Healthy One-Dish Dinners

Short on time? These healthy dinner recipes are tasty and nutritious, and they can be cooked in one pan, keeping the work to a minimum and making cleanup a snap. We have more than 30 one-dish recipes for you to try as part of your healthy diet plan.

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    Tortellini with Broccoli

    Grab a skillet and a fork -- and a plate, if you're patient enough to resist eating this healthy pasta recipe straight from the pan. Shortcut ingredients, such as refrigerated tortellini and canned beans, help this healthy dinner come together in under 30 minutes.

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    Poached Salmon with Swiss Chard

    Protein-packed and antioxidant-rich salmon finds a home amongst vitamin-packed Swiss chard in our delicious one-dish dinner. The high-quality seafood and our homemade honey-Dijon vinaigrette give the recipe an indulgent taste.

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    Asian-Style Meatball Pizza

    Combine two of your favorite delivery foods -- pizza and Chinese -- in one mouthwatering dinner recipe! Our Asian-infused pizza uses hoisin sauce, Gouda cheese, and turkey meatballs to transform a classic family-friendly recipe.

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    Quick Pork-and-Vegetable Fried Brown Rice

    Who knew you could pull together an entire dinner with just 20 minutes, one cooking dish, and for under 400 calories to boot? Try our Asian-inspired rice dish: The veggies and pork in the healthy recipe add loads of flavor, protein, and nutrients.

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    Chili-Pasta Skillet

    There's nothing about cheesy, sloppy joe-filled noodles that your kids won't love -- and you won't be able to resist the calorie count (under 300 per serving!). Not only is the one-dish dinner surprisingly healthy, but it also requires just 20 minutes of prep to make.

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    Curried Couscous with Vegetables

    Go global with your slow cooker: Our curry couscous mimics the traditional flavors of Southern Asian cuisine. Simply throw a mix of veggies, grains, spices, and fruits in your slow cooker to create this exotic one-dish dinner.

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    Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken with Fingerlings

    A delicious pairing of lemon and thyme turns simple chicken breasts into a mouthwatering, flavorful meal. Hearty fingerling potato halves round out this healthy one-dish dinner recipe.

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    Roasted Shrimp and Swiss Chard with Cranberries

    Bright, tart cranberries add a surprising touch of sweetness to this healthy seafood dinner. Serve the garlic-roasted shrimp atop a bed of Swiss chard for an added boost of leafy nutrients.

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    Pan-Fried Garlic Steak

    A simple seasoning of salt and pepper is all you need to bring out the great flavor of these ribeye steaks. Pan-fry with garlic and serve with cannellini beans for a full steak dinner in under 30 minutes!

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    Turkey Cutlets with Barley

    An all-in-one meal cooked in one pan that's under 250 calories? No need to pinch yourself! Thanks to quick-cooking barley, chopped veggies, and thin cuts of turkey breast, this healthy one-pan dinner is a dream come true.

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    Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Carrots, Chickpeas, and Cranberries

    Our hearty pork loin roast offers a full dinner in just one dish -- pan-roasted carrots, chickpeas, and cranberries accompany the succulent meat. One user made it for friends and family who said it was the best dinner they've ever had!

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    Classic Roasted Chicken

    This Sunday dinner, serve up a tender, juicy roasted chicken that never goes out of style. The best part of the healthy dinner recipe? The scrumptious stuffing made with onion, garlic, and thyme.

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    Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

    Busy night? Save time by cooking your entire meal at once! This balsamic-glazed dinner is full of lean chicken, crisp-tender asparagus, carrots, and chopped tomato.

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    Pork Chops with Maple Apples

    Tender pork chops get a slightly sweet update when made with crisp-tender apples, red onions, and a delicious maple syrup sauce. Watch to learn how to make this 30-minute one-dish dinner recipe.

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    Mexican Skillet Dinner

    Pull together this feisty Mexican dinner recipe in no time at all -- and in just one skillet! Chorizo sausage and chili powder bring spice to corn, rice, and tomatoes.

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    Avocado-Ranch Tuna Melts

    The addition of avocado, ranch dressing, and broccoli slaw take the classic tuna melt sandwich to a new level of deliciousness. A thin slice of cheddar cheese tops off everything on these 256-calorie open-face sandwiches.

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    Greek-Style Orzo and Double-Bean Salad

    Embrace the bright flavors of the Mediterranean in our side-dish salad that features all your Greek food favorites (grilled eggplant, olives, tomatoes), plus a few unexpected ingredients (green beans, edamame, orzo pasta). The fresh and hearty recipe rings in at just 187 calories per serving.

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    Fresh Mexican Salad Pizza

    Pizza for dinner while watching your weight? Definitely! This healthy pizza is piled extra high with loads of good-for-you fruits and veggies atop a spread of protein-rich beans. And no, you don't get one measly slice -- you get a quarter of the whole pizza for under 415 calories!

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    Cheeseburger Soup

    We took one of America's favorite comfort foods -- the cheeseburger -- and revamped it into a warming soup recipe. Loaded with veggies, beef, milk, and cheese, this healthy one-pot recipe supplies three food groups in one bowl!

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    Mexican Chicken and Rice

    Jalapeno, lime, and cilantro give this one-pan chicken recipe yummy Mexican flair. Bonus: There's no need to prepare an additional side dish because we've worked in a serving of veggies and whole grains for a balanced meal. Now all you have to worry about is dessert!

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    Savory Egg and Sweet Potato Scramble

    Just one skillet and 35 minutes are all you need to put our savory egg skillet on the table. Fresh spinach, green onion, and sweet potato turn these scrambled eggs into a veggie- and protein-packed dinner recipe.

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    Pancetta-Wrapped Chicken with Glazed Date Sauce

    Spread a chicken breast with herbed cheese and wrap it up in a salty pancetta blanket for a sophisticated take on pan-fried chicken. A sweet date glaze complements this healthy chicken recipe.

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    Bean-and-Rice-Stuffed Peppers

    You won't be able to resist digging into these nutrition-packed peppers filled with a hearty mix of rice and beans, then topped with Monterey Jack cheese.

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    Chile-Lime Catfish with Corn Saute

    Fresh lime and ground chile pepper give this fish great flavor without adding fat. Serve on a bed of jalapeno-garlic corn (all cooked in the same pan) and dig in!

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    Mediterranean Kale and Cannellini Stew with Farro

    For a simple high-fiber, low-cal meal, add a few chopped veggies and canned goods to your slow cooker. In just a few hours of hands-off cooking, you'll be enjoying this cozy soup recipe brimming with Mediterranean flavors.

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    Roasted Indian Chicken, Vegetables, and Chickpeas

    Shredded carrots, cauliflower, chickpeas, and chicken breast are roasted in a mix of aromatic spices for an exotic taste of India. The combo of veggies, beans, and chicken creates a protein-rich, high-fiber meal with fewer than 400 calories.

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    Summer Stew

    Our savory, summery stew features just beef, carrots, and garlic-laced potatoes. Precooked beef and ready-to-use vegetables slash prep time for a superfast weeknight meal.

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    Beef Sirloin Tips with Smoky Pepper Sauce

    All you need is a skillet to prepare these juicy, tender sirloin tips. Bottled barbecue sauce and a jar of roasted red peppers make this hearty meal easy to assemble.

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    Quinoa with Sausage and Peppers

    The quinoa in this one-dish meal packs a punch -- not only is it high in protein, but it offers fiber and vitamin A, too. Italian sausage and sweet peppers turn this whole grain dish into a satisfying and hearty meal.

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    Veggie Grilled Cheese

    Add flavor and satisfying fiber to your grilled cheese sandwich by loading it with veggies. This version is filled with baby spinach, tomatoes, pickled veggies, and mozzarella cheese (and it's only 359 calories!).

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    One-Pan Baked Chicken

    If you've got a baking pan and 20 minutes, you can enjoy a healthy chicken entree. Watch how.

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    Greek Feta Burgers

    These tasty, healthy Greek beef burgers have just 342 calories each. The calories are low but the flavor is high, thanks to feta cheese mixed in with the meat and a tzatziki-inspired cucumber sauce. Absolutely delicious!

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    Barley-Vegetable Soup

    Simply toss the ingredients for this hearty vegetable soup into the slow cooker and let them simmer all day. The prep takes less time than setting the table!

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    Picadillo-Style Chicken Taco Salad

    One skillet plus 30 minutes equals a healthy dinner for the family. Ground chicken, cheese, and a crushed-tostada topper will entice kids to give it a try. And if a piece of lettuce or two makes it onto their forks, we'll count that as a win!

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    Avocado Melts with Arugula

    Arugula tossed with sweet-spicy jalapeno jelly and lime juice makes a fresh and lively sandwich topper. We won't deny that this healthy sandwich can get a bit messy; we recommend a fork and knife.

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    Ginger Shrimp and Rice

    This healthy shrimp recipe is finished in just 15 minutes! Thanks to precooked rice and quick-cooking shrimp, this ginger-mango dinner is tasty and so simple.

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    Skillet Vegetables on Cheese Toast

    Spread creamy, soft goat cheese on slices of rustic wheat bread before piling on skillet-roasted vegetables to make these delicious sandwiches. Onions, mushrooms, carrots, and fresh basil keep this colorful dinner under 500 calories per serving.

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    Fresh and Light Dinner Recipes

    From salads to pastas to sandwiches, we've compiled a list of our favorite easy and light dinner recipes. We even have ideas for making steak into a light and refreshing meal! Plus, these recipes are filled with fresh ingredients, making them extra tasty and nutritious. These recipes prove that dinner doesn't have to be a covered in mounds of cheese and dripping with butter to be satisfying!
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