When times are busy, the last thing that you want to do is clean a pile of dishes after dinner. For people with a packed schedule, finding the time to prepare a homemade meal can be daunting. The benefits of a healthy meal are indeed undeniable since you can make the food with whole ingredients, and it tastes much fresher than anything pre-packaged. However, the aftermath of a messy kitchen can be discouraging. Not to mention, who enjoys doing dishes anyway? Don’t fret, though, there's good news!
There are a variety of one-pot dishes that we’ve rounded up, which can make meal preparation a breeze while minimizing clean-up. The best part? They are also Weight Watchers-friendly! So, the recipes are not only convenient but also appetizing and nutritious. Whether you enjoy comfort foods like One-Pot Mac and Cheeseburger or want something lighter like the Skillet Spinach and Chickpeas, we are confident something will suit your tastes. Now, you can enjoy a home-cooked meal without sacrificing time doing dishes or using too many points, which is something to be happy about!
This low-point Curry dinner has vibrant flavors of ginger, Thai Curry paste, red onions, and fresh lime juice. The main components are linguine noodles, bell peppers, carrots, vegetable broth, and coconut milk. It also has some cabbage in it! Not only is this recipe a one-pot meal, but you can also make it in just 35 minutes, making it beneficial in more than one way! You can garnish it with hot sauce and fresh herbs.
This delicious Weight Watchers recipe is a fusion of classic mac and cheese flavors and the nostalgia of a juicy hamburger. With ingredients such as extra lean ground beef, onions, tomatoes, cheese, and dill pickle chips, it is full of comforting flavors. The foundation of the meal is made with pasta, tomato sauce, low-fat milk, and a small amount of mustard. When it's done, you can sprinkle on fresh chopped lettuce to give it that hamburger feel!
This cheesy gnocchi dish is incredibly colorful and will impress anyone for whom you cook it. It's a super quick meal to whip up, too, since it only takes 35 minutes to make! It has a simple composition of onions, garlic, eggplant, tomatoes, and gnocchi. To give it a delicious touch, there is a small amount of fresh sliced basil and part-skim mozzarella cheese! Naturally, this also has some seasonings to give it a deeper flavor.
Our one-pot recipe for Chicken and Rice is Mexican-inspired and WW-friendly. This wonderful dish has hints of shredded cheese, onions, peppers, and Rotel tomatoes. With each bite, you will taste delicious ground chicken, Mexican-style rice, and all of the veggies that have taco seasoning melded into them! This recipe is worth five points and makes six servings.
Weight Watchers posted this recipe, which is eight points! This is such a unique meal as it has an impressive combination of savory and zesty flavors. From the tangy lemon zest to the tasty broccoli and turkey sausage, you won't be able to get enough. It also has garlic, orecchiette, parmesan cheese, and grape tomatoes. This makes four servings! To complete it, you can top it with some fresh basil.
This meal is perfect because it has rich flavors, but it doesn't leave you feeling heavy. Can you believe its points value is only one point? When you make this dish, you will taste undertones of thyme, lemon, cherry tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and spinach. There's also a small amount of onions and garlic! This is a quick meal to throw together, and it makes four servings, so it's perfect for a small family.
This Tex-Mex-inspired dish by Weight Watchers has a points value of six. The main components are low-sodium black beans, bulgur, corn, and fire-roasted tomatoes. It also has garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and avocado. Bulgeur is a whole grain that is incredibly nourishing and good for you! To top it off, sprinkle on some fresh cilantro, which pairs wonderfully with the avocado and fresco cheese!
Next time you crave chicken Alfredo, try our Weight Watchers-friendly recipe that is 6 points per serving! This dish has wonderful flavors of parmesan cheese, broccoli, fettuccine noodles, and chicken breast. The sauce has broth, milk, heavy cream, and seasonings, which make it incredibly rich. This dish has varying textures due to the tender broccoli, juicy chicken, and velvety sauce. Serve this for dinner, and your family will surely eat every bite!
Here's another pasta dish, except this one has a much different feel to it. It has refreshing flavors of lemon juice, capers, and fresh parsley. To keep it healthy, Weight Watchers suggests using whole wheat pasta and pairing it with cauliflower, garlic, and various seasonings. The sauce came out incredibly thick, and the cauliflower gave it more substance! This one-pot meal is worth seven points per serving.
There's an Italian quinoa skillet by WW that provides similar flavors to lasagna but without the heavy pasta. It has quinoa, onions, garlic, Italian turkey sausage, diced tomatoes, spinach, and part-skim mozzarella cheese. There is also some chicken stock, which gives it a deeper, more complex flavor. This one-pot meal can be made on the stovetop and then transferred to the broiler, which melts the cheese perfectly!
Make this one-pot Greek-style meal with succulent chicken and whole grains. This recipe contains kalamata olives, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken stock, chicken, and freekeh. It also has seasonings and fresh lemon! When it's done, you can garnish it with fresh citrus slices, which give it a unique and flavorful look. This recipe will serve four people and takes just under an hour to make. In total, it has a point value of eight.
The zero-point meal has red onions, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, black beans, and chicken breast. It also has fresh zucchini, corn, and 99% fat-free yogurt! It is incredibly easy to make, tastes wonderful, and has an easy cleanup. There's truly no reason not to try it out! We personally love topping it with the yogurt, which contrasts with the spicy ingredients, making it incredibly refreshing.