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10 Super-Simple Sheet Pan Suppers for When You Don’t Want to Cook

Lauren Paige
November 7, 2020
Photo Credit: Chelsea's Messy Apron

When dinnertime rolls around, you want fast, easy meals that are loaded with vegetables and protein, packed with nutrients, and full of flavor. But you’re also short on time and not in the mood for a sink full of dishes. The solution: Sheet pan meals.

All you have to do is toss everything on a single sheet pan and put it in the oven. You’ll be amazed how many different flavor combos you can put together and, when you’re done, there’s just one sheet to wash.

Read on for ten of the easiest, tastiest sheet pan suppers to make right now.

Sheet pan baked salmon

Photo Credit: Cotter Crunch

1. Sheet Pan Superfood Baked Salmon from Cotter Crunch

Salmon and blueberries and Brussel sprouts? Trust us on this one. The unusual flavor combo is sure to become a favorite. It’s also grain- and gluten-free, Whole30 friendly, and on the table in 20. If berries aren’t in season, thaw frozen ones and you’re good to go.

Photo Credit: Carlsbad Cravings

2. Sheet Pan Chili Dijon Pork Tenderloin from Carlsbad Cravings

We love this dish for several reasons: It’s a fun twist on meat and potatoes, it uses simple ingredients you definitely have in your pantry, and it’s easy to make but feels special. Plus, if you’re bored of chicken breast, pork tenderloin is a great way to get something different without scaring anyone off.

sheet pan chicken

Photo Credit: Damn Delicious

3. Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken from Damn Delicious

Here’s a creative way to enjoy all the flavors in pizza, but in a colorful, healthy chicken dish. Cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, chicken, baby red potatoes — so many favorite foods in one fuss-free dish. Did we mention it also has two different kinds of cheese? This one’s a guaranteed family pleaser, with just 15 minutes of prep.

Sheet pan dinners

Photo Credit: The Seasoned Mom

4. Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Broccoli from The Seasoned Mom

When you want a little indulgence, this one’s for you. Enjoy the crunch of this flavorful breaded chicken dish, which is actually good for you — and that’s even before you consider the broccoli. With just 7 ingredients, it’s fuss free, too.

One pan sausage and veggies

Photo Credit: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

5. One Pan Healthy Italian Sausage and Veggies from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

One of the things we love best about this sausage and vegetable bake is how versatile it is. Use chicken, turkey, or pork sausage, choose a spicy or mild variety, change up the vegetables —there are a zillion ways to vary it. Sprinkle with parmesan for the last few minutes of cooking time for even more flavor.

6. Steak with Roasted Veggies from The Whole Cook

Everyone will look forward to steak night when you serve up sirloin with roasted zucchini, yellow squash, onion and cherry tomatoes. Pantry-staple spices and a quick marinade for the meat come together quickly but pack a punch.

Photo credit: Jessica in the Kitchen

7. Za’atar Roasted Cauliflower Steaks from Jessica in the Kitchen

You won’t miss the meat when you dive into this vegetarian knife-and-fork cauliflower dish. It’s sprinkled with za’atar, a Mediterranean spice mix that traditionally contains dried oregano, thyme, marjoram, sumac, and toasted sesame seeds.

Photo credit: Whole Kitchen Sink

8. Pineapple Ham Sheet Pan Dinner from The Whole Kitchen Sink

Say aloha to a unique dinner and easy clean up with this Hawaiian-inspired recipe. Sweet meets salty on the plate, along with plenty of vegetables, in this Whole30- and paleo-friendly meal.

Sheet pan tofu and green beansPhoto Credit: Food Heaven Made Easy

9. Sheet Pan Tofu Vegetables and Green Beans from Food Heaven Made Easy

Green beans are a great source of fiber and vitamins C and K, plus they’re affordable and a crowd pleaser. Roast them on a sheet pan with protein-rich tofu tossed in a mix of tamari, coconut oil, curry, sesame seeds, and nutritional yeast for a seriously satisfying plant-based meal.

Sheet pan shrimp boil

Photo Credit: Damn Delicious

10. Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil from Damn Delicious

This Creole-inspired dish is overflowing with snappy shrimp, juicy sausage, crunchy potatoes, and seasoned corn. It’s everything you want in a crab boil, minus the hassle and mess.

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