One of my absolute favorite things to do is to help people get a well balanced dinner on the table despite cooking abilities, budget issues, and time constraints.  I hear all of the time from parents saying that this job is overwhelming.  For those struggling with overwhelm, I always recommend a one dish meal.  All of these healthy one dish meals take very little cooking ability and only dirty up one cooking dish.

Parents, rejoice!  For all of you out there who hate doing dishes as much as me, these are for you.  Fewer dishes means less time in the kitchen.  Woo hoo!  A few of these are skillet meals and a few are one dish oven meals.  Keep plugging along, mama.  You can do this!

8 healthy one dish meals

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Sausage, potatoes, onions, and cabbage


Dry ranch chicken, fingerlings potatoes, leeks, and carrots


Tuscan chicken


Pork roast with butternut squash and apples

Unrolled cabbage casserole

Cabbage casserole


Chicken pot pie with biscuits

Chicken fajitas




Mediterranean chicken