Food & Drink

30 No-Mess Recipes That Make Cleanup Easy

Source: The Defined Dish
Source: The Defined Dish

After whipping up a meal, stuffing my face, and entering an inevitable food coma, the absolute last thing that I want to do is clean up the mess that I left behind. There’s truly nothing like a sink full of dirty dishes to make me never want to cook again. The only thing that makes the chore a bit easier? Opting for easy, no-mess recipes that don’t leave a pile of dishes behind.

If a recipe has the words sheet pan, one-pan, or Instant Pot in the title, I’m all ears. The less I have to clean up after meal prepping and/or indulging in my meal, the better. These easy recipes are here to save the day and make your to-do list exponentially shorter. Oh, and they also happen to taste as if Gordon Ramsay whipped them up with his own two hands. You’re welcome.


1. 30-Minute Sesame Chicken Green Bean Stir Fry


2. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas


3. One Pot Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo


4. White Chicken Chili in the Crockpot

Source: Fox and Briar


5. Sheet Pan Fried Rice

Source: Averie Cooks


6. One Pot Beef Stroganoff


7. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps


8. Easy Pesto Pasta


9. Creamy Southwest Chicken


10. Crispy Sheet Pan Pesto Gnocchi


11. Pantry Pasta with Chickpeas


12. One-Pan Southwest Chicken and Rice


13. One-Pot Pasta e Ceci


14. Instant Pot Eggplant Parmesan


15. Healthier One-Pot Lasagna


16. One-Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice


17. One-Pan Creamy Garlic Chicken


18. Instant Pot Lentil Soup


19. One-Pan Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Broccoli

Source: Skinnytaste


20. One Pan Shrimp Fajitas


21. Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes


22. One-Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken


23. One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans


24. One-Pot Mediterranean Quinoa Skillet


25. Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup


26. One-Pot Pizza Rigatoni


27. One-Pot Chicken Sausage Pasta


28. One-Pot Lemon, Burrata, and Broccoli Pasta


29. One-Pan Roasted Potatoes, Sausage, and Peppers

Source: Skinnytaste


30. Sheet Pan Salmon and Broccoli