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5 Healthy One Skillet Recipes

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5 Healthy One Skillet Recipes

One-skillet recipes are an easy way to get a meal on the table in minutes. Here are our top 5 healthy one-skillet recipes that we know you’ll love.

The essential components are a source of protein, some veggies, and a starch of some kind like rice, potatoes, or pasta.

The best skillets to use are made of cast iron, like these at unocasa.com. Cast iron skillets last a lifetime, and as you’ll see, they’re the perfect way to whip up dinner in a snap.

Give each of these 5 healthy one skillet recipes a shot and comment below on how they turned out!

1.  Halloumi and Spinach Bake

This recipe serves 4, if served over rice; otherwise, it serves 2 people as is.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 yellow pepper, seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth or water (if needed)
  • 2 large handfuls baby spinach
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 handful fresh basil
  • small glass red wine (drinkable wine)
  • 1 package halloumi, cut in slices
  • Pinch of salt, pepper, smoked paprika

Method

Heat the oil in the skillet and fry the shallots till soft. Add the spices and the pepper and cook for 2 minutes (if your skillet dries out, pour in a splash of water or vegetable broth).

Preheat your oven to 220 degrees C.

Add the baby spinach and cherry tomatoes, and cook for 2 more minutes. Pour in the wine and add the fresh basil, stirring well. Remove from heat once the spinach has wilted.

Place the slices of halloumi on top of the veggies in the skillet. Bake till the cheese is brown on top, about 15-20 minutes. Serve with rice, quinoa, or pitta bread.

2.  Chicken and Snow Peas Skillet

This recipe serves 4.5 Healthy One Skillet Recipes

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups snow peas, rinsed and trimmed
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce (or tamari which is gluten-free)
  • ¼ cup orange juice (freshly squeezed if you can)
  • 2 bok choy, chopped (about 3-4 cups)
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • Handful chopped fresh cilantro (optional, for serving)
  • Fresh Lime

Method

Heat half the oil in the skillet and fry the onion till soft. Fry the chicken on medium-high heat. Fry the chicken for about 2 minutes on each side so that it browns. Remove the chicken pieces and set aside.

In the other half of the sesame oil, fry the ginger and snow peas for 2 minutes, or till tender and crisp. Add the orange juice, soy sauce, and other spices and stir well. Toss in the bok choy and chicken, and heat through.

To serve, sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped fresh cilantro, if using along with a dash of fresh lime juice.

3.  Cajun Style Shrimp and Peppers

This recipe serves 4 people.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb large shrimp (deveined and peeled)
  • 3 bell peppers (different colors, ideally), cored, deseeded and sliced into strips
  • 2 small shallots, diced
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning (buy, or make your own, Old Bay-style: a mixture of cinnamon, dry mustard powder, celery salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper)

Method

Put the shrimp and veggies in a large bowl.

In a separate small bowl, mix the olive oil with the Cajun seasoning. Pour over the shrimp and veggies.

Heat your skillet on the stove over medium-high heat. When the skillet is ready, add all the ingredients and saute for 10-15 minutes till the shrimp has changed color, and the veggies are soft.

Serve over rice or pasta and enjoy!

4.  Barbecue Style Pulled Jackfruit Burgers

This recipe serves 4 people.5 Healthy One Skillet Recipes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • small onion, diced
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • small carrot, grated
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Black pepper
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup passata, or plain tomato sauce (no added salt or sugar)
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar, honey, or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 can jackfruit (20oz)
  • 4 wheat hamburger buns or pitta bread, toasted

Method

Heat the oil in the skillet and fry the onion and garlic till soft, over medium-high heat. Add the shredded carrot and spices, cooking for 3 more minutes.

While the spices and veggies are cooking, drain the canned jackfruit, rinsing it and chopping it finely.

Add the remaining ingredients to the skillet. Now reduce the heat to medium-low, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let the mixture thicken by continuing to cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serve a hearty dollop of jackfruit mixture over each bun or inside each pitta bread.

5.  Easy Ground Beef Skillet

This recipe serves 4.

Ingredients

  • large onion, diced
  • 1 lb ground beef, lean
  • packet of taco seasoning
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans chopped tomatoes
  • 4 cups cooked rice or quinoa
  • Sour cream (optional, for serving)
  • Fresh chopped cilantro (optional, for serving)

Method

Heat the oil in the skillet and fry the onion till soft. Add the ground beef and spices, and cook till the meat is done (3-5 minutes).

Pour in the black beans and chopped tomatoes, and stir well. Let simmer for 5-10 minutes so that the flavors can combine.

Serve over cooked rice or quinoa, top with sour cream and/or fresh cilantro, and voila!

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