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These 21 Easy One Pot Dinner Recipes are ready in 30 minutes and perfect for back-to-school season or any busy weeknight! Easy clean-up, too!

21 easy one pot dinner recipes ready in 30 minutes in skillet

If you know me, you know I’m all about quick-fix dinners that are ready in 30 minutes or less. And, you have to know how much I love one pot meals! Since back-to-school is right around the corner, I decided to put together a collection of my favorite one dish dinners that are perfect for those busy nights when school starts again.

Once we get settled into a routine, the dinner hour is more relaxed, but those first few crazy busy weeks when the kiddos head back to school are pure chaos. Throw in after-school clubs and sports, and you might as well eat PB&J every night, right? Actually, one of my kids would love this idea, but the rest of us, not so much!

I happen to have a decent amount of what the Hubs calls one dish wonders here on the blog. So, friends,

Here are a few tips and tricks for making one pot meals truly wonderful:

  • Use a large skillet with a lid. If you don’t have a lid, aluminum foil works, too
  • Have all of your ingredients ready to go so you can easily add them to the skillet when you need them
  • Measure the ingredients accurately
  • Check/stir frequently so that dinner doesn’t overcook
  • Add more liquid near the end if you like more sauce, or let simmer uncovered if you feel the sauce is too runny

And that’s all there is too it! Oh, and one of the best things about these easy skillet dinners is that you only have one pot to clean!

21 Easy One Pot Dinner Recipes that are Perfect for Back to School

one pot chicken bacon ranch pasta on wooden spoon

One Pot Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

BBQ Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta   at The Weary Chef

creamy one pot salsa verde chicken pasta with tomatoes and cilantro

One Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Pasta

one pot easy taco pasta on spoon

One Pot Taco Pasta

one pot cheesy ham tortellini skillet with sun dried tomatoes

One Pot Cheesy Ham Tortellini 

one pot cheddar bbq chicken pasta dinner recipe

Cheddar BBQ Chicken Pasta


Creamy Chicken Sausage Tortellini


Easy One Pan Tuscan Garlic Chicken


Creamy Chicken Enchilada Pasta


Chipotle Cheeseburger Mac


Creamy Kielbasa Tortellini


One Pot Pepperoni Pizza Pasta


Creamy Garlic Chicken Pasta


Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta


One Pot Cheddar BBQ Shells and Beef


Creamy Chicken and Tortellini


One Pot Ground Beef Stroganoff


One Pot Chicken Penne Pasta with Zucchini

creamy one pot shells and beef

Creamy Shells and Beef


One Pot Mexican Pasta Skillet


One Pan Chicken Veggies and Quinoa

Happy Fall Y’all

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