Tray bake and one pot supper recipes

by BabyYumYum
Baby Yum Yum - tray bake and one pot supper recipes and ideas
Reading Time: 3 minutes

Looking for easy family supper recipes that cook in one pan, one tray or one pot? We've put together this collection of amazing one pot supper recipes so you can get dinner sorted faster - and there's so much less washing up!

Bacon-wrapped pesto chicken recipe

Mid-week dinners call for fast and flavoursome cooking, like this quick roast chicken recipe – and you can use up any leftovers in sandwiches the next day.

bacon wrapped pesto chicken one pan supper recipe

Fish & potato tray bake

Quick, healthy and delicious: this salmon and potato tray bake ticks all the right boxes, and the recipe works just as well with white fish like hake.

Potato and salmon tray bake recipe

Pea, leek and proscuitto risotto

This faux risotto recipe has all the flavours of the real thing but, by replacing the traditional arborio rice with pearl couscous, it’s ready in a fraction of the time. Win-win!

pea leek and proscuitto risotto recipe

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: A collection of the BEST chocolate dessert recipes EVER

Hearty meatball soup

This super speedy soup recipe is hearty and full of flavour – forget making the meatballs yourself, slicing up store-bought sausages will give you the same result in half the time (and we won’t tell!).

meatball soup recipe

Siphokazi Mdlankomo’s one-pot-wonder chicken recipe

Television chef Siphokazi Mdlankomo says this easy one-pan meal is ideal for when you are caught up in a busy week but still need to feed the family. She calls it her “weeknight supper surprise”.

siphokazi Mdlankomo chicken one pot wonder recipe

Hearty one-pot beef and mushroom goulash recipe

Looking for some good old comfort food? You can’t do better than a hearty beef and mushroom goulash – and this recipe conveniently cooks in one pot!

Baby Yum Yum - family supper ideas beef and mushroom goulash one pot recipe

ALSO SEE: The ultimate collection of the BEST South African dessert recipes

Easy one-pot oxtail recipe

What comes to mind with oxtail stew is deliciously rich, warming, comfort food. The sauce is so moreish that you can use the leftovers in an oxtail risotto  if you’re lucky enough to have any left over! 

Best oxtail

FAQs for One-Pot Supper and Tray Bake Recipes

What makes one-pot meals so convenient? One-pot meals simplify cooking by allowing you to combine all ingredients in a single pot or pan, reducing preparation time and cleanup afterwards.

Can I substitute ingredients in these recipes? Absolutely! These recipes are versatile; you can swap out proteins, vegetables, or grains based on what you have on hand or dietary preferences.

How do I adjust cooking times for different ingredients? If using denser vegetables or larger cuts of meat, consider adjusting cooking times or cutting them into smaller pieces to ensure even cooking.

Can I prepare these meals in advance? Yes, many of these dishes can be partially prepped in advance, such as chopping vegetables or marinating meats, to streamline cooking during busy evenings.

What’s the best way to store leftovers? Leftovers should be cooled to room temperature before storing in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Reheat thoroughly before serving.

How can I add more flavour to these recipes? Experiment with herbs, spices, and condiments to enhance flavours. Fresh herbs added towards the end of cooking can brighten up the dish.

Are these recipes suitable for freezing? Yes, most of these dishes freeze well. Allow them to cool completely before transferring to freezer-safe containers. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

What equipment do I need for these recipes? Basic kitchen equipment like a large pot or pan, baking trays, and utensils for stirring and serving are sufficient for preparing these meals.

Can these recipes be adjusted for dietary restrictions? Certainly! You can adapt these recipes to be gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegetarian by choosing suitable ingredients and making necessary substitutions.

How do I prevent the food from sticking to the pan? Ensure the pan or pot is adequately greased or lined with parchment paper before adding ingredients. Stirring occasionally during cooking also helps prevent sticking.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment