Skip the Dishes: One-Pan Recipes for Apartment Life

Summer is the time of year with the most daylight hours. Even so, no need to waste them indoors doing dishes or unloading the dishwasher! Maximize time outdoors by minimizing the mess you make cooking. Reducing the number of dishwasher loads you run can help cut back on utility costs, especially during the summer months when water demand is high. Here are some summer inspired, one-pan recipes to cook up this season:

Summer Vegetable Pasta

Please your vegetarian family members or guests with this fresh and filling dish. The White Oak Apartment Communities feature excellent kitchen layouts for chopping and dicing veggies and gas stovetops for cooking.

Oven Roasted Chicken and Veggies

Pack in the protein and veggies with this simple recipe that you can pop in the oven. Only a handful of ingredients with minimal preparation time makes this the perfect dish for busy people who are always on the go. With the amazing locations of the White Oak Apartment communities, there is always activities and events nearby to attend!

Seafood Orzo Risotto

Seafood runs in a Marylander’s veins. Embrace the summer seafood craze with this scrumptious seafood orzo risotto that packs a filling punch with little preparation required. While counter space is never an issue when it comes to the kitchens of Vista at White Oak, Yorkshire Apartment Homes, Montgomery White Oak, and Montgomery Paint Branch, it is always nice to keep your cooking mess consolidated. Less scrubbing for later!


Did someone say dessert? Satisfy your sweet tooth with this one-pan, no-bake dessert. It is a perfect treat to bring outside to the community playground or pool and share with friends!

The White Oak communities are professionally managed by Grady Management, Inc. Learn more about Grady Management on the official website or Facebook page. While all White Oak communities are located close to Silver Spring, they each provide their own unique and quality apartment features and community amenities to fit the specific needs of the resident and provide the best of the best in apartment living.