One Pan

30 Meals that take 30 Minutes

30 Minute Meal Recipes

Hey Mamas,

I see you. I see you working your butt off all day long. I see you putting on a smile and solving problems, reading books, telling stories, listening to stories, changing diapers, cleaning, basically doing all the things, and all day long. It doesn’t matter if you have a job outside the home, you work from home, or you spend all day with your kiddos. That doesn’t matter, because I know that no matter how you fill your days, your days are full. You hustle all day long and slide into bed like you were stealing home base.

And I know that often, dinner time is a struggle. The whole family is hungry and tired, and pretty much over the day. And sometimes you just want to join the toddler who is laying on the floor crying.

What you really need is more delicious and healthy dinners that are ready in under 30 minutes, that don’t dirty every dish you own, and that your family will actually eat.

I know this because I, too, want the same thing. It’s like the magic trifecta of “delicious – healthy – quick”. It seems elusive and unattainable, doesn’t it? But guess what? I got your back.

I scoured the whole damn internet for you and found the BEST one pan recipes that take 30 minutes or less, include no funky ingredients, and that your whole family will love.

So save this post to Pinterest, pour yourself a glass of wine, and relax a little. You got this! (well, dinner at least – I can’t really help you with the toys in the living room…)

a collection of awesome 30 minute Skillet Meals

One Pan Pasta Recipes

One Pot Pasta with Italian Sausage – The Rising Spoon

Easy One Skillet Lasagna – Kylee Cooks

Cheesy Sausage Pasta Skillet – Dash of Herbs

Chicken Fajita Skillet – The Gingered Whisk

Southwest Chicken Skillet and Rice – Living Sweet Moments

One Pot Broccoli and 3 Cheese Pasta – My Kitchen Love

One Pot Pizza Tortellini Bake – Spend With Pennies

Corgette (Zucchini) and Priscuitto One Pot Pasta – The Cook Report

One Pot Rosemary Goat Cheese Chicken Pasta – Bless Her Heart Y’all

One Pot Spinach and Mushroom Bowtie Pasta – Trial and Easter

One Pot Creamy Alfredo Rigatoni with Bacon and Peas – Mommy’s Home Cooking

One Pot Farmer’s Market Pasta – The View from Great Island

30 Minute One Pan Beef Penne – Girl Gone Gourmet

Spinach Artichoke Pasta with Chicken – Happy Healthy Mama

Cheeseburger Macaroni and Cheese Skillet – The Gingered Whisk

A collection of delicious and easy one pan meals

One Pan Rice/Grain Recipes

Easy One Pot Smokey Jambalaya – West Via Midwest

Mexican Quinoa Skillets – Cooking on the Front Burners

30 Minute Stuffed Peppers Rice Skillet – The Life Jolie

Quick and Easy Caramelized Pork Stir Fry – The Cook Report

Coconut and Sesame Chicken and Green Beans – Bless Her Heart Y’all

a collection of easy and quick 30 minute skillet dinners

One Pan Recipes

One Pan Chicken Fajitas – Bet On Dinner

Irish Banger Skillet – Garlic and Zest

Chicken Enchilada Casserole  – A Gouda Life

Skillet Pesto Chicken and Vegetables – The Gingered Whisk

One Pot Sausage and Slaw Skillet – Fox and Briar

Zucchini Beef Skillet – Eating Richly

Lazy Chicken Cordon Blue – Cricket’s Confections

Easy Baked Fish with Tomatoes and Artichokes – The Purple Ladle

Spiced Apple, Pumpkin and Sausage One Pan Dinner – A Real Food Journey

Chicken Paprika Skillet – Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Turkey Skillet Dinner with Sweet Potatoes and Kale – Art From My Table

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perfect meals to take to practice or the ball field - great for picnics, too!

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Ground Meat Recipe

Need dinner inspiration? Here are 30 awesome meals that take one pan and 30 minutes! No funky ingredients!
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    December 13, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    I love easy weeknight meals, this is a wonderful collection! Thanks for the great recipes!

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    Sabrina | The Tomato Tart
    December 13, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    These sounds really good and healthy. I’d love to try these ones… Yum!!!

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms
    December 13, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    I’m definitely bookmarking this for future reference; I’m so bad at getting stuck in a rut with weeknight meals! Love that they’re all organised into pasta, rice etc. too; makes it much easier to pick something you want to try!

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    Megan @ MegUnprocessed
    December 13, 2016 at 2:34 PM

    Great collection of recipes!

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    Marla Meridith
    December 13, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Great recipes! Pinned 🙂

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    Kristen Chidsey
    December 13, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    I am hungry now!! Great round-up

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    Platter Talk
    December 13, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Holy cow! You’ve covered so many meals, I hardly know where to start. Crockpot-pasta-rice- one pot. All great tasting, easy meals for busy people who like good food! Well done.

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    December 13, 2016 at 3:41 PM

    Such a good variety of meals, will have to try some of these!

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    Michelle Ferrand
    December 14, 2016 at 1:24 AM

    Great roundup!!!

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    Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons
    December 14, 2016 at 2:32 AM

    I love, love, love this roundup! Many thanks!

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    December 14, 2016 at 5:51 PM

    So many great ideas! Love these!

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    December 14, 2016 at 11:17 PM

    Loving this list! SO many great things to try!

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    Elaina Newton
    December 15, 2016 at 3:35 AM

    I DID just pin this to Pinterest and am currently sipping on some peppermint & nettles tea (no wine right now). Can’t wait to look back over it for dinner inspiration. Thanks for taking the time to put this together. 🙂

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    Samantha | My Kitchen Love
    December 15, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Fantastic roundup! Full of inspiration for busy weeknights. Thanks for including my One Pot Pasta!

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    December 19, 2016 at 8:42 PM

    All of these look so good! Pinning so I have healthy recipes for the new year.

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    Sasha @ Eat Love Eat
    December 20, 2016 at 12:26 PM

    Nice round-up!

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