Pork Ragu

Rachael creates a succulent sauce out of shredded pork to be served over pappardelle pasta. Top with shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano for a meal to remember.

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Chianti-Marinated Beef Stew

Beef brisket takes on the bold flavors of Chianti before simmering slowly with hearty winter veggies for a satisfying one-pot meal.

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Three-Bean and Beef Chili

Extra-lean beef and three types of fiber-filled beans assure maximum heartiness in Ellie's healthier chili.

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Osso Buco

Giada offers her twist on osso buco, veal shank braised with vegetables and white wine. Make it a two-pot meal by serving with risotto, which is traditional.

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Chicken Cacciatore

Stew chicken in a tomato-mushroom sauce until it's tender and infused with Italian flavor. Serve this dish with crusty bread, or serve it over polenta or pasta.

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Portuguese Fish Supper

Make the chorizo-bean stew ahead of time, then drop in the fresh white fish of your choice (Rachael Ray uses cod) just before serving.

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Chicken in White Wine

Dry white wine adds acidity to this good-for-you chicken dish. Turkey bacon adds flavor, while the variety of vegetables — onion, celery, mushrooms, potatoes and carrots — adds bulk and rounds out the flavor profile of this one-pot meal.

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Portuguese One Pot Chicken and Potatoes

This isn't your typical meat-and-potatoes meal. Chicken (and chorizo) are cooked with fresh herbs, full-bodied spices and citrus zest for a lively, complex one-dish dinner.

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Brisket Supper With Polenta

Beef brisket becomes fall-off-the-bone tender when baked with white wine, tomatoes, onions and stock. Serve it shredded, with the built-in gravy, atop mushroom polenta.

Get the Recipe: Brisket Supper with Mushroom-Sage Polenta

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom One-Pot

After cooking this thick chicken-and-veggie stew in one pot, ladle it into ramekins or cocettes and finish off the individual pot pies by baking them beneath time-saving puff pastry crusts.

Get the Recipe: Creamy Chicken and Mushroom One-Pot with Pot Pie Toppers

Bouillabaisse

This traditional Provençal fish stew with shellfish and halibut can be modified with chiles, cilantro and lime for a Latin twist, or with cinnamon, cardamom and curry for an Indian-inspired meal.

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Slow-Simmered Spicy Chili

This hearty chili is made with thick chunks of steak and homemade chili powder. The addition of cocoa adds deep, balanced richness. Serve with your favorite toppings.

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Chipotle Chicken Thighs With Chunky Guacamole

Fresh, zesty guacamole pairs well with the smoky spices and hearty vegetables in this chipotle chicken recipe. Use warm tortillas to mop up any remaining sauce.

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One-Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken Succotash

Sufferin' succotash? Not when it comes to Rachael's quick chicken dish, which recreates the tangy, classic flavors of ranch dressing with a medley of fresh vegetables.

Get the Recipe: One-Pot Creamy Ranch Chicken Succotash

Cassoulet

This cassoulet, a slow-cooked French casserole of sausage and fresh vegetables, practically makes itself, yet possesses complex flavors. Try the Cajun variation for a unique twist on this classic dish.

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Minestra With Beef and Pork Polpette

Beef and pork polpette, or meatballs, are poached in this rich Italian soup made of pancetta, potato, escarole and cannellini beans. Mop up extra liquid with warm, crusty bread.

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Chicken and White Bean Chili

Chili purists may balk, but this recipe with ground chicken (in lieu of beef) and white beans proves the versatility of this cold-weather staple.

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Spanish Chicken and Rice

Spice up your dinner routine with a new take on chicken and rice, packed with Spanish chorizo and briny olives, and cooked on the stovetop.

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