We've gathered our favourite recipes that only need one pot, pan or casserole dish, from stews and soups to risotto and roast dishes. And the best part? These tasty meals are super easy to clean up after.
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One pot meals and dinners for the family
Tuna, spinach and broccolini baked risotto
Broccolini can be substituted with asparagus in this recipe.
One-pot rice and chicken
Looking for an easy dinner to throw together after work that will still get you and the kids excited? It doesn't get much simpler (or tastier) than this one-pot chicken and rice recipe.
Oven-baked risotto with chicken, rocket and tomato
A one-pan risotto recipe ideal for busy weeknights.
White wine and lamb one pot
Warm your body and soul with this hearty lamb and potato stew, simmered in a fragrant white wine sauce for extra flavour. It makes a brilliant family dinner dish on cooler evenings.
Slow cooked lamb and pumpkin soup
Get cozy on the couch with a warm bowl of this hearty minestrone.
Hungarian veal goulash
Rich with the distinctive flavours of paprika and sour cream, this Hungarian goulash makes for a hearty and delicious meal.
Rosemary and tomato barley risotto with mozzarella
Mozzarella is rather delightfully known as 'fior di latte', literally meaning 'flower of the milk'. It provides a wonderfully creamy and mild balance to the spice in this rosemary and tomato barley risotto.
Take yourself on a trip to Thailand with aromatic mint, chilli, coriander and lime. This powerful beef dish is best served with a fresh, crispy lettuce leaf.
Hot, heart and the ultimate comfort food, these delicious slow cooked Boston-style baked beans are great enjoyed with a thick slice of toast for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Warm your body and soul with this hearty lamb, spinach and chickpea rice pilaf. It's utterly delicious and packed full of flavour and protein to keep you charged through the cooler months.
Slow-cooked beef rib bourguignon
The addition of tender beef ribs in this traditional French dish brings a wonderful flavour and texture to the classic beef bourguignon. Serve it straight out of the slow cooker with a side of mashed potato or crusty bread.
Pearl barley risotto with haloumi crumbs
We've swapped rice for nutty pearl barley in this beautiful pea and prosciutto recipe for a flavour and texture explosion. Try finishing your dish off with a sprinkling of haloumi crumbs to create the ultimate comfort food.
Chicken and sage tray bake
This simple one-pan chicken bake borrows flavours from the Italian classic veal saltimbocca.
Shredded Mexican chicken and beans
The delicious combination of tender shredded chicken and slow cooked beans makes this slow cooker Mexican dish absolutely delicious. Enjoy it warm for a family weeknight dinner.
Easy one-pan roast chicken breasts with veggies
This chicken breast recipe is an one-pan wonder featuring delicious veggies and a tasty crumb topping.
Chilli con carne
This spicy Mexican stew is a real crowd-pleaser that everyone will love. Serve with rice, corn chips or on top of baked potatoes – just don't forget the sour cream.
Chicken cacciatore is a delicious rustic Italian stew of onion, tomatoes, herbs and wine resulting in a savoury and warming casserole perfect for drizzly evenings.
Slow-cooker coq au vin
Breathe in and smell the aromas…This traditional French chicken, bacon and mushroom stew is made even more flavoursome when cooked overnight in a slow-cooker.
Osso buco with gremolata
Osso buco is traditionally made from cross-cut veal shins which results in the characteristic ring of bone central to each piece.
Spinach, tomato and lemon one pot linguine
Save washing up with this tasty vegetarian one pot pasta.
Potato and egg rendang
Add some Malaysian flavour to your menu with this addictively spicy potato and egg curry.
This easy butter chicken dish is sure to become a family favourite in no time.
Vietnamese beef brisket
Slow cooked to tender perfection, this fragrant beef brisket is beautiful served atop steamed rice. With Asian spices and vegetables, this beautiful Vietnamese dish is great enjoyed straight out of the slow cooker.
Roast chicken with fennel and garlic
A classic family favourite, this beautiful roast chicken dish is full of flavour from the baked fennel and garlic, and best of all you can cook almost the whole meal in one pan.
Chilli fish tagine
One-pan sausage bake
Prawn and chorizo gumbo
This traditional Creole-style stew pairs juicy prawns with okra in a spiced sauce to create the ultimate American comfort food. Make it yourself at home in no time at all with this easy recipe.
Enjoy the flavours of Asia with this delectable butter miso mushroom risotto. This dish is quick and easy, yet still packs bags of flavour!
Lemon-scented lamb casserole with winter vegetables
This lemon-scented lamb casserole is full of the flavours of roasted winter vegetables, and is delicious served with creamy mashed potatoes.
Chicken, asparagus and pea casserole