Kid Friendly One Pot Meals

One pot meals offer you the pleasure of home cooking assembled with minimal fuss and cleanup. They combine various ingredients, therefore allowing you diversity in cooking, while keeping things simple. Hence its name, one-pot meals require actually just one pot. Yes, you will need some knives, spatulas, or cutting board, but when speaking about the pots, you really need just one One-pot meals are a great way to get kids to try new foods. Kids can try a new food mixed with old favorites. They allow you also to reconstruct some classic meals and give them a new and exciting twist your kids just might love.

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One Pot Spaghetti Chicken and Rice

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutesspaghetti chicken and rice
Servings: 4
  • 1.5 lb. chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 1 cup long grain rice or brown rice
  • 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes, with juices
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup mozzarella, torn into pieces
  • chopped carrots or bell peppers, if desired
Combine the marinara sauce, rice, tomatoes, and basil in a large skillet. Add chopped vegetables if using. Slice the chicken breast into chunks and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the chicken onto rice. Cover skillet with a lid and cook on medium-low.  Stir often and watch closely in case liquid runs out. Cook until rice is tender. Top with mozzarella cheese. Cook a few minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve while still hot.
chicken spaghetti rice

Burrito Bowls

Preparation time: 5 minutesburrito bowl in a pot
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded, chopped
  • 1 lb. lean hamburger
  • 7 oz. can corn
  • 7 oz. can kidney beans, drained, rinsed or other beans of your choice
  • 7oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • ¼ cup mild chunky salsa
  • ½ cup rice
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon taco seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Toppings: sour cream, cheddar cheese, guacamole, tortilla chips, etc.
1. Add the bell pepper, onion and hamburger in a skillet. Cook until hamburger is browned, about 5 minutes.
2. Add the remaining ingredients except the toppings. 3. Bring to a light boil. Reduce heat and cook, covered for 20 minutes or until the rice is done.
4. Serve with tortilla chips, sour cream, or cilantro.
burrito bowls

Breakfast Skillet One Pot Meal

Ingredients: breakfast one pot meal
  • 2 T. unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 t. Italian seasoning
  • 1 t. ground cumin
  • ½ t. ground chili powder
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Cups red potatoes cut in quarters or substitute diced hash brown potatoes
  • ¾ c. mini sweet peppers, diced (tri-color)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 strips thick-cut bacon, cooked crispy
  • 1 large avocado, diced
  • 1 large lime, cut into 8 wedges
Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the chopped potatoes and peppers to the skillet. Add Italian seasoning. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the pepper softens, approximately 3-4 minutes.
Create four "wells" in the skillet by pushing the vegetables to the side with a spatula. Add an egg into each opening and reduce heat to medium low. Cover and cook until the eggs are cooked through, approximately 3-5 minutes depending on desired level of doneness.
Remove from heat and crumble the crispy bacon on top of the skillet.
Serve immediately with the diced avocado and fresh lime wedges on the side.

More One Pot Meal Recipes

Beef Stroganoff
Chili Mac Supper
Sloppy Joes
Chicken Curry
Chicken Picatta
General Tso Chicken
Kung Pao Chicken
Pork Fried Rice
Sweet and Sour Pork
Franks and Beans
Garlic Sauce Pasta
Red Beans and Rice
Beef Stew
Ham and Macaroni Chowder
Tortellini and Peas
Beef and Broccoli

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