17 One-Skillet Meals for Lazy Nights
So you’ve mastered the sheet-pan dinner (fabulous work). But the oven isn’t the only kitchen appliance in town, and sometimes it’s even easier (and definitely faster) to just use the stove. Enter the one-skillet meal. The concept is the same—everything cooks together in one pan, which means fewer steps and fewer dishes. Here are 17 of our go-to recipes.
Skillet Roast Chicken with Peaches, Tomatoes and Red Onion
We’ll be eating this all summer long.
Cheater’s Skillet Lasagna with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes
Homemade lasagna doesn’t have to take your entire life. This one can easily be done on a summer weekday (and is packed with veggies to boot).
Skillet Chicken Tortilla Pie
Make it next-level and add a dollop of guacamole.
Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
In half an hour, you could be diving into this.
Skillet Steak with Asparagus and Potatoes
One hundred percent guaranteed to impress.
Summer Skillet Gnocchi with Grilled Corn and Burrata
Want a shortcut? Add fresh corn kernels straight to the skillet—no grilling necessary.
Greek Skillet Chicken
Pretty enough for Instagram, tasty enough for company, easy enough for a weeknight.
Italian Orzo and Sausage Skillet
Use store-bought sausage and pasta sauce, and dinner’s on the table in 30 minutes.
Corn Bread Tamale Pie
There’s nothing better than a bowl of chili and a piece of buttery corn bread. So why not put them together?
15-Minute Skillet Sesame Chicken with Broccoli
So much better (and faster) than takeout.
Skillet Pasta with Summer Squash, Ricotta and Basil
Best when eaten on the back patio.
Cheater’s Skillet Paella
Typically, this Spanish seafood dish takes hours. But you’ll be enjoying it with a glass of white wine in less than 60 minutes.
15-Minute Skillet Pepper Steak
Oh, you thought cooking steak at home was tricky?
Beef Taco Skillet with Chipotle Cashew Cream
We wouldn’t argue with some flour tortillas on the side…but straight from the skillet is also totally acceptable. (Thanks for the inspo, Phoebe Lapine.)