For some of you, especially if you’d been the one in charge of cooking over the holidays, going back into the kitchen may be the last thing on your mind right now. Yet with the beginning of a new year, this is the perfect time to set the reset button and try out some fresh new recipes.
Don't try just any recipe, go for easy, warming one-pot wonders that will fill your bellies but also cure the post-holiday blues. Here’s our pick of six recipes that do just that.
6 easy one pot cooking recipes
1. Gordon Ramsay’s spicy sausage rice
Gordon Ramsay’s recipe for one-pot sausages and rice is an easy dinner recipe that takes just 30 minutes from stovetop to table. Sausages, red peppers, rice, and a handful of other simple ingredients are cooked together, locking in all the flavour in one pot. Try this quick and easy recipe for any weeknight dinner.
2. Tom Kerridge’s chicken casserole
Chef Tom Kerridge's chicken casserole recipe, is taken from the classic French stew, poule au pot, literally, ‘chicken in a pot’. Winter vegetables like celeriac, carrots, celery and cabbage become the base for a whole chicken flavoured with garlic sausage and smoky bacon. Serve directly from the pot at the table for rustic French feels and minimal cleanup.
In Naples, they've long known how to make delicious meals out of leftovers, and the pasta frittata is a classic example. Use any leftover pasta, and with the addition of eggs and cheese, easily turn it into a pasta frittata. Hints of sauce on the pasta only adds to the flavour so don't fuss over it. An easy weeknight meal that can be prepared in one single pan.
If you've made the pledge to eat less meat this year, then this is the dish to make. Good-for-you lentils, paneer, coconut milk, and warm, fragrant spices such as cumin, cloves, all spice, and turmeric come together in less than 30 minutes. Serve with rice or naan bread for an easy weeknight meal.
Hearty and comforting, a great chicken pot pie is always be a hit with everyone. Learn how to make a delicious chicken pot pie with crust, stuffed with mixed vegetables and meat. Store-bought puff pastry makes this a cinch to put together.
This Thai duck red curry with tomatoes and pineapple is made in just one wok (or pan, if you don't have one). Quick, easy and perfect for any time of the week.