10 Comforting One-Pot Recipes

There's something completely satisfying about stirring up a warming, one-pot feast that has the power to nourish and revive you after a long day. We've rounded up 10 of our most comforting recipes for you to tuck into as the weather gets colder. 

Irish Stew

With a topping of sliced potato and a rich, meaty base, Mary Berry's Irish Stew from Classic is the original easy one-pot wonder. 

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10 comforting one-pot recipes

Slow-cooked Spicy Lamb

If you have a bit of time on your hands, there's no better way to spend it than cooking up this warmly spiced lamb one-pot form Stuffed Vine Leaves Saved My Life. Delicious served with mounds of fluffy rice. 

10 comforting one-pot meals

Pappa alle zucchine

This purse-friendly courgette and bread soup recipe from Save with Jamie does both your wallet and your washing up pile a favour. Courgettes are listed in this recipe, but Jamie recommends using whatever is in season.

10 comforting one-pot recipes

Chestnut Risotto

The flavours of chestnut, bacon and thyme combine in this recipe from A Year in 120 Recipes to make one of the most autumnal risottos around. A must for this time of year. 

10 comforting one-pot recipes

Squid, Chorizo and Chickpea Cocido

Looking for a new way to showcase squid? You've got to give this Spanish-inspired dish a try. This recipe comes from Lindsey Bareham's One Pot Wonders, a must-have cookbook for any one-pot fanatic. 

10 comforting one-pot recipes

Courgette and Aubergine Curry

This fragrant curry from The Art of Eating Well promises to nourish and revive. Loaded with extra veggies and cold-busting ingredients like ginger and garlic, it will set you up to take on the colder months.

10 comforting one-pot recipes

Chicken and Squash Cacciatore Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Olives, Bread 

This recipe from Everyday Super Food packs three of our 5-a-day and a promise to leave you with that warm, fuzzy feeling that only a delicious one-pot supper can impart. 

10 comforting one-pot recipes

Indian Lentil-Cauliflower Soup

Simple, delicious and completely satisfying. This soup from Oh She Glows ticks all the boxes for a restoring post-work dinner. Plus it makes for great leftovers, so make sure you make enough for lunch the next day too. 

10 comforting one-pot recipes

Pasta Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

This clever recipe from Nigella Lawson's Nigellissima provides all the satisfaction of a risotto, without any of the constant stirring. By swapping in orzo pasta, this recipe cuts down on the cooking time and the need to stir - the perfect midweek one-pot!

10 comforting one-pot meals

Spanish Chicken Stew

This low-maintenance stew from Feelgood Family Food is one to warm the cockles on a cold and dark evening. Full of the sunny flavours of Spain, you'll find this dish warms you up in no time. 

Mary Berry

Mary Berry has been teaching the nation to cook for five decades. She is one of our favourite bakers, much-loved GBBO judge and the author of over 70 cookbooks.

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