One dish meals have a long history at the family table - and for good reason: They're easy, satisfying and likely to please everyone in the family. These recipes for one-dish meals are perfect for busy weeknights, because you can just prepare the recipe, pop it in the oven and do something else while it's cooking. Most of these recipes for one-dish meals also freeze quite well, which makes them perfect for make-ahead cooking.
If one-dish meals made with canned soup turn you off, try this chicken pasta casserole. There isn't a person I've met who doesn't love this one-dish meal. It's got flavors that appeal to everyone - chicken, pasta, spaghetti sauce, cheese and baby spinach - and they all come together in one elegantly-flavored casserole.
Technically, shepherd's pie is made with lamb, and this is cottage pie, but whatever you call this one-dish meal, it's delicious. Ground beef and vegetables are bathed in a gravy, then topped with mashed potatoes. The mere thought of this one-dish meal is comforting.
This Mexican rice casserole is truly a one-pot meal. I make this one-dish casserole in a 5-quart dutch oven (compare prices), so it's incredibly easy. With rice, beans, pork, peppers and cheese, this one-pot meal has all the flavors of great Mexican food in one hearty dish.
This is one of those one-dish meals that will have you hoping for leftovers, because it tastes even better the next day. And this is another vegetarian one-dish recipe.
One-dish meals don't have to be casseroles, and this chicken fajitas recipe proves it. It has everything you need in a one-dish meal: protein, vegetables and starch, plus as many toppings as you like. And the kids get assemble their meals themselves. What more could you want?
This is one of those one-dish meals that even your pickiest eaters will like. And with just five ingredients, this recipe is easy to throw together on the fly. This casserole is also a vegetarian recipe.
The quintessential one-pot meal is a stew, and this beef stew recipe doesn't disappoint. The long, slow cooking process makes this beef stew recipe incredibly tender. Carrots, celery, onions and potatoes add color, vitamins and flavor to this one-dish meal.
This king ranch chicken casserole recipe is a classic one-dish meal that's popular in the South. Unlike most king ranch casseroles, this one is sort of "gourmet," as it's made with organic tortillas, natural creamed soups (made with creme fraiche) and gourmet salsa. This one-dish meal is also super easy to prepare.