A complete meal, prepared on one little ol' sheet pan. We're obsessed with this method! It's so easy: Arrange everything on the cookie pan (or casserole dish), pop the pan in the oven -- dinner's ready! You save time on the front and back ends with prep and clean-up! For more tips, check out how to make the best sheet pan dinners. In the meantime, here are a lucky 13 of our favorite sheet pan dinners:
So good, so easy. Grilled veggies are amazing with the beef.
Rave Review: "This is SO good, and easy to do," says RenoCarol. "The grilled veggies are amazing with the beef. I served it as a beef/veggie dish, and added parmesan cheese rather than feta, since no one at our home likes feta. It was a total hit."
Rave Review: "Loved this Per other reviews, I did add a little more butter and the potatoes and chicken were nicely cooked and moist by the end, and the broccoli was just perfect," says Kelsey Macomber.
For extra crispy-brown chicken and potatoes, place the sheet under a preheated broiler for about 5 minutes. Chef John's sauce-making suggestions are essential viewing. Enjoy it with this simple homemade Tzatziki Sauce.
Rave Review: "Loved it!" says Debbie. "Loved it so much I made it again the next day. Potatoes were great!"
There are so many ways to experiment with this sheet-pan method. This version calls for frozen, pre-cut broccoli and a little Italian dressing mix. Easy!
"I usually use chicken thighs and bratwurst, but Italian would be yummy, of course," says Kathy.
Rave Review: "The flavors of this recipe meld together fantastically," says BYRDYGIRL. "It's easy to make, tastes delicious, and makes for great left-overs to take to work."
So easy. Toss asparagus and cherry tomatoes in a little olive oil and salt. Bake it beside the salmon.
Rave Review: "Very good simple recipe," says M. Robinson. "I sometimes add other ingredients, such as extra spices, or peppers. Very nice."
"Quick and easy shrimp fajitas in one pan," says Jen Cooks for Fun. "Serve with tortillas, cilantro, and avocado or any other condiments you like."
Rave Review: ""Talk about a winning weeknight meal," says LazyFoodieGirl. "I was amazed how EASY this was to do -- not to mention delicious! After long hours at work, I didn't have energy for too much prep or clean up. This satisfied all my needs."
Choose your favorite sausages for this one.
Rave Review: "This was PHENOMINAL," raves Christina. "Super simple to put together and the flavor was just awesome. One of the best recipes that I have tried from this site, hands down."
This is the junction where easy meets impressive. France C. says, "This is delicious, and the perfect meal to impress company! I can't wait to make it again."
Rave Review: "We were so pleased with the outcome," says Jody. "The pork was incredibly moist and tender, and the carrots and fennel complemented it beautifully."
Arrange chicken breasts carrots, bell peppers, celery, green onion, and parsley on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and add simple seasonings.
Rave Review: "So easy and delicious," says Lisa. "If you like fresh veggies don't worry about sautéing first, I baked mine in the oven with the chicken and they turned out perfect! I served it with black rice, which has a rich,nutty flavor that went well with the vegetable medley. "
Here's a tasty version that adds sausage to the mix. Toss in onions and garlic if you like.
Rave Review: "I loved this recipe and wouldn't change a thing," says sbarlitt. "The perfect mix of flavors. A bonus: the pan cleaned up so easily! I would highly recommend this."
Here's a quick-and-easy way to make flavorful fajitas for a crowd.
Rave Review: "This turned out great, says Kelly. "So easy for a dinner after work!"
Cynthia explains it: "Earth (potatoes, onions, roasted peppers), Sea (fresh salmon), and Fire (your oven) make this a winning recipe. This dish is amazingly easy to make and the end result will just make you look super good!"
Rave Review: "Very tasty, easy to make, and looks attractive," says Mary. "I used one enormous sweet onion, fresh red pepper strips, and canned mushroom pieces instead of the portabellos. I baked it on the lowest rack to be sure the potatoes cooked through (and sliced them less than 1/2" thick). Love this recipe!"
Chef John advises, "You'll need a large, heavy-duty roasting pan and a very hot oven for this delicious dish. The long oven time makes everything beautifully caramelized and the chicken fork tender."
Rave Review: "This recipe is amazing," says cook4fun. "I followed the recipe almost exactly (and I highly recommend watching the video) and it was EVERYTHING I expected. Next time I'll use more veggies & potatoes because they are just delicious!"
Finally, a word about cleaning your sheet pan. For best results, give it a quick wash with hot soapy water. It's best to get to the job early before the charred bits can really get caked on. If a quick clean doesn't get the job done, mix up a little slurry of baking soda and white vinegar and spread it into the troublesome bits. For really tough spots, let the paste soak in for 15 minutes or so. Then rinse using a sponge or cloth to wipe clean. Give it another quick wash with soap and water.