One-Pot Recipes That Will Trick People into Thinking You Can Cook

Can you throw a bunch of a stuff in a slow cooker and apply heat? Then you're ready to cook these delicious dishes.


When someone—your new bae, for example—hits you with the daunting “can you cook?” question, don’t panic. Instead, take a deep breath and familiarize yourself with the canon of single-pot recipes, the secret weapon of home cooks who don't have to time, energy, or culinary skills to pull off a fancy three-course meal. For the most part, all you need to do is throw a bunch of delicious ingredients in a Crock-Pot or Dutch oven and let the magic happen.

Serving your guests Andrew Zimmern's beef stew or Gourmet's slow-cooker chile con carne with biscuit topping is the ultimate power move. Plus, these recipes are great to have on hand when you want to have a date night with yourself and Netflix—especially since you won't be left with huge mess in the kitchen.

Unlock your inner chef with these 14 fool-proof single-pot recipes.

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