Easiest-Ever One-Pot Dinners: Stir-Fry Edition

Cook, Weeknight Dinner

Calamari Stir-Fry

This week, we’re all about meals that require only one item—a skillet, Dutch oven, wok, you name it—and you get to figure out what to do with all that extra time you’ve regained from not having to clean a sink full of dishes. (Tonight, we’re going with must-see TV.)


We love stir-fries, because in addition in being quick and healthy, they’re also convenient, since often they require just one piece of cookware, like a wok. (Don’t worry: If you don’t own a wok, a sauté pan or deep fry pan will work just as well.) Just remember: for the best results when stir-frying, have all of your ingredients ready to go before you begin. Bookmark any of these five recipes for dinner this week, serve alongside a bowl of steamed rice, and cross dinner off your to-do list.


Stir-Fried Beef and Bok Choy with Ginger


Slice the flank steak and bok choy for this dish ahead of time, and this stir-fry will come together in less than 10 minutes.

Stir-Fried Shrimp with Sugar Snap Peas and Mushrooms


In addition to boasting a briny flavor and plump texture, shrimp are also extremely quick-cooking. For best stir-fry results, look for large prawns that have already been peeled and deveined.

Beef and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry


This beef and bell pepper dish is a flavor powerhouse, thanks to a trio of umami-rich soy sauce, pungent fish sauce and thick, salty oyster sauce.

Calamari and Pea Shoots


Pea shoots, a staple in many Asian cuisines, are available most widely during the spring months. Pair the tender leaves with calamari rings and tentacles; they’re an inexpensive and sustainable source of protein.

Eggplant Tofu Stir-Fry


For a meatless dish that doesn’t leave you wanting more, try a stir-fry made with tofu and eggplant; the tofu brings plenty of protein, and the Asian eggplant a fleshy, satisfying texture.


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