Fewer dishes equals less time cleaning and more family time! Make one of these 15 delicious sheet pan recipes on the busiest weeknights. You won’t regret it.
It happens every time.
The husband goes away for work for more than a day or so, and all our best laid plans go off the rails.
And the worst of it…is our dinner plans.
When you’re cooking just for yourself and three kids, it’s hard to get motivated to try new and interesting recipes.
Without anyone else around to appreciate such cooking, I can get really lazy with our dinners.
It’s not just about the time it takes to make dinner…it’s the cleanup too.
Which is why sheet pan recipes have become a staple in our home over the last couple of years.
And not just for the nights that I’m solo parenting. When you take the time to meal prep over the weekend, sheet pan dinners are perfect for busy school nights….especially if you forgot to prep something else like a crock pot meal.
So whether you’re new to the sheet pan craze, or are looking for a few new sheet pan recipes to add to your meal plan, you’re going to love these recipes.
Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Sheet Pan Recipes
The Best Sheet Pans for Roasting Dinner
Let’s be honest, not all sheet pans are created equal. I’ve been guilty of purchasing the super-cheap pans for one or two bucks at the Dollar Store or Target, and can honestly say they’re useless for real cooking.
The problem with those ultra-cheap pans is that they’re too thin. They don’t hold heat properly and they warp very easily. Warping isn’t a huge issue with things like cookies. But when you’re baking
You could use a glass pan like the one that comes in this set (which I love), but then you won’t get the same level of caramelization on vegetables. And caramelization equals flavor.
Your best option is going to be a good quality half-sheet pan. Make sure it is full-sized at 10 inches by 15 inches. A pan that is too small will make the food crowded and it won’t cook evenly.
How to Clean Your Sheet Pan when Dinner is Done
I usually recommend lining pans with parchment paper before cooking to make clean up easy. But, to be honest, parchment isn’t going to work when you have food that lets out a lot of juices, like meats, and high water content vegetables.
Instead, we keep a variety of cleaning tools in our sink at all time. Of course, we start with the standard scrub brush to loosen up most of the gunk.
But when the food is really have stuck to the pan, we pull our our plastic pan scrapers. These things have saved our pans from so much burnt on gunk. Totally worth the few dollars they cost.
Very rarely we still have a little bit more burnt food stuck to the pan. Honestly, I don’t sweat those stains too much. But, if you’re really desperate to make that pan shine, you can always use a paste of baking soda with a little bit of water. Seriously, almost nothing can resist that stuff.
Now on to the tasty part!
15 Delicious No-Fuss No-Muss Sheet Pan Recipes
Sheet Pan Recipes with Chicken
Sheet Pan Chicken Teriyaki with Veggies and Pineapple by Carmyy
Sheet Pan Sweet and Sour Chicken by Skinny Fitalicious
Sheet Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and String Beans by Moore or Less Cooking
Greek Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner with Green Beans and Feta by Taste and See
Sheet Pan Chicken with Sausage and Peppers by Savoring the Good
Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes by Salt and Lavender
Sheet Pan Honey Balsamic Chicken by My Food Story
Sheet Pan Recipes with Beef and Pork
Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas by Meraki Mother
Hawiian Steak Sheet Pan Dinner by Vintage Kitty
Sausage and Cajun Sweet Potatoes by Delicious on a Dime
Sheet Pan Honey Mustard Pork Chops with Potatoes by Plating Pixels
Sheet Pan Italian Sausage Vegetable Bake by Salt and Baker
Sheet Pan Recipes with Fish and Shrimp
Sheet Pan Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli by Peas and Crayons
Honey Balsamic Trout by Dude That Cookz
Sheet Pan Fish Tacos by The Cook Report
Now, It’s Your Turn
Whether you’re looking for a fast weeknight recipe, or just don’t feel like dealing with a lot of dinner clean-up, these sheet pan recipes are the perfect choice.
Which of these sheet pan recipes is your favorite?
How often do you make sheet pan dinners at your house?
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Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
They all look delicious, but the chicken just made my mouth water!! Great recipes here. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party!
love meals like this I will be using several in the fall menu
thanks for sharing the variety of ideas
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Great round-up! Perfect for fall and the busier weeknights.
Indah Nuria says
Everything looks super delicious, Helen! Something I would like to try at home indeed
Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots says
These all look delish! Thanks for sharing.
Delightful Repast says
Helen, I’m getting lazier all the time! Love a good sheet pan dinner. Easy cooking, easy clean-up. #BloggersPitStop
Delightful Repast says
Leslie, I have no idea why I called you Helen! Other than it’s been a VERY long day! ~ Jean
Ha! ? No problem! At least you called me something nice. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Suzie Olsen says
These look great and pretty easy to do! I’m going to have to share these with some of my parent friends!
Miz Helen says
This is a great collection of Sheet Pan recipes, looking forward to trying some of them! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and sure hope you have a great weekend!
Jann Olson says
So many delicious looking recipes! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
We do love sheet pan recipes, and I honestly believe that it is impossible to have too many recipes for them. Thank you for sharing some fabulous recipes at Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make.
Jodie Fitz says
They look GREAT! Thanks for sharing at last week’s party. See you at this week’s party: https://www.jodiefitz.com/2018/09/25/reader-tip-tuesday-weeks-craft-recipe-party-14-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2/
miz Helen says
Your post is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and have a great week!
Rebecca Hastings says
These all look great! And they are just in time for a busy fall!
Have you tried “Change Your Life Chicken” from the Lazy Genius? That one is really good!