03/19/2012 09:47 am ET Updated Aug 31, 2012

7 One-Pot Dinners

One-pot meals are the gastronomical equivalent of the friend that everyone likes to have around -- they're pleasant, flexible, low-key and great with crowds. So we're serving up seven versatile dinners that can all be prepared in a single pot. From hearty beef stews and spicy jambalaya to some lighter kale-based fare, here are a variety of tastes to awaken your palate, brought to you by the spirited home cooks' community at Food52.

Delicious, impressive meals without a sink full of cookware to scrub down after the fact?

Sounds like a one-pot wonder to us.

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One-Pot Dinners