One Pan Dinners for the Busy Travel Nurse

February 23 / Posted by Christi Hintz

We get it; the last thing you want to do at the end of a long shift is come home and make a complicated meal. But you don’t have to dirty five pans and tackle a dozen different steps to get a healthy, satisfying meal. We’ve put together a list of some of some great one-pan recipes from around the internet where prep is easy and clean up is even easier. These tasty dishes are perfect for a busy travel nurse!


Sheet Pan Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Hash


If you’re a breakfast for dinner kind of person (and who isn’t?) we’ve found a super easy recipe for you. This recipe is a tasty way to incorporate a bunch of veggies into your diet like sweet potato, bell pepper, and zucchini. Once you’ve chopped up all of your veggies, the whole thing cooks up in under 30 minutes. Find this recipe at the Kitchn.


One Pan Unstuffed Bell Peppers


This dish has all the delicious flavor of a stuffed bell pepper with less work and in a more convenient form. It’s easier to eat and makes great leftovers, so go ahead and make a full batch and set yourself up for healthy, tasty lunches for the rest of the week. Discover the recipe here at One Good Thing.


One Pan Mexican Quinoa


This recipe only has three steps, and one of those steps is “serve immediately”. If you enjoy mexican flavors, this good-for-you meal might just be the go-to dinner you’ve been looking for. All of your favorites are here – like lime juice, jalapeno, chili powder, and cilantro. Find this unbelievably easy dish at Damn Delicious.


One Pan Chicken Parmesan and Roasted Zucchini


Everyone wants a stunning Italian dish that they can whip up in a hurry. Whether you’re having your new friends from your latest travel assignment over or you’re cooking dinner for one, this stunning dish will make you feel like you’re eating at your favorite Italian restaurant. It all come together in under an hour and makes four servings, so you can enjoy it for lunch the next day, too. Find this dish at Cooking Classy.


One-Pot Pasta With Tomato-Basil Sauce


On those nights where you’re just feeling like pasta, this quick and easy dish will fulfill your cravings and (thanks to the inclusion of delicious baby spinach) provide you with the nutrients you need to be your best. Complete the dish as is for a healthy, filling meal or add your favorite protein for a bit of something extra. Find this recipe at MyRecipes.


Honey-Soy-Glazed Salmon with Veggies and Oranges

This complete meal comes together in less than 25 minutes, and stars salmon with a supporting cast of asparagus, green beans, and oranges. Fire up your broiler and make this dish tonight if you’ve been looking forward to adding a little seafood to your routine. Find this recipe on MyRecipes.


Do you have any go to recipes that require minimal cookware? What’s your go-to recipe after a long shift? Share your favorites in the comments below.


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