Our 10 Most Popular One-Pot Recipes of All Time

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If you’re not already slotting one-pot dinner recipes into your meal plan, there is no time like the present to get started. “One-pot” is basically code for easy and fuss-free, both when it comes to cooking and cleanup. That’s exactly what I’m looking for when it comes to weeknight dinners, and no doubt so are you.

We’ve shared a lot of one-pot recipes over the years, but these are the 10 that readers have saved more than any others so they can come back to them again and again.

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Inspired by the nostalgic childhood treat, this homemade SpaghettiOs tomato sauce is smooth and slightly sweet, with a concentrated tomato flavor and no hint of a tinny aftertaste.

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With a single bite, you’ll see that this hearty recipe is so much more than the sum of its parts. It’s one to keep on heavy rotation as we slide into fall.

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This retro stovetop casserole treats you to meaty tomato chili and mac and cheese all in the same pot. Just don’t forget the toppings.

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This weeknight favorite — tossed with olives, anchovies, and capers — comes together in about the same amount of time it takes to normally boil a pot of water and cook spaghetti.

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The rice cooks right in the sauce, and everything’s done on the stovetop so that dinner can be on the table in just about 30 minutes.

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Here’s how to use up all your remaining veggies from the farmers market. Ratatouille is always great served on its own, but don’t be shy about spooning it over pasta, polenta, couscous, or rice, or using it as the base for a couple of fried eggs.

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If you love risotto, but wish it was faster and easier to bring to the dinner table, this creamy one-pot pasta will be right up your alley.

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Finished with a bright and citrusy lemon butter sauce, this pasta dinner has just as much vegetables as it does noodles.

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Because there’s no reason to choose between meaty tacos and cheesy pasta when you can have them both.

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This recipe hits all the right notes of the popular classic, but starts with ground beef to make it quick-cooking and budget-friendly.

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