Sheet pan dinner recipes are the perfect, easy solution for busy moms who want to have dinner on the table quickly.
These delicious recipes allow you to cook everything on one pan, keeping things stress-free, including clean up! Here are 22 sheet pan dinners to get you started.
Why These Recipes Work
In addition to the convenience of cooking everything on one pan, sheet pan dinners are a great solution for busy moms because they’re so easy to make and fun to customize according to your own family’s tastes.
This list includes sheet pan dinner ideas with all kinds of flavors and proteins that are sure to make your family happy.
Or use them as inspiration to create sheet pan meals of your own that you can add to your dinner rotation.
With a little bit of planned prep work and meal planning, you can save yourself time during the week by having everything you need for a recipe ready to go in the fridge or freezer.
With very low effort, you can get dinner in the oven and walk away to take care of other mom business that needs your attention. Probably laundry. Why is there always so much laundry?
Cleanup is quick and simple! With only one pan used for baking, you won’t have a sink full of dishes that you need to clean and put away. That’s my favorite part!
Sheet Pan Meals
1. Sheet Pan Salmon with Sage Pesto And Root Vegetables
A homemade sage-infused pesto gives salmon fillets a boost of autumn-inspired flavor with this seafood sheet pan dinner that works any time of year.
Continue the fall theme with root veggies such as Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and beets.
As with most of these sheet pan dinner recipes, this recipe a feast of deliciousness that can be on your table in about 30 minutes.
2. Sheet Pan Chicken with Rainbow Vegetables, Lemon and Parmesan
This easy chicken meal includes a rainbow of veggies, such as broccoli, zucchini, yellow squash, sweet potatoes and red peppers.
Chunks of seasoned chicken are roasted, too, in this gorgeous sheet pan dinner that will become a family favorite.
Bonus: any leftovers are just as tasty the next day!
3. Parmesan Crusted Steak and Potato Sheet Pan Dinner
Turn flank steak into a gourmet meal by roasting it in the oven. Seasoned with olive oil, parmesan and garlic, this steak turns out juicy every time.
Asparagus and red potatoes are added and seasoned, as well. This beef and potatoes meal is can be ready to serve in as little as 30 minutes!
4. Sheet Pan Nachos with Ground Beef
This quick and easy Sheet Pan Nachos dinner idea is one of my favorites to make! Use homemade taco seasoning on some ground beef to top blue corn tortilla chips and a variety of nacho toppings to please every member of the family!
Baked in the oven, the melty cheese and crispy chips are a match made in heaven! You can even mark off sections for each family member to top their own how they like it.
Not quite hearty enough for dinner, you should also check out these Blue Cheese Potato Chips nachos next time you need a hearty snack.
5. Loaded Sheet Pan BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe
Perfect for game days or a casual meal, these sheet pan nachos are full of BBQ flavored chicken and all those savory and spicy toppings that you love.
Spread your favorite tortilla chips on a sheet pan and get ready to load them up. Use shredded rotisserie chicken (or roast your own whole chicken) and pile on the BBQ sauce, seasonings, chopped onions, jalapenos, cheeses and all your favorite toppings.
It needs about 15 minutes in the oven to heat and get melty. So good!
6. Lime Loaded Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
Spice up these shrimp fajitas with chilis, cumin and paprika and brighten with lime juice for an amazing flavor punch. Add the shrimp along with peppers and onions to a sheet pan and bake.
While that’s happening, make an outrageously tasty Greek yogurt, garlic and lime crema for a garnish. Serve with warm tortillas. And probably a margarita on the rocks.
7. Sheet Pan Chili Dijon Pork Tenderloin with Potatoes & Green Beans
Dinner made simple is the name of the game with these sheet pan dinner recipes and that includes this delicious tenderloin with fingerling potatoes and green beans.
Juicy and tender, the tenderloin gets a spicy dry homemade chili rub followed by a homemade chili Dijon sauce. It’s a flavor explosion of epic deliciousness!
8. Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast
Up-level this sheet pan chicken dinner by stuffing each chicken breast with a garlic and cheese mixture. Take it a delicious step further by wrapping the breast in bacon.
That’s right: you’ve gone into gourmet chicken territory, all made easy by roasting it on a sheet pan. Add small potatoes to roast along with the chicken. It’s a meal that’s fully family-approved.
Looking for another easy dinner that seems fancy? Make these Truffle Honey Chicken Tenders.
9. Sheet Pan Caprese Gnocchi Bake
This Caprese Gnocchi Bake is a fun twist on the classic sheet pan dinner recipes. With pesto and garlic, it’s full of flavor. Serve this one as a side dish next to a jazzed-up store-bought chicken or as a main course!
Add chicken, a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or any other flavor that you think would be delicious with this dish. It’s fun to make it your own!
10. Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon
Ridiculously quick and tasty, this salmon fillet, bell peppers and onions sheet pan meal gets a savory coating of a garlic, chili and lime mixture.
Slide the sheet pan in the oven for its 10-minute session and be prepared for an outrageously delectable meal.
11. Sheet Pan Orange Tofu with Herby White Beans
Tofu is baked to tenderness with a scrumptious citrusy orange glaze. Just 20 minutes in the oven on a sheet pan, with one flip to ensure golden goodness on each side, and it’s done.
Garnish with pesto-marinated creamy white beans and serve with rice or quinoa. Delish!
12. Sheet Pan Meatloaf and Green Beans Recipe
If your family loves meatloaf but you don’t love the long cooking time, try this quicker version. Make the meatloaf mixture but form it into smaller personal-sized meatballs instead of a loaf.
Bake on a sheet pan along with green beans for about 30 minutes. It’s a guaranteed winner!
13. Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner
If you’re looking for an easy Thanksgiving meal, consider this sheet pan turkey dinner. Use a turkey breast or thighs, along with Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, beets, small potatoes, and greens beans.
The turkey gets a head start before you add the veggies. It’s a mostly hand-off meal that’s made possible courtesy of your oven and a sheet pan (or two).
14. Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
Skip the mess of boiling this seafood feast and instead, make it in the oven on a sheet pan. You’ll have all the classic ingredients of a shrimp boil, such as shrimp, corn, sausage, onions and potatoes.
It’s highly seasoned and irresistibly delicious. You’ll love the easy of clean-up, too!
15. Sheet Pan Quesadilla
When you need a meal for a crowd, or if you’re meal planning and want intentional leftovers, try this sheet pan quesadilla meal.
You’ll layer flour tortillas on the sheet pan and fill them with a spicy cooked chicken, black bean, and corn mixture. Top with shredded cheeses and add and fold over the tortillas to cover the mixture.
Bake until golden brown and serve with your favorite toppings.
16. Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan
Eggplant parmesan is made easy by baking it in the oven on a sheet pan. Just slice your eggplant, dip in an egg mixture and then a seasoned panko coating before adding to the sheet pan.
Top with tomato sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese and bake. Awesome!
17. Lemon Pepper Tilapia Sheet Pan Dinner
Tilapia is one of those seafood items that can easily take on the flavor of whatever seasonings you choose to add. Here, fresh lemon brightens up the taste while pepper adds a subtle punch of heat and spiciness.
Baked on a sheet pan along with green beans and cherry tomatoes, it’s an easy meal that takes less than 30 minutes, including prep and assembly. Win-win!
18. Prosciutto and Cheesy Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
This sheet pan chicken dinner gets an Italian-inspired twist with the addition of fresh minced garlic followed by prosciutto and topped with a slice of mozzarella cheese. Finally, garnish with halved cherry tomatoes.
Oh, my! To round out the meal, add chopped zucchini, potatoes and red onion to the sheet pan and bake to amazing deliciousness.
19. Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash With Eggs
Whether you serve this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, fried eggs with sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and onions are easily cooked on a sheet pan.
Let the veggies roast first and then add the eggs during the last 8 minutes. Clean-up is a breeze with this method of “frying” eggs!
20. Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
Forget standing over a hot stove making your steak fajita ingredients; instead, pile them on a sheet pan and roast them to outrageous tenderness.
Sliced skirt steak, bell peppers, onions are all coated with a savory and spicy seasoning. When done, serve with warm flour tortillas and your favorite toppings.
This easy steak meal is always a winner!
21. One Pan Parmesan Pork Chops and Veggies Recipe
Pork chops get garlic and Parmesan seasoning before joining potatoes and veggies on a sheet pan. Roast the chops to juicy and tender perfection for a healthy meal.
There’s no searing or breading to worry about when you cook pork chops on a sheet pan, so this is a great hand-off meal for those busy nights!
This is even easier than my Sweet and Sour Pork Chops and I’m guessing just as delicious!
22. 15-Minute Sheet Pan Chicken Fried Rice
Perfect for leftover rice this meal cooks in just 15 minutes on a sheet pan. Give the soy-seasoned chicken chunks a head start in the oven before you add the seasoned rice, peas and carrots.
Finish it off in the oven while you scrambled some eggs on the stove. Fold in the scrambled eggs before serving and enjoy this better-than-take-out chicken fried rice sheet pan meal.
A Chicken Stir Fry is my favorite but making it on a sheet pan sounds SO quick and easy!
Tips and Tricks
- Cover your sheet pan with aluminum foil to keep clean up as easy as possible.
- Spray oil helps to regulate the amount of oil you are using if you don’t want to take the time to measure it and are worried about keeping things on the healthier side.
- If your family doesn’t love one of the ingredients used in the sheet pan dinner recipes, just swap it out for something they do like!
- Don’t forget! If you are looking for the world’s easiest sheet pan dinner idea, bake up frozen chicken nuggets, frozen french fries and broccoli.
Frequently Asked Questions
Nordic Ware gets high reviews. It’s what I am going to buy next. The ones I have warp but the Nordic Ware allegedly do not. They don’t rust either. They come in a full sheet or half sheet size. They’re perfect for baking meals and cookies.
If a sheet pan is stained, sprinkle baking powder on the surface of the sheet pan, then spray a generous amount of hydrogen peroxide (from a spray bottle or buy one with a spray nozzle) over the baking soda until it’s all wet. Let sit overnight. Then rinse.
Storing leftovers will depend on which meal you made. Most of these, however, will be kept in an air-tight container in the fridge. They should remain fresh for several days. It will depend on the proteins involved as well as if there are any sauces etc.
Sheet Pan dinners are a great solution for busy moms that only require only one pan. Use these sheet pan dinner recipes and your creativity to keep you from getting bored cooking the same meals all the time.