review: One Pan & Done

One pan & done

One Pan & Done: Hassle-free meals from the oven to your table by Molly Gilbert

I am a lazy, lazy cook and the idea of using just one pan to cook a full meal is very appealing to me. This book, by the author of Sheet Pan Suppers, takes the same basic notion – using one pan – and expands it to a variety of styles of pans. These recipes each use one of the following: sheet pan, cast iron skillet, dutch oven, 9×13″ baking dish, muffin tin, pie pan, loaf pan, or bundt pan. Virtually all types of meals are covered, including breakfast, brunch, starters/snacks/sides, sweets, and main dishes featuring veggies, poultry, fish, or meat. I will say that while many of these dishes truly are a whole meal in one dish (radish and ricotta frittata; turkey sausage, eggplant, & tomato penne) a lot of them really don’t cover enough of the food groups for me to be considered a full meal (it’s difficult for me to consider a meal complete without at least something green involved). They do appear to be pretty simple in terms of ingredient lists and prep time, and most of the recipes serve 4-6 people, so a couple like us would for sure have leftovers (a bonus in my book).

full disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from Blogging for Books