18 of the best one-pots for spring and summer

Because nobody wants to wash up when it’s sunny outside! We’ve brought together our very best summer casseroles, tray roast suppers, and one-pots to inspire you for those weeknights when doing the dishes just isn’t on the menu.

After cooking 1000+ lockdown meals, we are all looking for simplicity and ease in the kitchen. Here, we’ve listed 18 brilliant one-dish recipes that will reduce your time at the kitchen sink for the summer months. Transform a few simple ingredients into a one-pot roast, or give your veggie shepherd’s pie an uplift with a moreish halloumi topping (whilst saving you some scrubbing!). Grab your casserole and let’s get cooking…

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18 of the best one-pots for spring and summer

Our best one-pot recipes for spring and summer

One-pot sun dried tomato, garlic and pecorino pasta

Ready for a 15 minute start-to-finish pasta that’s FULL of flavour? This one-pot recipe uses sun dried tomato, garlic and pecorino for the sweet, savoury and salty hits any good pasta needs.

Sun dried tomato garlic and pecorino pasta

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Borlotti and runner beans with sage, tomato and garlic

This summer stew is loaded with flavour. The chopped sage, oregano, and mascarpone add richness to complement the earthy beans.

Borlotti and runner beans with sage, tomato and garlic

Tomato, dill and feta orzo

If feta and tomato pasta has been on your mind lately, you’re not alone. This version is simple to make and so oozy, from the cheese. Then there’s the added bonus of hardly any washing up. It’s a go-er! Mop up all the saucy goodness with some warm, crusty bread on the side, if you like.

Stuffed baked tomatoes

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One-pot chicken cacciatore

There’s little else to say on the matter, chicken stewed in tomato sauce and wine is just good. Even better when it only takes 10 minutes of preparation.

One pot chicken cacciatore

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Fisherman’s stew

This handy fish stew recipe uses mostly store-cupboard staples but tastes super fresh, and is good for you, too. Weeknight dinner sorted.

Fisherman's stew

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Fennel and white wine pot-roast chicken

Ever craved a roast minus the washing up? Welcome to the recipe of your dreams. Here, a whole chicken cooks in wine and butter for a beautifully succulent bird and a sauce that is to die for.

Fennel and white wine pot roast

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Braised beef short rib

Time does the work in this braised beef short rib recipe from Julia Busuttil Nishimura. The sake, mirin and soy sauce, make for a super satisfying and comforting sauce.

braised beef short ribs

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Persian chicken pilaf

This Persian pilaf is topped with fresh herbs, pine nuts, yogurt and crispy onions for the perfect balance of soft and crunchy, and it only takes one casserole to make it.

Persian chicken pilaf

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One-pot cheese and tomato gnocchi bake

Comfort food fit for spring and summer, this easy family meal has the classic tri-colore of tomato, basil and mozzarella, and reminds us why it’s such a popular flavour combination.

Tomatoes on toast with mozzarella

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Harissa spiced butter beans with peppers and feta

For a hassle-free vegetarian dinner that’s both healthy and filling, try our Mediterranean-style bean stew. Topped with lots of feta cheese and served with toasted pitta bread, it’s one of our favourite ways to use harissa.

Harissa spiced butter beans

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Perfect coq au vin

A coq au vin is welcome any time of the year, with the dish’s beauty being its simplicity. You can prepare this one 1-2 days ahead and keep covered in the fridge, for even more depth of flavour when you reheat it.

Perfect coq au vin

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Veggie chilli with nachos

Sick of the same old, same old for dinner? Whip up this veggie chilli covered with layers of tortilla chips and grated cheese then bake until golden brown. Serve with lime wedges to cut through the rich depth of the chilli.

Veggie chilli

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Halloumi topped lentil stew

Potatoes are old hat. Try topping your spicy lentil stew with slices of grilled halloumi for extra pizzazz. The stew itself is full of veggies to get you well on your way to your five-a-day.

Halloumi topped lentil stew

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Peri-peri chicken

Try your hand at everybody’s favourite chicken restaurant’s signature dish, with this spicy Portuguese chicken recipe. Simple, full of flavour, yet super satisfying.

Peri peri chicken

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Pecorino and pea risotto

Arm yourself with our basic vegetarian risotto recipe. It’s easy to adapt to whatever ingredients you have to hand – be that cooked meat, seafood, cooked veg, herbs or different cheeses..

Pecorino and pea risotto

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One-pot orzo with feta and olives

Transport yourself to Greece in under half an hour with this quick veggie one-pot – orzo pasta, onions, olives, pine nuts and feta – come together for a flavourful bowl of joy.

One-pot orzo with feta and olives

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Pulled pork

For stuffing into sandwiches, tacos, or on top of nachos, this pulled pork recipe will see you right for many a warm weather meal, and cooks all on one baking tray.

Pulled pork

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Easy shakshuka

For a hearty one-pot that’s as suitable for brunch as it is for dinner, try our spiced shakshuka. It’s packed with flavour, and is perfect mopped up with some bread.

Shakshuka

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If simple cooking is your thing, try our cook once, eat twice recipes – they save you time and money in the kitchen.

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