10+ One-Pot Dinner Recipes for Heart Health in 30 Minutes


Make one of these delicious dinner recipes, and your heart will thank us later! Not only is each meal made in one pan for easy cleanup, but these recipes are low in saturated fat and sodium, so they’re suitable for a heart-healthy diet. Recipes like Summer Skillet Vegetable & Egg Scramble and Tofu & Snow Pea Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce are on the table in 30 minutes or less.

One-Pot Garlicky Shrimp & Spinach

Photographer: Antonis Achilleos, Prop Stylist:Christine Keely, Food Stylist:Chelsea Zimmer

Shrimp, spinach and garlic brown and cook quickly for a simple one-pot weeknight dinner. A fast pan sauce gets life from zesty lemon juice, warm crushed red pepper and fresh parsley. Serve with a slice of whole-wheat baguette to swipe up every last drop of sauce.

Tofu & Snow Pea Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

A fast dinner recipe perfect for busy nights, this easy stir-fry recipe will quickly become a favorite. To save time, use precooked rice or cook rice a day ahead.

Red Cabbage-Apple Cauliflower Gnocchi

Tender cabbage and a vibrant applesauce-mustard pan sauce are the perfect pairing for pillowy low-carb cauliflower gnocchi. Add diced chicken-apple sausage for extra protein.

Skillet Steak with Mushroom Sauce

The pan drippings from the steak combine with mushrooms, broth and grainy mustard to make a thick and delicious sauce for this one-skillet meal.

Summer Skillet Vegetable & Egg Scramble

Don’t toss out those almost-past-their-prime vegetables and fresh herbs. Add them into this skillet egg scramble for a quick vegetarian meal. Nearly any vegetable will work in this easy skillet recipe, so choose your favorites or use what you have on hand.

Spaghetti with Creamy Lemon-Spinach Sauce

Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Julian Hensarling, Prop Stylist: Josh Hoggle

Give your veggie servings a boost with this easy spaghetti dinner. Loosely inspired by the flavors of classic pesto, this vibrant pasta packs in plenty of spinach and basil with a garnish of nutty walnuts and savory Parmesan cheese. Serve with a drizzle of good olive oil and a green salad on the side.

Spicy Chicken and Snow Pea Skillet

Chock-full of nutrients, snow peas shine in this spicy 20-minute, harissa-sauced, one-pot dinner that feeds the whole family. This meal gets its heat from harissa, a North African hot chile paste—use just a teaspoon if you prefer a mild flavor.

Black Beans & Corn with Poached Eggs

Here we “poach” the eggs directly in a hearty mixture of black beans, corn, peppers and onion, eliminating the need to cook them in a separate pot.

Homemade Chicken Tenders with Everything Bagel Seasoning over Salad

Using everything bagel seasoning is a quick way to flavor and add extra crunch to breadcrumbs for chicken tenders. Here, we pile them on a salad, but they’d be great with roasted potato wedges and your favorite green vegetable too.

Creamy Pesto Shrimp with Gnocchi & Peas

Photographer: Greg DuPree, Prop stylist: Shell Royster, Food stylist: Emily Hall

This speedy dinner recipe combines shrimp with pillowy gnocchi, pesto and peas in a creamy sauce. Feel free to substitute the peas with other veggies such as broccoli or asparagus. For a bit of heat, sprinkle in some crushed red pepper, or garnish with grated Parmesan cheese to enhance the savory flavor.

Teriyaki Chicken Skillet Casserole with Broccoli

Photographer: Brie Goldman, Food Stylist: Lauren McAnelly, Prop Stylist: Gabriel Greco

Whip up this quick and easy teriyaki chicken casserole in just one skillet—it’s the perfect go-to recipe for hectic weeknights that’s sure to satisfy a crowd. If you’re short on leftovers, a rotisserie chicken paired with a package of microwaveable brown rice is a good substitute.

Shrimp and Pea Pod Stir-Fry

Pea pods were made for stir-fry dishes since they cook up fast. This recipe calls for snow peas, but you could easily substitute snap peas if you prefer. Serve with brown rice for a balanced and nutritious meal.

Veggie Fajitas

Photographer: Jacob Fox, Food stylist: Holly Dreesman, Prop stylist: Joseph Wanek

These veggie fajitas are packed with sweet bell pepper and red onion. Creamy avocado and warm tortillas complete the meal. The veggies alone make a great meal-prep recipe to have on hand. Serve them over rice, or heat them up over tortilla chips topped with melting cheese.

Summer Shrimp Salad

Use an array of colorful tomatoes to make this shrimp salad pop. Cooking the shrimp with fresh herbs and garlic infuses them with flavor for a light dinner salad that’s perfect for summer entertaining.


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