One Dish Dinners – January’s Pinterest Board

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on January 7, 2013

This year, we’d like to have a theme for the month, and feature 1 board from the $5 Dinners Pinterest page. And to kick off the new year, I thought starting with simplifying dinner would be helpful to everyone!

We all have our goals, resolutions (desire to just survive, is my current one!) as we start with a fresh slate and try to incorporate simpler ideas into our busy lives. One Dish Dinners is a great way to do just that….many of the recipes in my third cookbook, as well as those few featured on One Dish Dinners, will make your life in the kitchen a little more bearable. I adore the One Dish Dinner concept…because it allows me to keep up with life, the boys, and still serve healthful meals at the end of a long, busy day!

My hope is this resource on Pinterest will help you find what you’re looking for quickly, as well as keep your meal ideas for One Dish Dinners all organized in one place!

I’d love to hear about your favorite dish that you whip up in one dish. Please leave a comment or recipe link. We’ll get the recipes pinned to the One Dish Dinners pinterest board!


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Kristia January 7, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Just today, I posted One Pot Roasted Chicken & Vegetable Dinner.



Alea January 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm

I love one dish dinners! Mostly because I am lazy and don’t like doing dishes. :) One of my favorites is Italian Chicken and Rice Casserole. It starts on the stove top and moves to the oven, but it only uses one dish.


Melissa January 7, 2013 at 8:25 pm
Linsey January 7, 2013 at 8:31 pm

We have become new fans of kale. Here is one of our favorite ways to use it:


Katrina January 7, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Baked potato and ham soup. Basically thicker potato leek soup made with a roux as the base, sautéed onions, chicken broth, and boil potatoes chunks in this. Purée with an immersion blender, then add chunks of leftover ham and cubed baked potatoes. Dried thyme and garlic powder added and some salt and pepper.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom January 7, 2013 at 10:14 pm

That sounds delish! Thanks for sharing!

~ Erin


karen hiebert January 8, 2013 at 1:17 am

my mother in law made some mac ‘n cheese useing quiona based elbow macaroni. I know she boiled the noodles, tossed in some crackers and leftover ham from x-mas @ grandmas, but not sure how she made it cheese. everyone had 2nds, my father in law had 3rds!


Melynda@OurSundayCafe January 8, 2013 at 7:34 am
Annie January 8, 2013 at 7:55 am
Lina@fancyfrugallife January 8, 2013 at 10:11 am

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