Looking for easy and healthy dinner ideas that get the veggies in? Check out this collection of our favorite one pot veggie-loaded recipes! Ideal for busy weeknights, these recipes require minimal prep and cleanup. From a tasty sweet potato taco skillet to a veggie-loaded makeover of hamburger helper, there’s something for everyone in this collection of delicious and nutritious one-pot recipes.
- One Pot Veggie-Loaded Soup Recipes
- One Pot Veggie-Loaded Pasta Dishes
- One Skillet Veggie-Loaded Meals
We love easy, healthy dinner recipes just as much as the next person. And if a delicious veggie-loaded meal can be made without creating a sink full of dishes, it instantly becomes a staple recipe. Sound like something you need to, then you’ll love these tried-and-true veggie-loaded one pot recipes!
One pot meals have become pretty popular, and for good reason. Our lives are busy and spending hours in the kitchen cooking and cleaning at the end of a hectic weekday just does not sound like a good time. And the great thing is, you don’t have you! These veggie-loaded one pot recipes not only get vegetables on the table in a delicious way, but they simplify the cooking and cleaning process by using just one pot or skillet!
Bonus: most of them are done cooking in about 30 minutes, making them even more ideal for those weeknight dinners.
Whether you eat vegetarian, gluten-free, or everything in between, there is a one pot recipe below that will help you get a veggie-loaded dinner on the table in no time.
Veggie-Loaded One Pot Meals
One-Pot Unstuffed Cabbage Soup
30-Minute Creamy Carrot Red Lentil Soup
Veggie-Loaded Tortellini Soup (vegetarian)
One-Pot Curry Lentil & Vegetable Soup
One-Pot Coconut Curry Kabocha Squash Soup
Veggie-Loaded Lasagna Soup (vegetarian)
Vegan Leek Potato Soup
Healthier Hamburger Helper (with veggies!)
15-Minute Spinach Mac and Cheese
One-Pot Cheesy Butternut Squash Pasta
One Skillet Meals
Is a skillet a pot? Maybe? Kinda… either way, these one-skillet dinner recipes are tasty, full of veggies, and will help simplify dinner just like all of the one pot recipes above!
35 Minute Ground Turkey & Sweet Potato Taco Skillet
One-Skillet Sausage, Cabbage and Potatoes
Veggie-Loaded Turkey Sloppy Joes
Sausage, Broccoli & Spaghetti Squash Skillet
Sweet Potato Apple Sausage Skillet
Sesame Ginger Chicken & Leek Stir Fry
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15+ Veggie-Loaded One Pot Recipes: Veggie-Loaded Hamburger Helper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1 large carrot grated or finely chopped
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 3 cups baby spinach roughly chopped or sub 1 cup defrosted frozen spinach
- 8-10 ounces elbow macaroni or other small-shaped pasta use gluten free for a gluten free option.
- 3 cups broth
- ¾ cup plain yogurt whole milk or 2% recommended
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Heat oil over medium heat in a large pot or high-sided skillet. Add onion and carrot and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add ground beef, breaking it up into small crumbles. Cook until browned. Stir in salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, and paprika. Stir in tomato paste and cook for 30 seconds to develop the flavors. Add Worcestershire sauce, spinach, pasta, and then stir in the broth.
- Cover and bring up to a simmer. Cook until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes, stirring every couple minutes to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom of the pan. If the liquid fully evaporates before the pasta is cooked, stir in an additional ½ cup of broth or water.
- Remove lid then stir in yogurt and cheese. The pasta will absorb more liquid as it sits, so it’s ok if there seems to be a lot of sauce. Taste and add more salt and pepper, as needed.
- Enjoy warm.
- cook time will vary based on type of pasta you use.
The nutritional information is provided as an estimate only and may vary based on the product type, servings and other factors. If you are following a diet, please consult with a professional nutritionist or your doctor. Stay healthy!
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