10 "Cheater" Ways to Get Dinner on the Table in Under 30 Minutes
10. Use a Dutch Oven
Simply put, the Dutch oven is the workhorse of the one-pot meal. You can use them for soups, stews, pasta dishes and braises. They conduct heat evenly, go from stovetop to oven with ease and many have an enameled surface, making them a breeze to clean. The classic Dutch oven is cast iron—which makes it an excellent conductor of heat. Of course, if you're looking to save some money, you can pick up a more budget-friendly stainless-steel one too.