7 one-pot wonders for every day of the week!

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7 one-pot wonders for every day of the week!

One-pot meals save on washing up, are super easy and never skimp on flavour. So on days when you want dinner on the table in under an hour or less or are fresh out of dinner ideas, turn to these hassle-free one-pot wonders.

With winter fast approaching, cooking is starting to feel like a chore. After a long day, all you want to do is dig into something hearty, spend time catching up with the fam, or curl up with your favourite book or series. Enter one-pot meals: they’re easy, hassle-free and save on washing up.


Hit reset with this easy soup. It’s packed with green veg and ready to serve in 30 minutes. We suggest doubling up on the ingredients to make a huge batch. Freeze what’s leftover for days when you’re not in the mood to cook.

green vegetable soup

Get the recipe for green vegetable soup here.


If you’re on the lookout for a hearty, meat-free recipe that’s packed with flavour, this mushroom ragu will not disappoint. The mushrooms are oven-braised in a rich tomato sauce to give them depth of flavour. Parents, it’s also a great way to get the kids to eat more veggies.

Mushroom ragu

Get the recipe for mushroom ragu here.


Hump days deserve the quickest meal that gets top marks from the family. This stovetop mac ’n cheese is ready to serve in under 30 minutes.

Stovetop mac ‘n cheese

Get the recipe for stovetop mac ’n cheese here.


Cioppino is an Italian-American tomato-based seafood stew. This recipe uses prawns and kingklip, but feel free to substitute with your favourite seafood such as mussels or yellowtail.

Get the recipe for seafood-and-chilli cioppino here.


When you’re really not in the mood to cook after a busy week, this recipe should be your go-to. It’s packed with veggies and all the flavours you love in a curry. It’s ready to serve in under an hour and you don’t have to chop a single thing!

easy curry traybake

Get the recipe for easy curry traybake here.


You may have more time on weekends, but that doesn’t mean you should spend it all in the kitchen. The oven does all the work in this 3-ingredient lamb pie recipe, and the results will blow you away.

Get the recipe for cheat’s slow-cooked lamb shank lattice pie here.


Sunday roasts are a tradition that cannot be sacrificed. What’s more classic than roast chicken and crispy potatoes?

Get the recipe for one-pan chicken and potato bake here.

Find more one-pot wonders here. 

Lesego Madisa Article by: Lesego Madisa

TASTE's commercial content producer loves thrifty recipes, fridge foraging and never says "no" to cake. When she's not flipping through the pages of food mags and cookbooks, she's happily baking and knitting in her tiny apartment.

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