Stress-free, no mess meals that are perfect for busy weeknights!
Many of us have a handful of recipes that we cycle through each week. And chances are good that the two main reasons we keep making the same meals is because they taste good and are EASY. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that– especially if you still enjoy them– but when you get the itch to try something new, we want you to keep these easy one pan meals in mind.
One Pan Meals that are Perfect for Busy Lifestyles
You’re busy; you don’t have tons of time available to experiment in the kitchen. We understand that, which is why we’ve taken the time to experiment for you! The tried and true one pan recipes below were crafted with busy lifestyles in mind. One pan meals are not only simple to prepare, but they also make clean-up a breeze! Throw everything together and go about your chores or other tasks while they cook. Before you know it, dinner will be ready!
Our Go-To Recipes for Meal Prepping
Of course, one pan meals are some of our favorites to meal-prep ahead of time, too. Many of them come complete with a protein and a veggie or starch, (or both). You won’t have to worry about using multiple different cooking methods at once, because everything is cooking together! Whether you’re an avid meal-prepper, or are interested in becoming one, the recipes below are all highly-recommended!
7 Easy One Pan Meals to Try this Week
We hand-picked seven of our favorite one-pan meals for you to try out this week. They include different proteins, starches, veggies — and one of them even includes a fruit! And if you’re trying to eat healthier, you’ll be pleased to know that each of these delicious recipes come in well under 500 calories per serving! Easy, tasty, and healthy! What’s not to love?
One Pan BBQ Meatballs and Roasted Potatoes
This first one pan meal is loaded with clean-eating ingredients and comforting flavor. You can make the meatballs with lean ground beef, or choose a leaner ground turkey to cut fat a bit more. Also, feel free to omit the cheese from the potatoes to save yourself a few extra calories.
Make this one pan bbq meatballs and roasted potatoes for dinner this evening!
Simple One Pan Lemon Salmon with Roasted Asparagus
There’s something about combining tender salmon with roasted asparagus that is just oh so satisfying! But this recipe has a lot more going for it than just good flavor. It’s loaded with nutrients and is a great source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids.
Give this simple one pan lemon salmon with roasted asparagus a try this week!
One Pan Broccoli, Sweet Potato, and Chicken Dinner
I’m not sure a meal can get any more well-rounded than this. You’ve got your protein-rich chicken, healthy green veggie, and a colorful and nutrient-dense complex carbohydrate. This flavorful trio will satisfy you for lunch, dinner, or both!
Here’s the recipe for our one pan broccoli, sweet potato, and chicken dinner.
One Pan Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops
Craving something a little more on the sweet and savory side? If so, this pork chop recipe is the perfect option. Lean chops team up with drool-worthy cinnamon apples to create a meal that’s fit for a queen (or king). We love making this recipe once the cool air of autumn rolls around!
Sound good? Make our one pan apple cinnamon pork chops, tonight!
Paleo Zucchini and Turkey Skillet Dinner
Calling all paleo, low-carb, and keto dieters! Our skillet dinner was made for YOU (although we think just about anyone will enjoy it!) This simple meal combines lean ground turkey, onion, garlic, zucchini, tomatoes, basil, and a little bit of olive oil. That’s it! So simple, yet so delicious!
Here’s the recipe for our paleo zucchini and turkey skillet dinner.
One Pan Skillet Lasagna
Keep this mouth-watering single skillet dinner on hand for the next time your craving for Italian comfort food strikes! But don’t worry, it’s a healthy comfort food! Made with ingredients like ground Italian turkey sausage, marinara sauce, whole wheat pasta, and a trio of low-fat cheeses — there’s nothing to feel guilty about here.
Make our one pan skillet lasagna.
One Pan Honey Roasted Chicken and Carrots
Our final healthy one pan meal offers the perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors. Each serving of this exquisite recipe comes in at an even 400 calories, yet provides a whopping 46 grams of protein! Best of all, you won’t have any problem getting the kids to eat their veggies with this one!
Try our one pan honey roasted chicken and carrots recipe.
So, what do you think? We know you’ll want to try more than one, but which one are you going to try first?! Be sure to share your thoughts and feedback with us in the comment section! We always love hearing from you.
If you enjoy one pan meals as much as we do, we think you might also appreciate these slow-cooker recipes. It’s another favorite, go-to cooking method for busy weeknights (or weekends). Try these nutritious and delicious, set-it-and-forget-it options: