Book Review: The Complete One Pot Cookbook

I received a review copy of this book; all opinions expressed are mine.

Cooking the one-pot or one-pan way is so easy and convenient, whether you’re using a Dutch oven, slow cooker, sheet pan, or Instant Pot®. And to help make meal-making even easier, there’s a new cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen that includes 400 one-pot recipes! It’s called The Complete One Pot: 400 Meals for Your Skillet, Sheet Pan, Instant Pot®, Dutch Oven, and More. It’s touted as the only one-pot cookbook you’ll ever need, and after looking through my review copy, I have to agree!

Each recipe in this cookbook lets you know the type of pot, pan, or skillet you’ll need to use and there’s such a great variety of delicious-looking foods to make! There’s a chapter on Soups, Stews and Chilis, Chicken, Beef, Pork and Lamb, Seafood, Vegetarian, Pasta and Noodles, and Desserts…which pretty much covers everything! There’s a good mix of comfort food recipes, healthy recipes, and some that are both! Some recipes are designed to feed a larger family while others make a meal for two. This cookbook is a 406-page paperback volume, with full-color photos throughout of most of the recipes.

Not only is one-pot cooking convenient, but meals can be prepared in a time range of fast to slow, depending on the cooking method you are using. And clean-up is a snap, since you’re mainly using one pot! Some of the recipes in this cookbook that sound good to me are:

  • Tuscan Tomato and Bread Soup (Saucepan, 40 minutes)
  • Hearty Ten-Vegetable Stew (Dutch Oven, 2 1/4 hours)
  • Easy Tomatillo Chicken Soft Tacos (Slow Cooker, 4-6 hours)
  • Glazed Meatloaf with Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts (Sheet pan, 1 1/2 hours)
  • Braised Pork with Broccoli Rabe and Sage (Instant Pot, 1 1/4 hours)
  • Pan-Seared Paprika Salmon with Spicy Green Beans (Skillet, 45 minutes)
  • Spaghetti Squash with Fresh Tomato Sauce (Instant Pot, 45 minutes)
  • Easiest-Ever Tomato and Cheese Lasagna (Casserole Dish, 1 1/4 hours)
  • Bread Pudding (Cook it Three Ways—Casserole, Slow Cooker, or Instant Pot)

There are so many more delicious-sounding recipes to choose from. What a great cookbook for busy times, like the holiday season. It would also make a wonderful gift, if you’re needing some Christmas gift ideas.

So what’s your favorite way of cooking meals?

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