If enjoying a full-fledged meal that uses just one pan sounds too good to be true, we’ve rounded up nine easy, healthy one-skillet dishes. Simply toss all the ingredients into one pan, and voilà your next meal is ready! These recipes are lifesavers for busy days — fast, flavorful and requiring very little cleanup. From scrumptious breakfast skillets to hearty dinners, here are nine of our favorite one-skillet dishes.
1. SKILLET CHICKEN WITH ROASTED CARROTS | COOKING LIGHT
This easy one-skillet chicken dinner could be ready in less than 40 minutes. Fresh thyme, lemon and parsley highlight the wholesome ingredients — chicken, carrots and potatoes — featured in this dish. Complete the meal by serving with a side of whole-grain rice. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 chicken breast, about 3/4 cup vegetables and 1/2 cup sauce each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 377; Total Fat: 9g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 111mg; Sodium: 401mg; Carbohydrate: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 46g
2. BELL PEPPER TACO SKILLET | INSPIRALIZED
This Mexican-themed meal is sure to become one of your most craved dishes — the melted cheese, savory beef and seasoned bell pepper “noodles” are irresistible. This seasoning makes extra so you’ll have some ready to go next time. If you’re short on time, feel free to use 1 tablespoon of your favorite premade fajita seasoning. Recipe makes 4 servings at one 3-inch slice each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 327; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 8g; Monounsaturated Fat: 9g; Cholesterol: 56mg; Sodium: 431mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 19g
3. ONE-SKILLET KALE TOMATO EGG BAKE | THE ROASTED ROOT
This one-skillet kale tomato egg bake is a flavorful and showy dish you can present to guests at your next brunch. This recipe features eggs baked into a thick vegetable sauce of simmering kale, tomatoes and mushrooms. Serve with toasted bread for memorable midday meal. Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 1/2 cups each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 282; Total Fat: 15g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 212mg; Sodium: 462mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 13g
4. SKILLET SPANISH CHICKEN & RICE | CLEAN EATING
Canned tomatoes and instant brown rice make this cozy chicken skillet a breeze, and it requires just 20 minutes of prep. To top it off, this warming Spanish mealis packed with bell peppers and olives for an aromatic dish you won’t forget! (Queso fresco is a salty, creamy Mexican cheese. If you can’t find it, swap in feta.) Recipe makes 4 servings at 1 cup rice mixture and 1 chicken breast each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 333; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 68mg; Sodium: 363mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 39g
5. APPLESAUCE SKILLET PANCAKE CAKE | FIT FOODIE FINDS
If you’ve ever had trouble flipping pancakes, consider your problem solved with this oven baked pancake cake. Lightly sweetened with apples and honey, this pancake is great for breakfast, brunch or dessert. Recipe makes 6 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 136; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 31mg; Sodium: 193mg; Carbohydrate: 23g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 4g
6. PAN SEARED BRUSSELS SPROUTS | THE ENDLESS MEAL
Infuse flavor into nutritious Brussels sprouts using just 5 ingredients with this recipe. Each sprout is sliced in half and seared before finishing in tart balsamic vinegar and topping with crunchy almonds. Recipe makes 2 servings at 8 Brussels sprouts each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 141; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 197mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 7g
7. HARVEST WILD RICE SKILLET | PINCH OF YUM
Get a taste of fall with this skillet featuring creamy butternut squash, crispy apples and nutty wild rice. Hearty and wholesome, this dish is perfect for busy weeknights — just use frozen cubed squash, leftover rice and any greens you have on hand. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 238; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 18mg; Sodium: 146mg; Carbohydrate: 39g; Dietary Fiber: 6g; Sugar: 10g; Protein: 8g
8. QUICK SKILLET STEAK WITH ONIONS AND MUSHROOMS | SKINNYTASTE
Make a regular weeknight dinner feel like a decadent celebration with this tasty skillet steak dish. Earthy mushrooms and sweet, sautéed onions are wonderful complements to the steak. Serve with a salad, roasted veggies or rice for a quick and delicious meal. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 95; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 0g; Cholesterol: 40mg; Sodium: 27mg; Carbohydrate: 4g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 13g
9. POWER GREENS BREAKFAST SKILLET | MYFITNESSPAL’S RECIPES
Start your day off right with this veggie breakfast skillet. It’s loaded with dark leafy greens and sweet caramelized onions. Elle Penner, RD, notes it’s perfect for weekends or weekdays — just caramelize those onions ahead of time for a mouth-watering breakfast in less than10 minutes! Recipe makes 2 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 285 ; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 7g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 271mg; Sodium: 357mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 17g