“I cook, you clean.” How many times have you heard this phrase uttered in your kitchen?
The following cookbooks can help you avoid making a huge mess by using as few dishes as possible. Check one out the next time you’re looking for new recipes to try:
101 One-Dish Dinners: Hearty Recipes for the Dutch Oven, Skillet, and Casserole Pan by Andrea Chesma – Presents a collection of recipes for one-dish meals that include options for soups, stews, salads, and skillet and oven-baked suppers.
One-Pot Paleo: Simple to Make, Delicious to Eat and Gluten-Free to Boot by Jenny Castaneda – A collection of single-dish, wheat-free Paleo recipes includes a variety of options ranging from Herbed Honey Chicken and Carne Asada to Szechuan Pork and Sesame Beef Stir Fry.
One Pot: 120+ Easy Meals From Your Skillet, Slow Cooker, Stockpot and More by Martha Stewart Living – Collects recipes for comfort foods that can be make using a single pot or pan, offering such options as Cajun stew made in a Dutch oven, slow cooker lamb shanks and potatoes, and kale and white bean soup made in a pressure cooker.
Sheet Pan Suppers: 120 Recipes for Simple, Surprising, Hands-Off Meals Straight From the Oven by Molly Gilbert – Collects recipes for complete meals, snacks, brunches, and desserts, designed for ease of preparation and minimal cleanup, including baked apricot French toast, BBQ chicken nachos, smoked cheddar and apple grilled cheese, and espresso biscotti.
Weight Watchers One Pot Cookbook by Weight Watchers – A treasury of 300 healthy one-dish recipes draws on the insights of Weight Watchers culinary experts and provides an array of casseroles, soups and stews for the whole family that can be prepared in woks, slow cookers, pressure cookers and more.
Just One Pot: Over 320 Simple and Delicious Recipes, From Hearty Stews to Tasty Tagines by Reader’s Digest – Whether it is in the oven, on the stove or in a slow cooker, a full color treasury of one-pot dishes includes hundreds of photos and a savory selection of soups, stews, chowders, stir-fires, risottos, paellas, curries, pastas, polenta, roasts, gratins, fondues and much more.
Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers by Pam Anderson – Details how to entertain less stressfully by preparing one-dish suppers in a volume that shares customizable recipes for such options as a rustic tart, paella, and a grilled platter.