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8 Quick One-Pot Meals

family dinner, one-pot meals, quick one-dish meals, quick recipes, online recipe organizerThese 8 quick one-pot meals provide some great family dinner options for the coming weeks. One-pot meals are perfect for keeping clean-up to a minimum (does the crowd cheer?) and usually means the entire meal is ready in less than an hour. What’s not to love, right? Whether the family prefers chicken, beef, or vegetarian options, we have a little something for everyone in this line-up.

 

1. Let’s start off with Mediterranean Pan Roasted Salmon – a simple skillet dish with salmon, cherry or grape tomatoes, along with fennel bulb and seasonings.

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• 1 teaspoon dried basil
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/2 teaspoon crushed oregano
• 1/2 teaspoon crushed rosemary
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
• 4 salmon fillets
• 5 teaspoons olive oil
• 2 tablespoons sugar
1 medium fennel bulb, sliced
• 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
• lemon wedges, for serving

Mix the seasonings in a small bowl, and sprinkle 2 teaspoons of the mixture over the salmon fillets.  Reserve remaining seasoning mixture and set aside.

Heat 3 teaspoons olive oil in large skillet on medium-high heat; place salmon in skillet and cook for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, add the sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons of olive oil to the reserved seasoning mixture and mix well.  Add fennel and tomatoes to the mixture; toss to coat.

Turn the salmon fillets over in the skillet and place fennel mixture around the salmon; cook for 6 minutes or until fish flakes easily with fork.

Serve with lemon wedges.

 

2. In this Skillet Swiss Steak dish, cube steaks are cooked with bell peppers, onions, diced tomatoes and seasonings, including Worcestershire sauce for a hearty one-pot meal.

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3. Broccoli, Rice and Chili Beans is hearty skillet full of spicy flavor; rice cooked with vegetables and beans and topped off with some crisp bacon!

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4. Our next one-pot meal is a Turkey, Kale and Rice Bake, full of vegetables and brown rice along with some sharp cheddar cheese for a tangy addition.

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5. The Greek Style Skillet Supper is made with ground beef seasoned with cinnamon and oregano, cooked with penne pasta, spinach and feta cheese.  Yum!

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6. Shepherd’s Pie is a one-pot meal (though it does call for mashed potatoes – which you could make ahead to keep the weeknight prep time to a minimum); ground beef cooked with carrots, onion, and seasonings, then topped with mashed potatoes and browned in the oven.

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7. Farmer’s Market Fried Rice is a stir-fry and best prepared in a wok; brussels sprouts, parsnips, and tomatoes cooked up with brown rice and eggs; easily mix in other in-season vegetables, as desired.

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8. And finally, we have a Savory Chicken Rice Skillet – chicken is lightly pan-fried with garlic and herb seasoning blend, some mixed vegetables and rice, with just a little sour cream and Parmesan cheese stirred in at the end.

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Hopefully, these 8 quick one-pot meals give you plenty of options for the coming days and will help your family enjoy some wonderful family dinners together!  Do you have a favorite one-pot meal you would like to share with us?  Which one of these options is your family most likely to enjoy?  We love hearing from you about your kitchen experiences, so please leave us a comment below.

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March 5th, 2015

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