Easy, one-pot dinner recipes for busy parents

Rachel Grumman Bender
·2 mins read

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Putting delicious, balanced meals on the table every day is a real challenge for busy, time-crunched parents. But with the pandemic keeping more families at home, this challenge has only intensified as many parents find themselves juggling work and the overhead of managing their children’s hybrid in-school or distance learning. That doesn’t exactly leave a lot of time for preparing and cooking multiple meals each day.

The good news? Whether you’re looking for tasty recipes you can prepare quickly or just want to break out of a recipe rut, Yahoo Life has you covered with quick and easy-to-follow recipes and videos that make mealtime a breeze. Plus, Walmart+ makes it even easier thanks to their unlimited delivery of the ingredients and cooking tools you need to make these flavorful family meals at home.

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One-Pot Wonders

Who has over an hour to spend preparing and cooking lunch and dinner every day? Not busy parents. These set-it-and-forget-it, one-pot meals take only 5 minutes to prepare and will please everyone in your family. Now that’s a win-win.

One-Pot Pizza Pasta

Chances are, pizza and pasta are in regular rotation for lunch and dinner at your house. Why not combine these fan favorites for the ultimate family-friendly meal? All you’ll need is a large pot with a cover, some pasta, and your favorite pizza toppings.

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Creamy Crock-Pot Mac N' Cheese

Mac N’ Cheese is a classic comfort dish that kids love. Now it’s even easier to make with this creamy, cheesy recipe: Simply break out your slow cooker, add the ingredients into the pot including shell pasta, and kick back (or more likely, tackle your ever-growing to-do list) while dinner practically makes itself.

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Instant Pot BBQ Ribs

Love tender, juicy ribs but don’t have hours to cook them? No problem. The key to this recipe is using an Instant Pot for pressure-cooked BBQ ribs in under an hour. All you’ll need are pork ribs, your favorite BBQ sauce, and some seasonings, such as chili and garlic powder.

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