We love one-pot dishes like simple slow-cooker meals, but it’s always nice to have some variety on your dinner plate. But this can often mean several recipes to follow and lots of dishes being used — and who has the time or energy for that on a busy weeknight? We found the perfect solution, and it involves baking every part of your meal on a single sheet pan, streamlining your prep — and your clean-up.
If you’re looking for some recipe ideas, here are seven sheet pan dinners that are not only delicious, but make preparing dinner a breeze.
1. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Chicken fajitas are a great way to feed your family a bright and healthy assortment of veggies paired with lean protein. This chili-spiced chicken is baked alongside onions and red, green and yellow peppers. Garnished with fresh cilantro and lime wedges, this is a Mexican dinner that’s as delicious as it is simple.
2. Sheet Pan Steak With Potatoes And Broccoli
Meat and potatoes don’t have to be boring — or unhealthy. Flat-iron steak is baked to perfection alongside baby Yukon gold potatoes and broccoli. Flavored simply with garlic, balsamic vinegar and olive oil, the minimal ingredient list makes this a cost-effective yet delicious meal.
3. Mustard Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner
This mustard salmon is seasoned with lemon and dill and baked with a side of potatoes and asparagus. In just 20 minutes, you’ll get flavorful fish with perfectly roasted veggies.
4. Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken
No need to go out and spend money at an Italian restaurant when you can make this bruschetta chicken at home. Mozzarella cheese is melted atop chicken breasts and served with cherry tomatoes, basil, a variety of herbs and baby red tomatoes.
5. Sheet Pan Winter Buddha Bowl With Tahini Sauce
Vegetarians, we haven’t forgotten about you! This easy-to-assemble Buddha bowl is made with potatoes, onions, cabbage, Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes, and to bulk it up, it’s served with quinoa, avocado, eggs and a tahini drizzle.
6. Sheet Pan Chicken And Black Bean Nachos
Who doesn’t love loaded nachos? This sheet pan meal is layered with tortilla chips and topped with beans, cheese, corn, salsa, chicken and some jalapeños for extra heat. This would be a great one to serve to a crowd!
7. Sheet Pan-Baked Blackened Tilapia With Zucchini
This white-fish dish is seasoned with paprika, thyme, chili pepper and more, and it’s baked with a side of sliced zucchini for freshness and nutrition. This is a perfect lean choice if you’re watching your calorie and carb intake.