The worst part of cooking at home is obviously the cleanup. Following a recipe seems easy enough… until you realize you need to pull out every pan in your kitchen to make it happen. Before you know it, the sink is piled high with dishes. You’ve already put in all this work and now you have to clean up the mess you made doing it?!
Thankfully, it’s possible to make delicious and filling Paleo recipes using only one pan or skillet. Not only does this speed up the cooking process, but it leaves you with almost no work to do after dinner. Win-win.
When you’re starving and ready for brunch from the moment you hop out of bed, this breakfast bake is the answer. It uses just one baking sheet and includes every single one of your morning favorites—bacon, eggs, and potatoes. This is perfect if you’re cooking for friends and need to get everything ready before they arrive. You barely even have to plan ahead.
Hash is traditionally considered a breakfast food, but this hearty recipe is great any time of day. Plus, it tastes like pizza, so what more do you really need? Add whichever type of sausage and veggies you’re feeling, stir in the pizza sauce, top with eggs and bake. Then try not to eat the entire thing in one serving (or go for it… we won’t judge).
Who needs Taco Tuesday when you’ve got these fajita bowls? The only real prep work you’ll have to do is chopping veggies, then you can lay everything out on a baking sheet and cook it all at once. Serve with guacamole or your favorite salsa—this is about to be a weeknight fave.
Salmon is already packed with nutrients… then add blueberries and you’re stepping up your health game even more. Amazingly, this recipe takes only 20 minutes to make, and it’s full of superfoods that can help your body recover from a stressful week (or one too many drinks at happy hour). Plus, the gorgeous colors make it feel like a nice dinner you’d order at a fancy restaurant.
Turmeric is so hot right now, but it’s not just used in pricey lattes and smoothies—the trendy spice works perfectly in this chicken and cabbage dish. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it a Paleo fave, plus it’s a fun way to spice up your boring chicken routine. Serve on top of cauli rice with some chopped cilantro as garnish.
You knew we’d throw in one for all the veg-heads out there. This vegan and Paleo pan roast uses potatoes, leafy greens, and leeks, a plant similar to an onion or chive. It makes a great side dish when you’re cooking for a crowd, or serve it on its own with your favorite sauce and spices.
Sweet potato nachos. Do we really need to say more? You can top these babies with whatever you please, and although they may be messy to eat, they won’t leave you with any extra kitchen cleanup. Add vegan cheese or black beans if you don’t need to keep it Paleo, or top with avocado, shredded chicken, and salsa. It’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
Meatballs might be one of the most versatile dishes out there. They taste great on top of pasta, cauliflower rice, or on their own with a dipping sauce. These little guys are bursting with flavor from the ginger, cilantro, mint, and dill, and bone broth gives them an extra boost. They’ll make a great appetizer if you need something to bring to a summer BBQ.
When you’d rather do anything after a long day than whip up a fancy dinner, this sausage and cabbage skillet is about to be your new favorite staple. This recipe is low on carbs and high on nutritional content… and the best part? One batch makes a ton of food, so you’ll have leftovers for the rest of the week.
So this one isn’t strictly one-pan if you use a baking dish to cook the squash, but once that’s finished, you can throw all your ingredients together on the stove. It’s a comforting pasta dish with a creamy coconut milk sauce that hardly tastes dairy-free—perfect for those nights when you want to curl up with a warm bowl of carb-filled goodness.
It’s undeniable that egg rolls are delicious. But are they Paleo? Not quite. This version swaps out the wrappers for a bowl and uses coconut aminos instead of soy sauce. It tastes just like ordering takeout, except without all the added junk. Easy prep, easy cleanup. This is what dreams are made of.