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One-pot recipes for easy weeknight dinners

There's no need to do the dishes with these one-pot wonders. From hearty stews to creamy risottos.
One pan dinners: Movida's party paella recipe in one pot to serve a crowd
MoVida's party paella recipe
William Meppem

When you’re short on time and energy, one-pot meals are your kitchen saviour. Fewer dishes, less fussing and meals that virtually cook themselves — the benefits of one-pot recipes are numerous. Whether you’re looking for a hearty lamb stew, something vegetarian yet full of comforting flavour, or a creamy risotto, these one-pan dinners are here for you.

Here are our best one-pot recipes for tonight’s dinner inspiration.

One-pot meal of braised choicken with white wine and marscapone in a sark-colored pot on white speckled countertop beside bright orange cloth

One-pot braised chicken with white wine and mascarpone

One-pot recipe for spanakopita

Skillet spanakopita

One-pot harissa chicken pilaf recipe in a round blue-rimmed enamel pot with draped grey tea towel on the side

Harissa chicken with carrot, rice and quinoa pilaf

one pan dinner of Spanish-style seafood saffron rice dish in a yellow pot against white background

Spanish-style seafood saffron rice

One pan dinner od mussels with risoni and herbs in a white pot with silver serving tongs against a white background

One-pot recipe for mussels with risoni and herbs

One pan Fried rice with crab, egg and cucumber in cast iron wok with wooden-handle serving spoon

Fried rice with crab, egg and cucumber

Prawn saganaki

Lamb shoulder and bean stew

Squash risotto with Taleggio and oregano

Tomato-braised chicken thighs with fennel and olives

Braised spatchcock with prosciutto, potato and chicory

Pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans)

Chicken Kokkinisto with baby onions

Pork and white beans

Chicken biryani

Baked mushrooms

Chickpea soup

Cream of fennel and potato soup

Shakshuka

Fabada

Speck, cabbage and pea soup

Rabbit paella with rosado

Clams with cider and chorizo

Rice with chorizo and chicken

Party paella

Looking for more one-pot meals and dinner recipes? Check out Australian Women’s Weekly collection of one-pot dinners.

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