As summer time approaches we may find ourselves more motivated to host picnics, BBQs, and squad brunches out in the backyard. Or maybe the warm weather will make you feel like doing nothing but catching rays at the beach. Whatever the reason, we can all agree that meals with the least amount of work are more optimal for the student lifestyle. By the time the new semester rolls around, you’ll be so thankful for knowing these healthy one-pot dishes.

1. Paella

healthy one-pot

Photo by Christina Robinson

This flavorful dish is perfect for potlucks, summer picnics, BBQs and even a comfort dinner for one. Sub the shrimp with other fish, meats, or try it with tofu.

2. Baked Cauliflower Pizzaiola

healthy one-pot

Photo courtesy of bbcgoodfood.com

This healthy spin on pizza that tastes just as good as the real deal.

3. Shrimp Scampi and Zucchini Linguini

healthy one-pot

Photo by Maddie Cole

You’re going to fall in love this light, but savory, summer dish.

4. Shakshuka

healthy one-pot

Photo by Rebecca Simonov

There’s a reason this dish gets thrown around in every other listicle found on Spoon: it works for every occasion and is the ideal student meal.

5. Classic One-Pan Pasta

healthy one-pot

Photo by Abigail Wang

You can’t ever go wrong with the classics.

6. Roasted Fennel with Tomatoes

healthy one-pot

Photo courtesy of food network.com

If you’re into eating based on what’s in season then this dish is for you. You might also like variations with olives and potatoes or with white beans.

7. Broccoli Parmesan Pasta

healthy one-pot

Photo by Katherine Baker

Meals are so much more delicious when they’re this easy to make.

8. Mango-Coconut Curry

healthy one-pot

Photo courtesy of minimalistbaker.com

Mango and coconut together are a match made in heaven.

9. Greek Style Orzo and Bean Salad

healthy one-pot

Photo courtesy of bhg.com

If you find salads plain and boring, then this recipe is for you.

10. Summer Gazpacho

healthy one-pot

Photo by Piril Dobrucali

A tasty and light dish to cool you off from the summer heat.

11. Vegetable Risotto

healthy one-pot

Photo by Kaley French

A dish that should be on every college student’s ‘must-know-how-to-make’ lists.

12. Wild-Rice Stuffed Red Peppers

healthy one-pot

Photo by Megan Prendergast

Stuffed veggies never fail to satisfy.

13. Coconut and Quinoa Black Bean Stew

healthy one-pot

Photo by Keah Hansen

A hearty and filling dish that won’t ruin your summer bod.

14. Sweet and Spicy Roasted Acorn Squash

healthy one-pot

Photo courtesy of food52.com

While this recipe would be perfect for winter, I believe this is a winning dish for all seasons.

15. Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Pasta

healthy one-pot

Photo by Maggie Gorman

I’m lready thinking about how good this recipe is going to taste just from the title.

16. Shrimp, Fennel, and Rocket Risotto

healthy one-pot

Photo courtesy of bbcgoodfood.com

Because you’re a rocket and you deserve this one-pot dish.

17. Crispy Potatoes with Baked Eggs and Pesto Yogurt

healthy one-pot

Photo courtesy of biggirlssmallkithchen.com

One of the easiest recipes I came across that’s perfect for any meal of the day.

18. Fontina Frittata

healthy one-pot

Photo by Maddie Wilmes

An egg-cellent recipe for those on a budget. Make this here.

19. Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks

healthy one-pot

Photo by Kai Hung

Impress your steak-loving friends with this recipe. #SpoonTip: Mix it up by adding pine nuts or lemon juice/zest.

20. Sundried Tomato and White Bean Gnocchi

healthy one-pot

Photo courtesy of sweetpeasandsaffron.com

Pan-fried gnocchi will bring it to the next level, while still packing in a nutrient kick from the beans and the tomatoes.

21. Huevos Rancheros

healthy one-pot

Photo by Gabby Phi

Squad brunches in the sun wouldn’t be complete without these.

22. Rainbow Ricciolo

healthy one-pot

Photo by Tess Le Moing

Bring your plain pasta dish to life with this recipe.

23. Channa Purgi

healthy one-pot

Photo by Stephanie DeVaux

Perfect this breakfast recipe now while you have the time and get ready to jump start your semester mornings like a champ.

24. Szechuan Peanut and Chilli Zucchini Noodles

healthy one-pot

Photo courtesy of halfbakedharvest.com

The spice of a Szechuan pepper, also known as Chinese coriander, is no joke. If you’re feeling bold and daring, try this recipe now.

25. Eggplant Caponata

healthy one-pot

Photo by Max Bartick

Paired with some red wine on the side, this dish is perfect for late-night summer meals.

26. Eggs and Beet Hash

healthy one-pot

Photo courtesy of marthastewart.com

An upgrade from your usual breakfast hash and some beautiful colours to start your morning. Get the recipe here.

27. Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps

healthy one-pot

Photo courtesy of tasteslovely.com

Some say they would choose this over a chipotle burrito.

28. Halibut with Tomato, Orange, and Dill

healthy one-pot

Photo courtesy of food.com

If halibut doesn’t fancy you, try this recipe out with salmon or tofu. The real fun in cooking comes from experimenting.

29. Pan-Roasted Asparagus with Pomegranate

healthy one-pot

Photo by Alex Vu

Asparagus is now in season, so this recipe is perfect for you.

healthy one-pot

Graphic by Spoon University