If you feel like cooking takes so much time , if you feel like the kitchen is full of dirty pots and pans, if you want healthy but delicious food…then hello, sheet pan dinners.
Sheet pan dinners are one of the simplest ways to get a meal on the table. They’re your “one pot” meals for the oven. Throw ingredients on a pan, bake, and eat. With tummies full and the table cleared, there’s only one pan to wash up.
Roasted foods are delicious too, with a little umami as it caramelizes in the oven.
Who knew fancy could be so easy?
Sausage, cabbage, and potatoes sheet pan dinner
This dinner needs to win an award for simplicity. Small potatoes and sausages don’t need to be chopped, and the cabbage only needs a few cuts. And yet, simple to make doesn’t mean plain. Juicy sausages and floury potatoes are comfort food at its finest. This sheet pan dinner is sure to be a winner, both with the cook and with the hungry hoards.
Sheet pan steak fajitas
With a chili type marinade, these steak fajitas are full of flavor. While the veggies and steak are baking, you can grate some cheese and whip up some guacamole, or your other favorite fixings. You can also use regular tortillas or paleo versions made from cassava or plantain. These steak fajitas are a way to please mom, because they are easy to make and healthy to boot, as well as the rest of the fam who just wants deliciousness for supper.
Sheet pan Asian chimichurri salmon
If you want flavor, this is the sheet pan dinner for you. The Asian-style chimichurri sauce is made with cilantro, basil, and mint with a little garlic, ginger, and hoisin sauce to bring it all together.
Don’t be intimidated by the long ingredient list – it all goes into a food processor. With a hint of sweet in the pineapple and juicy snap peas, there’s no need to make a side.
Shrimp fajita sheet pan dinner
Seasoned with cilantro and lime juice, this sheet pan dinner introduces seafood into the fajita theme. You can easily skip the tortillas and toss the sheet pan dinner together into a bowl for one dish, or swap the vegetable for your favs. Moist and juicy, tasty and simple, this dish is sure to be a hit.
Sheet pan baked eggs
For a vegetarian version of a sheet pan dinner, you can always bake eggs too.
Even though it’s described as a brunch, baked eggs totally work for dinner too. There are a number of flavor combinations listed for inspiration, like asparagus, pancetta, and goat cheese, or mushrooms, spinach, and cheddar cheese. But, of course, you can always use your favorite vegetables – or what you happen to have on hand.
No special planning is needed, it’s perfect for a last minute meal – eggs, milk, and the last dredges of the fridge.
Sheet pan roast chicken and veggies
Sheet pan roast chicken and veggies take a classic and make it even easier. The best part of baking chicken together with the vegetables is that the chicken drippings infuse the veggies with heightened flavor. Swap the veggies for whatever is in season and what your family likes the best. Chop up veggies of your choice, throw on some chicken pieces, and tend to
The best part of baking chicken together with the vegetables is that the chicken drippings infuse the veggies with heightened flavor. Swap the veggies for whatever is in season and what your family likes the best. Chop up veggies of your choice, throw on some chicken pieces, and tend to
Chop up veggies of your choice, throw on some chicken pieces, and tend to life while dinner cooks. Then look like star, with such a delicious dinner.
Sheet pan chicken fajitas
One more fajita recipe but this one puts the ingredients on top of a wire rack for more of a roasted effect, with firm veggies instead of limp. With lime, chili powder, and cumin, there
With lime, chili powder, and cumin, there are all kinds of flavor just like a certain restaurant – but healthy. Your kids will thank you for the tasty food, and you can rest easy knowing that it’s all kinds of good for them, and was easy to put together too.
About Emily Bartlett
Emily Bartlett is the co-founder and CEO of RealPlans.com. She's also a licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese medicine, a published author, a wife, and a mom of two. Emily hopes to make meal planning easier and inspire families to share more meals around the table.