Weeknight Cooking

Our Latest Contest: Your Best One-Pan Dinner

August 29, 2016

There's meditation and comfort to be found in recipes that call for using just about every dish you've got. But those are dishes for lazy weekends, vacations, birthday dinners, and the rare opportunities you have to get totally carried away in the kitchen. Much of the time between? As few dishes as possible, please.

"One pan" or "one pot" doesn't have to mean opening a box of pasta (though it well can—see Exhibit A); it can be lots of things: crispy-edged macaroni and cheese baked on a sheet tray, a cozy pan of chickpeas with chorizo or stewy, tomatoey chickpeas, a baking sheet’s worth of lamb meatballs with roasty cauliflower or baked tofu and kale.

Warm pan of chickpeas, chorizo, and chèvre, anyone? Photo by James Ransom

What are the one-pan dinners that feed you well through busy nights?

Shop the Story

Show us by submitting your recipes over on the contest page. The lucky winner will receive $100 to our Shop.

Want to know more about how our contest work? We've got you. Read on here!

Order now

A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).

Order now

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

Food52 (we cook 52 weeks a year, get it?) is a food and home brand, here to help you eat thoughtfully and live joyfully.