GIVEAWAY: The Best One-Dish Suppers

Spring is here and Summer is just around the corner. The last thing we want to do during these lingering hours of daylight is wash a pile of gnarly pans, yet our families still demand meals. Sigh. The Best One-Dish Suppers by the editors of Cook’s Illustrated is here to save us from dish-pan hands with a collection of more than 175 recipes that you make in one pot/dish/wok! Yummy! Easy!


Would you like to win a copy? Read on to see more of this great cookbook and find out how to enter to win.



Leave a comment here before midnight, Tuesday April 19th. Tell us about your go-to pot, dutch-oven, casserole dish, wok, pan. Sexy question, I know. My favorite is a Le Creuset Braiser in Dune. I love to sear flank steak on the stove, pop it in the oven and then bring it straight to the table. LOVE! What’s yours? Come back and enter every day. “Like,” “Tweet,” “Stumble” the giveaway and leave additional comments for each. We will announce the winner of The Best One-Dish Suppers here on Prudent Baby next Wednesday so be sure to check back. You have 5 days to claim your prize before a new winner is selected. Winner must have a valid US mailing address.




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The Queen

AMAZING! What a cool cookbook. I have a giant Calphalon pan (with a nifty clear glass lid) that I cook almost EVERYTHING in! My awesome SIL just got me a dutch oven for Christmas though and I'm finding there is a whole lot of stuff I can do in there too.

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Erin

Totally LOVE this cookbook. It would look so pretty on my shelf πŸ™‚ I cook almost everything in my big skillet that came with my pan set, but I would LOVE a Le Creuset Dutch Oven…dream…

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Amber

My husband recently gifted me my first Le Creuset piece – a large dutch oven – and now I will be slowly replacing all cookware in my entire kitchen with Le Creuset. It's going to take most of the rest of my life, but it will be worth it.

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Krista

My fave one pot meal would be Mexican Chicken Soup. It is divine. I got the recipe from Real Simple a couple years back. Google it. You won't be disappointed!

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randomcreativity

I just received a green pan skillet 2 months ago – and it is amazing! I love that you don't have to add oil, and nothing sticks (not even blackened fish!) It is so far superior to my old teflon coated skillets – I use it all the time. The whole set is on my wishlist…
Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

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Jennifer

my favorite casserole to make in a pinch is the chicken bruchetta casserole (it's a Kraft recipe…) so easy. Only a few ingredients and it is good!

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Bonnie

Oh this cookbook excites me – and whatever is on the cover looks fabulous! My go to one dish meal is Shepherd's Pie – it is by far my favourite and I love that you can make so many variations of it (ie. chicken and sweet potatoes, or even homemade mac n cheese on top instead of potatoes… yum!)

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Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

My go to pot is a big black and white pot w/ lid that someone gave me when I got married 13 years ago. I don't know what it is called, but I mostly use it for beans and chicken stock… Cook book looks yummy, would love to win,

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Andrea

When we got married we splurged and go AlClad Copper Core pots. Best.decision.ever. I use those bad boys every day and they look as good as new and make cooking fun (well, maybe this is a stretch.)

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Cheryl

My go to pan has been a huge skillet with high sides that i can use for pasta sauces and then dump the pasta in.

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kalliejenn2

It's kind of funny, but our favorite cooking implement is actually our George Foreman grill. We make everything on it from grilled chicken to paninis! It's also super easy to clean up!

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Safira

I have a flat-sided Calphalon pan I make most things in. It's big-enough to make multiples meal-size dishes without being cafeteria sized.

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Jennifer

i always use my all clad skillet….since it has a lid, i use it for just about EVERYTHING πŸ™‚

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Jade

My favorite is my trusty 10 inch skillet. I use it for almost every single meal. I love my new cast iron dutch oven, but it doesn't win the "what would I grab if I could only get one thing and the house were burning down" contest. jadelovesbrynn (at) yahoo {dot} com

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Aimie Jean

My "go to" is the wonderful Slow cooker pot!! It's such a mom's best friend.

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Jodi

I have a 16" cast iron skillet which is by far my favorite pan just for the novelty effect. I take it to potlucks with cornbread (I have to triple the recipe) all the time and it's a fabulous conversation starter! Not to mention that we actually have a wedding picture taken with that skillet! Can you say redneck!!! It was a gag gift from my Mother in Law but now that wedding picture is one of my absolute favorites–it reminds me of when we were young and silly and still dreaming about the fabulous future we are living today!

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Renee Weber

I got a nano-ceramic coated non-stick pan, and I LOVE cooking in it because it is SO EASY to clean! Half the time I don't even need to use soap, just rinse and hit it with a sponge!!

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Tanya

It has been a while since I made it, but from the Simmering suppers cookbook – Italian tomato soup stew in my parents old dutch oven is a fave. They probably got it as a wedding present 40+ years ago, and it still is in great shape. The recipe is fab – sausages, veggies, tortellini. I am hungry now.

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Hillabeans

I have a large Calphalon pan that I almost every night. Okay – every night that I actually cook. Nothing fancy, but it gets the job done!

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Keri

For now my go-to pans are my Corning ware casserole dish and my crock pot. Someday I hope to have a dutch oven!!

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Leigh Anne

I got some new stainless steel cookware for Christmas and the 12" skillet is my "go to" pan!
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Erin

i love my plain old cast iron skillet. i can cook a steak in it for dinner, wipe it out with a paper towel and make a giant chocolate chip cookie in it for desert without the flavors transferring over. i use it almost everyday!

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Ashley L

I have a red and white (red on outside, white on inside) 9ishx13ish pan that I LOVE. I love to use it. It's my favorite and makes me very happy.

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Shavone

I have a little $5 crock pot from Walmart that has served me well for about a year & a half. I also have a Wolfgang Puck 8-quart stock pot that was a thrift store find.. for $4! Works great for stews, spaghetti, pretty much everything lol. The first meal I cooked for my family in my new house was homemade chicken stew in my stock pot.

Here's a link, it's the pot in the back – http://kitchen-dining.hsn.com/wolfgang-puck-bistro-elite-26-piece-cookware-set_p-6276522_xp.aspx?webm_id=0&web;_id=6276522&sf;=qc&attr;=181&ocm;=qc|181&prev;=hp!181&ccm;=qc|181

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Jocelyn

I don't have any fancy pots or skillets. Most of what we have are things my husband already owned when we got married. I know it is time to invest in something new, I just usually would rather spend my money on something more fun. But I just need to break down and do it. I probably use a big skillet we have (can't remember the size) with a lid for most things.

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dessica

roast slow cooked with pepperocinis until tender, shredded on sub rolls with mozzerella cheese, so easy and sooo good!!!

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Joanne

My "go-to" meal is from Cooks Illustrated.. it is Penne with sausage… and the kick comes not from spicy sausage, but from cherry peppers. Wonderful dish as is, and easy enough to leave the meat out for a vegetarian dish.

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MB

My favorite one dish suppers are my Pork Roast that I cook in my crock pot or my Taco Soup that I cook in my Rachel Ray pot. I would love to learn some new one dish suppers. My family needs some more variety in our lives.

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AmAzOn

My FAVE one dish meal is "Pork Tips." I cut pork loin chops into pieces that resemble beef tips. Sear these, remove from pan, cook gravy in pan, add meat back into pan and finish cooking low and slow. DELISH!!

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CErickson

It's a tie between my giant Le Creuset dutch oven and my big high sided saute pan. Both are wonderful and can be used for almost any recipe.

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Crystal

I use my skillet every night, but I have to admit, I'm having a love affair with my Dutch oven. (Sh, don't tell my husband!)

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Karin

Bring it. Please.

I would love a Le Creuset, but don't have one. (Now there's a giveaway idea!) Instead, I have an old glass casserole dish that goes from the oven to the table to the fridge and eventually to the dishwasher.

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bondgirl

my go to pot is an old cast iron pot given to me by a friend after i drooled over her homemade bread. It's a permanent fixture in my kitchen, and always at the ready for a bread baking session!

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Taylored Times

We parred down our pots & pans, so we use our skillet all.the.time!! I would love a good reason to get a dutch oven though πŸ™‚

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Mallorie

chicken stuffing caserole in my trusty PYREX 9×13 is my go to meal!!! So easy to make ( recipe is on a stove top box!) and always a hit!!! Served it at our family Xmas for the picky eaters and they fell in love!! Plus only takes 30min!!!

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Kate

I love my Martha Stewart enameled cast iron pot. We make almost everything in it from soups to pastas and more. I love how evenly it heats things.
We LOVE one pot meals!

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MoveYourAsana

when I was pregnant with baby #4 (surprise!!) my girlfriends threw me a shower (read as.. took fat momma out to eat!) and my gift was a le crueset dutch oven in Flame 9.5 qt. It is great for making a boat load of Coq au Vin (my favorite, yum) to feed my thundering herd.

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Genoa

Hey Prudent Mamas! Everything tastes better and a little more loved from start to finish when it comes from my Martha Stewart dutch oven. The cream-colored dish looks great on the stove and on the table too!

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Allie

Great giveaway! I loooove our Le Creuset dutch oven. Super heavy, but it cooks food perfectly and cleans up easily. Can't ask for more than that.

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Tina

I love to make turkish-style lentil soup in my little Le Creuset covered pot that looks like a tomato, even though there's no tomatoes in the recipe i use! i get 4 servings in there and it's a quick recipe.

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KtLizbet

I have this burnt orange dutch-oven, My Mother bought it at a garage sale when she moved into her first apartment 30 years ago. It was handed down to me, It's oval, and perfect for Stove top, Oven, Bbq, It's even been thrown over our fire. My favourite dish to make in it would have to be chili.

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Amanda

Mmmmmm…my Corningware Light 9×13 casserole dish. It's sturdy enough not to break if dropped, can handle temps up to 500F, but weighs just at 1 lb….it's awesome!

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Jess

i love my hamilton beach crock pot… it has a timer, a thermometer, and a spill resistant lid! i use it at least once a week, easy.

and i have a large skillet i use almost every day… but i have no clue what brand it is… but man do i love a large skillet with a lid!

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Jennifer

My go-to is any sort of frittata that includes veggies, cheese, and meat. It makes me happy if there are veggies, and my husband happy if there is meat. So ta-da! everyone is happy.

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shelly

I have a Tramontino (or something like that) enameled dutch oven that I got at Walmart. It works great! The only trouble is that it has to be hand washed. I hate hand washing.

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teatimewithmandy

I have two: a store brand dutch oven that I love and also an enameled Martha Stewart brand frying pan. Basically, if it goes from stovetop to oven, I'm in love.

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Carrie

When you marry into my husband's family, you receive "the red pan" as a gift from his grandparents. "The red pan" is a 6 quart cast iron, enameled coated, Dansk lidded casserole. Since everyone in the family has one, many recipes are referred to as "red pan" recipes in family conversations. I love it because it is a great dish and is sentimental.

Just tried to find one online, but could not. Hope they are still available!

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Emily.

I have a Le Creuset 5-1/2 qt French oven in "Dijon" that I absolutely love. Use it regularly. And I love yellow…so its my kind of pan. πŸ™‚
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frecklesandsunshine.com

I love my preseasoned Lodge Logic cast iron dutch oven. It sears meat so nicely and holds heat like none other. Plus my husband gets to make dutch oven jokes. It's a dual purpose piece of equipment.

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MD

Le Creuset dutch oven in lemongrass. Love. I love the color, the weight of it and the fact that it cleans so easily. I like to make marinara sauce (from Mollie Katzen's cookbook), my daughter's mac n' cheese, soup, coq a vin – anything. It's my go-to pot.

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yellowdoggrl

I love my two huge Cathrineholm Dutch ovens. Stovetop, oven, braising, roasting, you name it. Scored them on eBay and secretly wish I could get a third. And we just got a Cuisinart Green Gourmet 12-inch wok pan for which I have high stir-fry hopes.

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Four and 20 Blackbirds

I have a red le creuset pot that I love, that I didn't really want.
I thought they were too heavy ( I still do) but my Mom ignored me and got me one for my birthday.
See, that's a great mom.

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*Amber*

I love my dutch oven but honestly the thing I use the most is my stainless steel, deep saute pan. I cook in it for pretty much every meal.

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Helen

I have an oval, kiwi-colored Le Creuset dutch oven that I cook just about anything in, if I can. It makes anything feel fancy. My most frequent is pantry/fridge soup using the random ingredients I have on hand on those nights when I need dinner but didn't make it to the grocery store. It always turns out delicious and with a glass of wine, I almost feel French.

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Jenn/hippygoth

We have an AWESOME dutch oven that my in-laws got us as an anniversary present. It's Lodge – in crazy ass 70s brown (though it was gifted in 2008), and costs WAY less then the Le Creuset version.

I cook EVERYTHING in the damn thing. Braises? Check. Soup? Check. Tacos? Why the hell not! Enameled cast iron is the best thing in the world for my ancient cranky apartment electric stovetop. I will never go back to caramelizing onions in a skillet.

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Sara

Great cook book! I'm always looking for ways to simplify dinner time. My dutch oven and crock pot get the most use when it comes to one pot meals.

My go to meal is Salsa Chicken in the Crock Pot, you can eat it many different ways, and it is super simple to make.

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Rani

my got to pot has to be my crock pot too! Especially when I cook beef…just falls right of the bone!

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Kimmie

My favorite one pot meal is salsa chicken.
Put chicken, salsa, black beans, corn in crock pot on high. About 30 mins. before you serve it ad a block of cream cheese on top until melted. = delicious!

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Helen and Charlie's World

I love my 12 inch all clad stainless saute pan. It's not as heavy as the 14 inch but it's big enough to make a one pan family meal for 4. I usally get the pan just below smoking point, sear my meat then throw in my seasonal veggies and sqeeze in fresh lemon to deglaze. Turn the pan down as low as it can go, while flipping everything around and put a lid on it and let it cook through the remaing time. It cleans up perfect everytime. I love it. It is my work horse!

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Amanda

Let's see…along with my Corningware Light dish, I also love my William Sonoma Cast Iron Skillet. It was a wedding gift and makes killer pineapple upsidedown cakes.

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Sharon (mama to Adam)

I am in love with my found at a garage sale cast iron skillet! I cook everything in it! Although my dream of having a Le Crueset casserole dish is still running rampant. If there was nothing to dream about, life would be boring, right?!

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Amber

My go-to pot (to the point that it usually just sits out on my stovetop, even when clean) is my Le Creuset oval French oven. It has me pining for a skillet and braiser too!

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kindra954

I don't know what it is but it's like a wok/lg. sautepan. I love it! I can do just about anything in it but boil water for spaghetti. stirfry is our favorite in it. the thing i don't like about it is it has all these little holes on the inside bottom and makes it hard to clean.

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Kristy

Mine would have to be our rich sausage and potato soup. Yum! Just made in a boring old pot because I don't have a Le Creuset πŸ™

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Julie Murphy

It's definitely my crockpot. I've got one of those programmable 6 quart Rivals, and it's never let me down. We use it once or twice a week.

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Amber

Maybe if I mention "Le Creuset" as my absolute favorite best ever French oven enough times, a new piece of their cookware will magically appear at my front door. No? You don't think so? Well, I can dream. It is Spring, afterall – the season of hope and whatnot. πŸ™‚

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Mindy

I love my dutch oven and pretty much decided that there is no other way to cook except with serious cast iron and an oven. Unfortunately since I've been pregnant (halfway done), the most action my dutch oven has received is from my husband cooking brats in beer so some inspiration is needed at this point.

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Liz

My favorite skillet in my kitchen is my cast iron skillet because it's so easy to clean. Just give it a scrub with water and you're done!

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Abs

I love my Le Creuset French Oven in Cobalt. I use it for pot roast and stuffed peppers. Unfortunately, I have no idea what else to use it for and this cookbook could really get me using it more.

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jessica

For my wedding, one of my Mom's "recipe group" friends got me a deep cast iron skillet. It's not the most used dish in the house (let's be honest, that would be the microwave turn table), but it is my gourmet cooking pan. My hubby knows when that dish is out we're eating something really good.

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Rose

Well, the only one I have is my crockpot if that counts for anything. I do love it though. Lots of great things I can make in it. My favorite is a white chicken chili recipe that my friend shared with me.

This is one of those giveaways where if I can't win it, I'll have to buy it!

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When I'm being super lazy, I stick a rotisserie chicken with some veggies (carrots, potatoes, whatever I have on hand), some garlic and some rosemary into a dutch oven my dad brought from Poland. πŸ™‚ Yum! Really makes it extra awesome. Super cheap and super fast.

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Amber

I'm thinking of write an Ode to My French Oven. It would start something like… "Le Creuset, how do I love thee… let me count the ways."

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amidel

My favorite one dish dinner is Pritikin chili. It's fast and easy to make, and it's even low fat :)! It's made with ground turkey, lots of spices, beans and vegetables. Even my kids will eat it and they are picky. It's amazing how flavorful it is; and it's all made in one big pot.

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UnrulyArt

On lazy nights, I love to make my own creation…corn bread pork chops. Mix up a box of Jiffy corn bread mix and pour it over pork chops in my stoneware baking dish and cook until the pork is done. It's main course and side all together. And bonus, my family all loves it.

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