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. 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.
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.
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.
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Chicken Pot Pie With Cheese Biscuit Topping
This baked chicken pot pie is topped with homemade cheese biscuits. Add a salad or sliced fresh tomatoes for a fabulous family meal.
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This Cajun jambalaya gets its full flavor from the holy trinity of onion, celery, and green bell pepper and andouille sausage. The main differences between Cajun and creole jambalaya are that Cajun jambalaya does not contain shrimp or tomatoes. But don't worry! You won't miss them at all.
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Spicy Pasta With Ground Beef and Tomatoes
This one-pot pasta and ground beef dish will quickly become a staple in your household. Use Mexican or Cajun spices and tomatoes in the dish, or use your favorite flavor profile.
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Breakfast Casserole With Sausage, Eggs, and Biscuits
This breakfast casserole is all you need for a hearty and satisfying breakfast or brunch.Continue to 5 of 50 below.
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Cauliflower and Sausage Roast With Cheddar Cheese
This cauliflower, cheese, and sausage casserole is a complete low carb meal. Add a tossed salad or sliced fresh tomatoes.
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Roasted Chicken Dinner With Potatoes
Use a halved or quartered chicken or use whole chicken legs in this all-in-one chicken and vegetable dinner.
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Beef and Guinness Stew
This delicious stew gets amazing flavor from bacon, Guinness Stout, and a variety of seasonings. The beef stew is simmered to perfection on the stovetop.
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Perfect Pot Roast With Potatoes
A pot roast is always a good choice if you're looking for something to cook in one pot. This one is a stovetop version with potatoes, carrots, and some herbs. Some red wine is included, but if you don't cook with alcohol, that can be replaced with more beef broth or some apple cider.Continue to 9 of 50 below.
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Pork Chop and Hash Brown Potato Bake
This easy, cheesy casserole is topped with pork chops, cheese, and french fried onion rings.
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Shrimp and Rice Casserole
Garlic and butter flavor this fabulous shrimp and rice bake. Pecans add crunch but may be omitted.
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Baked Beans and Hot Dogs With Biscuit Topping
This budget-friendly beans and hot dog casserole is topped with biscuits and shredded cheese.
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Classic Hungry Jack Beef and Biscuits Casserole
This mixture of beef and beans is well-seasoned and makes a great everyday family dinner. With a biscuit topping, it's a complete meal in one dish.Continue to 13 of 50 below.
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Easy Burrito Casserole
If you like burritos, you'll love this all-in-one burrito casserole. Beef, refried beans, and spicy sausage are among the ingredients. The high-flavor beef filling is layered with flour tortillas and baked to perfection.
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Cabbage and Ground Beef Skillet Dinner
We served this meal with steamed mixed vegetables on the side, but it could just as easily be served in a bowl with crusty bread or biscuits. Add a side salad or fresh sliced vegetables if you like.
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Loaded Pizza Pasta Casserole
Serve this scrumptious pizza casserole with toasted garlic bread and a simple green salad.
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Crock Pot Pot Roast With Potatoes and Gravy
Use lean chuck, bottom round, or a rump roast in this easy slow cooker pot roast. Potatoes and carrots round out the meal. Feel free to add rutabagas or parsnips.Continue to 17 of 50 below.
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Crock Pot Swiss Chicken Casserole
Chicken is slow-cooked to perfection with stuffing, and it's super easy to make. Simple steamed broccoli, corn, or peas make it a well-rounded dinner.
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Slow Cooker Chicken With Biscuits
Make this easy slow cooker chicken dish with frozen or refrigerated biscuits, or use the included recipe for homemade biscuits.
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Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
Beef stroganoff is a creamy pasta dish with delicious beef and tender mushrooms. It's a crowd-pleasing dish that's quicker and easier in the Instant Pot. Plus, it only leaves one dirty dish.
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Ham Pot Pie
Pot pie isn't just for chicken. This recipe using leftover ham has all of the familiar pot pie ingredients and flavors but takes full advantage of that extra ham from the holidays. A mixture of vegetables, including carrots, are combined with the ham and a white sauce and baked in a puff pastry until golden brown.Continue to 21 of 50 below.
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Crock Pot Turkey and Rice Casserole
This slow cooker turkey and rice casserole is a nice way to use leftover turkey, and it's easy to prepare and cook. Leftover turkey is combined with rice, condensed soup, and water or broth and slow cook to perfection. The vegetables are added about 20 to 30 minutes before the dish is done.
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Taco Cheeseburger Macaroni
This easy dish will quickly become a family favorite. Taco seasoning adds great flavor to this cheeseburger macaroni dish, and it's quick and easy to prepare in the skillet.
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Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings
Simple drop dumplings thicken the stew slightly as this Instant Pot recipe cooks, and a small amount of heavy cream is added just before serving for richness.
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Crock Pot Beef and Bean Dinner
You'll want to add hot crusty rolls, cornbread, or biscuits to this tasty one-pot beef and bean dish.Continue to 25 of 50 below.
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Crock Pot Smoked Sausages With Potatoes and Cabbage
Apple juice and vinegar add flavor to this sausage, potato, and cabbage dinner.
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Pressure Cooker Beef Short Ribs
The pressure cooker is a great way to cook beef short ribs to tender, succulent perfection. Potatoes make it a one-pot meal.
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Macaroni and Cheese With Sausage
Pork sausage, tomatoes, chopped bell peppers, and spicy seasonings make this a hearty and tasty macaroni and cheese. The casserole is baked with a buttered bread crumb topping.
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Tex-Mex Beef and Biscuit Casserole
This dish is like a hearty chili beef stew with easy biscuits. The Tex-Mex seasonings and a sour cream and cheese topping make this casserole stand out.Continue to 29 of 50 below.
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Enchilada Casserole with Ground Beef
This Tex-Mex casserole features layers of chile seasoned beef, ripe olives, Mexican cheese, and flour tortillas.
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Louisiana Mussels With Pasta
These Louisiana-style mussels are flavored with a spicy sauce. The sauce is made with tomatoes, garlic, and the "holy trinity" of Cajun cooking.
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Easy Brunswick Stew with Pork and Chicken
This classic Brunswick stew is made with a combination of chicken thighs, pulled pork, beans, and tomatoes are among the ingredients. Add cornbread to make a satisfying meal. Try it and see why it's a southern favorite.
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Country Captain Chicken
This remarkable Southern dish combines chicken and optional shrimp with aromatic curry flavors. It isn't clear how the dish made its way to Georgia and South Carolina — and even farther up the East coast — but it is fabulous stew.Continue to 33 of 50 below.
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Tater Tot Casserole, Slow Cooker or Oven
This is always a hit, and it's super easy to prepare. Cook this tater tot casserole in the slow cooker or in the oven.
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Meaty Baked Ziti With Ground Beef and Italian Sausage
This crowd-pleasing meaty ziti casserole is similar to a lasagna, but it's much less time-consuming. The ziti is cooked and tossed with the ricotta and meat sauces, then it's layered with more sauce and cheese.
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Chicken, Cheese, and Penne Pasta Bake
Use quartered artichoke hearts in this cheesy chicken and pasta bake, or use another vegetable.
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Turkey, Ham, and Swiss Casserole
Diced ham and Swiss cheese make this family-pleasing pasta casserole flavorful, and the buttery bread crumb topping is the perfect finishing touch.Continue to 37 of 50 below.
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English Pea Pesto Pasta with Ham
This casserole is a combination of ham, cooked spaghetti, and the tasty pea pesto. The green pea pesto is made with walnuts, Parmesan cheese, and basil.
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This recipe shows you how to make authentic Mexican enchiladas with your choice of filling, whether it's meat, sauteed veggies, cheese, or a combination. You can make your own enchilada sauce or use store-bought for a quick meal.
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Sandy's Slow Cooker Shepherd's Pie
This slow cooker shepherd's pie is made with layers of ground beef, potatoes, and green beans. This version with ground beef is better known as a "cottage pie." For a traditional shepherd's pie, use ground lamb.
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Creole Shrimp Etouffee
All you need is rice to make this a complete meal. The word etouffee is a French word meaning "smothered," or "suffocated." As you can see in the photo, the shrimp is smothered with a combination of chopped vegetables and tomatoes in a rich brown roux.Continue to 41 of 50 below.
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Chicken and Sausage Gumbo With Tomatoes
Your family will love this rich, flavorful chicken and sausage gumbo. Scale the recipe up for a party or game day gathering.
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Chicken a la King Casserole With Noodles
This easy chicken casserole is easy and versatile. Chicken a la king flavors stand out in this dish.
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Easy Ham and Potato Hash
This skillet hash is a snap to make with cooked potatoes, ham, and seasonings. Use red or green bell peppers or a combination.
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Cheesy Penne Bake with Ham and Peas
This cheesy ham and pasta casserole is baked with a buttered bread crumb topping. It's an excellent way to use leftover ham.Continue to 45 of 50 below.
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Crock Pot Ground Beef and Hash Brown Dinner
This easy slow cooker hash brown dinner takes just minutes to assemble, and it's an excellent choice for a busy day. Just set the slow cooker, and you're free for the rest of the day.
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Southwestern-Style Beef and Potato Bake
This casserole is a mixture of lean ground beef, corn, thinly sliced potatoes, and cheese. Add jalapeno pepper or use mild chile peppers.
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Budget Chuck Steak Dinner in Foil
A thick, budget-friendly chuck steak and vegetables make a tender, delicious family meal using this easy oven method. This recipe has long been a popular way to cook the tougher but flavorful chuck.
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Roasted Potato and Sausage Dinner
This is an easy sausage and vegetable roast with carrots, potatoes, and smoked sausage. Simple seasonings flavor this dish.Continue to 49 of 50 below.
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Fast and Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast Meal
No browning, no fussing, just put the roast in the crockpot in the morning, add a few cans of soup and vegetables, and you have a delicious meal in 8 to 10 hours.
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Corned Beef Noodle Casserole With Cheese
Use leftover or deli corned beef in this flavorful casserole, and top it off with French fried onion rings or breadcrumbs. If you use canned corned beef, refrigerate the can for a few hours so it will be firm enough to cut into cubes.