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9 one-pan recipes to make when time is just not on your side

Ellie Conley
·4-min read

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Arguably, the worst part about cooking a big meal when you’re short on time is doing the dishes. Even if you have a dishwasher, all of those pots and pans pile up fast. Not to mention, multiple pans means more moving parts — that’s a lot of food to keep your eye on.

Skip all the chaos and try making these one-pan recipes. From sheet pans to nonstick skillets, these recipes only need a single pan to make one incredible meal.

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Are you feeling hungry? Even if you aren’t, scroll through these one-pan recipes below and you’ll probably start to get a craving.

1. Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

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Type of Pan Needed: Sheet Pan

Sheet pan steak fajitas are easy to make, and pack a ton of flavor on one pan. Eat your steak and veggies in a tortilla, over rice or on their own with a dollop of homemade guacamole.

2. Honey Citrus Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

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Type of Pan Needed: Sheet Pan

This salmon and asparagus sheet pan dinner is the perfect dish to make when you’re looking for a quick, healthy bite. Light and fresh, the colors will also look great on your plate.

3. Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Type of Pan Needed: Large Nonstick Skillet or Wok Pan

Whether you’re trying to eat more vegetables or you’re following Whole30, you have to try this cauliflower fried rice. Like the name suggests, this recipe substitutes regular rice for grated cauliflower “rice.” You can buy grated cauliflower at most grocery stores or make your own with a ricer.

4. Keto White Chicken Chili

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Type of Pan Needed: Deep Nonstick Skillet

Who says you can’t stick to a ketogenic diet and enjoy a big bowl of comfort food? With this keto-friendly chili recipe, you can have it all. This warm and hearty chili is perfect for cold days when you just don’t feel like going outside.

5. Honey Lemon Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

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Type of Pan Needed: Sheet Pan

Toss together chicken tenders and green beans with a delicious sweet and savory honey lemon sauce on top, and you have yourself an incredibly tasty sheet pan dinner.

6. Sheet Pan Buddha Bowl

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Type of Pan Needed: Sheet Pan

A Buddha bowl consists of grains, a protein and brightly-colored veggies — really anything you want. Using a sheet pan to cook all of the ingredients makes it an especially quick and easy meal for at-home or on-the-go. You can try our version, but feel free to make it your own.

7. Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp With Zoodles

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Type of Pan Needed: Nonstick Skillet

All you need is nine ingredients — some of which you probably already have in the kitchen — including salt, pepper, chili flakes, butter and olive oil. And, if you’re looking to eat low-carb, subbing in spiralized zucchini (aka zoodles) for regular noodles does the trick, while also giving you a healthy dose of veggies.

8. Pork Tenderloin With Cider Gravy

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Type of Pan Needed: Nonstick Skillet

Try this pork tenderloin recipe, served with cherry tomatoes and delicious cider gravy, for your next dinner party. It’s warm, filling and a healthy mix of protein and veggies.

9. Lemon Asparagus Risotto

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Type of Pan Needed: Nonstick Skillet

Making a good risotto is all in the stirring. Stir too much and the rice will become airy and sticky, but stir too little and it will burn at the bottom of the pan. The trick is to stir often, yet not enough to tire your arm. Do that and you’ll get that just-right creaminess that’s expected of the iconic rice dish.

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