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A 7-Day Meal Plan of One-Pot Meals

If you have just enough time to cook dinner but don't want to spend another 30 minutes doing the dishes, then one-pot dinners are the way to go.

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Sunday: Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup

“I tasted a similar soup at Olive Garden and wanted to see if I could re-create it myself at home. Here’s the delicious result! It’s wonderful on a cool evening.” —Jaclynn Robinson, Shingletown, California

Get the recipe for Creamy Chicken Gnocchi Soup.

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Monday: Beef & Pepper Skillet

“I love Mexican-inspired food. I also enjoy experimenting with recipes like this one and making them as healthy—and downright good!—for my family as possible.” —Jenny Dubinsky, Inwood, West Virginia

Get the recipe for Beef & Pepper Skillet.

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Tuesday: Black Bean & Corn Quinoa

“Some vegan quinoa recipes are boring, but this one definitely isn’t. My daughter’s college asked parents for the best quinoa recipes to use in the dining halls. This healthy quinoa recipe fits the bill.” —Lindsay McSweeney, Winchester, Massachusetts

Get the recipe for Black Bean & Corn Quinoa.

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Wednesday: One-Pot Chili Mac

“This hearty entree is low in fat, but full of flavour. I love that you can cook the dried pasta right in the chili. One less pot to wash! This also reheats in the microwave perfectly.” —Dawn Forsberg, Saint Joseph, Missouri

Get the recipe for One-Pot Chili Mac.

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Thursday: Cod and Asparagus Bake

“In this bright and lively one-pan dish, green and red veggies back up tender fish, and lemon pulls everything together. You can use grated Parmesan cheese instead of Romano.” —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey

Get the recipe for Cod and Asparagus Bake.

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Friday: Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken

“This is a family-friendly recipe that even the kids will like. It’s easy to prepare and flavourful enough to share with dinner guests.” — Sherry Kozlowski, Morgantown, West Virginia

Get the recipe for Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken.

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Saturday: Chicken Jambalaya

“This is a great easy chicken jambalaya recipe. It’s great to serve at parties and it reheats well after!” —Lynn Desjardins, Atkinson, New Hampshire

Get the recipe for Chicken Jambalaya.

Next, check out our favourite 30 slow cooker recipes for two.

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