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Are you a busy mom with busy weeknights?
Is takeout and fast food ruining your budget?
Looking for simple and quick one pot meals to save you both time and money?
Saving Time and Money with Simple and Quick One Pot Meals
Back in 2015, I really struggled with time management at home. I couldn’t seem to get it together. With a 3-year-old boy and a baby at the time, it was difficult for me to find the time to cook without burning or overcooking anything. I had a pocket full of recipes that we would cook over and over and over.
Over the years, I added a few more recipes to my book and it didn’t feel as repetitive. But, I still had trouble making dinner on time.
Fast-forward to the present day. I am a mom of 3 boys and 2 of them play sports. We’ve got baseball that just ended and now we will be starting flag football. If you are a sports mom, you know the struggle. If you work on top of all of this, it’s especially hard.
Your options? Eat out or late dinner. Either way, you will be sacrificing time or money.
Well, I’ve got something for you! You don’t have to sacrifice any of them. I want to provide you with simple solutions to life’s biggest struggles. And I know that making a dinner that is easy, quick, and healthy is something that all busy moms need in their lives.
So, I’ve rounded up some of the best and quickest one pot meals just for you.
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This meal looks absolutely delicious! The best thing about this one pot meal is that it only uses 7 ingredients and it can be done in just 15 minutes! I can’t wait to try this one out.
You can make this meal with only 10 ingredients under half an hour. Sounds like a win to me. If you love Asian food as much as I do, this one is for you!
I’m going to be totally honest with you, I had no idea what “gnocchi” was until I wrote this post. Basically, they are potato dumplings. This particular one-pot meal has only 4 ingredients and can be cooked in under 20 minutes.
If you are craving some fusion between American and Mexican dishes, give this Tex-Mex dish a try. This meal contains 14 ingredients and you can make it in just 25 minutes.
Anytime you cook pasta, you can rest assured that it won’t take long to make your meal. This garlic parmesan pasta meal is quick and easy and only uses 8 ingredients.
This is absolutely awesome! Not only is this dish healthier without the crust, but it’s also quite yummy! With 12 ingredients, you can make this in 40 minutes total.
OMG! This is making my mouth water right now. I think I know what I’m having for dinner tonight. This recipe uses 9 ingredients and can be cooked in 35 minutes.
This one is perfect for weeknight dinners. It uses a different kind of meat that I have never tried, kielbasa, so I’m excited to try it out. This recipe uses 11 ingredients and can be done in 30 minutes for those busy nights.
This is chicken fajitas with a twist. This is more of a pasta dish with added chicken and it’s bound to make hits at the dinner table. This meal contains 10 ingredients and can be on the table in about 20 minutes.
Chicken continues to run this roundup of quick and easy one pot meals. This pepper chicken is extra flavorful with ginger-garlic flavors. You can make this meal in 30 minutes with just 8 ingredients.
I’ve made goulash with ground beef before, but not chicken. This sounds super tasty and definitely on the list to try this month. Make this particular dish in 30 minutes with 8 ingredients.
I’m always looking for new and easy ways to cook salmon. Here is a simple 5-ingredient dish that you can make in about 25 minutes.
I used to buy the frozen stuffed peppers from Stouffer’s. They were super yummy but the frozen meals quickly added up in cost. Making stuffed peppers from scratch also takes a lot of time. I’m so glad I found this recipe and the idea of “unstuffed” peppers. Genius! You can make this meal in less than 30 minutes with 12 ingredients.
Anything that you can make in one pan without having to dirty multiple dishes is a plus. I love chicken fajitas so you better believe this will be on my grocery list. You can make this recipe in about 35 minutes with only 9 ingredients.
This 13 ingredient meal can be made in 40 minutes total. I’m always up for some pulled pork and luckily my kids are fans too.
I’m always up for some new and fun ways to make pasta. Check out this fun recipe with 13 ingredients under 30 minutes.
I remember when I lived in an apartment back in 2012. I used to make stir fry all the time. Somehow when we moved, I haven’t made stir fry in a long time. This unique stir fry uses pork as it’s meat ingredient. It uses only 7 ingredients and you can make this in 25 minutes. Perfect for those busy nights.
My family loves lasagna and I’m so glad there is a way to make it in the Instant Pot. This one-pot recipe takes just 10 ingredients and dinner will be on the table in 25 minutes.