20 Simple One-Sheet-Pan Recipes for Busy Weeknights

By , SparkPeople Blogger
When your family is hungry, you're tired and time-crunched, and you've got better ways to spend your evening than washing a sink full of stock pots and casserole dishes, the sheet pan could quickly become your new best friend. Don't let its shallowness fool you—all on its own, this simple kitchen staple can serve as the foundation for countless delicious, nutritious meals.

For those nights when you've got plenty of ingredients but inspiration is in short supply, try one of these easy, surprisingly satisfying one-sheet-pan recipes for quick prep, delicious results and easy, breezy cleanup!
1. Artichoke and Garlic Broiled Chicken Thighs: Requiring only four ingredients, this easy and satisfying dish is a classic go-to weeknight dinner recipe.

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2. Sheet Pan Flank Steak with Crispy Potatoes and Broccolini: Cook an entire dinner on one tray with this nutritious meal.

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3. 5-Ingredient Pesto Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner With Veggies: Pesto, chicken sausage, asparagus, red peppers and mushrooms are all you need for healthy, low-carb sheet pan dinner recipe.

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4. Easy Pork and Squash Sheet Pan Dinner: This delicious rosemary and sage pork tenderloin dinner is ready in just 45 minutes.

5. Panko Crusted Tilapia: The complementary dipping sauce adds a zesty flavor, but it also tastes great on its own.

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6. Sheet Pan Honey Apricot Chicken and Asparagus: This easy weeknight meal requires just 10 minutes of prep for a simple, family-friendly dish that will make your taste buds sing.

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7. Winter Squash Sheet Pan Breakfast: Perfect for fall mornings, this sheet pan breakfast can be thrown in the oven while you shower or make your coffee—complete with bacon and eggs!

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8. One-Pan Chicken And Veggies: Made with chicken thighs mixed with asparagus, red pepper, red onion and broccoli, it's gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo-friendly.

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9. One-Pan Crispy Pork Chops and Ranch-Roasted Veggies: Try these easy chops for an easy fall meal that's ready in just 30 minutes.

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10. Roasted Veggies Made Awesome: Hauke from Hurry the Food Up provides plenty of delicious ways to roast veggies like a superstar—the perfect base for an incredibly fulfilling meal!

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11. Sheet Pan Asian Salmon with Veggies: Nutritious but tasty enough to please guests, it goes from fridge to plate in 20 minutes flat, with only one pan, a bowl and a cutting board to wash.

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12. Baked Parmesan Courgette (Zucchini) Fries and Mediterranean FishForget leftovers rotting in the back of your fridge—this single-portion dish cooks on one tray for a hassle-free meal.

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13. One-Pan Lemon Thyme Chicken: Tender, flavorful chicken drumsticks covered in a lemon and herb butter spread are roasted to perfection along with carrots, potatoes and green beans.

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14. Sheet Pan Turkey Sausages with Sweet Potatoes and OkraYou’ll be thankful you bookmarked this easy recipe on busy weeknights when you can’t seem to find a second to sit down.

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15. Freezer-Friendly Apple Squares: Capture the flavor of fall all year long with these totally freezable, super-moist apple squares made with whole grains and coconut oil.

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16. 15-Minute Healthy Roasted Chicken and Veggies: Oven-roasted chicken breasts and rainbow veggies are tender, juicy and ready in a jiffy.

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17. Sheet Pan Chicken and Broccoli with Bell Peppers: Serve alone for a low-carb meal, or pair with steamed rice or a baked potato.

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18. Honey Garlic Shrimp with Rice and Green BeansThis flavorful meal can easily be prepared in small quantities, and it’s ready in just 12 minutes from start to finish.

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19. One-Pan Ranch Pork Chops with Crispy Potatoes: With just 10 minutes of prep, dinner comes together on one tray with juicy, tender results.

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20. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas: Forget about hovering over the stove—turn your kitchen into a Mexican cantina to create this simple, but hearty classic dish.

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Do you ever cook meals on a sheet pan? What are your favorites?

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Sounds great, thanks Report
NUMBRSLADY4U2 2/18/2020
hope i can try some of theses. They look delicious Report
These sound great! Report
GREEN_EYES2 11/19/2019
Great options. Report
This is definitely not vegetarian friendly :( Report
MUSICNUT 9/28/2019
Thanks for the great article! :) Report
PLATINUM755 7/20/2019
Definitely giving these a try...Thx! Report
These look good! Report
SHOAPIE 7/2/2019
Will try the tilapia recipe tonight. Report
HEDSTS58 7/1/2019
A couple of the recipes sound good. I'll give them a try Report
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good recipes and so easy any one can make them Report
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Once in in Phys ed 10 in high school (sort of- does wrapped in tin foil count?) Hamburger and vegetables. Report
My family picks out the meat and fish and ignores the vegetables. Report
Great ideas. My husband will love the apple cake. Report
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The roasted chicken and veggies is very yummy! Report
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Looking at these dishes is making me hungry....Good ideas Report
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These don't seem as simple as a good casserole. Report
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I'm going to try some of these recipes too. Report
Wishing there were some vegan recipes in there. Report
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Good ideas, for the average family. Report
I love sheet pan dinners. The pan and oven do most of the work. Preparing veggies is an integral part of my meal prep. Report
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A lot of great ideas here in this article. I copied a couple of them. Report
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Some of these recipes look really good. Report
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I absolutely love this article! I use parchment paper when I roast veggies. It would help with most of these recipes, too. Report
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I have tried many sheet pan meals. I love them. They are so easy to make and clean up is just as easy. I can have dinner on the table in no time. Thanks for sharing some great recipes! Report
Great recipe ideas that I have to start trying. Report