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.
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
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
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