20 One-Pot Recipes That You Need to Try

March 1, 2021

One-Pot

By: Chris Petrellese 

One-Pot recipes are a total game changer. They’re perfect for making delicious meals in a pinch and won’t leave you with a mountain of dishes to clean. Today we are rounding up some must-try one-pot meals that will make your life a whole lot easier.

1. Vegan One-Pot Pasta

The first recipe we are sharing today is this delicious one-pot pasta recipe from Michelle of World of Vegan. If you love one-pot dishes (seriously who doesn’t?), you’ll LOVE this vegan one-pot pasta! It’s a creamy, garlicky, fresh, and delicious bowl of comfort food goodness.

Up close image of one-pot vegan pasta in a bowl.

2. Easy One-Pot Vegan Mac & Cheese

Learn how to make the easiest creamy vegan mac and cheese with just one-pot and less than 30 minutes of your time! All of the flavors and feelings of childhood wrapped up into one easy-to-prepare dish that will make everyone in the family happy. It doesn’t get much better than that.

a shot of vegan mac and cheese in a white pot with a wooden handle

3. BBQ Jackfruit

This smoky and flavorful BBQ Jackfruit recipe is from Rachel over at Plant Riot. The best thing about this recipe is that you can use pulled bbq jackfruit for any recipe where you’re looking for a 100% plant-based ‘meaty’ filling or side.

macro image of heaping bowl of BBQ jackfruit being held in hands.

4. One-Pot Minestrone Soup (30-Minutes)

Learn how to make this hearty and delicious one-pot minestrone soup with ease in just 30 minutes!

one-pot minestrone soup in large pot styled and taken from overhead

5. Fettuccini Alfredo

This Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is special. It was created by Michelle Cehn, founder of World of Vegan, and is highlighted in The Friendly Vegan Cookbook and well as on the Plant Based on a Budget blog. It makes for the perfect family dinner and only uses plant-based ingredients.

One-pot fettuccine alfredo from an above angle on a black plate with fork.

6. One-Pot Red Curry Peanut Ramen (30-Minutes)

Learn how to make this red curry peanut ramen with just 1 pot and about 30 minutes of your time. It’s easy to make, packed with flavor and SO dang good. This will be your new favorite ramen recipe, we guarantee!

7. Vegan Japanese Hot Pot – Nabemono

Next up we have this Vegan Japanese Hot Pot aka Nabemono made by Remy of the Veggiekins Blog. It is a simple and easy dish to make! It’s very customizable, nourishing and perfect for chilly evenings. It can be enjoyed solo, or with friends and family as sort of a social meal.

vegetable hot pot in a white bowl on white background with chopsticks and soy sauce.

8. Easy One-Pot Pasta

If you’re looking for a fuss-free recipe, this vegan one-pot pasta is for you! It requires simple ingredients and is ready in just about 15 minutes. Don’t you worry though, it’s still packed with flavor, hearty and satisfying.

close up of vegan pasta in a pot with tomatoes, kale, olives, basil and parmesan

9. Best Vegan Chili

If you’re looking for the best vegan chili recipe, this one by Hannah of Two Spoons is a winner. This vegan chili is easy to make, healthy and wholesome. It’s packed with protein using 3-beans: white beans, kidney and black beans. Needless to say it’s a hearty dish that you can enjoy for a quick dinner.

one-pot chili in a bowl with bread and spoon.

10. One-Pot Vegan Hamburger Helper (Cheeseburger Pasta)

Hamburger Helper has never tasted so good! This homemade, vegan version is full-of-flavor, hearty, and down-right delicious. It’s simple to make and requires just one pot and about 30 minutes!

up close overhead image of skillet of one pot vegan hamburger helper

11. Creamy Thai Red Curry Chickpeas

This super fun and delicious recipe is from Francesca of Plantifully Based. These chickpeas are creamy, savory, a little spicy and a little sweet. They pair perfectly with any vegetable and grain.

overhead shot of Creamy Thai Red Curry Chickpeas in a bowl

12. Vegan Locro De Papa (Ecuadorian Potato and Cheese Soup)

A thick and hearty potato and cheese soup that is perfect for the cold winter months. This locro de papa is easy to make, requires just one pot and will be ready in about 1 hour.

a close up of locro de papa with avocado, cilantro and vegan cheese on top in a white speckled bowl

13. Quick Oil-Free Tofu Scramble

Here’s a fun one-pot / pan breakfast idea from Megan of MegUnprocessed. This easy, oil-free tofu scramble is packed with veggies, plant-based protein and lots of essential vitamins for a healthy and nourishing meal.

overhead image of Quick Oil-Free Tofu Scramble in a bowl

14. Easy Sweet Potato Lentil Soup

Learn how to make this easy and cozy soup recipe with just a handful of simple ingredients and less than an hour of your time. It perfect for the winter months so dang good! Plus, it’s vegan!

overhead image of sweet potato lentil soup with spoon

15. Vegan Lasagna Soup

Here’s a unique soup recipe from Carleigh of PlantYou.This soup packs all the delicious and comforting flavors of a regular vegan lasagna, but without all the mess in the kitchen. Instead of a few hours of preparation, this soup only takes about 30 minutes. 

close up shot of Vegan Lasagna Soup

17. One-Pot Mushroom Stroganoff

This Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff is not only delicious, but can be made in one-pot and is ready in 30 minutes or less. This is one of our favorite one-pot recipes. Are we talking about the perfect meal, or what? Let’s get cookin’!

One-Pot Mushroom Stroganoff with a spoon and pot

18. One-Pot Vegetable Noodle Soup

This hearty vegetable noodle soup is loaded with veggies, packed with flavor, and requires just one pot to make! It’s perfect for cold winter days and can be made in a large batch to enjoy throughout the week.

a close up shot of a spoon scooping vegetable noodle soup in a pot

19. Creamy One-Pot Taco Pasta

Another one of our favorite one-pot recipes. Did someone say Creamy One-Pot Taco Pasta? This is one of our favorite one-pot recipes. Learn how to make this simple and hearty dish using just one-pot and 30 minutes of your time.

Creamy One-Pot Taco Pasta in a pot

20. Vegan Filipino Pancit Bihon with Chicken (Gluten-Free Option)

This Filipino Pancit Bihon is a staple at all of my family get togethers. It is a rice noodle dish that is loaded with vegetables and served with a sprinkle of green onions and spritz of fresh citrus juice. It is packed with flavor and filling enough to serve as a main dish.

overhead image of vegan filipino pancit bihon with chicken in a wok with lemon

We hope these recipes help inspire your next meal. Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes, we love to see your photos!

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