Sheet pan dinners are an excellent way to cut back on the time you spend in the kitchen. In most cases, the whole meal is assembled in a sheet pan and baked in less than 30 minutes. For many sheet pan dinners, the vegetables and protein choices are arranged on a rimmed sheet pan, such as a jelly roll pan or a larger half sheet pan. Just prep the food and then slide the pan into the oven. You'll be free to prepare a salad, run a quick errand, or just sit back and relax. And in most cases, there are no other pans used, so clean-up is a breeze!
It's easy to convert other recipes using this method. Consider baking a free-form meatloaf in the center of a sheet pan. Toss vegetables with a tablespoon or two of olive oil and seasonings and then arrange them around the loaf. Or add chicken parts to your favorite roasted root vegetables or Brussels sprouts. Pizza is another possibility. Fit the crust into the pan and layer it with your favorite sauces, toppings, and cheese.
Add some of these sheet pan dinners and ideas to your recipe list.
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Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli
This chicken dinner is a winner! Flavorful, juicy chicken thighs team up with sweet potatoes and broccoli in this easy sheet pan meal. The chicken and vegetables get their flavor from a sauce mixture of lemon juice, honey, and soy sauce.
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Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Vegetables
Lean pork tenderloin makes a complete oven meal when it's paired with root vegetables. Seasoned salt and Italian seasoning are the only pantry ingredients you need for this dinner. Add color and flavor with some salsa verde or fresh tomato sauce.
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Crazy Crust Pizza
This pizza is not crazy—it's amazing. The pizza bakes in a sheet pan with a soft biscuit-like crust. Use the suggested ground beef, sausage, and cheeses, or do your own thing. This pizza is a blank slate just waiting for your artistry.
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1-Pan Roasted Pork Chops With Apples and Fennel
This roasted pork chop dinner is a cinch to throw together with briefly seared chops, apples, fennel, and carrots. Feel free to add some sweet potato slices to the pan if you'd like.Continue to 5 of 13 below.
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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Turn your next meal into a Mexican feast with this sheet pan chicken fajitas recipe. Boneless, skinless strips of chicken, red and green bell peppers, onions, and seasonings are roasted at the same time in one pan. Serve with warm tortillas and yellow rice if desired.
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Sheet Pan Salmon Teriyaki
This easy sheet pan dinner is not only delicious but also incredibly healthy. Salmon, full of its omega-3 fats, along with broccoli, green beans, bell peppers, and carrots are all cooked together in a homemade teriyaki sauce.
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Roasted Chicken Thighs With Brussels Sprouts and Pears
Bosc pears, bacon, and Brussels sprouts make this one-pan chicken thigh meal as attractive as it is delicious. A mixture of honey and mustard makes a tasty glaze for the chicken.
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Sheet Pan Quiche
This delicious pan quiche includes ground beef, eggs, and two kinds of cheese. Pie pastry—homemade or two refrigerated crusts—makes up the crust for the quiche. The quiche makes an excellent breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner dish.Continue to 9 of 13 below.
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1-Pan Baked Chicken Dinner
Use a large baking or roasting pan or sheet pan to bake this chicken dinner. Potatoes, carrots, and celery are among the vegetables, while red and green bell peppers and onions add extra flavor and color.
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Roast Lamb With Root Vegetables
A boneless leg of lamb makes a delicious one-pan dinner with root vegetables, garlic, and a variety of herbs. The lamb is marinated with a garlic and herb paste to ensure the most flavorful meat. It takes very little prep time, but plan to begin at least an hour ahead of time to give the marinade time to flavor the lamb.
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Lemon Garlic Chicken With Potatoes
This Greek-style lemon chicken dish makes a fabulous sheet-pan dinner. The dish calls for a cut-up chicken, but whole legs or thighs can be substituted. Add a Greek salad for a delicious Mediterranean meal!
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash, and Pecans
Transform this colorful fall dish of roasted vegetables into an all-in-one sheet pan dinner with the addition of cubed extra-firm tofu, chicken pieces, pork chops, or chickpeas. Feel free to add sliced pears, dried cranberries, and onions.Continue to 13 of 13 below.
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Sheet Pan Salmon With Roasted Plantains and Pineapple
Sweet plantains and pineapple make these roasted salmon fillets next-level. Enjoy the salmon with a salad or cooked rice for a wonderful meal.