9 One-Pot Meals That Will Help You Cut Down on Dirty Dishes

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Cooking is fun and all, but having to do loads of dishes afterward is the opposite. This is especially the case if you are dishwasher-less. Thankfully, plenty of food bloggers feel the same and as a result, have come up with recipes that only require a single pot or pan. So after all your holiday feasting, you can start the New Year off with some meals that are easy to clean up after.

1. The Woks of Life Sukiyaki (a Japanese One-Pot Meal)

With a single pot, you can make this hearty Japanese meal that features mushrooms, tofu, beef, greens, and more. It's perfect for a chilly winter day.

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2. Kawaling Pinoy One-Pan Hawaiian Chicken

Chicken with crispy bell peppers and juicy pineapple? That requires just one pot? Yes, please.

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3. A Couple Cooks Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil in Oven

That's right — right at home, you can have your very own shrimp boil complete with roasted potatoes and corn. The best part is that this recipe only requires one bowl and one sheet pan.

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4. Rasa Malaysia One-Pot Pasta

This dish calls for 10 ingredients, 20 minutes of your time, and one pot. Plus, you can easily make it vegetarian or vegan by substituting the chicken broth and Parmesan cheese.

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5. Sweet Simple Vegan One-Pot Mushroom Stroganoff​

Made with mushrooms, dry white wine, nutritional yeast, and more, this one-pot meal is both vegan and easy. We love how creamy it looks, minus the dairy.

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6. Damn Delicious Sheet Pan Breakfast Bake

Eggs, bacon, hash browns, and cheese make for a perfect breakfast. Since this recipe uses just a sheet pan, it would be ideal for the morning after a busy holiday.

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7. Jo Cooks One-Pot Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

This recipe looks like the definition of comfort food ​and​ it only takes 30 minutes to make.

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After making your cookie dough in two bowls (one for dry ingredients, which can easily be rinsed out), all you need is a skillet. Who said dessert has to be complicated?

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9. A Cozy Kitchen One-Bowl Chocolate Sheet Cake

Using a mixing bowl and a sheet pan, this chocolate cake can be all yours. Though you need an extra bowl to make the frosting, you can easily use a store-bought tub instead.

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When Anna Gragert isn’t trying to create a groundbreaking third-person bio for herself, she's working as the senior lifestyle editor at Hunker. Her email: anna.gragert@hunker.com

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