One Pot Wonder Recipes To Try When You’re Over The Christmas Cooking

Sometimes cooking, as joyful as it can be in normal circumstances, can be the one thing that totally tips our stress levels over the edge at this time of year. We’re all busy and struggling between being too tired to cook while simultaneously craving the comfort of a home cooked meal. Undoubtedly, supermarkets pull out all of the stops on the festive food front but sometimes nothing beats the taste of a steaming bowl of pasta. 

This Christmas we’re all about the one-pot wonder meals that don’t compromise on flavour yet leave the cleaning up non-existent. These dishes were made for busy periods of exhausting entertaining plus, their easy to follow nature will provide you with meal inspiration throughout the entirety of winter.

One pot Mexican Chicken and Rice

Take a break from the turkey and give this homemade Mexican dish a try. 

Bonus: Guaranteed flavour explosion. 

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Serves: 5 

Check out the full recipe here.

One Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

Carbs and cheese?! Food blogger, The Chunky Chef answered all of our one pot comfort food needs with this delicious, super quick recipe.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 6

Check out the full recipe here.

Photo: The Chunky Chef

One Pot Sausage and Bean Casserole

Nothing warms you from the inside out quite like a hearty sausage casserole. This one pot wonder wins all of the points as the ultimate winter warmer. 

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Serves: 10

Check out the full recipe here.

Photo: Kitchen Sanctuary

Slow Cooked Korean Beef

Still technically a one pot meal, slow cooker recipes are ideal for this time of year. Set aside ten minutes to prepare the meal then freely go about the rest of your day and come home to a delicious meal that only requires serving up. This slow-cooked, tender meat will melt in your mouth to astounding flavours.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 4 hours
Serves: 4

Check out the full recipe here.

Photo: The Recipe Critic

Bombay Chicken One Pot Roast

Cooking Christmas dinner requires a whole host of pots, pans, dishes and cooking utensils. Cut yourself some cooking slack in the lead up with this delicious one-pot roast dinner.

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves: 4-6

Check out the full recipe here.

Photo: Real Food Tesco

One Pot Beef Stroganoff

To reiterate just how simple yet delicious this one-pot recipe really is, it’s worth noting that the author of this recipe, I Am A Food Blog, actually developed this sophisticated stroganoff solution while camping.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2

Check out the full recipe here. 

Photo: I Am A Food Blog

One Pot Carrot and Ginger Soup

Cosy, satisfying, gluten-free, dairy-free, full of vibrant flavours – this soup ticks all of the one-pot wonder boxes.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Serves: 8

Check out the full recipe here.

Photo: The Petite Cook
Niamh Crawford-Walker

Niamh is a full time fashion and features writer at The Style Edit. Her work has previously appeared in IMAGE magazine, image.ie and Emirates Woman.

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