10 Easy One-Pan Recipes That Won’t Stress You Out

updated May 23, 2023
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If you’re having one of those weeks where even the thought of what to make for dinner stresses you out, these are the recipes you need. After a busy day, the only solution that will keep you calm is something that comes together easily and leaves the most minimal amount of dirty dishes behind.

These 10 one-pan meals are just that. Plus, they deliver pure comfort every eater around the table will enjoy at the end of the day, so they’re a win all around.

Easy One-Pan Recipes

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos
A fast recipe for shrimp tacos cooked on a sheet pan and topped with cabbage slaw, avocado, and sour cream.
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Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Veggies
A one-pan dinner of roasted gnocchi and vegetables that doesn't even require you to boil the dumplings.
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Potsticker Stir-Fry
How to turn frozen dumplings into a one-pan meal.
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One-Skillet Chicken with Garlicky Broccoli and Croutons

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts have a reputation for being easy — but they also have a reputation of being a bit boring. Instead, opt for bone-in, skin-on breasts, which provide a lot more flavor with no more work.

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Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes
Crispy potatoes and tender steak are seared in a cast-iron skillet and finished with a garlic-herb butter.
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Feta and Tomato Braised Chickpeas
Tender chickpeas swimming in an oregano- and garlic-spiked tomato sauce and topped with plenty of melty feta cheese. Make enough for lunch too!
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Broccolini, Chicken Sausage, and Orzo Skillet
Turn chicken sausage, quick-cooking orzo, and broccolini into an easy one-skillet pasta dinner with this weeknight-friendly recipe.
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Weeknight Skillet Lasagna

Making lasagna from scratch can be stressful — but this skillet version isn’t. Flavorful sausage takes the place of ground meat so you don’t need to reach for as many spices, and the noodles cook right in the sauce.

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Easy Sheet Pan Chili Garlic Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli
This easy sheet pan supper is flavored with a combination of soy sauce and ginger and amped up with just one simple addition: chili garlic sauce.
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Honey Mustard Salmon and Shredded Brussels Sprouts
This 5-ingredient sheet pan dinner cooks in about 20 minutes.
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