By far the hardest part of cooking is the clean up. You are not alone if you’ve ever spent ages making a delicious meal and then finding cleaning up all of the pots and pans afterward to be the much harder task. While some people have roommates, spouses, or children to take on this task, not everyone is so lucky. A quick and easy way to cut down on this chore is to cook everything in one pot or pan. As simple in practice as it is in concept, one-pot dinners are a fantastic way to get all the delicious flavor of a full meal without all of that cleanup. Enjoy this list of 10 healthy one-pot dinners to make dinner easier than ever before!

1. One-Pot Cinnamon Apple Pork Chops

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Apple and pork is a classic combination, and combining them in one pot is much better than dipping your pork chops into applesauce. Eat the actual apple slices soaked in the spices and flavors of the pot for a nice crunch.

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2. One-Pot “Stuffed” Cabbage Stew

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All the delicious flavors of stuffed cabbage in one easy-prep stew. Cabbage is the centerpiece of this dish, since it’s low in sodium and packed full of spices. Veggies and healthy carbs make it filling, so you can enjoy its texture, flavor, and numerous vitamins and minerals without guilt.

3. One-Pot Turkey Sausage and Mediterranean Quinoa

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A hearty meal starring lean turkey and everyone’s favorite superfood—quinoa. Onion, spinach, and low-fat cheese round out this meal nutritionally and pack it full of flavor.

4. One-Pot Chicken and Spinach Dinner

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A simple and light version of the one-pot meal, this dish features simple reusing of the pan rather than cooking everything in it at once. Chicken, spinach, and cheese don’t need to be complicated, so this is a simple and healthy way to eat these nutritious ingredients.

5. One-Pot Orange Chicken

One Pot Orange Chicken Recipe

Using honey and orange juice to achieve the delicious orange sauce this dish is known for, this recipe is a healthy and fantastic alternative to store-bought orange chicken or even take-out. Bell pepper, garlic, and onion add an extra flavor kick to this beloved dish.

6. One-Pot Coconut Curry Shrimp

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This take on curry uses coconut milk to make the creamy texture associated with curry. The fantastic coconut and shrimp combination makes a delicious, flavorful curry for a truly unique dinner.

7. One-Pot Chicken Breasts in Chinese Brown Sauce

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A simple dinner that makes use of naturally flavorful additives like honey, olive oil, and scallions. This nice and thick brown sauce is clean, simple, and delicious, so it’s perfect for a quick and easy dinner.

8. One-Pot Carrot and Broccoli Couscous

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A filling and simple vegetarian dish. Couscous is a great source of both protein and fiber, as is broccoli. This dish is a well-rounded and filling dinner, so eat up!

9. One-Pot Chicken Paella

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A perfectly well-rounded meal hitting all the major food sources: protein, grains, and vegetables. Simple substitutions, such as brown rice and low-sodium chicken broth, help make this delicious dinner even better.

10. One-Pot Garlic Parmesan Pasta

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This modified Alfredo recipe takes out a lot of fat and calories, so this dish makes your healthy Alfredo dreams come true. Simple changes such as whole-grain pasta, low-fat cheese, and low-sodium chicken broth transform this dish into one that can be eaten without any guilt.

What’s your favorite way to reduce the amount of dishes you use? Your favorite one-pot dinner? Tell us about them in the comments below!

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