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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DGRIFFITH51 6/9/2018
The roasted chicken and veggies is very yummy! Report
GEORGE815 5/8/2018
Nice ideas Report
REDROBIN47 4/19/2018
I see some yummy ideas here Report
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BABY_GIRL69 1/22/2018
Looking at these dishes is making me hungry....Good ideas Report
Great suggestions Report
ANHELIC 12/22/2017
Great suggestions. Report
ANHELIC 12/19/2017
Great suggestions to look at. Report
SUSANBEAMON 12/19/2017
These don't seem as simple as a good casserole. Report
ROSSYFLOSSY 12/13/2017
Great options. Report
KATHYJO56 12/13/2017
some of these are great Report
MIYAMO 12/9/2017
Great ideas. Report
It’s just me! I cook for one! Report
I'm going to try some of these recipes too. Report
TAILOR 12/7/2017
Wishing there were some vegan recipes in there. Report
BLONDWUNN 12/7/2017
Such great ideas . . I'm going to try a few of these! Report
KITT52 12/7/2017
wow good easy recipes Report
ETHELMERZ 12/7/2017
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
PAMBROWN62 12/7/2017
Since I eat a lot of chicken, I found several great ideas here. Report
J38850 12/6/2017
Some of these recipes look really good. Report
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Great recipes! Report
REEDSKI 11/22/2017
I absolutely love this article! I use parchment paper when I roast veggies. It would help with most of these recipes, too. Report
NANCYPAT1 11/16/2017
Lots of choices Report
SUNSET09 11/15/2017
I enjoy casserole meals and this is a great buffet and gathering ideas. Report
NANCYPAT1 11/14/2017
Thanks Report
TERRI1458 11/14/2017
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
NANCYPAT1 11/13/2017
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SKIMBRO 11/12/2017
Great recipe ideas that I have to start trying. Report
BILLTHOMSON 11/12/2017
Amazing everyone looked absolutely delicious. Cooking all on a single pan would make life a little more simpler Report
Excellent ideas! I am wiping the drool from my face as I look at the pictures. :) Report
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Several of these look exciting to try Report
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I found a couple I would like to try . . .Thanks Report
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