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10 Easy One-Pot Recipes

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I hate washing up. In my kitchen, more pans mean more problems, and getting a balanced, satisfying dinner on the table night after night can be tough. My secret weapon against weeknight dinner stress? This cheat sheet of quick and easy one-pot meals, sure to please everyone at the table – even the picky ones!

Here are 10 recipes to streamline your weekday meals:

1. Easy Bacon & Mushroom Risotto

Bacon? Check. Mushrooms? Check. Cheese? CHECK. This fuss-free risotto has all the ingredients you need to create a delicious crowd-pleaser.

2. One-Pot Chicken, Red Pepper & Pesto Orzo

If you fancy risotto but can’t face all that stirring, you need this orzo in your life. For a pronto pesto pasta that’s ready in 25 mins and delivers bags of flavour, look no further.

3. One-Pot Mexican Beef, Rice & Beans

Throw some mouthwatering Mexican in the mix with this spicy one-pot wonder. It’s so easy, and totally packed with flavours from the smoky chipotle paste and delicious spices.

4. One-Pot Chicken, Orzo & Spring Greens Broth

A quick and healthy win, courtesy of Italy. This comforting bowlful is made with shredded chicken and crisp spring greens in a steaming broth of pesto, lemon and orzo. Bellissimo!

5. Easy Lamb Biryani

This fragrant 20 minute biryani isn’t just great for busy nights, it’s also mild enough to suit the most spice-sensitive tongues.

6. 10-Min Mushroom Biryani with Cucumber Raita

Not into lamb? Put the takeaway menu to shame with this 10 minute mushroom-packed option. Top with a dollop of cool cucumber raita and wave goodbye to your worries.

7. Smoky Fish Stew with Lemon, Crusty Ciabatta

Equal parts hearty and light, this smoky fish stew is quick and super simple to throw together. Ready in 20 with crusty bread to sop it all up? Yes, please!

8. Creamy One-Pot Fish Florentine with Basil

This fish dish brings all the flavour with none of the effort. Treat your tastebuds to fresh fish and orzo pasta drenched in a creamy sauce with cherry tomatoes, spinach and fragrant basil. And it’s on the table in only half an hour!

9. Asparagus & Goats’ Cheese Risotto

A few stirs, a sprinkle of goat’s cheese, a squeeze of lemon and ta-dah! This delicious vegetarian risotto is ready to enjoy in 35 minutes.

10. One-Pot Smoked Fish, Leek & Sweetcorn Chowder

Soup’s up! This chunky chowder is sure to be a winner at the dinner table. Especially since it’s ready in half an hour, perfect to keep all those hungry mouths happy!

After a busy day, cutting down on your washing up is what stress-free cooking is all about. What are your favourite tips for nailing busy weeknight dinners? Give me all your go-to hacks in the comments!

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