There’s something very satisfying about one-pot meals. One pot means less cleaning and in the wave of work-week madness, these dump dinners quickly become superheroes as the dreaded meal-planning panic sets in. Turns out, tasty, flavorful meals are achievable without using those five daunting pans. Both comfortable and crowd-pleasing, it’s really a win-win situation. In fact, we’re discovering that this old-school hack is quickly becoming mainstream.

We’re all about making life even just a little bit easier, so we’ve filled our “One-Pot Meal” collection with recipes perfect for on-the-go people and families. Best of all, it’s getting noticed. In recent months, cooks seeking one-pot dinner solutions is surging. The surge of visits to this collection began last year during the back-to-school period. We measured a drastic year-over-year growth spike of 32 percent in August and again in September with 37 percent. Growth continued in the months that followed, and in December, we saw an impressive year-over-year increase of 48 percent.

Visits to one-pot dinners are peaking Mondays and Fridays between 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. With the beginning of a new week, Mondays are often aspirational. It’s the perfect day to form a game plan of meals for the rest of the week. On the other hand, Fridays tend to be more of a last-minute scramble for quick and easy dinner ideas after a busy week.

Days of the Week for one-pot recipes


Hour-by-hour one-pot recipes

With cooks increasingly focused on quick, healthy and family-pleasing dinner solutions, our fastest trending dump dish go-tos are high in flavor and short on work.

Delicious and Fast Chicken Curry

Delicious and Fast Chicken Curry (Photo by Rock_lobster)

Hawaiian Sausage Skillet

Hawaiian Sausage Skillet (Photo by Rock_lobster)

Italian Chicken Skillet

Italian Chicken Skillet (Photo by AngieM)

Skillet Spinach Lasagna

Skillet Spinach Lasagna (Photo by mauigirl)

One-Pot Chicken and Sausage Orzo

One-Pot Chicken and Sausage Orzo (Photo by Chef John)




Jackie Logan
Social & Culture Specialist