10 Dead-Simple One-Skillet Meals That Will Save Dinner

10 Dead-Simple One-Skillet Meals That Will Save Dinner

Sheela Prakash
Apr 12, 2018
(Image credit: Lauren Volo)

During the busiest weeks, it's worth leaving your skillet out on the stove ready for anything. That's because it can help churn out some of the fastest, easiest dinners around, which is pretty important when time is limited.

These 10 recipes are winning solutions when you're not quite sure how dinner will get on the table.

1. Saucy Skillet Salmon

Blitz a couple pints of cherry tomatoes in the food processor with a bit of garlic, balsamic, and thyme, and you've got a bright and fresh simmering sauce for crispy-skinned salmon.

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2. Fried Potatoes and Sausage Skillet

While this simple skillet is already hearty on its own, don't hesitate to transfer the mix to plates and fry a few eggs in the skillet to slide on top of it.

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3. Skillet Mac and Cheese

Homemade mac and cheese that's pretty much as simple to make as the boxed stuff? Yep, it's possible.

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4. Jerk Chicken Skillet Dinner

Both the coconut milk-infused rice and the spicy Jamaican jerk chicken cook together here, so you've got everything you need in one spot.

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5. White Chicken Chili Skillet Dip

Yes, you can absolutely make this hot, gooey dip dinner. Serve it with a pile of tortilla chips and a big green salad and everyone will cheer.

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6. Feta and Tomato Braised Chickpeas

This five-ingredient skillet can be enjoyed so many ways: Pile it over rice or couscous, top it with an egg, or simply eat it on its own with plenty of crusty bread.

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7. Egg Roll Skillet

This deconstructed egg roll is faster than takeout and way more tasty. Leftovers also make a really great lunch.

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8. Easy Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

A bag of frozen vegetables and a purchased pie crust make homey chicken pot pie possible even on the busiest of nights.

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9. Gnocchi Skillet with Chicken Sausage & Tomatoes

Using pre-cooked chicken sausage and quick-cooking potato gnocchi ensures this colorful skillet comes together in under 10 minutes.

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10. Spicy Shrimp Skillet with Tomatoes and White Beans

This light, fresh dinner is full of saucy goodness, so don't forget to add bread to the equation to sop it up.

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