15 Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Weeknight Meal Prep a Breeze
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Is there anything better than a one-dish dinner? When you’re rushing around on busy weeknights, you want to get supper on the table, stat, without having to spend a ton of time prepping ingredients or dirtying multiple dishes. To the rescue: sheet pan dinners. These easy-to-make meals usually involve chopping up some veggies and a protein and tossing them onto a baking sheet along with a little olive oil and seasonings. The result? A ridiculously simple dinner that’s delicious, healthy, and requires minimal clean-up. Here, the best versatile, flavor-packed sheet pan meals that are perfect for your craziest weeknights—and guaranteed to be a huge hit with the entire family.
Meatloaf Minis With Cauliflower Florets
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Give this classic mom meal a twist by making the loaves smaller and tossing them with smoky roasted cauliflower.
Ingredients: ground sirloin, egg, cheddar cheese, bread crumbs, red onion, garlic, ketchup, sea salt, cauliflower, olive oil, paprika, parsley, fresh lemon juice
Moroccan Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
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Sweet potatoes don't need a ton of work to be delicious, but that's no reason not to layer up flavors like olives, mint, and lemon.
Ingredients: chicken thighs, sweet potatoes, olive oil, black pepper, ground cumin, sea salt, kalamata olives, lemon, tomato, golden raisins, fresh mint
Pork Tenderloin With Roasted Mushrooms
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Juicy pork tenderloin and vitamin-packed broccolini make this easy sheet-pan dinner both flavorful and nutritious.
Ingredients: button mushrooms, fresh thyme, olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, pork tenderloin, smoked paprika, broccolini, shallots, fresh tarragon
Crispy Chicken With Roasted Brussels Sprouts
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Sweet butternut squash, tart pomegranate seeds, and earthy sprouts all join forces to lend a flavorful complexity to this simple dinner.
Ingredients: butternut squash, brussels sprouts, chicken breasts, coriander, sea salt, black pepper, olive oil mayonnaise, whole milk, fresh chives, fresh lemon juice, pomegranate seeds, parsley
Roasted Salmon with Horseradish
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This fresh-tasting salmon dish only takes about 30 minutes to make, so it's perfect for those hectic weeknights.
Ingredients: salmon fillets, black pepper, sea salt, horseradish, capers, shallot, olive oil, grape tomatoes, arugula, pistachios, fresh thyme
Cucumber Soup With Roasted Beet and Potatoes
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Cucumber soup doesn’t exactly sound exciting, but this ultra-creamy version is actually insanely satisfying, thanks to fresh herbs and clean crisp cucumbers. The beets also add a nutritious bit of sweetness.
Ingredients: marble potatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, beets, fresh dill, fresh chives, cucumbers, plain kefir, sour cream, white onion, dried mint, fresh lemon juice, ice water
Broiled Beef and Broccoli
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This Asian-inspired, low-carb dish can be on the table in just 30 minutes. As a bonus, it's packed with protein and fiber, and shiitakes are powerful cancer fighters (plus they boost heart health, brain function, and immunity).
Ingredients: Low-sodium soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, light brown sugar, garlic, fresh ginger, flank steak, broccoli florets, shiitake mushrooms, extra-virgin olive oil
Brown Rice Bowl With Maple-Roasted Parsnips
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This superfood-studded brown rice recipe offers cholesterol-lowering olive oil and digestion-friendly fiber from fennel. Go ahead and whip this vegetarian dinner up for a seriously memorable Meatless Monday meal.
Ingredients: cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, pumpkin seeds, parsnips, shallots, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, maple syrup, long-grain brown rice, dates, fresh orange juice, rice vinegar, fresh mint leaves, fennel
Smoky Eggplant and Provolone Pizza
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If this pie sounds tough to pull off at home, it isn’t. In fact, the hearty DIY dinner can be ready in just 45 minutes flat.
Ingredients: pizza dough, extra-virgin olive oil, eggplant, smoked paprika, fennel seed, oregano, kosher salt, black pepper, red onion, provolone, crushed red pepper flakes, Parmigiano-Reggiano, basil
Whole Roasted Chinese Red Snapper
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This one-pan dinner looks impressive but is surprisingly easy to whip up. Want to serve it with a side dish? Rice and sautéed broccoli or bok choy would be perfect accompaniments to this flavorful fish.
Ingredients: Expeller-pressed peanut oil, whole red snapper, low-sodium soy sauce, scallions, fresh ginger, garlic, cilantro, sesame oil, mirin, crushed red pepper, lime
Easy Jerk Chicken With Peppers and Pineapple
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This flavor-packed meal requires just 10 minutes of hands-on prep. To yield the best texture, pat the pineapple and chicken pieces dry before you season them; this will allow both to sear instead of steam in the oven.
Ingredients: Dried thyme, sugar, ground allspice, garlic powder, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, bell peppers, fresh pineapple, yellow onion, extra-virgin olive oil, thin-cut boneless skinless chicken breasts
Red Curry Squash Bowls With Chickpeas
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Nothing says "fall comfort food" quite like butternut squash. Although you should allow for about an hour of cook time, this dish requires only 14 minutes of hands-on prep. Tip: Before opening a can of coconut milk, be sure to shake it vigorously. This helps homogenize the milk, which often separates as the can sits.
Ingredients: Olive oil cooking spray, butternut squash, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, Thai red curry paste, coconut milk, chickpeas, red bell pepper, scallions, cilantro
Parchment-Baked Halibut With Pesto
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Perfectly cooked halibut on a sheet pan? Yes, it's possible! This recipe uses parchment paper to wrap the fresh fish along with veggies and seasonings to trap in moisture. Place the fillets on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven for an easy, healthy dinner that's packed with flavor.
Ingredients: Halibut, pesto, shredded carrots, zucchini, salt, pepper, dry white wine, olive oil
Roasted Peppers With Baked Eggs
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This easy-to-make vegetarian sheet pan recipe from celebrity nutritionist Amelia Freer's cookbook Cook. Nourish. Glow. ($30, amazon.com) comes together quickly and is packed with nutrients.
Ingredients: Bell pepper, olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, harissa paste, baby spinach, salt, black pepper, eggs, fresh basil leaves
Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
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Fajitas just got much easier to make, thanks to this sheet pan recipe. Using precut produce will make this dish even simpler to whip up.
Ingredients: Olive oil, ground cumin, kosher salt, ground chipotle chile powder, black pepper, fajita steak, bell peppers, yellow onion, cooking spray, cilantro leaves, lime, light sour cream, lime juice, ground red pepper, corn tortillas
Broiled Salmon and Asparagus With Crème Fraîche
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Cooking salmon perfectly is surprisingly easy in a sheet pan, thanks to this 30-minute recipe. To slash calories even more, skip the crème fraîche.
Ingredients: Asparagus, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, salmon fillets, crème fraîche, whole-grain mustard, fresh chives
Baked Eggs With Leeks and Mushrooms
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Get dinner on the table in just 30 minutes with this warm, savory sheet pan meal. A loaf of crusty bread is perfect for sopping up the egg yolks.
Ingredients: Extra-virgin olive oil, cremini mushrooms, leeks, kosher salt, pepper, fresh thyme leaves, eggs, fresh goat cheese
Sheet Pan Fried Rice
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Sure, you can make fried rice in a wok. But it's infinitely easier to throw all the ingredients in a sheet pan and let the oven work its magic for perfectly crispy fried rice and veggies. To make the recipe more nutritious, use olive oil mayonnaise and low-sodium soy sauce.
Ingredients: Mayonnaise, Sriracha chili sauce, water, canola oil, microwavable rice, frozen peas and carrots, scallions, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, eggs
Sheet Pan Chicken With Roasted Baby Potatoes
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Roast chicken and potatoes is a classic cold-weather dinner. With this sheet pan recipe, the dish gets an easy upgrade by cooking the entire meal on one baking sheet. Fresh herbs, mustard, and dry white wine add in plenty of flavor.
Ingredients: Yukon gold potatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, whole-grain mustard, fresh tarragon, dry white wine, fresh thyme, honey, boneless chicken breast halves, pepper, kosher salt, canola oil, cooking spray
Chicken Kale Caesar With Crispy Artichokes
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This sheet pan chicken dinner is packed with protein, fiber, and good-for-you nutrients, thanks to the addition of kale. Instead of tossing the stems, chop, place in a heavy plastic bag, and freeze. Add the pieces to your next batch of vegetable soup.
Ingredients: Lacinto kale, fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper, buttermilk, extra-virgin olive oil, pecorino Romano, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, panko, fresh rosemary, egg, artichoke hearts, boneless skinless chicken breasts, red onion
Roasted Root Vegetables
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You can change up the mix of the vegetables in this super-versatile, gluten- and meat-free dish (just keep the total weight about the same). To add a little more protein for a complete meal, add some slices of tofu to the pan.
Ingredients: Red potatoes, parsnips, carrots, turnips, golden beets, garlic, rosemary, olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper
Quick-and-Easy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
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Warm, savory sweet potatoes are perfect for fall. As a bonus, they're packed with nutrients: One sweet potato has more than twice your daily value of vitamin A, which strengthens your immune system.
Ingredients: Sweet potatoes or garnet yams, olive oil, egg, fresh ginger, salt, cilantro, limes, sesame seeds
Roasted Asparagus and Fontina Pizza
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What takeout? This super-easy sheet pan dinner makes pizza night a breeze. For the dough, use 100% whole-wheat dough you can find in bags in the refrigerated section of the market. Round out the meal with a refreshing salad.
Ingredients: Olive oil, garlic, asparagus, salt, pepper, flour, cornmeal, whole-wheat pizza dough, Fontina cheese