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Cooking Inspiration - Mess-free Meals - Delicious dinners cooked in 1 pot

Cooking Inspiration

Mess-free Meals - Delicious dinners cooked in 1 pot

Mess-free meals

One of the worst feelings in the world is eating a filling dinner and then turning to the sink and seeing a stack of dishes that need to be washed. These 5 dinners are all cooked in 1 vessel (pot, pan, skillet, or baking tray) to make clean-up quick and easy. Now you can enjoy your meals without the stress of cleaning up after.

One Pan Lemon Pepper Chicken and Potatoes

This delicious chicken dish is made in an oven-safe skillet. Brown your chicken and potatoes on the stove, and then roast the dish in the oven. The lemon and fresh herbs give this dish a complex flavor – no one will know how simple it was to put together.

Salmon Poke Bowls

If you cook your rice ahead of time and marinate your salmon cubes in a Ziplock bag, you can get away with only washing the dishes you’ll need for dinner. This delicious meal combines salmon, rice, pickled cucumber, avocado, and any other raw vegetables you want to use. It’s refreshing, quick, healthy, and requires very little clean-up!

Tuna Stuffed Avocado with Bacon

Did you know you make sushi-like flavors in a quick dish at home? For this recipe, you’ll need to fry up some bacon (or purchase pre-cooked for even less clean-up.) Then you’ll mix the bacon, tuna, scallion, and Sriracha Mayo and serve it inside half an avocado. The presentation is beautiful, the flavors pack a bunch, and you won’t be stuck with a lot of dishes.

Southwest Zucchini Boats

These vegetarian zucchini boats are baked on 1 baking tray in the oven. Line your baking tray with foil to make clean-up even easier. The Lime Cilantro Hoisin sauce pairs wonderfully with the diced tomato, corn, and black beans to create a flavorful filling for the zucchini.

Hoisin Tequila Burger

Try a spin on traditional burgers with this Hoisin Tequila Burger. You’ll need to fry or grill the patties, but everything else can come together on the plate. Serve with fresh fruit, a simple salad, or potato chips to keep it quick and to avoid using more dishes.


Hopefully these 5 recipes have inspired you to create mess-free meals for those nights when you don’t feel like cleaning up. These can also be great meals to fix when family or friends are visiting because you won’t have to spend a lot of time cleaning up after the meal and instead you can spend more time enjoying each other's company.