Looking for fast easy dinner recipes? We all have those days when you just have no time to cook, right? Well, not no time at all, but time is so limited and getting take out sounds oh, so easy. Kiss those days goodbye.
Have you ever heard of sheet pan meals? It’s this crazy thing where you can put all your dinners’ ingredients on one pan and bake it in the oven. It’s the best thing ever!
These sheet pan dinners are going to change the way you do weeknight meals. Most of them can be cooked in 30 minutes or less, so there’s really no excuse to order yet another pizza.
I was inspired to put this guide together because a dear friend of mine was always looking for a way to make dinners at home easier. She has a very busy work life. So when she comes home the last thing she wants to do is be in the kitchen for hours making dinner.
I figured if she was looking for easy dinner recipes to make on a busy nights than there must be others who are looking for the same.
What’s so cool is not only are you just using one pan you can be a cook at any level of experience. It’s a set it and forget it kind of cooking. No standing over your stove watching and waiting. Instead enjoy your glass of wine, you deserve it!
No matter how busy you are, you can make homemade delicious meals every time with these 18 sheet pan recipes!
Use foil to wrap the sheet pans for easy clean up and spray with cooking spray so the food won’t stick! Really easy and no clean up! How awesome is that?!
Let’s Get Cooking!
One Pan Baked Chicken with Butternut Squash and Parmesan Asparagus
Found from Damn Delicious
This baked chicken recipe is just delicious! I love how less than 30 minutes you can have an easy meal for 1, 2 or your whole family. The chicken is crispy, the butternut squash gets caramelized and the asparagus has a lemon salty bite!
Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Found from No. 2 Pencil
Here is my go to recipe! I seriously could eat fajitas all the time. What I love about this recipe is that you can use the same ingredients and spices but change out the main protein. So pick a protein you are in the mood for like shrimp, chicken or steak. Serve with salsa, fresh lime, cilantro, guacamole and tortillas. I prefer corn tortillas that have been warmed up and they are gluten free too! Bonus!
Ranch Pork Chops and Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner
Found from Jo Cooks
If you want to change up from chicken every night thinly cut pork chops are a really good option. Use small potatoes cut in half for faster cooking. I like the thinly cut sliced pork chops because they take like no time to cook and they are easy to eat. I often find myself picking it up and eating them like a cookie lol!
Sheet Pan Thai Glazed Salmon Vegetables
Found from the Recipe Critic
Salmon is a great fish that can handle a lot of spices and sauces. If you like salmon but don’t feel comfortable cooking it on the stove top this is a delicious salmon recipe you can nail every time! Here is a recipe that you will want to make again and again!
Balsamic Steak Sheet Pan Dinner
Found from a Spicy Perspective
I love balsamic anything and this balsamic steak is no exception. This is the perfect recipe for satisfying your hankering for meat n’ potatoes during the week, you can easily make the steak and side dishes in one pan under 30 minutes!
Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
Found from Damn Delicious
Here is the easiest shrimp boil ever! And it’s mess-free using a single sheet pan. This shrimp boil has all the flavors and ingredients of a real shrimp boil but this has no clean up and it’s all on one pan!
Sheet Pan Winter Buddha Bowls
Found from Yummy Mummy Kitchen
If you want to take a break from meat, here is an awesome only veggie recipe that is satisfying and filling! This Buddha bowl is so simple; serve over rice or quinoa to complete the meal. Fresh cut veggies and a homemade tahini sauce is just so perfect for a busy week night!
Sheet Pan Lemon Parmesan Garlic Chicken Veggies Milanese
Found from Café Delites
Throw your frying pan out the window with this one. Usually Milanese is made by deep frying it on the stovetop but here is an easy way to make it that tastes fantastic and you don’t have to watch it on the stove. By baking the chicken you can still get a super crispy chicken without the mess!
Sheet Pan Cashew Chicken
Found from the Recipe Critic
This cashew chicken is better than Chinese takeout, without spending the extra money on delivery, this is a great tasting dinner with little clean up. Enjoy this sweet and saucy sauce and serve over rice or quinoa. Either way it takes no time to make and it’s healthier than takeout!
Sheet Pan Philly Cheesesteak
Found from Eazy Peazy Mealz
Here is a classic sandwich recipe that you can easily make for any night of the week. All you need is steak, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, cheese and of course a really good bread roll. This will soon become a family favorite!
Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Sheet Pan
Found from the Recipe Critic
This cajun shrimp and sausage recipe is so incredibly easy but packed with such amazing cajun flavor! This is a healthy and delicious meal that is also great for meal prep or a busy weeknight dinner. I’ve made this recipe as is but also found that I can use chicken apple sausage and it tastes just as good!
Sheet Pan Green Chile Beef Nachos
Found from How Sweet Treats
You can never go wrong with nachos during a crazy week. With very little prep you can have a dinner in no time with no mess! My secret is spraying the foil lined pan with cooking spray before I place the cheese and chips on it to prevent from sticking but to also crisp up the chips from the bottom so this slows down the mushy chip problem that often happens with nachos.
Moroccan Sheet Pan Chicken
Found from the Wanderlust Kitchen
This Moroccan chicken is insanely good. It’s the perfect blend between sweet and savory spices. The fresh lemon juice and the briny olives adds the perfect amount of acid for a well-balanced dish. You will want to grab your favorite bottle of red wine for this one!
One Pan Lemon Rosemary Chicken Thighs
Found from Girl versus Dough
I really like this recipe because you can make the lemon marinade ahead of time, which makes this a huge time-saver when you are in a rush. In less than an hour, your kitchen will smell like lemons and rosemary and baked chicken and smiles and rainbows and happiness!
One Pan Baked Cod and Veggies
Found from Meal Prep on Fleek
Cod is a very flaky and delicate fish that you will want to work into your weekly menu. It takes under 30 minutes to make a complete meal that is satisfying and filling. Start by cooking the potatoes first and then add the tomatoes and cod to finish this will prevent the fish from over cooking. It tastes so good! Serve with fresh lemon or lime to squeeze on top!
Healthy Roasted Chicken and Veggies
Found from Gimme Delicious
This chicken recipe is perfect for meal prep. Make this recipe for the whole week and portion into containers that are ready for your week’s lunches. Or make just enough for a weeknight dinner. I love this roasted chicken because the chicken from the veggies gets baked into the chicken and it’s so flavorful!
Mustard Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner
Found from Foodie Crush
Here is an incredibly easy dinner recipe. In 20 minutes you will have a complete meal on your plate. I love how this recipe uses 2 different mustards that help break through the fattiness of the salmon. Serve with the asparagus and thinly sliced potatoes, it just couldn’t be easier!
Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan
Found from the Two Bite Club
Using a sheet pan to cook the eggplant as opposed to frying it is a mess-free dinner. I never feel like I am sacrificing the taste by baking instead of frying and the eggplant comes out of the oven with the breading beautifully golden and crisp, just how I like it!
When you are really busy the last thing you want to do is cook for hours. Now with these 18 sheet pan recipes you will feel confident that in less than 30 minutes you can have a homemade and delicious dinner!
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