Best healthy one-pot recipes
Try our nutritious one-pots for a healthy meal, from paprika cod with chickpeas, to fragrant beef stew and vegan quinoa chilli
Looking for healthy one-pot recipes? Check out our ideas below for nourishing one-pot recipes that are easy, filling and good for you.
One-pot meals are not only convenient, but a great way to boost nutrition, and can provide good amounts of protein thanks to meat, grains, beans or legumes. The use of vegetables together with herbs and spices will provide a wide range of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits, and one-pots are often a good source of fibre, thanks again to the veg and any grains or beans that are included.
From one-pot chicken recipes to easy one-pot pasta ideas, we have lots of ideas for you to try. Also take a look at our healthy slow-cooker recipes and healthy comfort food recipes.
Best healthy one-pot recipes
One-pot chicken and quinoa tagine
Try our one-pot chicken and quinoa tagine – it's deeply flavourful and high in protein. This one-pot recipe is an easy, comforting family meal, and just happens to be gluten-free, too.
Healthy cod and rice one-pot
Liven up your weeknight dinners with this healthier one-pot featuring plump, juicy chunks of cod, fragrant basil and sweet tomatoes. It’s easy to make and saves on washing-up, too.
One-pot paprika cod and chickpeas
Check out our punchy paprika cod one-pot with juicy tomatoes. This simple traybake is a high-protein midweek meal for when you're short on time, but still want something healthy.
Healthy one-pot chicken
A simple and delicious midweek meal, this roast chicken with leeks and beans is a great lighter alternative to a Sunday roast. Discover more roast recipes.
Persian lamb stew
Save on the washing-up with this fragrant one-pot Persian lamb stew packed with nutrient-rich chickpeas and warming spices. It's a comforting and healthy family dish that's great for midweek. If you're in the mood for some indulgent comfort food, check out our best ever lamb recipes.
Freekeh risotto with spring greens
This light and healthy twist on a classic risotto is made with freekeh, a low-fat, high-protein 'super grain'. Ready in just 40 minutes, this easy dish is packed with vitamin-rich spring greens. Discover more risotto recipes.
Tuscan bean and barley stew
This one-pot Tuscan-inspired bean and barley stew is rich and hearty and ready in just 30 minutes. Make it with any leafy greens you have on hand for a comforting and healthy meal for four that's low-fat and full of the good stuff.
Pork fillet with pepper stew
This stew is an easy to make meal for four that's high in protein. It's ready in under an hour, and can be served with brown rice or white bean mash for extra fibre.
Healthy one-pot eggs
This baked eggs with spinach dish feels indulgent, but is a light and healthy brunch option with iron-rich spinach, mushrooms and low-fat crème fraîche. Serve with sourdough toast for dunking in the yolks.
Healthier lamb and spinach bulgar wheat pilaf
This light and healthy lamb and spinach bulgar wheat pilaf is great for when you want a satisfying meal in a hurry. Ready in 30 minutes, it's packed full of flavour, with warming cardamom and cumin.
Moroccan veg and chickpea tagine
This fragrant Moroccan vegetable and chickpea tagine is quick and easy to make, low in fat and suitable for vegans. It makes enough for four, but freezes well for when you need a healthy dinner in minutes.
Chickpea and squash coconut curry
Chickpeas are high in protein and fibre, and this healthy vegetarian meal is ideal for midweek, as it will be on the table in under an hour. To lower the saturated fat and calories in this dish, try using Alpro coconut milk alternative, which is made with a rice milk base. Check out our other top healthy curry recipes.
Gigantes plaki (Greek baked beans)
Ready in under an hour, this Greek-style one-pot is packed with plenty of fresh flavours as well as protein and fibre, making it a healthy vegetarian meal idea. Don't skip the feta – it adds a delicious salty hit.
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