For Tonight’s Dinner, One Dish is All You Need!

Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2013 by HylaryL

In the thick of the holiday season, having the time to make a healthy and delicious dinner can often seem impossible. So why not cut yourself a break and keep things simple by cooking up a one-dish meal? These “all in one” entrees are typically easy to make, cost effective and surprisingly tasty! We have loads of cookbooks in the library dedicated to one-dish meals, and below is a recipe that was a hit with my family earlier this week. Enjoy! 

Zesty One Pan Chicken
Serves 4

Ingredients -

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighsChicken Gratin
4 potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 cups baby carrots
1/2 cup light Italian dressing
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Directions - 

Place chicken pieces, cut up potatoes, and baby carrots in large baking dish. Drizzle with Italian dressing and sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake for one hour at 400 degrees. 


 One-dish Meals

One-dish Meals (2003)
by the American Heart Association

The more than 200 simple and tasty one-dish recipes offer sensible, convenient alternatives to fatty fast food and high-sodium frozen dinners. The American Heart Association once again proves that healthful, satisfying meals needn't mean sacrificing great flavors or precious time. 

Ying's Best One-dish Meals

Ying's Best One-dish Meals (2012)
by Ying Chang Compestine 

A collection of quick, healthful and delicious one-dish meals that include protein, high fiber carbohydrates, fresh vegetables, and more. Prepared using fast cooking techniques and nutritious ingredients, these recipes allow readers to pull together satisfying meals in a snap.

 One-dish Vegetarian Meals

One-dish Vegetarian Meals (2007)
by Robin Robertson

The recipes in this book -- including soups and stews, baked stuffed vegetables, pastas and casseroles, stir-fries and sautes, hearty chilis, and speedy meals you can fix in a cinch -- are ideal for family lunches or dinners, as well as for entertaining friends or taking to potlucks. Many of these globally inspired one-dish meals can even be made ahead and heated in the oven before serving. 

Easy Skillet Meals

Easy Skillet Meals (2005)

This book presents more than 115 tantalizing and varied one-dish recipes for meat, poultry, vegetables, seafood, eggs, and cheese. And there's something for every occasion!

EatingWell One-pot Meals