Fall is always when I start dreaming of hearty meals like soups or stews, and never has the idea of comfort food seemed more comforting than now. The idea of cooking three meals a day for the family while also doing work and school from home? Exhausting even to contemplate. Luckily, some of the best meals ever conceived were built around one-pot cooking. You’ll find flavors meld and concentrate, and low and slow cooking means you’ll spend lots less time fussing over the stove; one pot meals are also fantastic for bulk cooking and freezing batches, so you’ll double your results and halve your efforts, truly a win/win.
Enameled cast-iron cookware is an essential part of every cook’s kitchen lineup, and it’s the single best item you can own for one-dish meals. Whether you’re making a hearty stew that will feed the family all week, prepping a low country boil that’s sure to wow guests (with practically no cleanup) or are meal prepping for bulk grain bowls and other easy lunches, it’s truly a required item. A well made dutch oven from a brand like Le Creuset will last a lifetime, but there are cheaper house brands if the iconic French classics are out of your budget.
Featuring a one pot recipe for every day of the year, this cookbook guides users through casseroles, lasagnas, braises, chili and more, so no matter which vessel you feel like cooking in, there’s a tasty option that’s perfectly suited to it.