25 One-Pan Meals You Can Make in Under an Hour

updated Jan 10, 2024
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Overhead shot of the dump chicken pot pie with a golden crust top, in a white casserole dish and a large scoop taken from the bottom right corner of it.
Credit: Photo: Vicky Wasik ; Food Stylist: Rachel Perlmutter

One-pan meals are a busy person’s dream come true. Just as with recipes that call for only a few ingredients, you can trust that those requiring just a single piece of cookware are going to be quick to assemble and quick to cook. Plus, you won’t be left with a giant pile of dirty dishes afterwards.

We use sheet pans and skillets to corral everything from chicken thighs to gnocchi, as well as some vegetables, shrimp, and even quesadillas to produce delicious one-pan meals in one hour or less. Here are 25 quick and easy one-pan meals to add to your dinner rotation.

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Creamy One-Pot Beef Orzo
Everything you love about spaghetti and meatballs made so much easier in this one-pot, no-chop dinner.
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One-Skillet Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
Crispy chicken thighs and tender potatoes join forces in this lemony, oregano-rich skillet dinner.
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One-Pan Garlic-Parm Chicken and Gnocchi
Soft pillows of gnocchi and quick-cooking chicken thighs, plus the most luxurious garlic-Parmesan cream sauce.
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Dump Chicken Pot Pie
Make a cozy chicken pot pie with just 4 store-bought ingredients and one dish.
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One-Pot Creamy Tuna Noodle Casserole
This one-pot wonder inspired by Tuna Helper has tuna, tender noodles, and peas cooked together in a creamy sauce.
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One-Pan White Fish with Tomatoes and Capers
When I don't feel like cooking, this is the dinner I always make. It's a totally satisfying one-pan fish dinner with minimal prep and mostly hands-off cooking.
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Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Veggies
Guess what....you don’t even actually have to boil the gnocchi in order to make it for dinner.
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One-Skillet French Onion Chicken
This weeknight winner is inspired by the flavors of French onion soup. Chicken cutlets are smothered with melt-in-your-mouth onions and Gruyere, then finished in a richly-flavored pan sauce.
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Sheet Pan Salad With Crispy Chickpeas and Feta
Roast sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and croutons, then build a flavorful, satisfying salad — directly on top!
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Philly Cheesesteak Pasta Skillet
Meet your new dinner favorite — a one-pot pasta riff on a Philly cheesesteak sandwich.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Souvlaki
Crispy chicken thighs are flavored with lemon and herbs, then partnered with red potatoes and sweet bell peppers for dinner ready in 30 minutes.
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Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Sausage, and Butternut Squash
This fall-inspired recipe for crispy sheet pan gnocchi that comes together in 30 minutes.
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Egg Roll Skillet
When you need a quick one-pan dinner that has tons of veggies and protein, look no further than this skillet, inspired by a Chinese egg roll.
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Sheet Pan Mozzarella-Topped Chicken Cutlets
Chicken breasts are sliced into cutlets — chicken parmesan-style — then cooked alongside creamy white beans, silky red onions, juicy tomatoes, and garlic.
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30-Minute Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet
Buttery sautéed cabbage and smoky kielbasa sausage take center stage in this low-carb, one-pan dinner.
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Sheet Pan Crispy Salmon and Potatoes
This sheet pan supper will show you just how quick and simple it can be to get a salmon dinner on the table any night of the week.
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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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Sheet Pan Chicken with Red Potatoes and Sage
This easy, weeknight-friendly recipes partners chicken thighs with roasted red potatoes, charred scallions, and fresh herbs.
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Jerk Chicken Skillet Dinner
From the crispy-skinned thighs to the rice tinged with coconut milk and vinegar, this jerk chicken skillet is all about big flavors and balance.
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Sheet Pan Honey-Dijon Chicken and Vegetables
When you smother chopped chicken breast, crispy potatoes, and tender broccoli in a sweet and tangy honey-mustard sauce, you know you’ve got something good on your hands.
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Skillet Tortellini with Chorizo and Asparagus
A one-pan dinner of cheese tortellini tossed with tender asparagus and smoky Spanish chorizo.
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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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One-Pot Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Orzo
A one-pot recipe for creamy orzo pasta with mushrooms, spinach, and plenty of Parmesan cheese.
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Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin and Potatoes
Juicy honey mustard pork tenderloin, tender green beans, and baby potatoes cook together for an easy sheet pan dinner.
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Za'atar Chicken Thighs
All you need is za'atar and lemon to make the most irresistible chicken.
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