One Dish Wonder: Dinner Made Easy

One Dish WonderWho doesn’t love an easy meal with minimal clean up?! I love this one dish wonder because it is infinitely modifiable for all food sensitivities. Because it is just the two of us, I prefer to make a large pan, usually 9×13, so that I have plenty for lunch the next day. I like to cook in bulk for a lot of my recipes because it is not always easy/convenient to make your meals everyday.

This recipe is great because it can be changed in so many ways. Here are some examples of what you could use to change it up.
Starchy vegetable: white potato, sweet potato, winter squash
Non-starchy Vegetable: green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, onion, yellow squash, zucchini, green peppers
Protein: chicken, pork, beef, turkey, lamb
Seasoning: salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, parsley, cayenne pepper, cumin, red pepper flakes, paprika, leeks

Pick any combination and you can have unlimited meals!

Here are some ideas for spice mixes that you can use to personalize your one dish wonder.

Mexican Blend                                                 Ranch Seasoning
1T cumin                                                                  1tsp garlic powder
1-1/2t paprika                                                         2T parsley flakes
1t oregano                                                                1t onion flakes
2t garlic powder                                                     1t dill weed
1/2t onion powder                                                 1/2t black pepper
1-1/2t salt                                                                 1/2t basil
1-1/2t black pepper

Italian Blend                                                   Onion-Paprika Blend
1/2t garlic salt                                                       2t paprika
1-1/2t onion powder                                            1t onion powder
1-1/2t cane sugar/beet sugar                             1/2t salt
1T dried oregano                                                  1/4t cayenne pepper (optional)
1/2t black pepper
1/2t dried basil
1-1/2t dried parsley
1/8t celery salt
1/2t salt

One Dish Wonder: Dinner Made Easy
Easy dish that you can personalize to fit your family!
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 2 meals
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 large sweet potato, cubed
  • 2C green beans
  • 1T oil
  • salt and pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Oil your baking pan.
  3. Place cubed chicken in the center of the baking pan and sweet potato and green beans on either side.
  4. Drizzle contents of pan with oil of your choice.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
Nutrition information is not provided due alterations that can be made to accommodate food sensitivities.


For family meals, you can use a 9×13 pan. Doubling the recipe should fill the pan but the recipe is flexible to your needs so make what you need for your family and season accordingly!

I like to make this recipe and divide it up for lunches to take to work so that I don’t make last minute bad decisions! When you’re following a specific diet, preparation is the key. Buying divided tupperware is a great way to do this. You can keep them in the refrigerator for meals in the coming days or put them in the freezer to have meals when you’re in a crunch. Buying glass tupperware and BPA-free plastic is important! I provided some great brands below that we like. Microwaving food in plastic can be detrimental to your health.


Our crusty dutch oven bread would be a great side to this meal!


What veggies did you use?