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Published on March 10, 2015

Healthy Dinners in No Time

Easy one-pot meals the entire family will love.

At the end of a long day, the last thing you want to do is spend hours cooking an elaborate meal. Try one of these healthy one-pot recipes for an easy (and delicious) family dinner you can feel good about.

Southwest Sweet Potato Skillet

This savory skillet is a tasty take on breakfast for dinner—and it only requires about half an hour to make. Sweet potatoes, onion, corn and beans provide plenty of vitamins and minerals to keep your family strong.


8 eggs

1/3 cup milk

1/2 tsp cumin

1 tbsp butter

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise

1/2 yellow onion, diced

1/2 cup roasted corn

1 cup black beans

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 jalapeño, diced

1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Whisk eggs, milk, cumin, salt and pepper in a medium bowl.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat and sauté potato, onion, jalapeño and garlic until tender, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add corn and beans to skillet, stirring occasionally for 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Pour egg mixture into skillet, gently pushing around pan until fully cooked, for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Serve with hot sauce, salsa or guacamole.

Yield: 5 servings

Time: 35 minutes


Garlic Linguine

This linguine recipe will change how you cook pasta. It’s simple, ready in just 20 minutes, and delicious, with fresh tomato and basil drizzled in extra virgin olive oil.


12 oz linguine

12 oz cherry tomatoes, halved

1 onion, thinly sliced

4 garlic cloves, diced

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

2 sprigs basil

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

4 1/2 cups water

Salt, pepper and Parmesan cheese to taste


  1. Add pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, basil, oil, salt, pepper and water to a large skillet.
  2. Bring water to a boil over high heat.
  3. Continue boiling mixture, stirring frequently for about 10 minutes, until pasta is al dente.
  4. Season and garnish with basil.
  5. Serve with oil and Parmesan.

Yield: 4 servings

Time: 20 minutes

Homemade Margherita Pizza

This recipe’s not so much a one-pot meal as much as a one cookie sheet meal! Homemade pizza is a simple, healthy alternative to greasy delivery, plus it’s easy to customize with your favorite fresh toppings.


Refrigerated pizza dough

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

4 garlic cloves, diced

1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

1 tbsp fresh oregano leaves

1/2 bunch fresh basil leaves

1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes

1 (8-ounce) ball fresh mozzarella, drained

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Sauté olive oil, garlic, thyme and oregano in a sauce pan over medium heat.
  3. Add crushed tomatoes, salt and pepper, lower the heat, simmer for 8 minutes, then take off heat.
  4. Drizzle olive oil onto a cookie sheet and stretch pizza dough over it.
  5. Smear the dough with tomato sauce
  6. Tear the mozzarella and basil into pieces and spread evenly on the pizza
  7. Bake until golden, about 16 to 18 minutes.

Yield: 4 servings

Time: 35 minutes

Looking for more inspiration? Check out these one-pot meal suggestions from Eating Well

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