Living the single life? Or maybe just living a stint of cooking for one? Well just because you’re eating alone doesn’t mean you have to punish your palate. Don’t let your dinners suffer due to time or company. We’ve collected a list of simple one-pot meals that you can make to wow yourself, with leftovers you’ll actually enjoy. Take a look at these 10 recipes and pick out your favorite pot. You will never say “this is good enough” about a meal again.
Coq Au Vin
Enjoy this French staple with this dish featuring mushrooms, bacon, chicken, brandy, and red wine. BONUS: You can polish off the extra wine.
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Creamy Jerk Shrimp Spaghetti
With a homemade jerk spice, this seafood pasta has a creamy tomato sauce and takes only 30 minutes to make.
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Creamy Pumpkin Pasta
This smooth rich pasta has goat cheese, white wine, nutmeg, and pumpkin (of course). If you're looking for a vegan version, trade the goat cheese for vegan cream cheese.
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Pizza Pasta Skillet
Not that there’s anything wrong with traditional pizza, but this remix offers Italian Sausage and pepperoni in every bite.
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Chicken with Cherry-Wine Pan Sauce
Cook up some simply seasoned chicken with fresh or frozen cherries for a rich but simple meal.
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Corn and Potato Chowder
This hearty dish is flavored with kale and cheese and is as easy to make as simmering and stirring.
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Yes, there’s a lot of stirring involved in this one, but use it as an excuse to catch up on the book you’ve been reading. This meal includes chicken, vermouth, green onions, and arborrio rice.
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Spicy Thai Noodles
Why order take out when you can easily make it at home? This version of a Thai classic trades rice noodles for linguine and adds fun veggies like zucchini.
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Coconut Chicken Chickpea Curry
Enjoy a spicy creamy meal with cauliflower, baby spinach, tomatoes, and ghee.
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Chili and Cornbread Skillet
If you have a cast iron skillet, you need to try this recipe. Chili ingredients are cooked up on the stovetop before baking beneath amazing cornbread batter.
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