11 Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners To Try
When it comes to cooking family meals throughout the week, the sheet pan meal is one of the easiest. They’re so simple and healthy.
Also, can we talk about how amazing it is that you’re only cooking on one baking sheet! This makes clean up soo much easier. So yes, I love them, and I know that if you aren’t a fan of sheet pan dinners yet, I’m about to convert you.
I’ve compiled 11 sheet pan recipes for you to try that are easy and delicious!
What is a sheet pan dinner?
Sheet pan dinners are like a mom’s best friend. When the evenings are hectic and you want to get something quick and healthy to the dinner table, look no further!
First You’ll (obviously) need a baking sheet. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy.
Most sheet pan recipes consist of vegetables and a protein. So to prepare your dinner, you’ll be quickly chopping up some veggies. These veggies tend to be heartier and can withstand baking in the oven. Think brussels sprouts, broccoli, carrots, parsnips, beets, potatoes, and kale.
For the protein you can use chicken breast, beef, tofu, pork, fish, seafood or eggs.
Most recipes will require you to season everything with spices, sauce or a marinade.
Once everything is placed on the baking sheet, add it to the oven, and dinner is ready.
Sheet pan meals are also great as leftovers and meal prep. You can make an entire week’s worth of lunches using this method. In our home, we eat a lot of sheet pan dinners with a side of rice or quinoa. I usually have a big batch of grains in the fridge already cooked that we use throughout the week. But it’s easy to cook up a batch while the sheet pan is in the oven.
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Okay, on to the healthy sheet pan dinner recipes…
Sheet Pan Fajitas by Our Best Bites - My family loves fajitas, and I bet that yours does as well. Give this sheet pan version of fajitas a try to change things up.
Maple Glaze Salmon With Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli by The Seasoned Mom - Quick and easy - that’s the way I like my dinners. This recipe only has 5 ingredients. Plus, nothing beats a crispy caramelized fish with a tender inside. The sweet potato and broccoli compliment the salmon perfectly. Talk about yum!
Sheet Pan Egg-In-A-Hole by Damn Delicious - These are the perfect lazy weekend breakfast to try. Your kids will love how fun these are to make AND to eat. Eggs, bacon, and parmesan on bread… is there anything easier/better?
Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken by Lou Lou Girls - An easy recipe that uses ready-made ingredients for the marinade. It’s the perfect summer meal for nights when the last thing you want to do is be in the kitchen for too long.
Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower and Chicken by Snixy Kitchen - I love cauliflower because it’s healthy and budget-friendly. Plus, my daughter will eat it. This looks like a delicious meal full of flavor that would be great on it’s own, or accompanied with pasta.
Shrimp and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner by the Modern Proper - Sausage and shrimp together in one meal? Sign me up! This dish looks amazing and family-friendly.
Spinach Tomato Ricotta Frittata by Recipe Runner - The perfect breakfast recipe for any veggies that are starting to go bad in the fridge. Make it on the weekend and save the rest for leftovers throughout the week.
Roasted Chicken With Root Vegetables by Cooking Classy - Tender herb-butter chicken thighs are combined with seasoned vegetables. This looks like a great weeknight dinner for my husband to make. We’re definitely going to have to give this one a try.
Chicken Fried Rice by Creme De La Crumb - Is chicken fried rice a guilty pleasure of yours? It’s the perfect comfort food which is why I love this recipe. This recipe is technically baked and not fried, so it’s way healthier than the fast food version. Plus it’s ready in 20 minutes! Easy peasy.
Parmesan Crusted Steak And Potatoes by Lemons And Zest - The classic meat and potatoes gets an update with parmesan and asparagus. Simple and flavorful.
Shrimp and Broccoli Sheet Pan by Well Plated - A healthier version of the Chinese stir fry shrimp and broccoli you find at the mall (another guilty pleasure of mine). This recipe looks delicious. I’ve already added the ingredients to my grocery list.
So now that you have 11 healthy sheet pan recipes at your fingertips, which of them sounds the most delicious to you? Give that one a try this week. Add all the ingredients for the recipe to your grocery list and plan what day you’ll make the sheet pan dinner.
Happy cooking friends!
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