One-Pan Dinners

for the Weekday Win

We all love to eat. Some of us like to cook. But no one likes cleaning up, right? Which is why for weeknight meals, you can't beat the convenience and simplicity of a quick dish you can prepare in one pan. Some of these are even impressive enough to cook for special guests (when the last thing you want is a stovetop and sink full of dishes and pans). So skip all the extra work and let these tasty one-pan dinners do the heavy lifting for you.

Bacon and Greens Frittata

If you haven't made a frittata, the traditional egg-based dish is essentially a deep-dish omelette. It makes a nice breakfast or brunch, but it's also a great way to make a simple and satisfying dinner. This one's packed with bacon and melted cheese, but it's also got kale, so it's healthy.

Visit Kitchen Konfidence for the full recipe »

Steamed Mussels
with Wine and Saffron

This one looks really impressive when it's brought to the table with a crusty baguette, but it's actually surprisingly simple. Sweet in-season tomatoes, earthy garlic, along with a heavy splash of wine bring out the subtle flavor of the saffron in this succulent seafood dish.

Visit Martha Stewart for the full recipe »

Pan-Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas

Harissa is a great shortcut ingredient to flavor and adds a pop of spicy heat to this satisfying dish of tender chicken and chickpeas. It makes for a hearty dish that's also very healthy and easily heats up as leftovers for the next day or two.

Visit Bon Appétit for the full recipe »

Shrimp Fried Rice

Leftover white rice and some frozen veggies can quickly and easily be transformed into a flavorful Chinese favorite. Why order takeout when you can whip up a batch that's healthier and cheaper in less time than it takes the delivery guy to get to your place?

Visit Damn Delicious for the full recipe »

Roast Chicken with Potatoes and Olives

A classic meat and potatoes meal gets an added layer of flavor, thanks to a spice rub and briny Kalamata olives. This one preps quickly but because you roast this on a single pan in the oven, it takes about an hour or so start to finish.

Visit Bon Appétit for the full recipe »

Curried Lentils
and Sweet Potatoes

A flavorful and filling vegetarian meal for Meatless Monday folks. Sweet potatoes are made spicy, not sugary sweet, and the Indian-flavored lentils and greens add a healthy and spicy kick.

Visit Smitten Kitchen for the full recipe »

Bucatini Puttanesca

Who needs a colander? With this clever pasta hack, the noodles cook straight in the savory sauce. Tomatoes simmer with anchovies and olives for a tangy, rustic Italian dinner.

Visit MyRecipes for the full recipe »

Mustard Salmon with Caramelized Veggies

Another dish that looks like it took a lot more effort than it really did. Don't bother trying to cut your salmon into exact portions. Instead, use a spoon to break it into perfectly imperfect pieces.

Visit Foodie Crush for the full recipe »

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