Gone are the days of sinks full of dirty pots, pans, kitchen tools and accessories, and here are the ever-elated days of only having to wash one pan (and maybe a wooden spoon and knife). Cooking can be fun, but I think we can all agree that spending less time in the kitchen is ideal. This year, spend less time cooking and more time enjoying the fruits of your labor with good company.
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One-pan meals are one of the best ideas when it comes to cooking. You can literally toss all your ingredients into this one pan and have a meal ready in minutes. Here are some recipes for the most delicious, easy meals you will cook this year!
This is a recipe on The Plus Side from our guest blogger Blair. It's comforting, cheesy, and perfect for a cold January night. Even better, it only has 5 simple ingredients and there's no measuring necessary - eyeballing is totally fine!
As a salmon lover, this garlicky, flavorful, and ridiculously delectable meal is one of my favorites on the list. Diethood, thanks for bringing this into my life.
Calling all vegans and vegetarians! Indian food is always a good option for meatless meals, and I am just imagining the aroma of the spices filling the room as I stare at this picture. I may or may not be salivating.
Toss everything - even the uncooked orzo! - into a pot, and you've got yourself a hearty meal with vegetables, proteins, and carbs. This is a great dish because you can easily customize it with a different protein or your favorite veggies!
Note: cook this in a big pot so it's a one-pot meal (a skillet will require you to cook the noodles first in a separate skillet). Anyway, spicy, spicy, spicy. Where are my Sriracha fans at?
Whew, that was a mouthful. But seriously, I'm ready to take a mouthful of this pasta!
P.S. There's a little wine in the sauce (;
Look at those herbs and spices and baby potatoes, all sitting cozily in a skillet of Spanish love. This recipe also calls for smoked andouille chicken sausage - WOW.
Luckily for my mom, I'm a veggie lover. This recipe immediately caught my eye (and my heart), and even though it's a "spring" recipe, I'm going to make it every season of the year.
If you're a fan of sweet and savory dishes, then you are going to thank me for this. Apple butter and thick pork chops, and the best part of all, virtually no clean-up. *Tears of joy*
From start to finish, this filling, one-skillet breakfast takes less than 30 minutes to make. If you like to sleep in but you also like your morning meal, this is the recipe for you.
Enjoy, my fellow lazy dishwashers!