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10 comforting one-pot recipes

by Lottie Huckle

published on 20 September 2016

There’s something deeply satisfying about a one-pot meal; warming and nourishing, all-in-one dishes have the power to revive you after a long day. Looking for inspiration? We’ve rounded up ten of the most comforting one-pot recipes for you to tuck whenever you need a pick-me-up. 

Mary Berry’s Irish Stew

Mary Berry’s Irish Stew

from Classic

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

Squid, Chorizo and Chickpea Cocido

Squid, Chorizo and Chickpea Cocido

by Lindsey Bareham

If you’re looking for a new way to showcase squid, try this Spanish-inspired stew. This recipe comes from Lindsey Bareham’s One Pot Wonders, a must-have cookbook for any one-pot fanatic. 

Slow-cooked Spicy Lamb

Slow-cooked Spicy Lamb

by Nadia Sawalha

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 dish. It’s especially good served with mounds of fluffy rice. 

Pappa alle zucchine (Courgette and bread soup)

Pappa alle zucchine (Courgette and bread soup)

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

Chestnut Risotto

Chestnut Risotto

by Jack Monroe

The flavours of chestnut, bacon and thyme combine in this recipe to create a richly autumnal dish. A must for the chillier days.

Courgette and Aubergine Curry

Courgette and Aubergine Curry

This fragrant curry 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 world.

Chicken and Squash (Pumpkin) Cacciatore Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Olives, Bread

Chicken and Squash Cacciatore Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Olives, Bread

This recipe 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. 

Mary Berry’s Sausage and Red Pepper Hot Pot

Mary Berry’s Sausage and Red Pepper Hot Pot

Bursting with juicy peppers, spicy pork sausages and potatoes, this hot pot recipe from Mary Berry will warm you up from the inside out.

From the book

Pasta Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

Pasta Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

This clever recipe from Nigella Lawson’s Nigellissima provides all the satisfaction of a risotto, minus the constant stirring. By swapping in orzo pasta, this recipe cuts down on the cooking time and eliminates the need to hover over the stove – just what’s needed on a midweek evening.

Spanish Chicken Stew

Spanish Chicken Stew

This low-maintenance stew is one to warm the cockles on a cold and dark evening. Full of the flavours of Spain, this dish will bring a ray of sunshine straight to your kitchen table.

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