Going on the Whole30 diet can be pretty daunting for those of us who love to indulge. Cutting out carbs, dairy, and wine is hard, and finding time to put together Whole30 recipes can be even harder. These 11 meals are filling, delicious, and can be made with only one pan, making for easy prep and cleanup.
1. Shrimp and Green Beans in Chinese Garlic Sauce
Finally: a Whole30-compliant way to satisfy those nagging Chinese take-out cravings. You can whip up this hearty meal in less than a half hour using just a few basics. The garlic sauce in this one-pan dish is a total showstopper and tastes just as good as delivery (only healthier!). Serve it up over some cauliflower rice and you’ve got yourself a delicious entree. (Just be sure to leave out the Sriracha or DIY some hot sauce instead.)
2. Crispy One-Pan Paleo Bacon Wrapped Chicken
Comfort food doesn’t have to take a backseat during Whole30 (I mean, who would want to give up bacon?!). Make this protein-packed meal when you just need a break from salad but want to stay on track with your diet. These bacon-wrapped chicken breasts are the perfect meal for Whole30-ers to make when entertaining guests or cooking for kids.
3. Italian Sausage With Onions and Peppers
Sausage on the Whole30?! Yup, you heard that right. Using Whole30-compliant sausage you can make this super-easy Italian entree for yourself or for any number of guests.
4. Kale and Sweet Potato Turkey Skillet
Think of this dish as the ultimate Whole30 Thanksgiving meal, no matter what time of year you serve it. (The bacon addition is optional, depending on who is eating.) A good non-breakfast skillet is hard to come by, but if you’re craving an easy, savory dinner—look no further.
5. Cuban Pork Casserole
Cuban food packs some incredible flavor and re-creating the real thing can be pretty daunting for home chefs. But you’re in luck: This killer one-pan recipe hits all of those sweet and savory notes while staying Whole30-friendly.
6. Sheet Pan Breakfast Fajitas
Turns out, you can re-create your fave taco order at home while staying on-track with Whole30. These easy one-pan “breakfast” (or lunch or dinner… we don’t judge) fajitas are bound to please anyone with a Tex-Mex hankering.
7. One-Pan Dill Pistachio Salmon With Veggies
What Whole30 roundup would be complete without an easy-peasy fish recipe? Serving up a salmon meal plus sides in one pan might sound laughable, but this recipe is no joke. See for yourself how you can knock out this salmon entree and veggies in one cooking session.
8. One-Pan Moroccan Chicken and Veggies
The distinctive flavors of Morocco are too enticing to ignore. If you find yourself bored of salt-and-peppered meals, this dish can be your Whole30 remedy. As flavorful as it is simple, this 30-minute recipe will become a new staple in your routine.
9. Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies
Calling all busy AF people! In a pinch, this Whole30 recipe will be your saving grace after a long workday, workout, or errand run (or all three). Not only is this melt-in-your-mouth steak and veggie dish totally easy to make, the cleanup is easy too. That means you can treat yourself to a great meal and an early bedtime.
10. Roasted Lemon Garlic Broccoli Cauliflower
For a meat-free Whole30 meal, this cauliflower recipe (just skip adding the cheese!) is pitch-perfect. You can serve this as a side dish or a standalone entree (to make it heartier, you can always add chicken if you’re not vegan or vegetarian), making it a go-to for any occasion.
11. Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes With Eggs
We all love a good stuffed sweet potato, but the Mexican flavors in this dish make it that much better. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this surprisingly quick and easy recipe is sure to keep you full all day (or night).