20 Easy Meals You Can Make That Don’t Require a Ton of Clean-Up

After whipping up a meal, stuffing my face, and entering an inevitable food coma, the absolute last thing that I want to do is to tackle cleaning the mess that I left behind. The only thing that makes the chore a bit easier? Opting for no-mess recipes that truly make life 100 times easier.

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


1. Pantry Pasta with Chickpeas


2. One-Pan Southwest Chicken and Rice


3. One-Pot Pasta e Ceci


4. Instant Pot Eggplant Parmesan


5. Healthier One-Pot Lasagna


6. One-Pan Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice


7. One-Pan Creamy Garlic Chicken


8. Instant Pot Lentil Soup


9. One-Pan Parmesan Crusted Chicken with Broccoli

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10. One Pan Shrimp Fajitas


11. Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Grilled Chicken and Roasted Tomatoes


12. One-Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken


13. One-Pan Shrimp and Green Beans


14. One-Pot Mediterranean Quinoa Skillet


15. Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup


16. One-Pot Pizza Rigatoni


17. One-Pot Chicken Sausage Pasta


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


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

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20. Sheet Pan Salmon and Broccoli