As the cool air slowly creeps in, we are reminded that the sunburnt days of summer are about to end and the cozy days of fall are just ahead. This change means the arrival of one thing—delicious comfort food that feels just as good as it tastes. And who isn't excited for that?
One of our favorites is the effortless one-pot dish. It crams all the best (and naughtiest) ingredients into a singular vessel and cooks them all together for the most delightful meal. What could possibly be better? It's the busy girl's best friend. We rounded up some of our favorite one-pot recipes on Pinterest to get you in the mood. Be sure to tag us on social if you make them; we want to join in the festivities. Bring it on.
Cauliflower is one of the most underrated vegetables, but we're bringing it back in vogue. Don't be fooled by its bland-looking appearance. Just roast it in the oven and you'll dial the delicious factor right up. Guaranteed. This one-pot pasta by Donna Hay (Australia's Martha Stewart) combines roasted cauliflower with garlic, rosemary, lemon zest, and chili for a simple dinner everyone will gladly devour.
This mouthwatering stew has our taste buds begging for fall. It's packed with aromatic flavors and rich, nutritious ingredients from cherry tomatoes to anchovies. We can't stop looking at it. Time to get the Crock-Pot out.
If you really want to master a classic French recipe at home but don't have the time to dedicate to it just yet, then we suggest you start at the beginning. This mouthwatering French-onion pasta bake has all the elevated flavors without complicating things. It's like a French mac 'n' cheese.
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Just like milkshakes to the yard, nothing brings all the hungry mouths into the kitchen quite like garlic sautéed in butter. This heaven scent is the base for this delectable white wine–soaked risotto. It really can't be beat.
Who doesn't have rice stashed away in the cupboard? It's the perfect meal when you really don't have anything left in the fridge. This one-pot recipe takes advantage of that with a little chicken breast thrown in. It's super simple (bonus) and insanely tasty. Weeknight dinner's sorted.
Peas are one vegetable you either love or hate. In this case, when it's mixed with spaghetti, we can't help but yearn for the appetizing combination. A little green with a lot of carbs—sounds too good to be true. We can't think of anything better, really.
If your taste buds err on the spicy side of life, then cajun chicken is your kind of dinner. We love this simple take on the popular favorite. If rice is too heavy, swap it for a bed of spinach. You'll have a dinner that's packed with protein and green nutrition. The best of both worlds.
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When it comes to superfoods, kale is at the top of our list, but baby kale is even better. These dark green leaves are packed with vitamins, minerals, and almost every kind of energy-fueled ingredient you can imagine. The young leaves are tender and not so bitter. Win-win.
If you love simplicity with complex flavors then we've found your new favorite recipe. This flavorsome meal mixes all the traditional ingredients you know and love with a dash of the Mediterranean. A little lemon zest and olives to top it off. Yum.
While this is technically a one-pan meal, we still think it adds up to the same philosophy. You only have to cook it all in one thing. So we think it still counts. Besides, the flavors sounded too good to be true. The word Tuscan in the description sold us on this recipe, but really it's all about those sweet cherry tomatoes.