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Hey, hi! Welcome to Sunday!!

10 Easy One Pot Recipes + Sunday Meal Prep Tips | @hbharvest

AKA prep and plan day for me… or at least that’s what I try to do. I’m going to be honest, there are a lot of Sundays that I never get it all done and because of that my week is a little frazzled. Anyone else in the same boat?

I feel like I cannot be alone in this, so today I am hoping to help everyone out and remind you all of my favorite one pot recipes on the site. YESS! Just ONE pot (or maybe even just the bowl of your crockpot!). I know, I know, life saver! Plus less dishes equals more relax time… I am SO in!

OKAY, so here’s the deal. All of the recipes listed below are quick, simple and EASY. There are two crockpot recipes and the rest can be made in under an hour… with the exception of that slow cooked pot roast (yum!). There is a mix of super healthy to super nice and cozy, so a little something for everyone! My thinking is that you can all pick out your very favorite recipes today, grocery shop, do a little food prep (tips are listed below with each recipe!) and then come Monday-Friday night you’ll be ready go!! Sounds awesome, right?? It is, and I promise it’s so very doable.

Here we goo…..

Healthy Crockpot Butter Chicken

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This is such an easy meal. Just throw everything in your crockpot in the morning and then let it slow cook all day long. Could not be simpler.

On Sunday: I would make a giant pot of rice to serve a long side, and maybe even some fresh Naan if you’re feeling up to (it’s honestly THE BEST with this recipe). You can even prep all your ingredients for the Butter Chicken, add them to the crockpot, and then store the crockpot in the fridge until ready too cook. Then in the morning just turn on the crockpot and go!

Simple as that!

*Don’t let this sit in the fridge uncooked for longer than 1-2 days. If prepping on Sunday, cook either Sunday night or Monday night.

Thai Lemongrass Chicken Braised in Coconut Milk

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This is one of my FAVORITE recipes. Just sear the chicken on the stove, add all the remaining ingredients to the pot and bake for 45 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and tender. Completely DELICIOUS.

On Sunday: Fully make the meal, let it cool and store it in the fridge until ready to eat. Then just place the pot back in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or until warm. DIG IN.

Simple Coconut Quinoa and Lentil Curry with Lime Mango

10 Easy One Pot Recipes + Sunday Meal Prep Tips | @hbharvest

Oh curry, I love you. This one is one of those meals that you can make on Sunday and then eat all week-long. And the longer it sits, the better flavor it gets. YES!

On Sunday: make the curry, chop/slice your mango and keep everything in the fridge. When hunger strikes, just warm it up…and please don’t forget the naan!

One-Pot Creamy French Onion Pasta Bake

10 Easy One Pot Recipes + Sunday Meal Prep Tips | @hbharvest

All you pasta lovers out there this one is SO for you. It’s cheesy, cozy, flavorful on so many levels and just dang good. Bonus? ONE pot + minimal dishes + cooking with wine. Gimme now!

On Sunday: To make ahead of time, I would assemble the pasta dish all the way up to the point where I tell you to broil the pasta in order to melt the cheese. Skip this part and then let the dish cool completely. Store covered in the fridge. When ready to cook remove the dish from the fridge and bake at 375 degrees F. until the cheese is melted and the pasta is heated through, about 25 minutes. EAT… maybe with a big glass of wine. 🙂

Chicken and Dumplings

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This is comfort food at it’s best and all in one giant pot. Too good to be true, but then nope, it is true!!

On Sunday: This is so quick and easy that it really does not need any prep. I would just make sure to get a rotisserie chicken at the store, and that you have all the ingredients to make this during the week (plus maybe a crusty loaf of bread for dipping) and then you’re all set.


Cranberry Pot Roast

10 Easy One Pot Recipes + Sunday Meal Prep Tips | @hbharvest

Again, another comfort meal!! This pot roast is like no other. It’s sauce is PERFECT. Cranberries and beef are the bestest of flavor pairings, and if you’ve never tried them, now’s the time!

On Sunday: I would sear the beef, the veggies and all the good stuff. Let everything cool then add it back to the pot you plan to cook the roast in. Add all the remaining ingredients, cover and store in the fridge until ready to bake. Then when ready to bake, just preheat the oven and bake as directed. Done and DONE.

*Don’t let this sit in the fridge uncooked for longer than 1-2 days. If prepping on Sunday, cook either Sunday night or Monday night.

One Pan Healthier Chicken and Zucchini Noodle Casserole

10 Easy One Pot Recipes + Sunday Meal Prep Tips | @hbharvest

This casserole is a knock off of my brother’s FAVORITE dinner. This is the healthy version… the edible Tieghan version. 🙂 If you’re looking for a crowd pleaser, this is your casserole.

On Sunday: you can assemble the casserole fully, just don’t bake it. Instead, cover it and keep it in the fridge. When ready, bake as directed. Dinner = served!

Crockpot Italian Chicken and Broccoli Rabe Chili

10 Easy One Pot Recipes + Sunday Meal Prep Tips | @hbharvest

Chili!! Ahh, who could not love chili? It’s so warm and cozy and this one is extra healthy too!

On Sunday: you can literally just add all the ingredients to your crockpot as directed in the recipe. Then put the bowl of the crockpot in the fridge. When ready to cook, just add the crockpot bowl to the crockpot base and turn it on. Let it cook low and slow and then eat!! So easy, so good.

*Don’t let this sit in the fridge uncooked for longer than 1-2 days. If prepping on Sunday, cook either Sunday night or Monday night.

Spring Tuscan Quinoa Bake

10 Easy One Pot Recipes + Sunday Meal Prep Tips | @hbharvest

This guy is full of cheese and color and carbs, I LOVE it. It’s also the easiest thing to make! On Sunday, assemble the dish all the way up to the baking step. Then just cover and keep in the fridge until ready to bake. Bake as directed and then prepare to have a very happy tummy! 🙂

One Pot Greek Oregano Chicken with Tomatoes in Garlic Oil

10 Easy One Pot Recipes + Sunday Meal Prep Tips | @hbharvest

All the Greek food please!! This one pot is a family favorite. There’s so much flavor happening that we just can’t stop eating. LOL. We all love the combo of chicken and orzo. YUM!.

On Sunday: In the morning I would just prep the veggies and store them in a baggie in the fridge. This meal is quick and easy to prepare and I have found it’s really best to make the day you plan to serve!

10-Minute Creamy Buttery Herbed Bucatini

10 Easy One Pot Recipes + Sunday Meal Prep Tips | @hbharvest

OKAY, I have a bonus number ELEVEN because I just could not end this at ten. This is my go to pasta meal when I have zero time. It’s what all us girls (and I mean, come on, probably all you guys too) crave at any given point during the week. Buttery, cheesy and full of pasta, YES! You need THIS recipe, this week…possibly even right now. Trust me.

On Sunday: no prep needed this one comes together in NO time and is best eaten immediately after making.

And that’s a wrap!! So tell me, what are you guys planning/prepping today?!? AND I mean, come on, if you have tips, tricks and any organization/life tips/life skills, please, please, PLEASE… share!


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  2. Love this post! I am trying to do meal prep regularly since it makes my life so much easier! On Sunday we usually go to our allotment and I pick vegetables for the coming week or at least 3-4 days (during the warmer months we go there more often so I do harvest several times during the week) then I sit down and write down meals for the week ahead. I also prep all the vegetables, such as wash salad leaves and precook beets. I find that often the problem for me during the week is not that I am too exhausted to cook but that I am too tired to come up with ideas. So having a plan and some prep done is a life saver. I’ve written a couple of posts about this “a week of eating from the garden’ if you’re interested:
    I will try your quinoa bake this week!

  3. Thanks for this list! I’ve been working on gathering more make ahead meals and quick recipes, so this Is awesome.

  4. Oh dear, these are all ones I have to make. So delicious sounding! And looking! And there are only 2 of us at home right now… I guess my mom and my colleague will have to help out 🙂