Top 58 One Pot Meals

King Ranch chicken casserole with salad on a plate.

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

Warm and satisfying one-pot meals make dinnertime an easy task, and with only one skillet, pot, or baking dish, there's very little cleanup. Many one-pot meals practically cook themselves! 

There are some wonderful soups, stews, and roasts that do well with very little preparation time. And many adjust easily to the ingredients you have on hand. One of the most commonly used pots in this type of cookery is the Dutch oven, a large, heavy kettle or pot with a tight-fitting lid. The Dutch oven is sometimes called a casserole since it can usually be used in the oven or on top of the stove. The origin of the name is unknown, but there is evidence of the use of large iron stewing pots in Colonial America. The name is thought to have come from the Pennsylvania Dutch. 

For some dishes, you might want to add store-bought or homemade biscuits or crusty bread. A simple tossed green salad goes nicely with a casserole, or you might just add sliced fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.

Whether you are looking for a recipe for the slow cooker, a casserole dish, skillet, or stockpot, you are sure to find the perfect meal here.