So here’s the thing: even when you absolutely love cooking, sometimes the prospect of a pile of dishes to wash is enough to leave you opening your preferred take-out app.

One-pot recipes are a shining light for those days when you want something healthy and homemade with the least possible fuss. It’s a good idea to have at least one one-pot vegetarian and one-pot chicken recipe in your repertoire to call on for just such an occasion, and you’ll find something to suit everyone here.

One Pan Singapore Noodles

One pan Singapore noodles is a simple, healthy, heart warming dish, perfect for the coming winter evenings!

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Sheet Pan Chicken with Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Potatoes

A super easy all-in-one dinner. The potatoes go in the oven first, while you mix and season the chicken pieces, zucchini, cherry tomatoes and onions. Then it all comes together for a balanced, healthy meal.

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Chicken Noodle Miso Soup

Miso paste gives this comforting favorite a Japanese umami upgrade — and it’s ready in just 12 minutes. This recipe uses cooked chicken, so it’s a great chance to use up leftovers from a roast.

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One Pot Curried Cauliflower with Lentils and Rice

Packed with hearty vegetables, lentils and rice, this easy dish has a spicy kick. With crunchy toasted cashew nuts and a fresh cilantro, it’s a simple meal that’s full of flavor.

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One-Pan Hungarian Paprika Chicken

This is a simple one-pan chicken recipe generously flavored with sweet, mild paprika. Serve this quick take on a Hungarian dish with rice, scattered with fresh parsley.
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Beef, Chili and Orange Stir-Fry

Ditch the takeout and give this tasty 10-minute beef stir-fry a try. The freshness of the spring onions and heat of the ginger add balance to this sweet, flavorsome dish.

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One-Pot Golden Curry Lentil Soup

A simple and warming one-pot vegetarian recipe from Minimalist Baker that’s ready in just 30 minutes.

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Sunshine Lemon Chicken Stew

Light, healthy and full of flavor, this is a great go-to dinner. Serve it as is or with potatoes, rice, or quinoa. So fragrant and delicious that nobody will believe you made it well in under an hour.

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One Pan Pasta

This vegetarian one-pot wonder from Donal Skehan sees both pasta and sauce all cooked in the one pan resulting in perfectly al dente spaghetti wrapped in a silky spinach and tomato sauce.

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One Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf

Even if you’re not a fan of kale, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with this easy dish. The creamy goats cheese lightly coats the quinoa and kale, with a little crunch from the pine nuts. This super-nutritious dish is a real crowd-pleaser.

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One Pot Chicken and Chorizo with Lentils

A quick and easy one-pot recipe for Spanish chicken, chorizo and lentil stew. Serve with a nice crusty bread to mop up the delicious sauce.

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Chilli Chicken One-Pot

This spicy one-pot chicken recipe from BBC Good Food can be made in advance and reheated on the stove for an easy crowd-pleaser. The spicy chorizo and chili are balanced out with some cooling avocado.

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Oh hai. I'm one of the marketeers at Drop HQ. I'm a vegetarian Dubliner, and am currently seeking advice on keeping plants alive at my desk. Please send all plant advice and inquiries to caoimhe@getdrop.com.