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8 tasty one pot wonders to save you washing up

More time eating and less time standing in front of the sink? Sounds good to us

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8 tasty one pot wonders to save you washing up

These easy family meals cook in a single plan and are inspired by flavours from around the globe.

From a Mediterranean-inspired baked balsamic chicken to a root vegetable pea pilaf - our recipes are sure to pack a flavour punch!

Here's how to make a mighty masterpiece any night of the week...and without the washing up.

Baked balsamic chicken & Mediterranean veg

In the dark depths of winter, our baked balsamic chicken and Mediterranean veg will provide a welcome taste of sunshine. This dish is flavoured with thyme, honey and a glug of balsamic glaze. For an extra surprise, we've cut a pocket in the chicken and filled it with sun-dried tomatoes and basil. Just look at it in all its colourful glory...

Barbecue bean, kale and sausage casserole

You can't beat a sausage casserole at the end of a tiring day, and this one – packed with red onion, red peppers and baked beans – really hits the spot. We're thinking this would work well with a baked potato, wedges, or a big hunk of crusty bread. Add the sausages and onion first, before throwing in the rest of the ingredients and leaving to simmer.

 

Slow-cooker Mexican corn chowder

This creamy chowder comes with a kick of chilli heat and smoky chipotle. The best thing about this pot of comfort - apart from the taste - is that you can cook it in your slow cooker. Simply add in some onions, celery, red pepper, yellow pepper, potatoes, sweetcorn and borlotti beans. Then season with a sprinkle of cumin, a spoonful of chipotle paste, some jalapenos, a garlic clove and stock. Then, about 10 minutes before you're ready to serve, stir in some single cream. 

Root vegetable & pea pilaf

Turmeric gives this Indian-inspired dish its wonderful golden colour, while cinnamon and cardamom add fragrance and warmth. We've opted for a meat-free meal using just carrots, parsnips and peas to bulk it out but for carnivores, you could always add in your preferred meat.

Vegetable hotpot

Though some may prefer the classic lamb version, we like the simpicity of this vegetable hotpot, which tops carrots, leeks, courgettes, peppers, lentils and butterbeans with sliced potatoes. Make sure you leave it uncovered to cook for the last 50 minutes, to ensure that it comes out of the oven ultra-crisp and golden.  

French-style beef casserole

This rich, meaty recipe is the epitome of comfort food. We've added smoked bacon into ours, with garlic, Chantenay carrots and button mushrooms and flavoured the one-pot wonder with some thyme, stock and red wine. It's sure to warm you from the inside out! Another plus – if you have leftovers, they will be even more delicious the next day.

Shakshuka made simple

Making shakshuka is far simpler than you'd think - and this recipe makes things easier yet, by usng only one pan. Simply fry the onion, garlic, peppers and paprika in oil before adding tomatoes, simmering, and cracking in the eggs. Top with chopped chives, cheese and serve with hot toast – an indulgent breakfast, sure – but an equally satisfying supper, if you ask us. If you don't consider it a meal without meat, add a side of chorizo or crispy bacon.

Chorizo & seafood jambalaya

We’ve given the Cajun classic a Spanish paella-style twist by adding in some chorizo and switching meat for seafood in our jambalaya. We think it works perfectly. Don't forget to serve your pot with a few slices of lemon to help add a zingy touch. 

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