30 one pan recipes to make your life EASY! These simple, gluten free recipes will make it from fridge to table in no time at all.

Photo Collage of gluten free One Pan Recipes

Raise your hand if you’re in a.) shock, b.) denial, c.) disbelief, or d.) all of the above, that back to school is just around the corner.

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How is the summer nearly over? Where did it go? What did we do?! I know there was a lot of fun and sun in there, but these past couple of months have absolutely whizzed by. The end of summer also means Lincoln will be starting full-day Kindergarten soon and I can practically feel my heart breaking thinking about him being gone for the majority of his waking hours, five days a week. UGH. I’m being a baby and he’s ready to go, but like…this is absolutely awful, right?

On a happier note, we’ve still got the Iowa State Fair and all its food-on-a-stick-glory to look forward to before the season of early school mornings, extra-curricular activities, homework and everything in between begins. That’s why I thought it’d be the perfect time to share with you 30 of my favorite one pan recipes. A busy family’s best friend during this hectic time of year!

I’ve compiled this list of one pan recipes to make your life EASY. All of these dishes are made in just one pan, pot, or skillet which means the burners on your stove won’t all be blazing while you’re running around trying get homework started or someone(s) off to swimming, soccer, or scouts. There are a few recipes I recommend serving over a bed of rice, for example, so you’ll need a second pot for that, but 98% are made in just one pan.

Speaking of pots, skillets, and pans, let me show you the ones I keep on hand to make the recipes below:

Le Creuset 11-3/4″ Signature Skillet >

This enameled cast iron skillet is a beast that can go from stovetop to oven, cooks food evenly, and will last forever. I most often use this skillet when cooking/searing/browning meat and vegetables. It’s a work horse! Here is a non-enameled, budget-friendly option >

 

Calphalon 12″ Omelette Pan with Cover >

This is the skillet I use when making recipes that contain rice or pasta that cooks inside the dish, vs in a separate pot, as the lid and higher sides cook the ingredients evenly.

 

10 Quart Stock Pot with Cover >

I prefer to use an enameled Dutch oven when making slow-cooked soups and stews, but when I want to be able to throw the pot in the dishwasher at the end of the evening, I go with my 10 quart stock pot with lid. It’s huge and I use it it to cook everything from soup, to rice dishes, and chili.

Alllrighty! Whether you have kids going back to school, or simply want an arsenal of quick and easy gluten free recipes with very little clean up, I hope you find this list of 30 one pan recipes helpful!

Gluten Free One Pan Recipes

Cheesy Chicken Burrito Skillet >

Photo of Cheesy Chicken Burrito Skillet

 

Crispy Chicken, Bacon, Pesto Gnocchi Skillet >

Bowl of Chicken, Bacon, Pesto Crispy Gnocchi Skillet

 

Skillet Tater Tot Casserole >

 

Cheesy Gnocchi Florentine >

Spoon scooping Cheesy Gnocchi Florentine out of a skillet

 

Skillet Shepherd’s Pie >

Close up photo of Skillet Shepherd's Pie.

 

Italian Rice Ball Skillet >

Cheesy scoop of Italian Rice Ball Skillet

 

Sausage Gravy Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole >

Plate of Sausage Gravy Breakfast Tater Tot Casserole

 

One Pot Chicken and Rice >

Bowl of One-Pot Chicken and Rice | iowagirleats.com

 

Mushroom, Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Cheesy Chicken Skillet >

Mushroom, Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Cheesy Chicken Skillet is a healthy, gluten-free dinner recipe that takes just 30 minutes and 1 skillet to make! Mushroom, Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Cheesy Chicken Skillet is a healthy, gluten-free dinner recipe that takes just 30 minutes and 1 skillet to make!

 

1 Skillet Maple-Dijon-Cider Pork Tenderloin >

Plate of pan roasted pork tenderloin.

 

Taco Chili >

Taco Chili is a fun way to change up taco night! Hot and hearty, this gluten-free chili recipe will be a favorite all year long. Make on the stovetop or in the crock pot! | iowagirleats.com

 

Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet >

5-Ingredient Cheesy Ham and Broccoli Rice Skillet is a 1 pan, 20 minute, gluten-free dinner recipe that will leave you licking your plate clean! | iowagirleats.com

 

(Really, Really Good) Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chicken Enchilada Skillet >

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chicken Enchilada Skillet is a healthy, 1 skillet, gluten-free dinner recipe that my entire family (including my 4 year old!) described as "really, REALLY good!" | iowagirleats.com

 

15 Minute Reuben Chicken >

Chicken Reuben Skillet on a plate.

 

Sausage, Sweet Potato Noodles, and Broccoli Skillet >

Sausage, Sweet Potato Noodles and Broccoli Skillet is a quick and nutritious gluten-free dinner recipe that's cooked in one skillet and in under 30 minutes! | iowagirleats.com

 

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps > Psst: We usually serve these as rice bowls to make them more kid-friendly.

Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps are ready in just 15 minutes! This easy, gluten-free dinner recipe is made from kitchen staples and is even better than take-out. | iowagirleats.com

 

BBQ Avocado, Bacon, Cheddar Chicken >

15 Minute BBQ, Bacon and Avocado Cheddar Chicken Skillet takes just 15 minutes to cook, and calls for just 5 ingredients. This gluten-free dinner recipe is a winner! | iowagirleats.com

 

BBQ Chicken Quesadillas >

Photo of BBQ Chicken Quesadillas.

 

Buffalo Chicken, Bacon and Sweet Potato Noodle Skillet >

Photo of Buffalo Chicken, Bacon and Sweet Potato Noodle Skillet

 

One Pot Gluten Free Mac and Cheese >

Picture the creamiest, cheesiest mac and cheese - made gluten-free and without butter or cream! One Pot Gluten-Free Mac and Cheese is it! #glutenfree | iowagirleats.com

 

Mozzarella Bruschetta Chicken >

Plate of Mozzarella Bruschetta Chicken | iowagirleats.com

 

Homemade Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper >

 

Maple Bourbon Pecan Chicken >

Maple Bourbon Pecan Chicken is sinfully delicious - you will lick your plate clean! This 1-skillet, gluten-free dinner recipe is ready in just 20 minutes. | iowagirleats.com

 

Signature Spicy, Smokey, Sweet Chili >

 

Creamy Chicken and Herb Skillet >

 

Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs and Rice >

Pan-Roasted Chicken Thighs and Rice is a hearty, gluten-free dinner recipe that will please even the pickiest of eaters. Made with simple, everyday ingredients, this dish is total comfort food! | iowagirleats.com

 

Cheesy Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice >

5-Ingredient Cheesy Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice is a one pan, 20 minute, gluten-free dinner recipe that will leave you licking your plate clean! | iowagirleats.com

 

20 Minute Chicken Satay Lettuce Wraps >

 

One Pot Red Beans and Rice >

One Pot Red Beans and Rice is an easy and affordable one pot dish that the entire family will love. Get a taste of the south in under 30 minutes! | iowagirleats.com

 

Lick Your Plate Coconut Chicken Curry >

Lick Your Plate Coconut Chicken Curry is incredibly delicious, and simple too! This 1-skillet, gluten-free dinner recipe will be on the table in under 30 minutes. | iowagirleats.com

 

Leek and Mushroom Chicken Skillet >

 

Mexican Chorizo, Sweet Potato and Black Bean Rice Skillet >