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Top 10 spring one-pots

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Discover our favourite spring dishes that can be made using just one pot, from baked asparagus risotto to a herby, creamy, filo-topped pie.

These ingenious one-pot recipes pack in the flavour while saving you time and effort on the washing-up afterwards. We've selected 10 of the best for spring, packed with tasty, seasonal ingredients.

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1) Spring chicken one-pot

Chicken stew in a pot with potatoes and carrots

Try a twist on the classic chicken casserole by adding pesto and crème fraîche to create a rich gravy. We've used budget-friendly chicken thighs, streaky bacon and baby new potatoes to make a really filling meal the whole family will enjoy.

Check out more of our chicken casserole recipes for more midweek meal inspiration.

2) One-pan salmon with roast asparagus

Salmon in a pot with asparagus, potatoes and tomatoes

This is simple seasonal fare at its finest. Meaty salmon fillets pair perfectly with seasonal spring veg in this easy roast dish – simply drizzle with olive oil and pop in the oven, it couldn't be easier to prepare.

Try some of our other sensational spring recipes.

3) Herby spring chicken pot pie

Chicken with greens and filo pastry

This pot pie boasts a creamy filling topped with super-crisp scrunched-up filo pastry. It's a perfect way to use up frozen spinach and peas, as well as leftover cooked chicken from a roast. A winner all round.

Look no further for more comforting pot pie recipes.

4) Baked asparagus risotto

risotto in a tray with asparagus, tomatoes and parmesan

Why slave over a hot stove when you could bake a risotto to creamy perfection? This vegetarian one-pot uses asparagus soup and vegetable stock to add plenty of flavour to the rice, plus shavings of parmesan (or vegetarian alternative) to finish.

Or if you prefer to stick to tradition, try one of our classic risotto recipes.

5) Sausage, kale & gnocchi one-pot

gnocchi in a bowl and pan with sausage and kale

Feed the whole family with this easy gnocchi dish, which takes just 20 minutes from start to finish. Use a pack of pork sausages and fresh chicken stock, along with chilli and fennel seeds to add plenty of flavour.

Find more inspiration for gnocchi based dinners here.

6) Baked cauliflower pizzaiola

Pot of cauliflower with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella

Turn a whole cauliflower into a tasty, filling meal with this easy recipe idea. Use a mixture of red and yellow tomatoes and a scattering of fresh basil leaves to create a colourful veggie bake.

7) Spicy asparagus & chorizo baked egg

Asparagus in a pot with diced chorizo and an egg

If you're dining alone, treat yourself to this spicy meal-for-one that can be on the table in just 25 minutes. Hot smoked paprika, flavourful chorizo and half-fat crème fraîche take it up a notch, and it's a great way to put seasonal asparagus centre stage.

8) Coconut fish curry traybake

White fish in a tray with broccoli and pak choi

Pop cooked pouches of brown rice into a roasting tin to create the base for this clever oven-baked one-pot. Top with white fish fillets, long-stem broccoli and pak choi, along with a tasty coconut curry sauce. It's guaranteed to become a firm favourite in any curry-loving household.

9) Lemony tuna, tomato & caper one-pot pasta

Two bowls of pasta with tomatoes, capers and parsley

Give budget-friendly tuna pasta a makeover with this sophisticated twist on the student staple. We've added creamy mascarpone, punchy capers and plenty of lemon zest.

Try some of our other budget friendly tuna recipes here.

10) Cheese, ham & pea risotto

Cheese,-ham-&-pea-risotto

Mascarpone and mature cheddar make this a must-try for cheese lovers. It's a great way to use up leftover ham hock, and you can use frozen peas for extra convenience. Forget laborious stirring – this recipe adds all the stock in one go so you can get on with other things in the kitchen. A great midweek time-saver.

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