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17 One-Pot Comfort Food Dinners for Cold Nights

Pinch of Yum

When it’s cold outside, we always crave a big pot of something warm bubbling on the stove. What we don’t crave? The inevitable sink full of dirty dishes. That’s where these one-pot dishes come in: warm, comforting classics that will fill you up, then get you back under a blanket and in front of the TV in no time.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

1.

One-Pot Mac and Cheese

We promise: You’ll never eat the stuff in the box again.

The Recipe Critic

2.

One-Pot Beef Stroganoff

Classic flavors, fewer dishes in the sink.

Pinch of Yum

3.

One-Pot Lasagna

We think of lasagna as an all-day endeavor. This miracle version can be made on a weeknight (without sacrificing any of the saucy, cheesy goodness). 

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

4.

One-Pot 15-Minute Pasta Limone

Bonus: We bet you already have all the ingredients for this in your pantry.

The Woks of Life

5.

Easy Chicken Chorizo Paella

Much cheaper than a plane ticket to Barcelona.

Averie Cooks

6.

One-Pan Honey Lemon Chicken with Roasted Potatoes

There’s nothing cozier than the smell of lemony chicken and rosemary-studded potatoes roasting away.

Weeknight Society

7.

One-Pot Orecchiette Ragu

Ready in 30 minutes (but tastes like it's been simmering for hours). 

A Pinch of Healthy

8.

Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Serve with a big dollop of guacamole (and maybe a margarita, too).

Gimme Some Oven

9.

Italian Sausage, Gnocchi and Tomato Soup

Our bellies are warm just thinking about this soup.

The Chunky Chef

10.

One-Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

The more melted cheese, the better.

Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

11.

Chickpea and Vegetable Coconut Curry

So much better than takeout.

Half Baked Harvest

12.

One-Pot Creamy French Onion Pasta Bake

We didn’t think there was any way to improve French onion soup. Enter: pasta.

The Foodie Physician

13.

 Sunday Beef Stew

This takes a few hours, but is almost all hands-off. Plus, it’ll make your house smell amazing. 

Oh My Veggies

14.

One-Pot Pasta Primavera

Proving that comfort food and fresh veggies can go together.

Apron Strings Blog

15.

One-Pot Thai Style Peanut Pasta

This is sort of a chicken satay/pad Thai mash-up. Yum.

Foodie Crush

16.

Lemon Chicken Stew

We like to start a pot of this as soon as we feel a cold coming on. 

Cooking For Keeps

17.

One-Pot Short Rib Bolognese

Fancy enough for company, but equally perfect when eaten in sweatpants on the couch.