Quick and easy sheet pan dinners

 
Quick and easy sheet pan dinners
 

Quick and easy sheet pan dinners

These quick and easy sheet pan dinners are perfect for everyone from busy moms who want something simple and nutritious, but still tasty, to serve to their family… to the busy professional looking to meal prep for a busy workweek.

Here’s some of the reasons I love quick and easy sheet pan dinners:

  • Virtually ZERO clean up! Yep. You read that correctly. Just line your sheet pans with parchment paper before sticking them in the oven and the only things you’ll need to clean are utensils!

  • They don’t require a ton of meal prepping skills. Just pick a veggie, starch, and protein option and you’re good to go. (Keep reading for foods that have similar cooking times and pair well together.)

  • It’s a great way to let kids help you prep dinner. Let them arrange the veggies and starch choices on the pan and if they’re old enough, you can even let them help chop some things up.

  • Quick and easy sheet pan dinners are great for weekend meal peppers too. See the pictures below for great ways to store your meals and have dinner ready to go all week long.

 
Quick and easy sheet pan dinners
Quick and easy sheet pan dinners
 

To start, set your oven to 425 degrees, and line a large sheet pan (I prefer one that has sides), with parchment paper. Then pick your foods based on how much time you have…

10 minute quick and easy sheet pan dinners:

  • Veggies: green beans, asparagus, spiraled veggies

  • Starch: sourdough bread slices, corn

  • Protein: shrimp, sausage, thin white fish (like snapper)

15 minute quick and easy sheet pan dinners:

  • Veggies: broccoli, cauliflower, chopped brussel sprouts

  • Starch: chopped butternut squash, thin sliced potatoes and sweet potatoes

  • Protein: salmon, tofu

25 minute quick and easy sheet pan dinners:

  • Veggies: carrots, bell peppers, onions, mushrooms

  • Starch: frozen rolls (I love BraziBites), sweet potato chunks, potato chunks,

  • Protein: chicken breast, pork chops, chickpeas

And to add flavor, you definitely want to use things like spices, oils, cheese, herbs, etc. to spice things up a bit. Below are three of my favorite quick and easy sheet pan dinners! Enjoy!


 
Quick and easy sheet pan dinners
 

15-minute surf & turf pesto sheet pan dinner

12oz. Fresh green beans

8oz. frozen corn, thawed

4oz uncured polish sausage

12oz. raw snapper

Juice from 1/2 of a lemon

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

1/2 cup of your favorite prepared pesto sauce

Instructions:

Arrange the sausage and snapper in the middle of the parchment lined sheet pan. Next spread the fresh green beans and thawed corn around the edges. Sprinkle the entire pan with the lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Next, using a basting brush, brush everything with the pesto. Bake on 425 degrees for 10 minutes.


 
Quick and easy sheet pan dinners
 

15-minute lemon pepper salmon sheet pan dinner

1 head of broccoli, chopped

1 large potato, sliced into thin rounds

12oz. wild caught salmon

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Avocado oil spray

Juice from 1/2 a lemon

1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions:

Arrange the salmon in the middle of the parchment lined sheet pan. Next spread the broccoli and potato slices as shown. Sprinkle the entire pan with the salt and pepper, and then spray with avocado oil. Sprinkle lemon juice over the broccoli and salmon. Next, dividenthe mozzarella cheese in half and sprinkle over the potatoes. Bake on 425 degrees for 15 minutes.


 
Quick and easy sheet pan dinners
 

25-minute quick and easy sheet pan dinner

4 large carrots, chopped

1 red bell pepper, sliced

1 green bell pepper, sliced

1 package Brazi Bites

2- 6-8oz. pork chops

Avocado oil

1 lime

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions:

Arrange the pork chops in the middle of the parchment lined pan. Next arrange the bell pepper slices and carrots, along with the brazi bites around the outside of the pan. Next, rub both sides of each of the pork chops with avocado oil and drizzle with the juice from one lime. Next sprinkle the veggies and pork chops with the salt and pepper. (You can also spray the veggies with oil at this point if you’d like.) Cook on 425 degrees for 25 minutes. Enjoy!