We love one-pot meals, and everything we love about these easy meals can also be applied to easy sheet pan dinners.
Whatever you have in the fridge, freezer, or pantry, you can probably turn it into a sheet pan dinner. These delicious and gorgeous meals aren’t just tasty and nutritious. They also make cleanup super easy. That’s something busy families can get behind. And healthy, too? We’re here for it!
With sheet pan dinners, you essentially still have one pan dinners. The premise is that your entire meal, from entrée to sides, all fits onto one sheet pan and the entire meal cooks at the same time in the oven.
Sheet pan dinners have gained popularity in recent years due to their convenience and versatility. These one-pan meals require minimal prep work and deliver a delicious, well-rounded dinner to your table in no time. The concept is straightforward: simply combine your choice of protein, vegetables, and seasonings on a single sheet pan, and let your oven do the work.
With a myriad of flavor combinations and ingredients to choose from, sheet pan dinners cater to a variety of dietary preferences and restrictions. They are perfect for busy weeknights or those who want to spend less time in the kitchen. By using a sheet pan, you also reduce the number of dishes to clean up, making the entire process even more efficient and appealing.
Preparing a sheet pan dinner can be as simple or creative as you desire. Experiment with various spices, sauces, and techniques to find your perfect go-to dish. Regardless of the path you choose, a sheet pan dinner is sure to impress your family and friends with its ease and delightful flavors.
It doesn’t get any easier than this!
The wonderful thing about sheet pan dinner recipes is that they can be as flexible and versatile as you like.
Love veggies? Add more! Feeding a meat and potatoes lover? No problem! Just add a side of veggies for yourself to the sheet pan.
The great thing about sheet pan dinners is that this wonderfully innovative meal concept can accommodate any kind of eating.
Here is another benefit to having tons of sheet pan dinner recipes on-hand. One sheet pan meals make it really easy to do meal prep.
We love that there are so many delicious and easy sheet pan dinners on the internet. A quick Pinterest search will net you a lifetime of delicious and nutritious sheet pan dinner recipes.
Let’s dive in and explore the best sheet pan dinners we could find.
When you have boneless, skinless chicken breasts, you can do so much with sheet pan dinners.
Whatever vegetables your family loves, simply add them to the pan.
Chicken breast lends itself well to several different vegetables, from asparagus to root veggies.
We love that this sheet pan dinner recipe has garlic parmesan roasted potatoes. This sheet pan dinner has three cloves of garlic. So. Much. Garlic. It just doesn’t get any better than this.
This recipe also calls for all of the delicious bruschetta ingredients you love. From cherry tomatoes cut in half to fresh basil, this recipe has it all.
The cheese is fresh mozzarella cheese, which is traditionally found on bruschetta. Parmesan cheese adds its own type of magic.
The seasonings used are dried thyme, dried oregano, dried basil, kosher salt, black pepper, and fresh basil.
Traditionally, fish and chips are fried, but there’s no reason you can’t cook this classic English dish in the oven on a sheet pan.
When you cook fish and chips this way, you get all of the flavor and none of the greasy mess (and calories).
The fish is coated in both Panko breadcrumbs and plain breadcrumbs. The seasoning is smoked paprika, dried parsley, lemon pepper seasoning, salt, and pepper.
For the potatoes, you need onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, chopped fresh chives, grated parmesan cheese, and salt.
We have been baking roasted salmon forever, and doing it on the sheet pan with our side veggies just feels like the natural thing to do.
The salmon cooks more quickly than the potatoes, so you have to put the potatoes in first to make this dish. Then, the sweet bell peppers are added before you add the perfectly chili-lime salmon fillets.
We love this recipe with Yukon Gold potatoes.
The spices for the salmon are garlic powder, lime zest, chili powder, black pepper, and cumin.
There are tons of great sheet pan dinner recipes out there, so we were delighted to come across one with Middle Eastern flavors.
This sheet pan chicken shawarma will impress your guests and delight your taste buds.
Traditional roasted chicken shawarma is an incredibly flavorful meat prep that was started in the Middle East. When chicken shawarma is cooked in the traditional way, it is stacked and cooked on a vertical rotisserie.
Then, thin slices of the meat are shaved off and laid onto warm pita bread. The next part is our favorite: you stack it up with all of your favorite vegetables.
This recipe for roasted chicken shawarma sheet pan dinner isn’t made exactly like that, but the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavors you love in this traditional recipe are all there.
The spices are cumin, cardamom, turmeric, and cinnamon. Yes, please!
Anytime we can add fresh rosemary to a dish, we know we’re going to have a wonderful meal.
Fresh rosemary is so aromatic and fragrant, and it imparts such wonderful flavor to any dish.
This easy sheet pan dinner with chicken and potatoes makes the perfect weeknight dinner.
However, this recipe can also be an elegant formal meal and is fancy enough to serve to company. Your guests will never know how incredibly easy this recipe was!
In this recipe, the green beans turn out so crisp and tender. It’s nearly impossible to mess up this recipe.
An herb mixture is made with garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh rosemary, fresh thyme, sea salt, black pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil. This delicious mixture is drizzled over the entire sheet pan meal, especially the chicken breast.
Just 25-30 minutes later, your wonderful dinner will be ready to serve.
We are loving all of the classic Asian flavors on this list, and we couldn’t make a list of the best easy sheet pan dinners without including a recipe for beef and broccoli.
The only time-consuming thing about this recipe is creating the sauce, but you can do that on the stovetop in a saucepan while your broccoli and beef are cooking.
One of the secrets to getting this sheet pan recipe to turn out perfectly is to not crowd the beef and broccoli on the pan.
You can serve this over basmati rice or brown rice to make this a complete meal.
Quesadillas are traditionally made on the stovetop using a cast-iron skillet or comal. A comal is the little round cast iron skillet with a handle that is traditionally used to make tortillas.
However, there is no reason this recipe doesn’t transfer beautifully to the sheet pan recipe format. We love this idea.
These quesadillas make a great meal by themselves, or you can serve them to a crowd for appetizers and snacks. You can also use pork carnitas to make these quesadillas.
Be sure to serve your quesadillas with sour cream, guacamole, and pico de gallo for Tex-Mex perfection.
You know we couldn’t make a list of the best sheet pan dinners without throwing in some delicious Mexican food and Tex-Mex recipes.
Traditionally, fajitas are either grilled or broiled, and there’s no reason you can’t also make this delectable recipe as a sheet pan dinner.
With these sheet pan chicken fajitas, your dinner is ready in under half an hour.
The meat is seasoned with ground cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, and dried oregano.
Veggies include those that are traditionally served with fajitas, but we’ve added tons of color. Buy bell pepper in as many different colors as you can find, and use red onion for a sweeter flavor and gorgeous color.
The garlic and fresh lime juice send this dish over the top. Garnish with chopped fresh cilantro leaves.
Be sure you serve these yummy fajitas with all of the usual fixings, including guacamole, pico de gallo, queso or cheddar cheese, and flour or corn tortillas.
Oh, and you can also make beef fajitas using this exact same recipe. Just choose skirt steak or even thinly-sliced sirloin.
Did you know you can make meatloaf in a sheet pan dinner? Yes, you read that correctly!
Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food. Just something about this humble meal is so satisfying. Is there anyone who doesn’t love meatloaf? We’ve not met them if they’re out there.
We love this recipe because it does something just a little bit different. Instead of using ketchup for glazing the meatloaf, this recipe calls for BBQ sauce.
Hello! Who knew that BBQ sauce on meatloaf could be so incredibly delicious?
This sheet pan recipe will give you tons of ideas for different types of meatloaf. Also, imagine the possibilities. You could even make meatballs and use this recipe.
The roasted potatoes turn out to be just perfect, and the whole green beans are so gorgeous. We love these roasted veggies.
The only seasonings you need are garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
When a recipe reads “Old Bay,” you know you’re going to have a super delicious meal, and it’s usually going to involve seafood.
This recipe calls for chicken sausage, but of course, you can use any type of link sausage you like. Just make sure it’s fully cooked before you add it to your sheet pan.
The shrimp should be large shrimp because they will cook down some.
Asparagus and shallots add plenty of flavor, and the lemon adds not just tons of flavor but also some delightful color.
Feel free to add some corn on the cob to this sheet pan dinner to make it a complete seafood boil that’s worthy of New Orleans.
Tilapia often takes a back seat to its more popular cousin, sheet pan salmon, but in this sheet pan recipe, this delicious cold-water fish takes center stage.
The color in this sheet pan recipe is amazing. We love roasted tomatoes, and they are gorgeous in this dish.
The asparagus cooks up to nice and tender perfection. Just be sure to cut off the ends of the stems because they tend to be tough.
Seasonings come from garlic, unsalted butter, black pepper, kosher salt, and Italian seasoning.
Feel free to add whatever other veggies you want to this gorgeous, colorful dish. Broccoli, green beans, zucchini, and yellow squash would all be delicious and add tons of flavor.
Nachos were born for the sheet pan, right? We love Mexican food and Tex-Mex flavors, and these sheet pan nachos hit the spot in every way.
On a busy weeknight, this is one of the easiest ways to get dinner on the table quickly.
Nutritionally, nachos check off all the boxes. You can add black beans, whatever meat you like, cheese for flavor and protein, and loads of delicious veggies like tomatoes, corn, and lettuce.
This recipe calls for both shredded cheddar cheese and shredded Monterey Jack cheese, so your nachos will be super cheesy and melty.
The meat used in this recipe is ground beef that is browned with garlic and seasoned with taco seasoning.
With the black beans, ground beef, cheeses, and other veggies, this is a full meal. However, be sure to serve these nachos with guacamole and sour cream to round your meal out and make it perfect.
If you love the flavor of juicy chicken thighs, you’re going to fall in love with this sheet pan dinner.
This Greek sheet pan chicken thighs meal features succulent chicken thighs with tons of caramelized veggies.
All you have to do is stick the pan in the oven and before you know it, a savory meal is ready to serve.
The Greek flavors really come alive in this recipe. With garlic, oregano, fresh thyme, lemon, feta cheese, and kalamata olives, it’s a virtual feast.
This sheet pan chicken dinner also has tomatoes and bell pepper, so it’s loaded up with veggies. If you can find colorful bell peppers in red or yellow, that makes this dinner even prettier.
The Dijon mustard adds just the right kick, and the red onion adds both color and a sweet onion flavor.
Garnish this sheet pan meal with chopped fresh parsley for even more flavor and color.
If you want to add starch, you can serve this delicious dish with fluffy basmati rice or brown rice. Following a paleo or keto diet? No problem. Just substitute cauliflower rice.
When you want an entree with a touch of sweetness to it, just reach for this sheet pan recipe for honey apricot chicken.
Apricots are so delicious and they pack so much nutrition and antioxidants. But when you add them to chicken dishes, they turn into something wondrous.
This recipe has asparagus in it, so it’s not just delicious, but it’s a full meal by itself.
Serve this apricot chicken over rice, with a baked potato, or with a side salad and you have a delicious meal that’s fit for a king (or queen).
Broiled steak is a timeless dish and you can’t go wrong with this recipe.
When you cook your steak this way, you only need one pan and you can avoid having a messy kitchen with piles of dishes.
This recipe calls for juicy skirt steak, but you can technically use any cut of beef you like for this wonderful idea for sheet pan recipes.
The veggies in this healthy meal are green beans, onions, mushrooms, and four cloves of garlic. Feel free to add some potato for even more goodness. So much flavor!
The only seasoning you need is salt and pepper for this wonderful dish. Serve it up with some bread and dinner is on the table.
Who knew that you could make chicken fried rice as a sheet pan dinner? We love this idea!
To make this, all you have to do is add your chicken to the sheet pan and cook it for about 10 minutes. Then, you add your cooked rice and the frozen veggies. Don’t thaw the veggies in advance.
Season this dish with soy sauce and let it bake for a few minutes until the rice and veggies are heated through.
Towards the end, you stir in your scrambled eggs and garnish this whole beautiful meal with chopped green onions (scallions).
Most of us have been making shrimp scampi and garlic butter shrimp in the oven all along, but this recipe brings all of this tradition to the table as one of our favorite one sheet pan meals.
Besides being super healthy and delicious, this recipe for garlic sheet pan shrimp is incredibly easy to make. With just 20 minutes of time invested, you have a wonderful meal on the table that everyone will love.
We love this recipe because it’s also a great party appetizer.
You need unsalted butter and olive oil for this recipe, plus two large garlic cloves.
The only seasonings you need are sea salt and black pepper. However, chopped parsley for garnish adds both flavor and color, and, of course, you will want to serve this dish with sliced lemon wedges.
You can serve this garlic shrimp over pasta or even rice. Add a side salad and some garlic bread and you have a full meal that is sure to please everyone.
Or consider a lightly toasted baguette that you can use to mop up all of the yummy garlic-butter sauce.
How does some Louisiana flavor sound to you? We love Cajun and Creole cooking, and this sheet pan jambalaya recipe checks off all the boxes.
While traditional jambalaya is quite time-consuming, modern cooking techniques have given us some fantastic shortcuts.
The sausage and shrimp add superb protein. Meanwhile, the red bell pepper and onion bring flavor and more color.
This recipe calls for Cajun seasoning, tomato paste, olive oil, melted butter, lemon juice, and fresh parsley.
You can serve this jambalaya with any type of rice you like, including regular white basmati rice, brown rice, or cauliflower rice.
If you’re vegan or vegetarian, you don’t have to give up the idea of sheet pan dinners. We’ve got you covered!
This recipe gets its protein from extra-firm tofu, and it’s loaded with broccoli.
The seasoning for this dish comes from garlic and sesame oil.
For the teriyaki sauce, you need chili garlic sauce, tamari (or soy sauce), rice vinegar, maple syrup, sriracha, mirin, minced ginger, and garlic.
Serve this dish over fluffy basmati rice or brown rice. You can also opt for cauliflower rice.
20. Tuscan Pork
A Tuscan pork dinner traditionally consists of pork loin, broccoli, and potatoes. The pork loin is sprinkled with Tuscan seasoning and baked to perfection.
In this pork sheet pan dinner, you’re doing the exact same thing, and it’s absolutely divine.
You can buy Tuscan seasoning, or you can make your own homemade version using dried basil, dried oregano, marjoram, rosemary, fennel seeds, dried thyme, sage, and garlic powder. Some Tuscan seasoning also has lemon zest and sundried tomatoes.
For this recipe, the pork needs time to get tender and juicy, and the potatoes take a little longer, too. The broccoli isn’t adde3d until about the last 15 minutes so that it doesn’t overcook.
We have fallen in love with succulent Italian sausage. Besides adding tons of flavor to our favorite pasta sauces, we also use it to make a delicious copycat version of Olive Garden’s Zuppa Tuscana.
Well, now you can also use an amazing Italian sausage to create an utterly unique sheet pan dinner.
Loaded with veggies like sweet bell pepper, carrots, crisped golden potatoes, and crunchy green beans, this sheet pan recipe is a complete meal that is something different than your typical sheet pan dinner.
You can also add other veggies to this dish if you like. For example, onion, zucchini, Brussels sprouts, broccoli rabe, sweet potato, and asparagus would be GREAT with this meal.
We recommend using the little new potatoes in this sheet pan dinner so that you don’t need to bother with peeling potatoes. They’re so tender, too.
When your meal is finished cooking, sprinkle it with parmesan cheese to finish it off and make it perfect.
You can pair this Italian sausage meal with an easy macaroni salad, fluffy rice, cilantro-lime rice, or even naan rolls.
What we love about sheet pan dinners is that they can be so versatile. You can bring the flavors of any cuisine right into your kitchen with these easy sheet pan meals.
When you’re craving some spicy Jamaican chicken, all you need is some chicken breast, mangos, veggie selections, and Jamaican spice rub and you have your delicious gourmet dinner.
You can buy a Jamaican rub, or you can make your own using dried thyme leaves, brown sugar, ground allspice, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, black pepper, and salt.
Baby potatoes, zucchini, bell peppers, and onion are the veggie options that make this a complete meal.
If you love Italian flavors and textures, you’re going to fall in love with this sheet pan recipe for spinach tomato ricotta frittata.
You can serve this delicious sheet pan dinner at any time of the day, even breakfast. It also makes a great brunch, lunch, or even dinner recipe.
With cherry tomatoes cut in half, finely chopped shallots (or onions), and three cups of baby spinach, this sheet pan breakfast meal is loaded with so much goodness.
The eggs, ricotta cheese, and milk bring so much protein to the table.
You don’t need a fancy wok for this Asian roast chicken stir fry recipe. All you need are yummy chicken breasts, colorful veggies, sesame seeds, and some amazing spices.
Boneless skinless chicken breast is used to make this sheet pan dinner. The chicken is tender and juicy, but the veggies are the star of the show here.
With red bell pepper, carrots, yellow bell pepper, snow peas, green onions, and broccoli florets, this dish is absolutely loaded with amazing veggies.
The sauce is what makes this recipe for Asian sheet pan chicken extra special. For the sauce, you need oyster sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, freshly grated ginger, sesame oil, garlic, sriracha, and cornstarch.
Serve this chicken recipe over rice or noodles.
25. Sheet Pan Pizza
Pizzas were one of the original sheet pan dinners, weren’t they?
When you take some delicious crusty (or deep dish) bread and top it with tons of brightly colored veggies, meats, and melty cheeses, you have the ultimate sheet pan dinner.
We love the flavors of Sicily, and that makes this amazing pizza one of the best sheet pan meals.
What makes Sicilian pizza different from the pizza we are usually accustomed to seeing (Neapolitan pizza)? The main difference is that Sicilian Pizza is very similar to focaccia. The pizza is thick and the dough has a texture that is bread-like.
The author of this recipe shares a story about his Sicilian grandmother using scissors to cut her pizza. You could do the same to start your own family tradition.
Here’s an idea. There’s no need to worry about getting every member of your family to agree on the toppings they want on their pizza. Simply give each family member their own corner of the sheet pan and let them toss whatever they want onto it.
Do you want even more ideas for sheet pan recipes? Check out this video that shows you how to make 20 sheet pan dinners, including a recipe for ribeye steaks and veggies.
Our 30+ BEST Easy Sheet Pan Dinners (+Garlic Butter Shrimp)
- 2 lb. large shrimp
- 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp. each sea salt and black pepper
- 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- Chopped fresh parsley
- Lemon wedges
- Preheat your oven to 350°F.
- Toss the shrimp on a baking sheet with all but the butter.
- Roast for 8 minutes.
Organize all the required ingredients.
Enjoy the food.