22 Comforting 1-Pot Meals

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Bowls and pots of soups, curries, and chili for comforting 1 pot meals

When the chill of fall and winter comes around, nothing sounds better than a warm, comforting meal. So we’ve compiled our favorite plant-based, 1-pot meals (!!) to help you feel nourished and comforted during these cooler winter months. Think curry, chili, soup, and more!

Dutch oven filled with Chickpea Sweet Potato Kale Green Curry
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1-Pot Green Curry with Chickpeas, Kale, and Sweet Potato
A 1-Pot Thai- and Indian-style fusion green curry made with sweet potatoes, plenty of fresh aromatics, chickpeas, creamy coconut milk, and seasonal greens. The result is a vibrant, creamy, satisfying curry perfect for weeknight meals, meal prep, and beyond!
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Pot and bowl of Thai Green Curry served with rice
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1-Pot Vegetable Green Curry
Incredibly delicious, 1-pot vegan green curry loaded with vegetables. Serve over rice or quinoa for the ultimate light comfort meal! Just 30 minutes required.
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Big pan of Cauliflower Dal Green Curry packed with fresh greens
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1-Pot Cauliflower Dal Green Curry
Green curry with coconut milk, moong dal, cauliflower, and loads of greens! A hearty, flavorful, 1-pot meal inspired by Indian and Thai cuisines!
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Pan of Cauliflower Rice Kitchari topped with fresh cilantro
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1-Pot Cauliflower Rice Kitchari
A hearty 1-pot meal of kitchari — a traditional Ayurvedic dish for when comfort food is on the brain. Easy to digest and incredibly soothing, our inspired take on this flavorful dish can be served atop greens, grains, or roasted vegetables.
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Bowl of Curried Chickpea Soup topped with crispy chickpeas, coconut milk, and cilantro
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1-Pot Curried Chickpea Soup
An incredibly creamy 1-pot stew with curried chickpeas, ginger, coconut milk, and lime. A delicious plant-based meal that comes together fast!
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Wooden spoon in a pot of homemade Massaman Curry
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Easy 1-Pot Massaman Curry
Simple, 1-pot Massaman curry made without store-bought Massaman curry paste! Simply use spices you have on hand plus Thai red curry paste to achieve this flavorful, rich Massaman curry! Optional protein suggestions for vegans, pescatarians, and meat-eaters!
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Wooden spoon in a pot of Vegan Yellow Chickpea Curry
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1-Pot Yellow Chickpea Cauliflower Curry
Easy, 1-pot Vibrant Yellow Curry with cauliflower and chickpeas! A 30-minute hearty and satisfying entrée or side perfect over greens, cauliflower rice, or grains!
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Bowls and skillet of our Amazing Vegan Yellow Pumpkin Curry recipe
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1-Pot Pumpkin Yellow Curry
Easy, 1-pot Pumpkin Curry with yellow curry paste, coconut milk, fresh vegetables, and pumpkin. A simple yet satisfying plant-based, gluten-free dinner!
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Wooden spoon in a pot of Butternut Squash Chili alongside ingredients used to make it
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1-Pot Butternut Squash Quinoa Chili
Incredibly delicious, 1-pot chili with butternut squash, fire-roasted tomatoes, quinoa, and two kinds of beans! Hearty, flavorful, and so easy to make!
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Big bowls of Red Lentil Chili garnished with sliced jalapeno, cilantro, and red onion
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1-Pot Red Lentil Chili
Hearty red lentil chili made in 1 pot with simple ingredients! A smoky, flavorful, protein- and fiber-rich plant-based meal perfect for cold nights and feeding a crowd.
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Bowl of Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili topped with diced avocado and cilantro
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5-Ingredient Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Simple, 5-ingredient sweet potato black bean chili that comes together in less than 1 hour! Easy, delicious, super healthy, and so satisfying! Throw in whatever spices you have to amp up the flavor.
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Bowls of Chickpea Tomato Peanut Stew served with rice and fresh basil
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1-Pot Chickpea Tomato Peanut Stew (West African-Inspired)
A thick, creamy, dairy-free soup inspired by African Peanut Stew. This simple version is made with chickpeas, tomatoes, and peanut butter all in 1 pot!
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Big pot of vegan Curried Cauliflower Lentil Soup
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Creamy Curried Cauliflower Lentil Soup (1 Pot!)
Creamy, Indian-inspired 1-pot curried cauliflower soup with carrots, ginger, and red lentils! Subtly spiced, quick and easy to make, and perfect for meal prep!
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Simple Curried Lentil Veg Soup SQUARE
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Curried Kale, Potato & Lentil Soup (1-Pot!)
Hearty, comforting curry lentil soup with potatoes and kale! Big curry flavor in this 1-pot soup that comes together in less than 45 minutes. The perfect satisfying, healthy, plant-based meal.
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Using a spoon to grab a bite of our delicious 1-pot Golden Curried Lentil Soup
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1-Pot Golden Curry Lentil Soup
1-pot goodness in the form of curried lentil soup! Rich with flavor, fiber, and protein and incredibly comforting. The perfect 30-minute healthy meal or side!
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Bowls of Everyday Vegan Lentil Soup beside a tray of vegetables
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1-Pot Everyday Lentil Soup
An easy, everyday recipe for lentil soup with potatoes, carrots, kale, and simple herbs and seasonings. The perfect plant-based main or side that requires just 10 ingredients, 1 pot, and about 30 minutes to make.
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Bowl of Vegan Minestrone beside vegetables, vegan parmesan, and gluten-free noodles
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1-Pot Vegan Minestrone (Gluten-Free)
Easy, 1-pot vegan and gluten-free Minestrone! Simple, wholesome ingredients, 30 minutes to prepare. SO delicious and perfect for fall and winter!
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Wooden spoon in a pot of Tomato and Vegetable White Bean Soup
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Tomato and Vegetable White Bean Soup
A hearty 1-pot winter soup that’s brothy and tomato-infused and chock full of hearty veggies like squash, kale, and potatoes. White beans provide extra protein and a buttery finish. The perfect healthy lunch or dinner for colder months.
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Grabbing a spoonful of Vegan Tortilla Soup topped with cilantro and avocado
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1-Pot Vegan Tortilla Soup
Brothy, vegan tortilla soup made in 1 pot! Shredded jackfruit is infused with garlic, chipotle peppers, vegetable broth, and lime. A hearty side or entrée for Mexican night.
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Bowl of healthy vegan Mexican Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup
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Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup
1-Pot Chipotle Black Bean Tortilla Soup! Hearty, simple, and so satisfying. The perfect make-ahead meal for easy lunches and dinners!
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Bowls of our delicious 1-Pot Black Bean Soup topped with avocado, tortilla chips, and avocado
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Easy 1-Pot Black Bean Soup
Easy-to-make, comforting black bean soup made with simple ingredients in 1 pot! A 30-minute meal or side that’s customizable and incredibly satisfying.
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Big soup pot filled with our Pumpkin Black Bean Chili recipe
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1-Pot Pumpkin Black Bean Soup
A fusion of Thai flavors and classic chili, this 1-pot pumpkin black bean soup is perfect for colder months. It’s nutritious, easy to make, versatile, and incredibly satisfying.
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If you give any of these recipes a try, let us know! Leave a comment, or take a picture and tag it #minimalistbaker on Instagram.

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  1. Jessica says

    The Massaman Curry was to die for. I just made it this evening. Super Yummy. Thanks for sharing and for your very easy instructions! :-)

  2. Kim Isles says

    Dana…you have made such a difference in my life! I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis a year ago and am reversing my condition through diet, exercise and stress management. The diet is quite restrictive (vegan as well as gluten, alcohol, caffeine and oil free) but your website has made the journey not only easy but absolutely delicious. I can’t thank you enough! My body feels amazing…high five and big hug to you. xo

  3. Abby says

    Thank you for all the wonderful recipes. I am a pant based eater and your website has become my go to! I have loved everything I have made, and I have made quite a few! Planning my menu for next week and three of these recipes are now on it! Can’t wait to try them all!

  4. Jacqueline says

    Wow! I can’t thank you enough for these timely and amazing-sounding recipes! I’ve been on the hunt for easy, ingredients-on-hand soup recipes now that Fall has finally arrived in the Bay Area. Will be making one tonight! Cheers!

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