When it comes to simple weeknight dinners, we always aim for maximum convenience and flavor…along with minimal cleanup. Here are seven one-pot meals to treat yourself to this week that take it easy on your kitchen sink.

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Shopping List

2 red onions
1 yellow bell pepper
15 garlic cloves
2 heads cauliflower
1 large sweet potato
2 yellow onions
2 ounces pomegranate seeds
1 orange
3 avocados
2 celery stalks
2 medium carrots
2 heads broccoli rabe
½ pint grape tomatoes
1 English cucumber
1 lemon
3 bunches parsley
2 bunches scallions
1 bunch mint
1 bunch kale

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 eggs
12 ounces kielbasa

1 stick unsalted butter
1 quart whole milk
2 ounces grated Parmesan
2 ounces crumbled feta
12 ounces shredded white cheddar cheese

6 thick slices sourdough
1 pound fettuccine
8 ounces wild rice
1 pound gemelli pasta

Canned and Packaged Goods
Two 28-ounce cans crushed tomatoes
One 28-ounce can white beans
Three 32-ounce cartons chicken broth
One 28-ounce fire-roasted diced tomatoes
One 15-ounce can black beans
One 32-ounce carton vegetable broth
Pumpkin seeds
8 ounces French or green lentils
Kalamata olives
Chopped walnuts
One four-ounce can green chiles
Pickled jalapeños

Pantry Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, paprika, coriander, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, vegetable oil, avocado oil, chili powder, ground cumin, chipotle chili powder, rice vinegar, garlic powder, all-purpose flour

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Monday: Tomato and White Bean Stew on Toast

Homemade beans are delicious—but canned beans are a total lifesaver when you’re short on time. Pair with a small green salad and voilà.

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Tuesday: One-Pot Chicken Alfredo

If you want to lighten up this delightfully decadent meal just a tad (fiiine), use skim milk in place of heavy cream.

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Wednesday: Cauliflower Chili

Cauliflower and sweet potato stand in for meat, while black beans, corn, cheddar cheese and sour cream simply gild the lily.

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Thursday: Buddha Bowl with Kale, Avocado, Orange and Wild Rice

Egg, pepitas, pomegranate, oh my! This grain bowl (and um, every grain bowl) is all about the toppings.

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Friday: Easy One-Pot Lentil Kielbasa Soup

Psst: The longer the soup gets to sit before it’s served, the more flavorful it’ll be. So, feel free to make it a few days ahead.

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Saturday: Keto Instant Pot Greek Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower rice comes in clutch if you’re on a low-carb diet like keto. But even if you’re not, this take with cucumber, olives and feta is still well worth a try.

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Sunday: Jalapeño-Avocado Mac and Cheese

The cheese sauce is partially made in the blender or food processor, resulting in a silky, uber-smooth final product.

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