12 Easy One-Dish Meals For Stress-Free Winter Weeknights

The only thing more stressful than a hectic work week is trying to figure out what’s for dinner and actually spending your precious little time in the kitchen cooking and cleaning up after. So take the guesswork out of dinner time and keep cleanup to a minimum with these twelve one-dish recipes to lighten your weeknight load this winter.

1. Curried Sweet Potato Chowder

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This Curried Sweet Potato Chowder is the ultimate comfort food during fall evenings. It has a creamy base of coconut milk, a nice spicy kick from the curry, and a good amount of sweet potatoes, lentils, and black beans for a warm yet hearty meal.

2. Pumpkin Turkey Chili Recipe

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Take a break from your traditional beef chili and make this delicious Pumpkin Turkey Chili instead. Adding pumpkin puree and coconut milk puts a delicious twist on the dish, and there’s no way you can go wrong with ground turkey.

3. Butternut Squash Risotto

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If you love risotto, you’re going to love this fall-inspired dish. Butternut Squash Risotto is filled with delicious butternut squash flavor and is made using just one pan, so there are fewer dishes to take care of later.

4. Ground Turkey Dinner Skillet

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Are you in need of a dinner recipe that is ready in very little time? This Ground Turkey Dinner Skillet recipe is one you have to try. It’s made with one pan and makes a great topping over rice or pasta.

5. Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash

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Delicious and filling, this Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash looks way more complex to make than it is. It’s an easy dinner idea for fall using only one pan. It’ll definitely be a hit with the whole family.

6. Ground Turkey Pumpkin Skillet

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This Ground Turkey Pumpkin Skillet is another way that you can take advantage of autumn produce. Since this dish is made with only one skillet, you can turn to this for an easy dinner idea on busy fall weeknights.

7. Skillet Spaghetti

Clean Eating Skillet Spaghetti
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Spaghetti is a classic favorite for the entire family. If you’re craving spaghetti, you can make this Skillet Spaghetti for a hearty and comforting fall dinner using one pan.

8. Cinnamon Carrots And Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Clean Eating Cinnamon Carrots And Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe
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Get ready to meet the easiest fall dinner recipe. This Cinnamon Carrots And Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner can be prepared ahead by cutting up the vegetables and then freezing them or using store-bought frozen veggies.

9. Chicken And Brussels Sprouts

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Chicken is an excellent fall dinner idea if you’re looking for a quick meal. You can make this Chicken And Brussels Sprouts recipe in 35 minutes using only one sheet pan.

10. Teriyaki Turkey Skillet

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You have to make this Teriyaki Turkey Skillet recipe. It’s one of the easiest dinners you’ll make this fall.

11. Catalina Cranberry Chicken

Clean Eating Catalina Cranberry Chicken Recipe
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This Catalina Cranberry Chicken recipe is easy to make and so tangy and delicious. You can make it in a slow cooker or instant pot. Either way, you’ll have a delicious and hearty main course for fall.

12. Chicken and Parsnip Soup

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Nothing beats a delicious and hearty soup for a chilly fall evening. Add this Chicken and Parsnip Soup recipe to your fall dinner rotation. It’s made in one pot and does not scrimp on flavor.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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