13 Sheet Pan Dinners to Enjoy Any Night of the Week

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.