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Sheet pan dinners are perfect for busy nights – easy to prepare and great for meal prep too. Learn my secrets for making sheet pan meals taste better.
When you need a dinner idea that is as easy to clean up as it is to make, these sheet pan recipes are the answer. All of the ingredients go onto one baking sheet. As a result, you will have just one pan to wash after dinner!
Why You Need To Add Sheet Pan Dinners to Your Weekly Rotation
- They make weeknight dinners quick, easy and stress-free. One pan meals made in the oven are family favorite because you can have dinner on the table in about 30-40 minutes, including prepping the ingredients.
- Fewer dishes means less cleanup.
- Great for meal planning. It’s easy to meal prep sheet pan dinners – you can either chop the vegetables, meat, sauces ahead of time, or you can fully cook the meal and portion it out.
- Hands-off cooking. You bake the dinner in the oven and you can use the time to put together a delicious side salad or to do something else.
- Flavorful and healthy dinners. Sheet pan meals are made with real ingredients and well-seasoned roasted food taste delicious.
- Less food waste. This is a great way to clear out your fridge or use any leftover vegetables.
What type of pan should I use?
You can use any type or size of a baking sheet to create sheet pan meals. Avoid using cookie sheets and other pans without sides, as the ingredients may slide off.
Sheet Pan Recipes
All of these are healthy dinner recipes, and they’re organized in categories by protein, as follows:
- Alternate proteins
- Fish and Seafood
- Vegetarian and Vegan
When you see something that you want to make, you can get the recipe by clicking on the title. Then, you will be taken directly to the recipe page. From there, you can print, bookmark, or Pin the recipe for later!
Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes
Although these easy one pan dinners are made with chicken, don’t be afraid to switch things up. You can swap out the chicken for turkey, or use pork sausage rather than chicken sausage. You will love these sheet pan chicken recipes.
- Prosciutto Wrapped Sheet Pan Chicken, from Low Carb Maven
- Sheet Pan Gnocchi with Chicken Sausage, from The Lean Green Bean
- Baked Chicken and Potatoes, Delicious Meets Healthy
- Easy Caprese Chicken, from Keeping it Relle
- Chicken and Cauliflower Sheet Pan Dinner, from Mash Up Mom
- Sheet Pan Chicken Puttanesca, The View from Great Island
- Chicken Tandoori Sheet Pan Chicken, from The Girl on Bloor
Sheet Pan Recipes – Pork
Pork is a protein that many people assume is unhealthy. The truth is, depending on the cut you use, pork recipes can be very healthy!
For the healthiest meals, choose a lean cut of pork, such as the tenderloin.
- Spice Crusted Pork with Vegetables, from Panning the Globe
- Cinnamon Chipotle Baked Pork Chops, from Cotter Crunch
- Honey Balsamic Pork Tenderloin with Fall Veggies, Good Life Eats
- Italian Pork Chop Sheet Pan Dinner, from Love Bakes Good Cakes
- Sheet Pan Pork Tenderloin, from Recipe Girl
- Roasted Vegetables and Sausage, Delicious Meets Healthy
Beef Sheet Pan Meals
Like pork, some cuts of beef are healthier than others. The marbling in beef gives the dish great flavor. But, fat comes along with the flavor. Leaner beef choices include tenderloin, sirloin, and eye of round roasts.
- Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies, from Diethood
- Mini Meatloaves with Vegetables, from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Steak Fajitas Sheet Pan Dinner, from Life Made Sweeter
- Beef and Broccoli Sheet Pan Dinner, from The Life Jolie
The sheet pan recipes here include the use of lamb or turkey sausage. As is the case with many of the recipes in this roundup, feel free to substitute another protein of your choice.
- Sticky Lamb Chops with Roasted Vegetables, Fuss Free Flavours
- Turkey Sausage and Root Vegetables, from The Girl on Bloor
- Sheet Pan Old Bay Shrimp and Sausage, from The Modern Proper
Fish and Seafood
Fish and seafood take on an amazing flavor. The edges of the food become crispy while the inside remains light, flaky, and tender. Salmon is a fantastic choice for creating easy & healthy sheet pan dinners. It is full of Omega-3 healthy fats.
- Honey Mustard Baked Fish and Vegetables, from Cotter Crunch
- Sheet Pan Orange Glazed Salmon, from Healthy Delicious
- Creole Mixed Grill Sheet Pan Dinner, from 2 Cookin’ Mamas
- Moroccan Spiced Sheet Pan Salmon, Healthy Seasonal Recipes
- Maple Glazed Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner, from Salt and Lavender
Vegetarian Sheet Pan Recipes
These healthy vegetarian dinners may be missing the meat, but they aren’t missing flavor! They’re easy meatless meals, baked on one sheet pan, and they are delicious, too!
- Lemon Parmesan Gnocchi with Mushrooms, from Healthy Delicious
- Vegan Chickpeas and Broccolini, from Veggies Save the Day
- Buddha Bowls with Turmeric Tahini Dressing, The Girl on Bloor
- Crispy Tofu and Vegetables Sheet Pan Dinner, Joy Food Sunshine
- Vegan Sheet Pan Fajitas, from Veggies Save the Day
- Za’tar Spiced Vegetarian Sheet Pan Dinner, Oh My Veggies
Tips To Make Sheet Pan Dinners Better
- Use heavy-gauge aluminum baking sheets that withstand the oven heat. I love these from Nordic Ware.
- Don’t overcrowd the sheet pan if you want to cook a deliciously baked dinner. Otherwise, you will steam all the vegetables and meat. If it’s necessary, use 2 sheet pans. If your oven is large enough, you can place the sheet pans next to each other on the same rack.
- Use parchment paper or aluminum foil to prevent the food from sticking on the baking sheet. Clean up is easier as well. If you are planning to use the broiler, make sure you use an aluminum foil so the parchment paper doesn’t catch on fire.
- Coordinate cook times. Not every item cooks at the same rate. It’s important to make sure that some ingredients are not over- or undercooked. You can choose to leave quicker cooking foods whole while ingredients with longer cook times can be cut in smaller pieces. You can also cook the food in stages by starting with the longer cooking foods and adding tender foods in the last 10 -15 minutes.
- Choose foods that taste good when roasted and that taste good together. You can cook delicious meals with a lot of texture and flavor if you combine the right ingredients together. For example, green beans go wonderfully with fish or butternut squash with maple chicken thighs.
- Season your ingredients separately (or together). You might not want all your vegetables and protein to be seasoned the same and to taste the same. To make the food more interesting and delicious, you can top the chicken with a maple glaze and crunchy crust, and season your vegetables with a simple spice blend and oil. Or sometimes, you might prefer to season everything on the baking sheet with the same seasoning.
- Roast and turn into a sauce. Utilize the baking time and roast some ingredients that you can turn into a sauce – roasted garlic, mayo and some spices make a delicious sauce. You can also roast some tomatoes, garlic, habanero to make salsa.
- Add some raw ingredients. To make your sheet pan dinner feel fresh and flavorful, you can also add some lime or lemon juice, no-cook sauce/dip, sliced nuts, sliced avocadoes, radishes or fresh herbs over the whole pan. You can also make a nutritious bowl, serve it with a side of rice, or make a satisfying salad.
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