15 Jan 2022 • 4 min read

10 one-pan recipes that don’t taste like they were made with just one pan

By Cosmic Cookware

Hold up on the take-out, you’ve got to give these recipes a try. We have curated a list of 10 recipes that only take one pan to make, make cleaning up a breeze, and are healthy and delicious too! And in all seriousness, you might even be done with making your meal before your takeout arrives!

1. Salmon and Bok Choy Green Coconut Curry


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If you love salmon and curry (who doesn't?), this one’s for you. This dish sings of the flavors of ginger, garlic, green curry paste, roasted cashews, bok choy, salmon, and creamy coconut milk. Topped with scallions and cilantro, and paired with a side of rice, the whole meal comes together in just about 35 minutes and serves 4.

 

2. Chicken Fajitas

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Never thought you could make Fajitas? Guess what? Now you can, and they are pretty easy to make too. All you need are chicken breasts, bell peppers, onions, lime juice, red pepper flakes, and cumin to make this dish. It takes a little sautéing and then everything is ready to go into a warm tortilla. You can add toppings of your choice such as sliced jalapenos, cheddar cheese, guacamole, and a dash of hot sauce. 

 

3. Minestrone Soup

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Old-fashioned comfort food that warms your belly and your soul at the same time. But instead of eating it from the can, make it yourself! For this recipe, all you need are potatoes, onions, celery, bacon, cannellini beans, plum tomatoes, greens (kale, spinach), and whole wheat pasta. The ingredients are slow-cooked together, then served with parmesan cheese and fresh basil - it’s a delicious, hearty soup your whole family will love.

 

4. Coq Au Vin

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Coq Au Vin, or chicken in red wine, is an earthy, hearty meal with chicken, carrots, onion,  mushrooms, garlic, red wine, chicken stock, and thyme. The meat and vegetables are braised in red wine, chicken stock, and seasonings, and then a flour and butter roux thickens the broth into a rich-tasting gravy that makes this into a delicious hunter’s stew. This is best served hot with a piece of crusty bread to soak up the gravy.

 

5. Lasagna Soup

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If you are a big fan of Italian food, you will love this version of lasagna in soup form! This recipe begins with browning your meat, then adding garlic and onions into the pan for a quick sauté. Chicken stock, spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, and lasagna noodles broken up into bite-size pieces then added in and simmered till the noodles are cooked. Once done, the soup is topped with cheese - ricotta, parmesan, and mozzarella, for that oozy goodness. 

 

6. Cheesy Taco Skillet

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The only thing better than tacos are tacos that are easy to make! This dish is made up of ground beef, chopped onions, diced tomatoes, black beans, chopped black olives, green onions, chili powder, cumin, Monterey jack cheese, and cheddar cheese. It sounds like a lot of ingredients but all it takes is a little sautéing and it’s done! The meat mixture can be scooped into your taco shells and topped with cheese, a dollop of sour cream, and your favorite guacamole or salsa. 

7. One-Pot Spaghetti Recipe

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This is a go-to recipe that never fails. It’s great to be eaten the next day too. Everything is added to the same pan, including the uncooked spaghetti so that it soaks up the delicious sauce as it bubbles away. 

 

8. One-Pan Caprese Chicken

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Light, healthy, and delicious. This Caprese chicken dish will make you feel like you are dining by the Mediterranean island sea breeze. It combines chicken breasts, baby tomatoes, broccolini, garlic, shallots, red wine vinegar, and basil leaves. The meat and vegetables cook together in the sauce until the dish is mouth-wateringly fragrant. It’s easy and delicious, perfect for a quick bite, served with crusty bread.

 

9. One-Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

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Sweet, tangy, and flavourful, this dish derives its outstanding flavors from balsamic vinegar, honey, and Italian dressing. All you need to do is cook the chicken for 6 - 7 minutes, add the sauce and cook until thickened. The chicken is removed and the vegetables are added before pouring over the chicken to serve along with fresh tomatoes. 

 

10. EasyPaella

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This delicious dish is all about the rice, infused with the hearty flavors of chicken, shrimp, chorizo, garlic, onion, bell pepper, and herbs and spices. The rice is cooked first in herbs, spices, and stock, then the vegetables and meat are stir-fried separately before serving together. This is a healthy and delicious homemade meal, done in just 30 minutes.

 

These one-pan recipes are perfect for making with sauté pans. They are quick, easy, delicious, and will give any take-away meal a run for its money. Most of these recipes are ready in 30 minutes and you probably already have the ingredients in your fridge and pantry.. Go on, give them a try!