The latest trend in meal prep these days is all-in-one sheet pan dinners. Placing all the ingredients on a single sheet pan and popping it in the oven is a quick-and-easy alternative to spending time over a hot stove cooking each portion of your meal. Instead of roasting veggies while frying up chicken, you can toss everything onto a sheet pan. Not only is it easier, it will completely save on dirty dishes, especially when you serve it on the pan!
Sheet pan meals don’t have to be limited to just plain chicken or simple pork chops either. You can create wonderful recipes — everything from a steak dinner to balsamic-glazed chicken to shrimp fajitas. Here are a few of my favorite recipe ideas. For even more, log on to the Money-Saving Recipes on Pinterest.
Craving a little Chinese for dinner, but don’t want to head out to a restaurant? Create a sheet pan chicken stir fry. Switch up your family’s usual roasted chicken by adding a little Greek flavor with a sheet pan filled with Green Lemon Chicken and veggies. Don’t forget the olives!
Because chicken cooks so quickly, it makes a great choice for a sheet pan dinner. Other chicken sheet pan dinners include Bruschetta Chicken, Balsamic Parmesan Chicken and Sausage, Maple Dijon Chicken, and Chicken Potato Gratin.
You don’t always have to go to a steakhouse to enjoy a wonderful steak dinner. In fact, you can create a delicious, complete steak dinner — meat, veggie and potato — all on one single sheet pan. No need to man the grill while also trying to cook up your side dishes, all in 30 minutes.
Toss all your ingredients, including parboiled potatoes and 2 pounds of top sirloin, in olive oil seasoned with garlic, thyme, rosemary or your favorite steak seasoning. Place on a sheet pan and broil 4-5 minutes, or until the steak has reached the desired doneness.
We love seafood in our home, so we are always looking for great ways to deliciously serve up our favorites, namely shrimp and salmon. So, of course the idea of a simple one-pan dinner sounds very enticing. Shrimp fajitas with slices of onion, peppers and maybe even some mushrooms, sounds amazing.
Salmon makes a perfect choice for a sheet pan dinner. On one side of the pan place your seasoned filets and on the other side a selection of veggies depending on your flavor theme. Maple Salmon would be great served alongside asparagus and sliced sweet potato. Or try a garlic-roasted salmon with Brussels sprouts.
— Jennifer Durrant