Monthly Mingle 18: One-Dish Dinners Roundup


The ease of one-dish dinners such as casseroles are known to all of us. When I chose this theme I wanted this roundup to be a reference for all of us who have a tight daily schedule but still want to serve up a delicious meal.

With 60 entries this One-Dish Dinner roundup is going to be one very useful reference to browse through. Hope you enjoy the roundup. I thank all my guests who joined me and brought their wonderful creations.

  1. Culinary Bazaar: Grilled Eggplant Moussaka with Brown Rice
  2. More Than Burnt Toast: Skillet Lasagna
  3. My Veggie World: Vegetable Pongal
  4. Foodie's Hope: Pomegranate Soup
  5. Cooking 4 All Seasons: Vegetable Rice
  6. Chez Denise Et Laudalino: Japanese Inspired Pot Roast
  7. Enjoy Indian Food: Wheat sprouts Khichdi
  8. The Singing Chef: Khichdi and Kadhi
  9. Passionate About Baking & Beyond: Biryani/Yakhni Pulao
  10. What's Cooking?: Chicken Pot Pie with a twist
  11. Greedy Gourmet: Pork Sausage, Leek, Carrot & Butter Bean Casserole
  12. For The Cook in Me: Easy Tomato Spaghetti with Shredded Chicken
  13. Dragon Musings: Mum's Chow Mein
  14. Dil Se...: Corn-Peas Cheese Pulao
  15. Simple Indian Food: Kadamba Saadam (Mixed Rice)
  16. Escapades: Spicy Tagliatelle with Vegetables

    ODD 3

  17. The Taste Tinkerer: Savory Bread Pudding
  18. Gatinah Na Cozina: Brown Kitten Bowl
  19. Mirch Masala: Hungarian Goulash
  20. Indian Vegetarian Kitchen: Akki Roti
  21. Spicy Tasty: Rava Kichadi (Semolina pudding)
  22. Ahaar: Fish Biryani
  23. Ruth's Kitchen Experiments: Chicken Paella
  24. I googled, I saw, I cooked: Vegetable Couscous
  25. Le Petit Kitchen: Minestrone
  26. Kailas Kitchen: Corn Meal-Rava Kichadi
  27. eat the right stuff: leek and bacon black eyed bean bake
  28. Spicy Thali: Eggs on Potato
  29. Archy's Recipe Book: Spinach Rice
  30. Fun and Food: Baked Rigatoni Pasta with Homemade Garlic and Basil Marinara Sauce
  31. Hooked On Heat: Curry Noodle Bowl
  32. Finger Licking Food: Gowdru Pulao

    ODD 2

  33. Zaiqa: Hyderabadi Biryani
  34. teczcape - an escape to food: Savory congee, one pot rice porridge
  35. I think I have a recipe for that: Duck Laksa
  36. Yambalaya: Cauliflower Gratin
  37. Rina's Recipes: Slow Cook Chunky Meat and Veggie Stew
  38. Canela & Comino: Peruvian Arroz con Pollo (Peruvian Chicken with Rice)
  39. Bird Food: Sausage, Bacon and Cheddar Cheese Quiche
  40. Randomosity and the Girl: Minestrone Soup
  41. Peppermill: Creamy Curried Eggplant and Pumpkin Risotto
  42. Annarasa: Pasta with Chickpeas and Parsley
  43. Live To Eat by Anty: Indonesian Curry
  44. Mele Cotte: Turkey Sausage Rice
  45. Spice is Right: Urban Dal Dhokli Under Pressure (Indian stew)
  46. Khichdi: Haleem
  47. Dhivya's Cuisine: Potato Fried Rice
  48. All Things Edible: Chicken Pot Pie

    ODD 4

  49. A Cook At Heart: Bisi Bele Hulli Anna
  50. Saffron Trail: Cracked wheat with tons of veggies
  51. Mrs. W's Kitchen: Cheesy Chicken Burrito Soup
  52. Cook With Love: Corn Methi Rice
  53. Live :: Love :: Laugh :: Eat!: New England Pot Roast
  54. An attempt to Spread love by cooking : Sev Khamani
  55. Sass & Veracity: Crab & Andouille Jambalaya
  56. Live to Eat by Sig: Sausage Fried Rice
  57. Taste Of Mysore: Tomato Rice
  58. Green Gourmet Giraffe: Vegetable Nut Crumble
  59. What's For Lunch, Honey?: Bulgur with Vegetables & Feta
  60. Finally, Kathy Crawford in Salem, OR sent me this delicious sounding crockpot recipe:
    Crock Pot Roast

    2 cans cream of mushroom soup
    2 cans beef broth
    1 package dry onion soup mix
    3 cloves garlic, chopped
    3 tablespoons red pepper sauce (Tabasco)
    1 3-4 lb roast (any kind since it will cook all day)
    1 onion sliced thin
    3-4 potatoes peeled and chunked
    3-4 carrots peeled and chunked or 2 handfuls of baby carrots
    1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
    Salt and pepper to taste
    3 tablespoons cornstarch
    In crockpot, mix together first 5 ingredients.  Add meat and vegetables. Spoon some of the soup mixture over meat and vegetables to distribute flavors.  Add salt and pepper to your taste.  Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.  Remove meat and vegetables to serving tray.  Turn crock pot on high.  Mix cornstarch with water and add to broth mixture.  Stir to thicken gravy.  Pour gravy over meat and vegetables and serve.
    I use a 5-quart oval crockpot.  Increase or decrease ingredients to fit your crockpot.

  61. Updates:
  62. The Lierate and the Liberate Foodie - Easy Enchiladas


That wraps up this 18th edition of the Monthly Mingle. Great recipes, great people and great blogs. Please do take a few minutes to browse through them.

The theme for the next mingle has already been announced. Check it out here and here. 

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See you at the next roundup!

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  1. Thank you for a wonderful resource, that I know I will be visiting often... Ahh but, you may have forgotten my place setting from this party!! ;)

  2. Sorry Neha, I never received the entry. I have updated the list. Check it out under updates no. 61!

  3. What a great roundup Meeta! Now I have to find the time to check out all the minglers...!!

  4. Great looking roundup! I wanted to join in, but it seems I am no good at sticking to one dish...I must have a masochistic thing for all the extra cleaning :-/

    I'll have to work my way through all of these great looking entries...

  5. Wow, so many interesting sounding dishes, bookmarking this. I have to confess I'm feeling overwhelmed to see so many blogs here that are new to me, but it's fun discovering them.

  6. This is going to be a lifesaver post, bookmarking it.. Thanks for the great theme this month Meeta, wonderful round up as usual..

  7. wiow, some fabulous dishes meeta! and as you say, great options for busy foodies. i'm going to enjoy trying some of these.

  8. Great turnout! I now don't have to ponder on what I am gonna make on busy week nights!

  9. What a wonderful event, great entries and fantastic roundup. (I love this format, Meeta--very easy to follow!) All these delicious one-dish meals will save my hide when all my husband's friends come over and expect to be fed! Thanks to everyone.

  10. You are so right about the resource, Meeta -- a very good post to bookmark! So many new sites to dig into. Thanks for hosting!

  11. I agree this is a great roundup. Glad you are liking it. After all most of you were my guests.

  12. Great array of one dish dinners, helps us a lot too, thanks Meeta. Great job!:)

  13. great round up thanks - and great topic - made me think a bit more about the idea of one pot meals again - and now I have lots of ideas from this list

  14. Whoa! that looks like a great spread Meeta! so many time-saving delicious ideas:)

  15. 60 entries! Mingle is getting larger and larger :) Will check out some of the interesting stuff in leisure -

  16. Great round up as usual...all of them are rocking..

  17. Lovely round up... but is it only one entry per head? My calzones are missing :-)

  18. Lovely roundup. Wonderful ideas for one dish meal. Thanks for selecting the theme.

  19. Thanks for the round-up! Because of you, I get 61 pots of dinner and I'm contented now. Thanks :)

  20. what a fabulous round up to a super theme!! we're going to lurk around here for a lot of weeks for these life savers on work nights and otherwise too...making our picks and ploughing our way through!!

  21. Meeta, I love your blog, I´ve done two recipes, and have been a success.
    And this is a great post¡¡

    So , thank you, you are Surprising.


  22. WOW Meeta...what a fab collection. Takes care of 2 months in a year!! Great great round-up with some amazing meal ideas & new blogs it!

  23. wow great round up and very easy formate and love what u have done with all the pictures

  24. Great round up - thanks for hosting this lovely event!

  25. Thanks for this gr8 roundup Meeta... Indeed u did a splendid job by putting it all in one place. Bookmarked.....


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