Happy #SeafoodSunday, Seafoodies!
When it comes to Sunday/Funday we want to eat well and still have time for everything else. This is where one-pan seafood meals can save the day. Not only do they have that “Sunday Supper” vibe, they are also simple to prepare and clean up is a breeze. Well, check out these 15 stovetop, sheet pan and Instant Pot seafood recipes that make dinnertime a snap. Varied as these dishes are, they all can all be summed up in two words: low maintenance!
Cooking everything in one pan unleashes a special kind of culinary magic—transforming pantry staples, melding flavors and adding a creamy complexity to dishes without excess fat. Making seafood the centerpiece of your one-pan meals guarantees you’ll have a tasty and nutritious dinner on the table! These recipes are all loaded with protein, heart-healthy omega-3s and essential vitamins and minerals. And, it must be said, they’re all mouthwateringly good! If you’re working toward the two to three servings of seafood a week recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the hardest thing will be narrowing down which of these one-pan recipes to try first!
Our suggestions? We were bowled over by the 30-Minute Seafood Stew, a tomatoey broth brimming with shellfish, fish and fennel. Or, how about Crab Risotto with Mascarpone and Peas, a delicate, creamy dish that’s ready in about a half hour? And Instant Pot-loving Seafoodies, you’ve got to try our own Instant Pot Shrimp and Grits. This lightened-up classic is chock-full of tender shrimp in an aromatic gravy, for a whole lotta Low Country yum!
These soups, stews and bakes are hearty enough to be enjoyed on chilly March nights, but they’re so effortless that you’ll want to incorporate them into your meal plan all year. Enjoy!
Our new favorite way to make seafood pasta: Simmer it in a lively tomato sauce with broth and caramelized onions to release starch and add creaminess, then top with succulent shrimp for the last few minutes of cooking.
Talk about love at first bite! This Italian-inspired, stovetop-to-oven dish pairs flaky cod with a sauté of herbed tomatoes, onions and capers.
A steaming hot bowl of seafood always hits the spot! This aromatic cioppino blends clams, shrimp, white fish, aromatic vegetables and a wine-tomato broth for an incredible depth of flavor.
The name says it all! After 5 minutes of prep, you can put your feet up while the oven transforms this easy-bake dish into a table-ready, family-friendly meal.
Soup’s on! This lightened-up chowder derives its richness from puréed potatoes and lower-fat milk, so it’s both good and good for you.
When you’re in the mood for something light, try this delicate crab risotto. With creamy mascarpone cheese, baby peas and a dash of fresh chives, this dish looks and tastes just like spring!
With some frozen peas and a few pantry items, you can get this sensational tuna skillet dinner from start to table in 20 minutes!
Feta-laced potatoes, garlicky green beans, lemony shrimp: The ingredients in this shrimptastic sheet pan bake are added to the oven in stages to accommodate their different cooking times. It’s a natural for meal prep!
Steamed salmon with colorful matchstick veggies and herbs has an oh-so-silky texture, thanks to the Instant Pot. What’s more, this is a 15-minute dish!
Anything you do in a stovetop pot—sauté, steam, simmer—you can do an Instant Pot, in half the time! This recipe makes use of the same pot to cook pasta or rice, braise some shrimp in wine and garlic butter, then combine everything together with lemon and seasonings.
Tailor-made for those nights you don’t have anything thawed for dinner, this recipe calls for frozen salmon fillets that are transformed into a perfectly steamed entrée in just minutes!
The Instant Pot gives this luscious lobstah soup its traditional Down East taste in just minutes! You can adjust the decadence level by cutting (or substituting for) some of the heavy cream.
This shrimpy Southern mainstay gets even better (and faster) with the help of the Instant Pot and some clever ingredient swaps to reduce fat and let the Low Country flavor shine through.
Frozen salmon for the win! With plenty of savory, slow-simmered appeal, this raid-the-freezer weeknight soup is rich in protein, omega-3s and other important nutrients.
Steamed salmon is always a treat, but when you drizzle it with a chili-lime-maple glaze, it’s extra-lip-smacking good! Best of all, this healthful fish can be ready in less than 10 minutes.