When you’ve just finished up a long day at work (whether that’s in an office or let’s be real, from your dining room table), most of us are too tired to think about making dinner. But we have to make something because your stomach (or that of your family) isn’t going to feed itself. In fact, it’s probably growling at you—subtle! But we have the answer: easy sheet pan recipes.
You don’t have to be a pro in the kitchen to whip up something delicious (and nutritious). In fact, the old adage rings true here—the simple things in life are often the best. And in the case of sheet pan recipes, it really is. So, if you’re tired and hungry, then keep reading for nine easy sheet pan recipes that are guaranteed to become your new weeknight go-to.
Sheet Pan Veggie Bowl by Camille Styles
This spring veggie bowl is perfect for adding into your rotation—it’s totally plant-based and comes together quickly in just one sheet pan. A perfect lunch for one, or dinner for two.
Hot Tip: This is the perfect side dish if you’re planning an intimate Easter gathering this year. Celebrate with all of the in-season favorites like baby carrots, radishes, fingerling potatoes, and sweet shallots.
Easy Sheet Pan Tomato Herb Pizza by Half Baked Harvest
This Sicilian style sheet pan recipe features fresh pizza dough topped with roasted cherry tomato sauce, three kinds of cheese, pepperoni (can remove or replace with a protein alternative if you’re veggo), house style “pizza seasoning” and so much fresh garden basil. It requires a little more prep time to make the dough and the sauce but when you’re in a pinch, you can always use ready-made dough and sauce from the store!
Hot Tip: Teighan from HBH says the key to this pizza is baking it on a sheet pan at a high temp until the crust becomes just a little crisp and the cheese is melty. Mmmm….
Chorizo Sheet Pan Breakfast by Fed & Fit
Who said all sheet pan recipes needed to be for dinner? We love the idea of this chorizo sheet pan breakfast and the good news is it’s packed with healthy protein, starches, fats, and veggies! This will feed the whole family in a pinch.
Hot Tip: This recipe is a great meal to prep for a week’s worth of breakfast. Simply grab it out of the freezer, reheat in the oven, and you have breakfast or brunch in a snap.
5-Ingredient Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas by Camille Styles
This easy sheet pan recipe is Camille’s go-to whenever she’s faced with the “what to cook for dinner tonight” conundrum. They’re so easy. The entire meal is made completely on one sheet pan. And most of the ingredients you probably have in your fridge or pantry: boneless skinless chicken breast, bell peppers, and onions (doesn’t get more basic than that, people) with a little taco seasoning on top.
Hot Tip: Line the sheet pan with foil or parchment paper and the dreaded after-dinner clean-up becomes nonexistent.
Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower by Foodie Crush
If you haven’t roasted your cauliflower with parmesan cheese on a sheet pan have you ever lived? Well, yes, of course, you have, but seriously if you haven’t, please buy cauliflower and make this easy sheet pan recipe this week. It’s a crowd-pleaser.
Hot Tip: Cook these on taco Tuesday and crumble them in with your beans and salsa. YUM!
Curried Sweet Potato & Chickpeas by Minimalist Baker
Now, we guarantee you have these three ingredients in your pantry: sweet potatoes, chickpeas, and curry powder. This easy sheet pan recipe combines all three of them in one very flavor-packed meal and it’s made entirely on one baking sheet—our favorite kind of dinner.
Hot Tip: To dial up the flavor, use a blend of curry powder, garam masala, fresh ginger, onion, and garlic!
Sheet Pan Chipotle Chicken Nachos by Spoon, Fork, Bacon
When are you ever not in the mood for nachos? Most likely never. Especially when you can throw all of your favorite ingredients onto one tray. You can also add whatever toppings you look but this one has so many that it’s totally filling, and perfect for a movie-watching night. Count us in!
Hot Tip: Go the extra mile and make your own queso sauce in the recipe above, and drizzle it all over. You won’t regret it.
Sheet Pan Aloo Gobi by Suruchi Avasthi
If you too have no desire to stand in front of a stove but still crave food that tastes delicious and makes you feel good (with the most minimal amount of effort possible) then you’ve come to the right place. This Aloo Gobi sheet pan recipe is to die for and is incredibly easy to make. Dinner shortcuts this way.
Hot Tip: Char the vegetables in the same way you would when they stick to the bottom of a stovetop pan. There’s nothing quite as delicious as a spiced potato edge that is perfectly crisp and brimming with warm spices.
Sheet Pan Roasted Chili-Orange Salmon with Garlic & Green Veggies by Camille Styles
A lengthy ingredient list or complicated techniques is the last thing any of us feel like facing in the kitchen at the end of a long day. #amiright? Usually, we just want to pour a glass of pinot (or a delicious mocktail) turn up the Spotify chill mix, and make something simple and delicious. Enter your newest favorite dinner that all cooks on one sheet pan. Yep, you’ll be as addicted as we are.
Hot Tip: Follow Camille’s lead and ask the fish guy at your local grocery store to remove the skin and bones from the salmon filets so all you have to do is put them on a parchment-lined sheet pan with whatever veggies you feel like roasting them alongside. Kinda genius.
What’s your favorite easy sheet pan recipe? Share the link below or just sound out with the ingredients.