Making meals doesn't have to make a mess. Try these simple one-dish recipes for a delicious meal with minimal clean-up!
Too tired at the end of the day to cook dinner and clean-up? These tasy one-dish recipes will solve that problem -- they're super-easy to make, and even easier to clean-up!
And less time in the kitchen means more moments savoring mealtime.
Cost per serving: $1.28
Spice up a comfort food favorite with this flavorful recipe. You can partially prepare it (through step three) up to a day in advance. Simply cover and refrigerate; then before serving, sprinkle on the topping and bake.
See recipe: Green Chile Mac and Cheese
Cost per serving: $1.65
Give this budget-friendly dish a little more color and sprinkle some chopped fresh parsley or basil on top just before serving. Also, instead of mixing in the ricotta, try dividing the pasta among four dinner plates, then topping each with ¼ cup ricotta.
See recipe: Spaghetti with Eggplant, Ricotta and Tomatoes
Cost per serving: $1.82
Give tortillas a Greek flair by stuffing them with spinach, feta and black olives. Serve with cherry tomatoes sautéed in olive oil, garlic and parsley.
See recipe: Spinach and Feta Quesadillas
Cost per serving: $2.39
Make it takeout night with this recipe that's healthier and cheaper than the restaurant alternative. To transform the dish into a vegetarian supper, use vegetable broth and toss in cubes of tofu rather than chicken.
See recipe: Chicken, Snow Pea and Cashew Fried Rice
Cost per serving: $2.53
This delicious dish is a great alternative to a more calorie-heavy dinner. The recipe calls for white rice, but you can use brown rice instead to up the nutritional value. To complete the meal, serve with salad tossed in a basic vinaigrette dressing.
See recipe: Baked Stuffed Peppers
Cost per Serving: $1.88
How can you get your picky eaters to enjoy fish? Pair it with cheesy pasta and then add a creamy dressing. This recipe is also a great way to stretch one 8-ounce piece of salmon into a six-serving meal, plus it's ready in less than 15 minutes!
See recipie: Tortellini Salad with Salmon and Peas
Cost per serving: $2.15
Would you believe this hearty entrée takes only 10 minutes to assemble? Cheese ravioli squares make up the bottom and top layers, and in between is a delicious spinach-mozzarella filling. Double the recipe for a crowd.
See recipe: Weeknight Ravioli Lasagna
Cost per serving: $2.09
Make the most of your herb garden by chopping up whatever fresh herbs you have on hand to add even more flavor to this fast meal. And you can enjoy the leftover pasta salad for lunch the next day.
See recipe: Pasta Salad with Tuna, Olives and Parsley