Monday, December 29, 2014 - 00:26 AM

We all rely on one-pot wonders like pot roast and chili to make cooking and cleanup easy. But now that the days are getting warmer, we want to move beyond those heavy slow-cooked favorites -- without adding more dirty dishes to the equation. The good news: One-pot dinners can be quick-cooking and light, too. Check out our five favorite (surprising!) one-dish dinner recipes.

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