Confession: I’ve never made an entire meal in a single pot or pan (unless you count heating up soup or leftovers). But the idea of it sounds fairly excellent—throw a bunch of compatible ingredients in, heat ’em up, and serve. That’s a lot healthier than takeout when you’re in the mood for a hot meal but not even remotely in the mood to cook one—and probably quite a bit tastier, too.
Below, get ideas for 15 easy, comforting recipes to make when you’re short on time and inspiration but still want to eat something delicious. And we’re not just talking about soup (though that lasagna soup does look amazing); you can also make meals like chow mein, burrito bowls, and spaghetti carbonara in a single pot or skillet. You’re welcome.