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.
Spring chicken one-pot
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.
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One-pan salmon with roast asparagus
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.
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Herby spring chicken pot pie
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.
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Baked asparagus risotto
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.
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Sausage, kale & gnocchi one-pot
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.
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Baked cauliflower pizzaiola
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.
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Spicy asparagus & chorizo baked 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.
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Coconut fish curry traybake
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.
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Lemony tuna, tomato & caper one-pot pasta
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.
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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.
Get the recipe: cheese, ham & pea risotto