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15 Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Weeknight Meal Prep a Breeze

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Is there anything better than a one-dish dinner? When you’re rushing around on busy weeknights, you want to get supper on the table, stat, without having to spend a ton of time prepping ingredients or dirtying multiple dishes. To the rescue: sheet pan dinners. These easy-to-make meals usually involve chopping up some veggies and a protein and tossing them onto a baking sheet along with a little olive oil and seasonings. The result? A ridiculously simple dinner that’s delicious, healthy, and requires minimal clean-up. Here, the best versatile, flavor-packed sheet pan meals that are perfect for your craziest weeknights—and guaranteed to be a huge hit with the entire family.

Whole Roasted Chinese Red Snapper

This one-pan dinner looks impressive but is surprisingly easy to whip up. Want to serve it with a side dish? Rice and sautéed broccoli or bok choy would be perfect accompaniments to this flavorful fish.

Ingredients: Expeller-pressed peanut oil, whole red snapper, low-sodium soy sauce, scallions, fresh ginger, garlic, cilantro, sesame oil, mirin, crushed red pepper, lime

Calories: 212

Easy Jerk Chicken With Peppers and Pineapple

This flavor-packed meal requires just 10 minutes of hands-on prep. To yield the best texture, pat the pineapple and chicken pieces dry before you season them; this will allow both to sear instead of steam in the oven.

Ingredients: Dried thyme, sugar, ground allspice, garlic powder, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, bell peppers, fresh pineapple, yellow onion, extra-virgin olive oil, thin-cut boneless skinless chicken breasts

Calories: 245

Red Curry Squash Bowls With Chickpeas

Nothing says “fall comfort food” quite like butternut squash. Although you should allow for about an hour of cook time, this dish requires only 14 minutes of hands-on prep. Tip: Before opening a can of coconut milk, be sure to shake it vigorously. This helps homogenize the milk, which often separates as the can sits.

Ingredients: Olive oil cooking spray, butternut squash, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, Thai red curry paste, coconut milk, chickpeas, red bell pepper, scallions, cilantro

Calories: 466

Broiled Beef and Broccoli

This Asian-inspired, low-carb dish can be on the table in just 30 minutes. As a bonus, it’s packed with protein and fiber, and shiitakes are powerful cancer fighters (plus they boost heart health, brain function, and immunity).

Ingredients: Low-sodium soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, light brown sugar, garlic, fresh ginger, flank steak, broccoli florets, shiitake mushrooms, extra-virgin olive oil

Calories: 327

Parchment-Baked Halibut With Pesto

Perfectly cooked halibut on a sheet pan? Yes, it’s possible! This recipe uses parchment paper to wrap the fresh fish along with veggies and seasonings to trap in moisture. Place the fillets on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven for an easy, healthy dinner that’s packed with flavor.

Ingredients: Halibut, pesto, shredded carrots, zucchini, salt, pepper, dry white wine, olive oil

Calories: 253

Roasted Peppers With Baked Eggs

This easy-to-make vegetarian sheet pan recipe from celebrity nutritionist Amelia Freer’s cookbook Cook. Nourish. Glow. comes together quickly and is packed with nutrients.

Ingredients: Bell pepper, olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, harissa paste, baby spinach, salt, black pepper, eggs, fresh basil leaves

Calories: 291

Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

Fajitas just got much easier to make, thanks to this sheet pan recipe. Using precut produce will make this dish even simpler to whip up.

Ingredients: Olive oil, ground cumin, kosher salt, ground chipotle chile powder, black pepper, fajita steak, bell peppers, yellow onion, cooking spray, cilantro leaves, lime, light sour cream, lime juice, ground red pepper, corn tortillas

Calories: 424

Broiled Salmon and Asparagus With Crème Fraîche

Cooking salmon perfectly is surprisingly easy in a sheet pan, thanks to this 30-minute recipe. To slash calories even more, skip the crème fraîche.

Ingredients: Asparagus, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, salmon fillets, crème fraîche, whole-grain mustard, fresh chives

Calories: 488

Baked Eggs With Leeks and Mushrooms

Get dinner on the table in just 30 minutes with this warm, savory sheet pan meal. A loaf of crusty bread is perfect for sopping up the egg yolks.

Ingredients: Extra-virgin olive oil, cremini mushrooms, leeks, kosher salt, pepper, fresh thyme leaves, eggs, fresh goat cheese

Calories: 227

Sheet Pan Fried Rice

Sure, you can make fried rice in a wok. But it’s infinitely easier to throw all the ingredients in a sheet pan and let the oven work its magic for perfectly crispy fried rice and veggies. To make the recipe more nutritious, use olive oil mayonnaise and low-sodium soy sauce.

Ingredients: Mayonnaise, Sriracha chili sauce, water, canola oil, microwavable rice, frozen peas and carrots, scallions, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, eggs

Sheet Pan Chicken With Roasted Baby Potatoes

Roast chicken and potatoes is a classic cold-weather dinner. With this sheet pan recipe, the dish gets an easy upgrade by cooking the entire meal on one baking sheet. Fresh herbs, mustard, and dry white wine add in plenty of flavor.

Ingredients: Yukon gold potatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, whole-grain mustard, fresh tarragon, dry white wine, fresh thyme, honey, boneless chicken breast halves, pepper, kosher salt, canola oil, cooking spray

Calories: 420

Chicken Kale Caesar With Crispy Artichokes

This sheet pan chicken dinner is packed with protein, fiber, and good-for-you nutrients, thanks to the addition of kale. Instead of tossing the stems, chop, place in a heavy plastic bag, and freeze. Add the pieces to your next batch of vegetable soup.

Ingredients: Lacinto kale, fresh lemon juice, salt, pepper, buttermilk, extra-virgin olive oil, pecorino Romano, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, panko, fresh rosemary, egg, artichoke hearts, boneless skinless chicken breasts, red onion

Calories: 343

Roasted Root Vegetables

You can change up the mix of the vegetables in this super-versatile, gluten- and meat-free dish (just keep the total weight about the same). To add a little more protein for a complete meal, add some slices of tofu to the pan.

Ingredients: Red potatoes, parsnips, carrots, turnips, golden beets, garlic, rosemary, olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper

Calories: 219

Quick-and-Easy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

Warm, savory sweet potatoes are perfect for fall. As a bonus, they’re packed with nutrients: One sweet potato has more than twice your daily value of vitamin A, which strengthens your immune system.

Ingredients: Sweet potatoes or garnet yams, olive oil, egg, fresh ginger, salt, cilantro, limes, sesame seeds

Calories: 105

Roasted Asparagus and Fontina Pizza

What takeout? This super-easy sheet pan dinner makes pizza night a breeze. For the dough, use 100% whole-wheat dough you can find in bags in the refrigerated section of the market. Round out the meal with a refreshing salad.

Ingredients: Olive oil, garlic, asparagus, salt, pepper, flour, cornmeal, whole-wheat pizza dough, Fontina cheese

Calories: 336

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