Perfect One-Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers by Pam Anderson

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  • Spicy chicken enchiladas verde with sour cream and cilantro

    • Cheri on July 23, 2014

      We really liked this. It was quite tasty and very quick to assemble, using leftover roasted chicken and jarred salsa verde. Totally doable on a weeknight. Use good quality corn tortillas.

  • Tamale pie

    • MollyB on March 31, 2020

      I love this recipe. It's not super complex, just great comfort good. The shortcut of adding a jar of salsa to season the bean/turkey mix is great. (I especially like it with Trader Joe's roasted tomato salsa.) I've used different kinds of beans and meat, depending on what I had on hand, but I like it best with pinto beans and either ground turkey or pork.

  • Cassoulet-style Italian sausages and white beans

    • chawkins on August 04, 2012

      This is very easy and very good. I used cherry tomatoes from my garden and cooked it on the stove top instead of using the oven.

  • Chicken biryani American-style

    • IsaSim on May 13, 2014

      I loved this, perfect punch and flavors to my taste.

  • Jerk chicken chili

    • IsaSim on April 07, 2014

      Perfect; I added the cornmeal as suggested in the introduction to the recipe.

    • thefritschkitchen on January 14, 2016

      Great dinner - makes a big batch, so lots of yummy leftovers

  • Spicy coconut shrimp stew with tomatoes and cilantro on sticky rice

    • ellencooks on August 05, 2015

      This is good but it's not spicy.

  • Baby spinach salad with mango, avocado, and red onions

    • ellencooks on August 12, 2015

      This was delicious, we had spinach, avocados and mangos from Costco to use up and this was really good with olive oil and rice wine vinegar dressing.

  • Coq au vin blanc with spring vegetables

    • SenseiHeidi on March 29, 2021

      I like this dish, although it was not as thick as a stew when first served fresh. Also not as thin as a soup, with the large chunks of chicken and potatoes being a distraction. I did not feel the dish was affected by the prosciutto. I would add thin sliced ham if I have it, but don’t bother to spend $7 to buy a package of prosciutto. Next time cut the chicken into 1 inch chunks (before browning?). I served it with a green salad, maybe it would be a good idea to have a thin baguette or some breadsticks to mop up the sauce. I noticed at the sauce thickened up nicely by the next day. The flavor was also enhanced by the overnight rest. I would recommend making this dish ahead.

  • Chicken potpie with green apples and cheddar biscuits

    • thefritschkitchen on January 14, 2016

      This is an amazing, comforting dish and well loved by my family (so much so that it has been nicknamed Hug in a Mug). The flavors are excellent together and the drop biscuits on top and to die for. Plus, it's a great dish for freezing - Just hold off on the biscuit topping

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  • Everyday Dorie by Dorie Greenspan

    When Pam says something’s ‘perfect,’ you can take her word for it. This is hallmark Pam: the dishes are unfussy but great-looking, easy but packed with flavor.

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  • Kate Cooks the Books

    These are user-friendly, approachable recipes designed to gather ’round.

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  • ISBN 10 0547528035
  • ISBN 13 9780547528038
  • Published Sep 20 2010
  • Format eBook
  • Page Count 280
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Imprint Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publishers Text

In Perfect One-Dish Dinners, the New York Times best-selling author Pam Anderson shares her secret for having people over without breaking stride: Make just one dish. Instead of a parade of offerings, she focuses attention on a single main course—a rustic tart, paella, grilled platter, or homey stew. Perfect One-Dish Dinners showcases about forty such meals, perfect for every season and occasion, all designed to wow guests, calm the cook, and relieve the dishwasher at the end of the night.

  • Stews for All Seasons
  • Worldly Casseroles
  • Roasting Pan Complete
  • Big Summer Salads and Grilled Platters

But that’s not all. If the cook wants to make something extra, Pam provides a compatible appetizer, salad, and dessert for every one dish. And as a special bonus, she throws in “nearly instant” alternatives for each—more than 200 mixable, matchable recipes. Whether for a book group, church get together, birthday party, or family supper, Perfect One-Dish Dinners makes easy, shareable meals perfectly doable.

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