23 Delicious Sheet Pan Meals To Make Weeknights Easier

Simple Prep and Little Clean Up

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken

The Spruce_Morgan Walker

When you've had a hectic weekday or errands have consumed your time off, there are few things less enticing than standing over a hot stove managing multiple pots and pans. That's when you turn to these clever recipes for nutritious sheet pan dinners that satisfy your family without all the fuss and clean up of a more complicated recipe. Just arrange everything on a single, heavy-duty baking pan, pop it into the oven, and—voila!—a complete meal. So whatever your family enjoys for supper—be it meat, fish, or veggies—these recipes will help take the stress out of getting food on the table. We've even included ideas for making an entire holiday dinner on a sheet pan, for truly happy occasions.

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    Sheet Pan Greek Chicken

    Sheet Pan Greek Chicken

    The Spruce/Morgan Walker

    Recreate the experience of dining out at a Greek restaurant with this complete Mediterranean dinner that cooks entirely on a sheet pan. It's a fantastic way to transform boneless chicken thighs, budget-friendly veggies, and a few pantry staples into a healthful, delicious family dinner in a short amount of time. 

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    Sheet Pan Pizza

    Sheet Pan Pizza

    The Spruce/Cara Cormack

    Sheet pan pizza is nostalgic, universally appealing, and a breeze to prepare with store-bought pizza dough. Our clever shortcut version uses a magically-simple sauce of tomato paste and water (just try it!), layered with tons of shredded cheese, and decorated with pepperoni slices that crisp up beautifully when the pizza is cooked. It is sure to become a new weeknight favorite.

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    Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Crunchwrap Supreme

    Sheet Pan Chicken Fajita Crunchwrap Supreme

    The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    If you're a die-hard Taco Bell fan, meet your new favorite family dinner recipe. Our copycat chicken fajita crunchwrap supreme has all the scrumptious components of the legendary fast food version, including tender seasoned chicken, nacho cheese, peppers, tomatoes, jalapenos, and crunchy tostada shells. It cooks up easily on a sheet pan, for the ultimate taco Tuesday meal, or party appetizer.

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    Sheet Pan Christmas Dinner

    Sheet Pan Christmas Dinner

    The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    Making an entire Christmas dinner on a sheet pan is the perfect solution for a smaller holiday table. You'll get enough food to feed four people, and have leftovers besides, with glazed ham, carrots, Brussels sprouts, potatoes au gratin, and dinner rolls. With only 20 minutes of prep time needed, and just one pan to clean up at the end, this may become your new favorite meal, holiday or otherwise.

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    Sheet Pan Pulled Pork Nachos

    Sheet Pan Pulled Pork Nachos

    The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    Sheet pan pulled pork nachos are a great one-pan appetizer for game day events, or a movie-watching snack. Our version uses pre-made pulled pork to make prep even easier, and is a nice change from the usual sandwiches. The nacho chips are smothered in cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapenos, and barbecue sauce, for a crunchy treat that is salty, spicy, sweet, and utterly irresistible.

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    Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi

    Crispy Sheet Pan Gnocchi

    The Spruce/Diana Rattray

    Would it surprise you to learn that you can prepare a complete pasta dinner on a sheet pan in your oven, with no pot of boiling water needed? You may never go back to the other method once you taste this easy, cheesy Italian-style bake-up with gnocchi pasta (use store-bought or homemade), bell peppers, tomatoes, and Parmesan. For a protein boost, feel free to add ground meat, drained canned chickpeas, or cubed tofu.

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    Sheet Pan Eggs

    Sheet Pan Eggs

    The Spruce/Pete Scherer

    How do you make sunny-side-up eggs for a big breakfast group, so that they are all ready at once? Forget about juggling multiple pans on the stove-top. Our genius recipe uses a well-oiled sheet pan, and your oven, to cook a whole dozen eggs to oozy-yolked perfection. Prefer eggs with firmer centers? Simply leave them in the oven for an extra minute or two.

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    Sheet Pan Pork Chops

    Sheet Pan Pork Chops

    The Spruce/Pete Scherer

    Forgot about those dry, overcooked chops from childhood — these oven-baked pork chops are juicy, tender, and loaded with umami flavor. Our recipe bakes budget-friendly, boneless pork cutlets together with baby Yukon gold potatoes, trimmed green beans, and a sweet and savory sauce made from pantry ingredients, for a complete family dinner.

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    Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

    Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

    Jennifer Perillo

    Busy weeknights call for dishes that cook up quickly, without leaving you with too much mess to clean up. That's why we love this sheet pan method for cooking chicken fajitas, which uses your oven to transform boneless chicken breasts, colorful bell peppers, flour tortillas, store-bought taco seasoning, and a little sour cream into a complete and satisfying Tex-Mex meal.

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    Sheet Pan Pork Chops and Potatoes

    Sheet Pan Pork Chops and Potatoes

    The Spruce/Kristina Vanni

    Pork chops and potatoes are a filling family dinner that is easy on the budget, and quick to fix when you use the sheet pan method. For a complete, nutritious meal, consider adding some carrots to the pan, and roast them alongside the potatoes. You could also serve this no-fuss dinner with a steamed side vegetable, or a simple green salad.

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    Triple Berry Sheet Pan Pancakes

    Triple Berry Sheet Pan Pancakes

    The Spruce/Morgan Walker

    Fluffy buttermilk pancakes layered with fresh fruit, jam, and plenty of maple syrup are a breakfast and brunch staple, but it can be a challenge to make them for a larger group, without letting some of the cakes go cold. We've solved this dilemma with our easy sheet pan method for cooking up a big batch of pancakes that are ready all at once, so you can feed them to a crowd.

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    Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

    Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner

    The Spruce/Leah Maroney

    When you host a smaller Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving group, our all-in-one sheet pan Thanksgiving feast saves you time and effort, without sacrificing an ounce of holiday wow. You get to treat your guests to delicious turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, and rolls, without dirtying a bunch of pans.

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    Seasoned Pork Roast

    Seasoned Pork Roast

    The Spruce

     

    This easy, four-ingredient seasoned pork roast cooks on a rack set over a sheet pan. Slice it and serve for Sunday dinner with mashed or baked potatoes, green beans, or your family's favorite vegetable side like these crockpot roasted vegetables.

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    Gluten-Free Caprese Chicken

    Grilled Caprese Chicken

    The Spruce / Ahlam Raffii

    This elegant gluten-free Caprese chicken cooks in under 30 minutes, making it a great recipe for last-minute guests. Chicken breasts are coated with mayo, seasoned, and baked until tender. Shredded mozzarella is added for a quick melt near the end of cooking and a slice of juicy tomato goes on top, along with balsamic reduction and basil.

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    Baked Panko-Crusted Fish Fillets

    Baked panko crusted fish

     The Spruce Eats

    Who wants fish and chips tonight? These baked panko-crusted fish fillets are crisp and tender and make a light and tasty alternative to fried fish. Serve with lemon wedges and tartar sauce, along with French fries and coleslaw.

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    Baked Chuck Steak Dinner in Foil

    Budget chuck steak dinner in foil recipe

    The Spruce / Emily Baker

    This baked chuck steak dinner in foil is a must-try if you've never baked steaks this way! A single large, thick steak makes a hearty family meal, along with potatoes and carrots, using this oven sheet pan method. Onion soup mix is the secret ingredient—keep your pantry stocked with a packet just in case.

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    Oven Salmon With Roasted Plantains and Pineapple

    Oven Salmon With Roasted Plantains and Pineapple Recipe

    The Spruce / Maxwell Cozzi

    Caramelized plantains and pineapple rings add island flavor to this family-friendly oven salmon with roasted plantains and pineapple dish. A savory glaze of maple syrup, balsamic vinegar, and soy sauce adds depth to flaky, meaty salmon.

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    Baked Tilapia With Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise

    Baked Tilapia With Roasted Red Pepper Mayonnaise

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

     

    You won't have to fish for compliments when you serve this flavorful baked tilapia with roasted red pepper mayonnaise. It's seasoned with a roasted red pepper mayonnaise, plus herbs and spices, bringing out the best in mild-tasting fish.

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    Oven Fried Chicken Thighs With Panko Parmesan Coating

    Oven fried chicken thighs recipe

    The Spruce

    Your family will love these oven-fried chicken thighs with panko parmesan coating, and you'll be a fan of the easy preparation and clean up. The juicy thighs are dipped in a honey-mustard mixture, then coated in panko crumbs and parmesan, for a crispy, crunchy crust.

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    Sheet Pan Salmon Teriyaki

    Sheet Pan Salmon Teriyaki

    Leah Maroney

    Teriyaki sauce seems to be one of those flavors that is enjoyed by both adults and kids alike. This sheet pan dinner combines a homemade version of the Asian sauce with healthy salmon and vegetables like broccoli, peppers, green beans, and carrots.

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    Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, and Cranberries

    Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, and Cranberries

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    Roasted Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and cranberries are tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper before going into the oven, in this easy, delicious roasted vegetable dish. Toasted pecans are sprinkled on top for extra crunch and nutty flavor.

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    Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli

    Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, and Broccoli

    The Spruce / Julia Hartbeck

    With simple soy-honey-lemon sauce, this roasted sheet pan chicken, sweet potatoes and broccoli dinner is perfect for busy weeknights. Preheating the pan allows the chicken skin to crisp up and adding the broccoli halfway through means everything will be cooked just right.

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    Baked Chicken Breasts

    Baked Chicken Breasts

    The Spruce/Ali Redmond

    You need less than 30 minutes to prepare baked chicken breasts, making them a great weeknight dinner choice. Add some fresh broccoli florets, and baby potatoes, to the sheet pan for a complete family dinner that is nutritious, low in calories, and easy to fix. Or bake the chicken solo, and slice it up for weekday sandwiches, salads, and using in casseroles.