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This February is mainly dedicated to the theme One Pot. Because let`s be straight forward, One Pot dishes are amazing. There are many great possibilities and versions, they are easy to prepare and most important they don`t involve a large amount of dirty pans. I mean who doesn`t like cooking without causing a huge mess. So I‘m sharing some of my one pot creations throughout this month, mostly on Instagram, but I wanted to create a little one pot collection for you. Like that you‘ll have a variety of ideas to choose from.
If you`re new to the whole one pot idea, no worries, it`s pretty simple. The best options to go for, which almost always turn out great are stews, soups, rice or pasta one pots. There`s not a lot that can go wrong with these ones. With that said I`ll keep it short and we start right away with today`s 20 vegan one pot recipe ideas.
Tofu Sausage & Potato Stir Fry
A hearty, extremely simple one pot idea, which is also great to use up leftover potatoes. All you need is one frying pan, some tofu sausages, greens of your choice and boiled potatoes from the day before. Toss it all together in the pan and that`s pretty much it.
Creamy Vegan Mac & Cheese
Mac and Cheese is the incarnation of soul food. Good news there are vegan variations like this one and it works great as a one pot dish. Just cook the pasta and pour it back into the same pan, mixing it with the sauce you prepared.
Lot`s of Asian and Oriental dishes work amazingly well as one pot. How about this yummy vegan biryani loaded with tofu. All the different spices will blow your mind.
Edamame Spicy Farfalle
How about some spiciness in your life? If you ask me, a meal can never be spicy enough. Guess Patricia from veganstars had the same idea with her delicious one pot spicy edamame farfalle bowl.
Creamy Pumpkin Penne
If we`re already throwing around with pasta, then I would suggest you try these one pot penne with pumpkin sauce as well. Again you can cook the pasta, return it to the same pan and mix with the pumpkin sauce. And isn`t this color amazing?!
One Pot Green Curry
Can we talk curries for a second please? For me they are the perfect one pot meal with so many different variations you can`t even count them. Maybe you`re the green curry type, then I recommend this version with tofu.
Yellow Curry with Chickpeas & Lentils
You prefer the yellow curry to the green one? No problem, then try this yellow curry with fresh chickpeas and lentils. Makes a great warming dish.
Beetroot & Sweet Potato Curry Soup
Indeed curry is such a versatile ingredient and works great in soups as well. You might won`t believe it due to the color of this soup, but it contains yellow curry powder. Soups actually are the easiest one pot options.
Tom Kha Gai – Thai Coconut Soup
As we just started talking soup, this one is a must try. Mainly based on coconut milk, accompanied by a citrus flavor due to the lemongras, this thai soup – also called Tom Kha Gai – is stunning. I instantly fell in love with it and it`s one of the meals we cook very often.
One Pot Penne Alfredo
If you thought we finished with the pasta, then you`re wrong. Pasta always is a great choice and everybody loves it. Same goes for these one pot penne with the creamiest and most garlicy vegan alfredo sauce ever.
Did you know that pasta isn`t only an Italian thing? There are great Asian options as well, like soba or ramen noodles. Men these are addictive and they work fabulous for one pot meals. The classic way to go is this miso ramen.
Getting tired of noodles and pasta? No worries rice works great too for one pot meals. How about a hearty pilaf with fresh oyster mushrooms and leek? You can find this recipe here.
Slowcooker Brazilian Bean Stew
Before you start raising your hands asking for stews. I got you covered with this Brazilian black bean stew. Honestly the best way I`ve ever prepared beans. Ok there might be one exception, but more about that soon.
Chili sin Carne
This is the exception I just mentioned above guys. If I had to choose between Brazilian Bean stew and this chili sin carne it would be a tight round. Honestly they`re both super tasty I don`t think I can come up with a winner. You can find the recipe for this chili sin carne below at the end of this post.
Anybody said mushrooms? Yup! There`s nothing better than a hearty traditional skillet full of mushrooms. Feels like autumn in your kitchen.
Beetroot Coconut Soup
You can`t say no to pink food? Then this earthy and sweet beetroot coconut soup will be a great choice for you. Top it off with some wasabi and your taste buds will go crazy.
Ok, I might have cheated a little bit on that one. But if you look at the facts closely, you will agree, that Fondue indeed is a one pot dish. It`s prepared and served in the same pot. So this counts. Anyway who can say no to fondue?!
Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke Yogurt Soup
You like fancy things in your life? Then you`ll absolutely love this soup, due to it`s exquisite flavor combination.
Blueberry Jam Porridge
Who exactly said that one pot needs to be savory? It`s a true fact, that there are sweet options that work perfect as one pot meals as well. For example porridge and oh Lord there are many variations of it, like this Swedish blueberry jam porridge.
Turmeric Rice Pudding
Or maybe you`re rather looking for something keeping you warm from the inside. Then this turmeric rice pudding is worth a try.
Have fun with these recipes and feel free experiment and play around with different ingredients. Like that you can creat hundreds of different combinations and it will never get boring.
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Chili sin Carne
- 2 tbsp canola oil organic
- 1 red onion organic
- 3 garlic cloves organic
- 1/2 tsp ground chipotle organic
- 500 ml vegetable broth organic
- 400 g chopped tomatoes, canned organic
- 1 bunch of cilantro organic
- 200 g red kidney beans organic
- 200 g borlotti or white beans organic
- 1 tbsp cajun spice mixture organic
- 1/2 tsp salt organic
- 1/4 tsp ground cilantro organic
- 250 g sweet corn, canned organic
- If you`re using canned beans you can skip this step. If you`re using dried beans, make sure to soak them over night (approximately 12 hours). The next day pour off the water you soaked the beans in and rinse off the beans.
- Peel and finely chop onion and garlic cloves.
- Heat oil in a pan or slow cooker, sauté onions for 2-3 minutes, then add minced garlic and sauté for another minute.
- Pour the vegetable broth and add all the other ingredients, except the sweet corn.
- Reduce heat to slow, cover the pan or close the slow cooker and let simmer for 5 hours. Please note: if you`re using canned pre-cooked beans the cooking time will be reduced to one hour.
- Add sweet corn 30 minutes before your chili is done.