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One-Pot Meal Recipes

Soups, stews, and Dutch oven meals


One pot meals are a timesaver, and there's nothing quite like the mouth-watering aromas given off by a simmering pot of food. The term "keep it simple" truly applies to this type of cookery, which uses ingredients on hand and usually a soup pot or Dutch oven are the only tools needed.

There are some wonderful soups, stews and roasts that do well with very little preparation time, and are easy to adjust to the ingredients you have in the pantry. One of the most commonly used pots in this type of cookery is the Dutch oven, a large, heavy kettle or pot with a tight-fitting lid. The Dutch oven is sometimes called a casserole, since it can usually be used in the oven or on top of the stove. The origin of the name is unknown, but there is evidence of the use of large iron stewing pots in Colonial America. The name is thought to have come from the Pennsylvania Dutch.

The traditional stockpot, or soup pot, is taller than it is wide, reducing excess evaporation by exposing only a small amount of surface to the air. It's a versatile pot to have, but a Dutch oven can easily be substituted.

Try some of the recipes below, and make mealtime a breeze!


Lamb Stew with Tomatoes
Cheeseburger Chowder
BBQ Bean Stew
Chicken Chili, Stovetop
Chicken Chili, Slow Cooker
Tortilla Soup with Chicken
Beef and Beer Stew
Jambalaya with Chicken
Oven Beef Stew with Mashed Potato Topping
Meatball Soup
Potato & Ham Soup
Chicken and White Bean Chili
Country Captain Chicken
Chili Beef Stew
Green Chile Pork Stew
Split Pea Soup
Baked Turkey Stew
Creamy Sausage Stew
Asian-Flavored Chicken Soup
Chicken a la King
Hoppin' John
Beef and Beer Oven Stew
Ham and Bean Soup
Crockpot Meatball Stew
Hearty Sausage Stew
Sausage and Tortellini Soup
Shrimp Creole
Chili with Scotch Bonnets & Tequila
Basic White Sauce

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