Cooking isn’t easy, especially if you don’t have a passion for it. Evenings after work can become chaotic quickly. With chores, homework, and getting the kids ready for bed, dinner can seem like a chore in and of itself. Luckily, you can cook a healthy meal with only one pan and a few simple ingredients. Here are our favorite one-pan recipes.
One thing that each of these recipes has in common is that you only need one pan. Try Hexclad pans for each of these recipes to make cooking your next meal simple and easy.
Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp & Asparagus
If you’re looking for a healthy meal after you’ve eaten nothing but chocolate cookies and junk food, then this one’s for you. Luckily, you don’t have to eat canned soup to have a nutritious dinner. With so much flavor, lemon garlic butter shrimp is simple to make. It can even be made in less than 20 minutes. Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- Brightland olive oil
- Onion powder
- Vegetable stock
- Lemon slices
- Minced garlic
- Start by preparing your asparagus. First, place one tablespoon of olive oil in a non-stick skillet with one tablespoon of butter and heat it over medium heat. Add asparagus and season according to your taste. Saute the asparagus until crisp for four to six minutes. Remove and set the pan aside.
- Using the same pan, add two more tablespoons of butter and add your shrimp. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Fry your shrimp for one or two minutes on one side.
- Add minced garlic and onion powder to the shrimp and stir well. Flip the shrimp to the other side and add ¼ cup vegetable stock. Reduce the sauce for one minute without overcooking shrimp.
- Push the cooked shrimp to one side of the pan and add your asparagus back to the pan. Stir them well, coating the asparagus and shrimp in the sauce.
- Garnish with lemon slices.
Nothing is better than flaky salmon in a garlic butter sauce. Here are the ingredients you need for this recipe:
- Salmon fillets
- Olive oil
- Diced garlic
- Diced yellow onion
- Vegetable broth
- Sun-dried tomato in oil, drained
- Heavy cream
- Baby spinach
- Grated parmesan
- Chopped parsley
- Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season the filets with salt and pepper to taste, then sear in the hot pan with the flesh-side down for five minutes. Flip the salmon, then sear for five more minutes until cooked to your liking. Remove from the pan and set aside.
- Melt the butter and add garlic. Let cook for one minute. Next, add onion and stir fry until onions are cooked. Finally, add the sun-dried tomatoes after being drained of their oil and fry everything for one to two minutes. Add vegetable broth and allow the sauce to reduce.
- Reduce heat to low and add heavy cream. Mix the sauce with a basting spoon and bring it to a gentle simmer. Season sauce to taste.
- Add in baby spinach and parmesan cheese. Melt cheese thoroughly.
- Add the grilled salmon back into the pan and pour sauce over the filets. Serve over steamed vegetables.
Smoked Sausage and Potatoes
Smoke sausage and potatoes make a quick meal that your family is sure to love. Here’s what you need to get started:
- Baby potatoes cut into quarters
- Sliced red bell pepper
- Smoke sausage
- Olive oil
- Minced garlic
- Chicken stock
- Using a large cast-iron skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add in potatoes and season with salt and pepper to taste. Saute the potatoes until golden and fully cooked. Set potatoes aside.
- Using the same skillet, brown the sausage on all sides over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and red bell pepper. Cook the sausage until done, then add Kettle & Fire vegetable stock.
- Add potatoes back to the skillet and mix everything together.
One of the best things about one-pan recipes is that you can freeze your food for later, so you don’t have to worry about it going bad. Make sure to bookmark this page and try one of the recipes above today.