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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. Try one of these simple yet satisfying chicken recipes for dinner tonight -- there are fresh chicken salads, soups, pastas, sandwiches, and more. These recipes are easy to make and take less than 35 minutes to prepare.
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