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12 Easy One Pan Recipes

by Lottie Huckle

published on 18 January 2017

Nourishing, comforting and guaranteed to minimise the washing up, one-pan meals are our midweek saviours. Whether you’re in need of a super-quick pasta dish to keep the family happy, or a warming stew to boost your mood after a long day, you’ll find something for you in our collection of easy one-pan recipes.

Pasta Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

Pasta Risotto with Peas and Pancetta

A quicker and easier take on risotto, this orzo dish from Nigella Lawson is every bit as comforting as the original.

Sausage and Pearl Barley Stew

Sausage and Pearl Barley Stew

by Mari Mererid Williams

This wholesome and budget-friendly stew combines Cumberland sausages with pearl barley, vegetables, and chicken stock.

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Mari Mererid Williams

Pasta Frittata Lots of Ways

Pasta Frittata Lots of Ways

by Gennaro Contaldo

A clever way of using up any leftover cooked pasta you might have lying around, this frittata can be customised with a host if different ingredients and flavourings.

Sweet Potato Cakes with Lime and Avocado

Sweet Potato Cakes with Lime and Avocado

by Alice Hart

Packed with ginger and lime and topped with a generous dollop of smashed avocado, these sweet potato cakes make an excellent brunch or lunch dish.

Risotto With Peppers

Risotto With Peppers

A traditional risotto al peperone from Anna del Conte, this is Italian-style comfort food at its finest.

Mary Berry’s Salmon and Fennel One-pot Wonder

Mary Berry’s Salmon and Fennel One-pot Wonder

Salmon and fennel are cooked in a delicate sauce of white wine and créme fraîche to create this easy but elegant one-pot dish.

Crispy Gnocchi with Roasted Peppers, Chilli, Rosemary and Ricotta

Crispy Gnocchi with Roasted Peppers, Chilli, Rosemary and Ricotta

A clever one-tin dish from Rukmini Iyer, this recipe combines crispy roasted gnocchi with sweet peppers, chilli, and dollops of cool, creamy ricotta to finish.

Flamenco Eggs with Tomato & Serrano Ham

Flamenco Eggs with Tomato & Serrano Ham

Another one-pan brunch or lunch dish, these Spanish-inspired flamenco eggs are bursting with intense, spicy flavour.

Beetroot, Chickpea and Coconut Curry

Beetroot, Chickpea and Coconut Curry

A warming curry, perfect for a midweek evening, this vibrant dish also happens to be totally vegan.

Chicken with Caramelized Onion & Cardamom Rice

Chicken with Caramelized Onion & Cardamom Rice

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi

Sweet caramelised onion, fragrant cardamom rice, and juicy chicken pieces are cooked in one pan to allow the flavours to mingle and meld.

Harry Styles’s Dutch Baby with Cinnamon Rhubarb

Harry Styles’s Dutch Baby with Cinnamon Rhubarb

from Flavour

One-pan cooking isn’t limited to savoury dishes; this fluffy dutch baby pancake from Ruby Tandoh is case in point.

Toffee Banana Tarte Tatin

Toffee Banana Tarte Tatin

This playful twist on the classic tarte tatin is made with sticky, toffee-coated bananas, a splash of rum, and a sprinkling of raisins.

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