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Easy, Healthy One-Pot Meals

8 no-hassle recipes for delicious chilis, soups, roasts and stews

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Whether you cook it in a Dutch oven, a cast-iron skillet or a stockpot, there's nothing quite as satisfying as a one-pot meal that leaves bellies full and the sink almost empty. These recipes, meaty or vegetarian, are ideal for cozy nights in or entertaining company.

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1. Off-to-the-Races Irish Porridge With Chestnut Honey

by Sarah Huck and Jaimee Young

If your idea of a one-dish breakfast is a bowl of cereal, treat yourself with this Irish porridge, complete with raisins soaked in whiskey. If you don't have access to chestnut honey, try another full-flavored honey such as orange blossom.

Per serving: 381 calories, 4g saturated fat, 55g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 5g fiber, 9mg sodium

2. Caribbean Chicken Chili

by Anne Byrn

If you have some cooked chicken left over from a weekend roast, this is your quick Monday-night solution. White beans, rather than the red kidney beans or black beans we usually put in chili, let the jerk seasoning show off in this protein-packed recipe.

Per serving: 298 calories, 2g saturated fat, 36g carbohydrates, 23g protein, 8g fiber, 269mg sodium

3. Aloo Gobi

by Nigella Lawson

This version of a traditional vegetarian Indian curry is a lovely golden color and rich with flavor (including turmeric, coriander, ginger and cumin). Serve it with a green salad and rice for a comforting meal.

Per serving: 118 calories, 0g saturated fat, 15g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 3g fiber, 263mg sodium

4. Brisket

by Sharon Lebewohl

This is technically not a one-pot recipe: You'll need a deep dish to marinate the brisket, and perhaps a skillet for searing the meat — although if you're using a Dutch oven you can sear the meat in it on the stovetop and then move it directly to the oven. But we sneaked this in because it's a long-cooking, hands-off recipe that is its own reward.

Per serving: 549 calories, 9g saturated fat, 19g carbohydrates, 53g protein, 3g fiber, 457mg sodium

Next page: 4 more simple and delicious slow cooker recipes. »

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