12 Dinners You Can Make With a Single Sheet Pan
Move over slow cooker, there’s another kitchen tool that simplifies dinner—and takes up less cabinet space.
Published Mar 5, 2017 5:00 AM
The sheet pan was designed with busy weeknights in mind. It makes cooking simple and clean-up a breeze. The best part? There are countless recipes out there that are delicious and healthy using this versatile kitchen tool. From hearty vegetables to protein-packed meals, the hard part is deciding which one to make tonight.
Steak and Potatoes
It’s possible have a restaurant-worthy meal for four in under 45 minutes, even without a sink full of dirty dishes. Seasoned golden potatoes, tender broccoli, and perfectly cooked flat iron steak can be yours using only a sheet pan and wire rack. Dinner made easy.
Eating healthy can be a daily struggle, usually requiring more time and effort than weeknights provide, but this recipe will change all that. It has just 5 ingredients (tofu, vegetables, olive oil, salt, and pepper), and you can customize it to your liking by adding a vinaigrette, lemon juice, or a cheese topping.
Herb Crusted Salmon, Garlicky Green Beans, and Cherry Tomatoes
Separating a sheet pan in sections makes a once complicated meal effortless. Using ingredients that require the same amount of cooking time is also key to a well-executed sheet pan meal. This salmon dinner is colorful, wholesome and filling—everything you need to refuel for a busy week ahead.
Forget frying. Try baking your eggplant parmesan instead for a fast and healthier Italian favorite. Using a sheet pan allows for each cheesy eggplant patty to be cooked at the same time, so you can spend more time with your dinner guests and less time in the kitchen.
BBQ Blue Cheese Chicken Pizza
The best part about making pizza in a pan is taking advantage of the entire space. Larger space, larger pizza! Perfect for girl’s nights, kid’s parties, or game day, all you need to do is prepare your ingredients and pop it in the oven. You’ll have a hearty meal that’s full of flavor.
Pesto Chicken and Vegetables
Chicken dinners were made for sheet pans. When you roast chicken, it gets slightly crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. In addition, this recipe is chock-full of tasty veggies like baby red potatoes, carrots, and garlic, so you can be sure you get a balanced meal with minimal effort. Keep this recipe in the rotation for a perfectly cooked meal every time.
It doesn’t get any better than a fancy meal made easy, and that’s exactly what this recipe provides. The healthy spinach combined with a melted 3-cheese blend makes it vitamin-rich and delicious. Because it serves up to 14 guests, this quiche is perfect for potlucks, as a side dish for parties, or a simple dinner at home (with lots of leftovers).
Veggie Fajita Nachos
If you’re nearing the end of the week, it’s probably time to get creative with what’s left in the pantry. Enter this easy nacho recipe. Toss some tortilla chips on the pan and layer with any leftover vegetables and cheese (of course), for a simple and delicious end-of-the-week dinner.
Baked Greek Chicken and Veggies
Give an average chicken recipe some Greek flare using lemons, olives, and peppers. The unique flavors come together to make a delicious main course and side dish all rolled into one.
Chicken Sausage, Kalette, and Red Onion
You can get creative using different meats and vegetables, like this chicken sausage recipe. The kalette adds a slightly crispy crunch, and the red onions give it an aromatic flavor for a fancy dinner for four.
Veggie Fajitas with Cumin-Lime Crema
Who knew you could make mouth-watering fajitas without the skillet or the meat? This recipe uses bell peppers, butternut squash, and portobello mushrooms tossed in spices to create a one-of-a-kind taco filling for a vegetarian-friendly Taco Tuesday.
Lemon Herb Roasted Vegetables
Take the stress out of preparing vegetables by cooking them all at once for an easy vegetarian dinner you can feel good about. Using butternut squash, parsnips, and potatoes, this filling meal can be prepared in less than an hour and makes excellent leftovers.