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Our Best One-Dish Dinners

Pulling together a delicious, well-rounded meal is a breeze with our best-ever recipes for a one-dish dinner. Each of our one-dish dinners cooks in just one pan, making cleanup a breeze. Including dinner recipes for pork roast, coconut shrimp, and tostadas, our collection of one-dish dinner recipes makes weeknight cooking easier.


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    • Texas Beef with Butternut Squash

      Sweet, tender butternut squash and juicy beef roast simmer alongside fire-roasted tomatoes and green chiles. Serve the hearty one-dish dinner over polenta or rice.

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    • Orange-Pistachio Stuffed Grilled Scallops

      Grilled scallops get an unexpected update when stuffed with our creative (and absolutely scrumptious!) orange-pistachio gremolata. Serve with orange slices and fennel atop a bed of arugula.

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    • Baby Beet and Flank Steak Salad Dijon

      Turn your definition of a steak salad on its head with our one-dish recipe that combines sweet, juicy beets and perfectly cooked flank steak. If you'd like, shake up the recipe even more by serving it on thick slices of homemade bread.

    • Coffee-Braised Pot Roast

      A 6-quart Dutch oven does the browning, sauteeing, and cooking in this incredible pot roast recipe. Dinner couldn't be easier (and neither could clean-up!).

    • Lemon-Ginger Fish

      Bright lemon and zesty ginger amp up plain-Jane whitefish (just pick your favorite at the grocery store!). Serve on a bed of nutrient-rich spinach with a few slices of lemon for added flavor.

    • Mexican Skillet Dinner

      Spicy chorizo, chili powder, and ground cumin bring the heat to this quick and easy one-dish dinner. Corn, beans, and cheese round out the eight-ingredient recipe.

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    • Avocado Ranch Tuna Melts

      Indulge in a one-dish classic -- tuna melts -- with a twist. We added ranch dressing, creamy avocado, and a crunchy slaw to the sammie for a delicious sandwich recipe update.

    • Sweet Potato Hash

      A combination of black beans, corn, avocado, and chipotle salsa turn hearty sweet potato hash into a Mexican affair. Temper the chipotle heat with a dollop of sour cream.

    • Pesto Chicken Sandwiches

      What's better than simple, Italian-inspired sandwiches for an easy weeknight dinner? Slow-roasted chicken, zucchini, and peppers sit atop a swipe of creamy pesto on hearty ciabatta bread.

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      Brown Ale-Braised Chicken

      A rich brown ale adds flavor to skin-on chicken thighs in this just-needs-an-oven-going-skillet dinner recipe.

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      Summer Stew

      Serve up a hearty dinner soup recipe in just 30 minutes with our summer stew. Beef, potatoes, tomatoes, and carrots fill the one-dish dinner.

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      Grilled Squash and Manchego Quesadillas with Nectarine-Tomato Salsa

      Grilled squash- and cheese-stuffed quesadillas get an added boost of flavor thanks to a homemade sweet-yet-savory salsa recipe. You'll love the combination of nectarines and chile peppers -- we swear!

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      Pulled Roast Chicken Sandwiches

      In just seven minutes of cook time, you can transform a store-bought deli chicken into saucy barbecue sandwiches the whole family will love.

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      Shrimp and Bean Packets

      This hearty, healthful one-dish dinner features shrimp, fresh tomato, green onion, and cannellini beans. All the ingredients bake together in a tightly sealed foil packet, which holds in juices so flavors can blend.

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      Sunday Beef Rib Roast

      This flavorful rib roast goes into the oven under a blanket of thyme, rosemary, and bacon. Fill out the rest of your meal with baby carrots, red potatoes, baby spinach, and butter beans.

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      Creamy Shrimp and Tomato Chowder

      This filling, herb-seasoned soup recipe is ready and on the table in just 18 minutes. Serve the shrimp-and-tomato soup with a slice of cheesy foccacia.

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      Braised Beef Shanks with Mushrooms and Olives

      The gnocchi served with our beef shanks capture every drop of the tomato-mushroom broth that flavors this one-dish dinner. A topping of parsley, garlic, and lemon zest adds freshness.

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      Basil, Beef, and Barley Soup

      Our hearty soup is a cinch to prepare -- just add barley, tomatoes, carrots, beef, and seasonings to a pot, and 30 minutes later you have a warm and satisfying meal.

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      Beef Sirloin Tips with Smoky Pepper Sauce

      For a hearty dinner, cook beef sirloin tips with roasted red peppers and serve over polenta, couscous, or mashed potatoes. Our smoky pepper sauce pulls the whole dish together.

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      Mediterranean Pizza Skillet

      Your favorite pizza ingredients complement the chicken in this dish, and you don't have to fuss with a crust because toasted French or Italian bread makes a worthy stand-in.

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      Chicken Curry Skillet with Rice Noodles

      Our simple chicken-and-noodle dish gets an Asian-inspired twist from coconut milk, fish sauce, and red curry paste. Even better, the one-dish dinner is ready in just 30 minutes.

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      Spice-Rubbed Lamb Chops

      Seasoned with a mixture of orange peel, cinnamon, and cumin, our lamb chops are full of flavor, healthful, and impressive enough for a dinner party.

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      Steamed Cod with Gingery Mushrooms

      Ready in under 30 minutes, this gently cooked, ginger-flavored fish combines with shiitake mushrooms and red sweet pepper to create an antioxidant-rich dinner.

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      Quick and Easy Chicken Recipes

      Tight on time? No problem. Whip up one of these simple yet satisfying chicken recipes for dinner tonight. With fresh chicken soups and salads, creamy chicken pastas, sandwiches, and more -- these chicken dinners are a breeze and take less than 30 minutes to make!
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