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5 Easy One-pan Dinners

Dinner cooked in just one pan makes cleanup a lot easier! See more easy weeknight meals pictures.

We know you live a busy life. Your day probably includes school drop-offs and pickups, carpools to soccer or ballet, work deadlines, meetings and more. When can you possibly squeeze in time to make dinner? Do you plan and prep ahead for the last meal of the day, or do you stare blankly into your cupboards as everyone is complaining about how hungry they are?

While soups and slow-cooker dishes are always quick and easy meals, we're thinking outside the pot.One-pan dinners are a simple way to make and serve dinner, and they cut down on a lot of after-dinner cleanup. The ideas we've included here are also great for fridge and pantry cleanouts, since all these recipes can be modified to use whatever vegetables, meats and seasonings you have on hand. Even better, some of these dishes can be prepared in advance and reheated as you're answering those tricky homework questions. Calling everyone to the dinner table will be a snap when you make one of these delicious meals!