10+ High-Fiber, Anti-Inflammatory One-Pot Dinner Recipes


What’s not to love about these high-fiber one-pot recipes? Each delicious serving of these dinners has at least 6 grams of fiber which can benefit your digestion, heart health and longevity. These meals are also made with plenty of anti-inflammatory foods like whole grains, legumes, and vegetables to help your body combat pesky symptoms of inflammation like joint pain, mental fog and skin irritation. Plus, you save on clean up by using just one pot, pan or slow-cooker for the whole dish! Recipes like our Braised Cauliflower & Squash Penne Pasta and Sichuan Ramen Cup of Noodles with Cabbage & Tofu are convenient, flavorful and nutritious meals you can enjoy for dinner any night of the week.

Slow-Cooker Vegan Chili

Grab your crock pot for this hearty and easy vegan chili, which is chock-full of great-tasting and good-for-you ingredients, including pinto and black beans, red pepper, tomatoes and butternut squash. Once a little chopping is done, all you have to do is dump the ingredients in the slow cooker, making this colorful veggie chili the perfect weeknight dinner. A garnish of fresh avocado and chopped cilantro is a nice touch.

Slow-Cooker Chicken & White Bean Stew

This load-and-go slow-cooker chicken recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Serve this Tuscan-inspired dish with crusty bread, a glass of Chianti and a salad.

Braised Cauliflower & Squash Penne Pasta

In this braised cauliflower and squash penne pasta recipe, we cook the pasta and vegetables in broth rather than water to make this warming vegetarian pasta extra flavorful. The starch from the pasta and vegetables combines with the broth as it simmers and creates a silky sauce. And you can make the whole dish in just one pot, so cleanup is a breeze.

Brunswick Stew

This classic Southern stew has as many variations as people making it, but historically it features fresh game and smoked meat along with some vegetables. This veggie-loaded version gets great smoky flavor from a smoked turkey drumstick.

Sichuan Ramen Cup of Noodles with Cabbage & Tofu

The Sichuan province in the southwestern corner of China is known for its fiery dishes. Here, the richness of tahini tempers the spicy chile paste in this cup-of-noodles-style mason jar soup recipe. You can grind the Sichuan peppercorns in a spice grinder or mortar and pestle, or crush them with the bottom of a heavy skillet.

Sweet Potato Pad Thai

Sweet potato “noodles” (spiralized sweet potatoes) are a nutritious, gluten-free alternative to starchy rice or wheat noodles. Look for them in the produce department of your supermarket. If you have a spiralizer, you can certainly make your own “swoodles” (start with 2 medium sweet potatoes).

Curried Parsnip & Apple Soup

This creamy parsnip and apple soup recipe has amazing flavor from the combination of curry powder, coriander, cumin and ginger. Be sure to use fresh curry powder when making this soup. Not sure if yours is fresh? Open the jar: the aroma should meet your nose immediately. Serve with flatbread or whole-wheat rolls.

Tofu & Snow Pea Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce

A fast dinner recipe perfect for busy weeknights, this easy stir-fry recipe will quickly become a favorite. To save time, use precooked rice or cook rice a day ahead.

Turkey & Brown Rice Chili

This hearty turkey chili recipe takes just 35 minutes to prep. While it’s cooking, you’ll have time to throw together a green salad and warm up some crusty bread to complete the meal.

Spicy Chicken and Snow Pea Skillet

Chock-full of nutrients, snow peas shine in this 20-minute, harissa-sauced, one-pot meal that feeds the whole family. Harissa is a North African hot chile paste–use just a teaspoon if you prefer a mild flavor.

One-Pot Creamy Vegetable Soup

This creamy vegetarian soup recipe is brimming with veggies, and prep is easy thanks to the convenience of mixed frozen vegetables and tender baby lima beans. There’s no need to thaw the beans and veggies before adding them to the pot—they can go in frozen and, in no time, you’ll be enjoying a creamy, comforting vegetarian soup the whole family will love.

Pea Egg-Drop Macaroni Soup

Hetty Lui McKinnon

Hetty Lui McKinnon’s love for macaroni soup runs deep. It’s an evocative dish, a reminder of her mother’s devotion to cooking hearty breakfasts every morning and the quick lunches they would share when it was just the two of them at home. This version was inspired by her mother’s recipe, but McKinnon’s version includes egg drop, which not only thickens the broth, but also adds a richer finish. She recommends topping it with her Umami Crisp, which you can find in her book, Tenderheart. Recipe adapted from Tenderheart © 2023 by Hetty Lui McKinnon. Excerpted by permission of Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.