Sometimes you just need to finish dinner and relax without thinking about the dishes. Sheet pan dinners are so easy and they make cleaning up a breeze. You will save a bunch of time if you toss everything on one sheet pan and pop it in the oven.
We have gathered over 45 of the best sheet pan dinners to make your life a little easier. From chicken, pork, and beef to salmon, shrimp and vegetarian meals, we have covered all the bases. You can keep these recipes in your rotation for several month’s worth of weeknight meals.
If you’re new to sheet pan dinners then let me explain what they are. They are a busy, over-tasked persons best bet for a simple, satisfying dinner that leaves plenty of time for all the other things you need to do. Sheet pan dinners are a fast way to cook a full dinner in one pan. It leaves you with only one sheet pan to clean when the meal is finished cooking.
Now that’s an easy dinner!
A bonus with sheet pan dinners is having all the flavors combine together while everything cooks. It creates a medley of deliciousness as the meal cooks.
Use the right size sheet pan. If you crowd everything on a small pan then your dinner will steam instead of bake. Doubling a recipe? Use two sheet pans.
Cut the vegetables consistently so they cook evenly.
Give some ingredients a head start. Bone-in meats and thicker cuts take longer to cook. So do dense vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and winter squash. Let these ingredients cook for a while before adding things that cook quickly.
Add a light layer of fat. Coat the ingredients with a fat like olive oil, coconut oil, leftover bacon grease or even butter (if melted). A light coating of fat will prevent the ingredients from drying out. It will also encourage a deeper caramelization of the food.
If you use a silicone mat for a sheet pan dinner, don’t use the same mat for baking desserts like cookies. The silicone will absorb the savory flavors of your dinner. That will leave your cookies tasting like chipotle chicken and potatoes. ?
This Chipotle Pork Chop Sheet Pan Dinner has a medley of flavors! Tender, juicy pork chops, sweet apple wedges, and fingerling potatoes roast to perfection on one sheet pan. We LOVE all the sweet, spicy, savory flavors in this dinner.
These baked pork chops make a delicious sheet pan meal, complete with sweet potatoes and green beans. The pork chops are smothered in a flavorful dry rub, and you can switch up the vegetables to use your favorites.
A one-pan wonder recipe, Sesame Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas is an easy 20-minute dinner that tastes like a labor of love. Paired with an amazing marinade, the homemade seasoning takes this Whole30, Paleo, Keto, and gluten-free meal to the next level.
Moist and flavorful pork tenderloin cooked right along with fresh green beans and potatoes. It's a perfect sheet pan dinner that will have your whole family asking for more!
Chicken sheet pan dinners are fast, easy and budget-friendly meals. You will find bone-in, boneless, white meat, dark meat, and even whole chicken dinners. Yes, you can do all that on a sheet pan. Serve your chicken sheet pan dinner with a tossed green salad.
Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes with Rosemary, Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Honey-Balsamic ~ Tender, juicy chicken and baked red skin potatoes are accented with rosemary and crowned with a scrumptious, cheesy, sun-dried tomato topping, then finished with a honey-balsamic drizzle. Easy enough for busy weeknights, but so special you’ll want to serve it for company, too!
These easy Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas are tender, juicy and packed full of flavor. You can enjoy a delicious fajita dinner in about 30 minutes. Your family will love the taste and you'll love how easy they are to make! It's time to grab some warm flour tortillas and load them up!
This Piri Piri chicken (peri peri chicken) dinner is full of flavorful spices and cooked on just one sheet pan by using the spatchcock method of removing the backbone so the chicken lies flat on the baking sheet. This reduces the cooking time significantly and allows all the ingredients to be cooked on the same baking sheet. Served with green beans and sweet potatoes, it’s an easy complete meal in just 35 minutes!
A little sweet heat does wonderful things for Sheet Pan Chicken Thighs with Citrus-Chipotle Glaze! A blend of citrus juices (and their zest), the smoky heat of chipotle en adobo, cumin, garlic, and olive oil make a flavorful glaze for your favorite vegetables, and of course, the chicken thighs.
This easy flank steak sheet pan dinner cooks up quickly and is SO flavorful! A delicious healthy recipe that’s perfect any night of the week!
Seafood sheet pan dinners are so fast and easy. Most seafood cooks quickly so dinner will be ready in no time. We have salmon sheet pan dinners, as well as cod, shrimp, and prawns. Serve these seafood sheet pan dinners with a simple cucumber salad.
This Baked Cod Sheet Pan Dinner is beautiful, healthy, and delicious. Using fresh veggies – asparagus and cherry tomatoes in this case – it’s a simple recipe that happens to be low carb and gluten-free. Plus it’s super quick to make with easy cleanup, perfect for a weeknight dinner!
This Thai Chili Sheet Pan Salmon just might become your new favorite weeknight meal. What’s not to love? Minimal preparation, easy clean-up, and a healthy, flavourful supper all baked on one pan in less than 20 minutes.
Sheet Pan Chorizo and Prawns is an easy, delicious and flavorsome dinner to turn out with minimal effort and just one pan. This recipe is simple to scale up or down depending on how many people will be gathering around the table.
ASIAN SHEET PAN SALMON 5 minutes of prep time + 25 minutes in the oven = a hearty, healthy Asian salmon dinner that your family will love; and you’ll enjoy making! I can’t wait to share with you my secret for getting this simple dinner on the table in just 30 minutes.
A super easy sheet pan dinner recipe with Smoked Sausage, Potatoes & Veggies. Prep the simple, budget-friendly ingredients in only 15 minutes, pop it in the oven & go relax for a bit. (gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free & whole30)
Sheet Pan Peppers and Brats are the easy way to serve a hungry family or a game day crowd. The sausages get beautifully caramelized, and the peppers get glossy and lightly charred… provide buns or go low carb, but let people help themselves right from the pan. And don’t forget the grainy mustard!
Here is an easy sheet pan pizza! Homemade Garlic French Bread Pizza - So simple and delicious! Easy to customize with all your favorite toppings. A tasty recipe that both kids and adults will love.
Here are our favorite picks for vegetarian sheet pan meals. Whether you are serving someone who doesn't eat meat, or you're just making it a Meatless Monday kind of dinner, these sheet pan dinners will make your night. Serve these sheet pan dinners with a watermelon, feta, and mint salad.