45 One-Pan Dinner Recipes for Busy Weeknights

These 45 One-Pan Dinner Recipes for Busy Weeknights are so easy and quick to make. They’re also healthy and loaded with lots of veggies. Made in just one-pan, clean up is a breeze!

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Here on Primavera Kitchen, we are huge advocates of delicious homemade meals. However, figuring out what to make and then cooking day after day can be really stressful and tiring, especially when you don’t have much time to cook. After a hard day of work and a long commute to get home the last thing we want is to take more than 30 minutes to make our dinner. I get that and that’s why I created this recipe roundup for you.

I’ve compiled a list of 45 one-pan dinner recipes for busy weeknights that are uncomplicated, healthy, and loaded with vegetables. We love one-pan recipes because not only is it easy to make, clean up is a breeze since at most you’re using your pan or pot and a cutting board to prep your ingredients. Just make your way down the list of one pot meals here whenever you need an idea on what to make!

What is a One-Pan Meal?

So what is a one-pan meal? We use the term pan here a little broadly as one pan can be a traditional pot, an Instant Pot, a Dutch oven, a sheet pan, a skillet, a cast iron, and more. As long as the entire recipe only requires one cooking vessel, it falls under a one-pan meal!

What Do I Use to Cook These Meals In?

I recommend getting a quality heavy bottomed pot such as a Dutch oven or a cast-iron pan. However, it’s up to you to use what you have on hand since these recipes can be adapted to different pots and pans. Some of these recipes might be for an Instant Pot but can be adapted for the stovetop.

Can These Recipes Be Meal Prepped?

Yes! A majority of these one-pan recipes can be meal prepped! Make your Sunday meal prep less stressful and faster with these one-pan meals. Simply divide up the recipes into your meal prep containers and once cooled, store in your fridge. You’ll have your lunches or dinner ready in a jiffy on the weekdays!

What Type of Recipes Are These?

The one-pan recipes chosen are all healthy recipes that your whole family will love! If you’ve got guests, these recipes also fall under other categories such as paleo, keto, Whole30, gluten-free, etc so they’re super accommodating for everyone.


One-Pan Dinner Recipes

Instant Pot taco soup in a white bowl with avocado on top.

Instant Pot Taco Soup Recipe

overhead view of two bowls of Instant Pot chicken stew

Instant Pot Chicken Stew

Sheet pan chicken with vegetables in a baking sheet with a spoon beside it.

One Sheet Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

overhead view of a full white bowl of keto chili with avocado slices on top

Instant Pot Keto Chili Recipe

chicken and cabbage in a white bowl with a spoon

One-Pan Chicken and Cabbage

Beef and zucchini in a black cast iron with a spoon inside.

Quick Beef and Zucchini Skillet

Turkey vegetable soup in a white bowl with a golden spoon inside.

Turkey Vegetable Soup Recipe

Overhead photo of one pan cabbage and sausage.

Cabbage and Sausage Skillet Recipe

A grey pot containing a whole30 pot roast.

Whole30 Pot Roast Recipe

Grey pot of whole30 jambalaya with a spoon inside.

Whole30 Jambalaya Recipe

White skillet with salmon, sweet potato, and kale inside.

Spicy Salmon Sweet Potato Skillet

overhead view of Shrimp and Veggies Meal Prep Bowl

Garlic Shrimp and Veggies

White skillet with shrimp and sausage inside.

Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Skillet

Headshot Chicken and Bell Peppers Skillet

Chicken and Bell Peppers Skillet

close up of a cast iron skillet containing fried cauliflower rice

Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice

overhead view of two black rimmed bowls of pumpkin chili.

Easy Whole30 Pumpkin Chili Recipe

overhead view of black skillet with spicy chicken and cauliflower rice.

Spicy Chicken with Cauliflower Rice

Bowl of sweet potato chili with avocado as garnish and limes around it.

Easy Whole30 Sweet Potato Chili

Red pot with no bean butternut squash chili inside with a ladle inside.

No Bean Whole30 Butternut Squash Chili

White bowl containing Instant Pot beef stew.

Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

White bowl containing Instant Pot sweet potato kale beef stew.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Kale Beef Soup

White skillet with Italian sausage and cauliflower rice.

Italian Sausage Cauliflower Rice Skillet

Cast iron with Italian sausage. onion, and bell peppers.

Italian Sausage, Onions and Peppers Skillet

A white skillet with chicken, bacon, and brussels sprouts.

Easy Baked Chicken with Brussels Sprouts

Ground beef vegetable soup in a white bowl with a spoon.

Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup

A cast iron skillet with spicy green beans and chicken.

Spicy Green Beans Chicken Skillet

A white skillet with sweet potato chicken and kale.

Sweet Potato Chicken Kale Skillet

A white cast iron with ground turkey and sweet potatoes.

Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

Two square and two circular meal prep containers containing sausage and vegetables.

One-Pan Italian Sausage Bowls

A white skillet with chicken fajitas, bell peppers, and avocado slices.

Skillet Chicken Fajitas Recipe

A white skillet with shrimp, kale, and sweet potatoes with a spoon inside.

Sweet Potato, Kale and Shrimp Skillet

White skillet with mushroom cauliflower rice with a wooden spoon scooping.

Mushroom Cauliflower Rice Skillet

White skillet with asparagus, sweet potato, and chicken.

Asparagus Sweet Potato Chicken Skillet

One-Pan Dinner Recipe - A sheet pan with chicken thighs, green beans, and potatoes.

Sheet Pan Chicken with Vegetables

 A cast iron with chimichurri shrimp and broccoli.

Chimichurri Shrimp Broccoli Skillet

One-Pan Dinner Recipe - A cast iron with garlic shrimp, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Garlic Shrimp Asparagus Skillet

Overhead view of a white pan with creamy parmesan shrimp with greens and tomatoes.

Creamy Parmesan Shrimp Skillet

Overhead photo of cooked chicken breasts and mushrooms in a cast iron skillet.

Mushroom Chicken Breast Recipe

A cast iron skillet with ground beef with butternut squash with a wooden spoon scooping.

Ground Beef Butternut Squash Meal Prep Bowls

A red dutch oven with a coconut curry shrimp recipe inside.

One-pan Coconut Shrimp Curry

Overhead view of a cast iron with shrimp, bell peppers, zucchini, and asparagus.

Shrimp Vegetable Skillet

close up of shrimp fried rice with broccoli

Shrimp Fried Rice with Broccoli

Sheet pan with sausage, asparagus, and sweet potatoes

One-Pan Sausage with Sweet Potato and Asparagus

Overhead view of a white pan with spaghetti and shrimp.

One-Pan Shrimp Spaghetti

Overhead view of black cast iron with sweet potato pesto chicken.

Sweet Potato Pesto Chicken Skillet

Extra One-Pan Dinner Recipes Around the Internet:

 

  1.  One Pan Salmon and Veggies
  2. One Pan Chicken with Veggies
  3. Sheet Pan Honey Lemon Salmon & Broccolini
  4. Lemon Chicken Asparagus