5 One-Pot Meals to Satisfy Your Comfort Food Cravings

Easy meals with less cleanup are the order of the day. They are what every home cook wants: good food, no fuss, and a minimum of dishes to wash. The solution is simple: one-pot recipes. During the winter a hearty cassoulet or stew can meet the need for simplicity and ease (no knives necessary!). But even a basic roast with vegetables can be made in one pot, and thus fit the criteria.

Looking for the easy way to a satisfying dinner? Try one of our one-pot wonders below.

1. Cassoulet

We have to start with cassoulet – the ultimate comfort food. Made with beans and cured meats like duck confit and sausage, this dish comes from the Southwest of France where eating well is a way of life. Every town has a variation on the recipe, and each believes their interpretation is the one true cassoulet. We offer an easy-to-follow recipe kit that will make you an expert in no time (and a believer in the superiority of our version).

Cassoulet in Cassole

2. Blanquette de Veau

A French family favorite, blanquette de veau is a velvety white veal stew with vegetables and mushrooms. Unlike other stews, this dish forgoes the browning process altogether, resulting in a pale color and fine silky texture. Comforting, yet light, it’s one of our most beloved cold weather dishes.

3. Lemon & Herb Roasted Poussin with Duck Fat Potatoes

Get out your cast iron! This easy recipe delivers big flavor with just a few simple ingredients. High roasting temperature and a few aromatics ensure moist, flavorful meat. A little duck fat and pan-drippings combine to create crispy potatoes with super tender flesh. In an hour you have a charming and delicious one-pot dinner for two, just add a salad.

4. Spicy Cajun-Style Jambalaya

This quick-cooking, one-pot jambalaya is satisfying and super easy to make. Tender chicken, shrimp, andouille sausage, and Tasso ham create a hearty meal with layers of flavor and texture.


5. Crackling Roast Porcelet Rack with Fennel & Apples

This beautiful roast porcelet rib rack makes a delicious Sunday supper. Fresh fennel and tart apples lend aromatics to the pork, coming together as an accompaniment as well. A splash of apple brandy, maple syrup, and balsamic vinegar give the silky pan sauce a flavor boost.


Bonus round. We recently added oxtail to our website and just spotted this one-pot oxtail stew and sweet potato stew recipe from our friend Chef JJ Johnson in the February issue of Food and Wine. We’re ready to try it!

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JJ Johnson’s oxtail stew, recipe at Food and Wine. Photo by Johnny Miller.

Let us know if you make any of these recipes! Show us food pics on social media by tagging @dartagnanfoods on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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  1. lily B blogs says:

    These meal are a definite must try

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