One ☝️ Pot Meals 🍽 for the Busy ⏰ Working Woman πŸ‘© ...


It’s been a crazy week here and I’m just not in the mood to cook a huge four or five course meal. It’s time to pull out the favorite Copper Pot and create some one pot meals. These recipes will include a grain, vegetable, and protein that can cook together in one skillet.

The success of these one pot meals can be found in two things: a good broth and good cookware. These recipes need to have even heating so the type of cookware is critical. Cookware that was made poorly or too thin usually create hot spots that will cause the pasta or rice to stick or burn. As with any recipe, always taste test to make sure you have seasoned your food well enough. Adding a pinch of pepper or salt at the end could make all the difference in the world.

1. Cheesy Veggie Chili Pasta


8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded

2 c uncooked pasta

2 c vegetable broth

1 c frozen corn kernels

15 oz pinto beans, drained and rinsed

15 oz black beans, drained and rinsed

15 oz kidney beans, drained and rinsed

15 oz tomato sauce

15 oz diced tomatoes

2 Tbsp chili powder

2 Tbsp flour

2 cloves minced garlic

1 yellow onion, chopped

1 Tbsp olive oil


Add olive oil to a Dutch oven and warm over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until softened about three minutes. Add chili powder and flour and cook another two minutes.

Add broth, corn, all the beans, tomato sauce, and diced tomatoes to the pot. Stir well to combine, Scrape the bottom to incorporate the flour that may have stuck there. Add pasta and stir. Cover and bring to boil. Once boiling, turn down heat and simmer for 15 minutes until pasta is to the desired doneness. Stir every five minutes so the pasta doesn’t stick. Add cheese and stir until melted. Serve.

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