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17 Healthy One Pan Meals to Make Dinner Easy AF this Week

17 protein and veggie-packed dinners that you can make in one pan! These healthy one pan meals will make your weeknight dinner a breeze and are perfect for meal prep or feeding a family. Vegetarian meals included!

Real talk: sometimes Thursday night rolls around, the week has been long, and frozen pizza seems like the only option for dinner. We’ve all been there. Well I’m here to make these nights (and any night) easy, fun, and delicious with one pan meals that you’re going to love.

These recipes are my tried-and-true dinner favorites – one’s that I make almost every week for Tony and I. We like to mix it up between vegetarian meals and ones with meat, and these are perfect for adapting to most dietary needs. You’ll find flavorful curries, quick stir-fry’s, and obviously my mama’s famous chicken & rice.

The best part? One pan = EASY cleanup. Byyyeee doing the dishes till 9pm.

Get these delicious one pan meals on your dinner table this week! They’ll have your family going back for seconds, and all make excellent leftovers that are perfect for lunch. Enjoy, xo!

1. One Pan Tandoori Chicken with Spiced Coconut Rice

one pan meals: chickpea curry with rice in a bowl

2. Healing Lemongrass Chickpea Thai Green Curry with Toasted Coconut Brown Rice

3. Paleo Turmeric Chicken Meatballs with Green Tahini Sauce 

one pan meals: cauliflower curry in a skillet with a wooden spoon

4. Thai Peanut Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

5. 30 Minute Healthier Turkey Sloppy Joes with Homemade Sauce

one pan meals: eggs and polenta in a skillet with a spoon

6. Polenta Refried Beans & Egg Skillet Bake

7. 30-minute Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken & Sweet Potato Noodle Stir Fry

one pan meals: chicken, pasta and veggies in a red skillet

8. Garlic Parmesan Pasta with Chicken & Roasted Bell Peppers

9. Butternut Squash & Black Bean Enchilada Skillet

one pan meals: chicken, broccoli, red pepper, and edamame in a red skillet with a wooden spoon

10. Thai Peanut Chicken, Edamame & Quinoa Stir Fry

one pan meals: turkey enchilada skillet in a cast iron skillet

11. 30-Minute Leftover Sweet Potato & Turkey Enchilada Skillet

12. Whole Wheat Honey Jalapeño Cornbread Chicken Tamale Pie

one pan meals: chickpea stir fry with green beans and red pepper in a red skillet

13. Healthy Sesame-Orange Ginger Chickpea Stir-Fry


14. Kung Pao Chickpea & Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry

one pan meals: tofu curry in a bowl with a spoon

15. Vegetarian Tofu Cashew Coconut Curry

16. One Pan Thai Coconut Yellow Curry Chicken & Rice

17. Mama’s Puerto Rican Chicken & Rice

If you make any of these one pan meals, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know how you liked it! You can also snap and picture and post it on Instagram using the hashtag #ambitiouskitchen. xo!

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