Cozy at Home

17 Cozy One-Pot Wonders as Comforting to Cook as They Are to Eat

Low, slow, braised goodness—even during the workweek.

October 31, 2018
Photo by Julia Gartland

The tea's a-brewing and the fireplace's a-crackling. We're getting Cozy at Home with warm-and-cuddly ideas for cooking, decorating, and more—so grab your fuzzy slippers and join us.


If you're looking for the fastest way to get people into the kitchen, go start a braise. The wafting aroma of deep-caramelized onions and browning meats is irresistible—enough to draw even the most content homebodies out from under their burrows.

We'd be hard-pressed to find a singular dish that competes with a braise's ease (one pot!) and comfort; it's the closest equivalent to a food hug, and we've already started gearing up for the cold-weather months that lie ahead.

Scroll below and start bookmarking your favorite one-pot wonders. And if you get home late during the workweek, jonesing for a slow-simmered meal? Well, we've got plenty of slow-cooker and Instant Pot/electric pressure cooker–compatible recipes for you, as well.


All the Tender Meats


Beans, Beans... Well, You Know


Slow Cooker & Instant Pot-Friendly

What have you got simmering? Share your cozy food favorites below!

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1 Comment

Talicia S. November 7, 2018
I did a kielbasa, sauerkraut, and potato stew the other night that was banging.