After a long day in the office or hours spent running after the kids, the very last thing we want to do sometimes is cook an elaborate meal. One pot dinners are the answer to this age-old problem! We all have things we would rather do with our time but cooking is a necessity for most of us, that doesn’t mean it has to be a lengthy necessity. We’ll get you started down this path of simple meal times with 10 easy one pot dinners for busy week days. You don’t have to be a 5 star chef to whip up these beautiful and delicious dishes.

These easy one pot dinners can help make weeknights run smoothly. Everyone gets a great meal without the need for a lot of time spent in the kitchen (dishes take time too)! I love that one pot dinners can usually be made with an Instant Pot, slow cooker, or just one skillet. I get to feel good about feeding myself and my family a healthy and delicious meal but I don’t have to sacrifice a lot of time in order to make it happen, it’s a win win win!

After a long day of work, school and running around with the family, cooking is the last thing on our to do list. One pot dinners are the answer!

10 Easy One Pot Dinners for Busy Week Days

Proceed with caution…you might get hooked on this quick and easy cooking and never want to go back to your old ways again! Just kidding, you definitely will. Along with these kitchen apps, you’ll be a wiz in the kitchen in no time!

Chicken Spinach Pasta | Chef in Training

Kielbasa Pasta | Sugar Apron

Healthy One Pot Sloppy Joe Noodle Skillet | A Spicy Perspective

Greek Chicken with Rice Pilaf | Little Spice Jar

One Pot Chicken Chow Mein | The Recipe Rebel

The great thing about one pot dinners is that you don’t end up with a sink full of dishes that need done after the meal. Use paper plates and you’re even closer to a quick night of dinner and clean up! For us, the most important thing is having time to sit down together for a meal at the end of the day. We all run around doing a million things during the day and without that dinner time sit down we would be passing each other constantly without ever being together.

Family meals in our house serve a dual purpose in that way. They provide us with the obvious nourishment we need to go about our lives but they also help us make connections. It’s where we plan and talk about our lives, and also where we crack jokes and have fun enjoying each others company. These easy one pot dinners mean that we all have time to enjoy ourselves while also getting a great meal!

Beef Stroganoff | Hip Foodie Mom

Creamy Chicken Mushroom Florentine | The Recipe Critic

Cheesy Pizza Pasta | Mother Thyme

Chicken Broccoli and Rice | I Don’t Have Time For That!

One Skillet Mexican Beef and Rice | I Wash You Dry

What are your favorite one pot dinners? Do you use a slow cooker or a Instant Pot to make things even more quick and easy?