Much like slow cookers and cast iron skillets, sheet pans are great for creating meals that taste great and are completely finished in no time. And if your family is anything like mine, you probably only use sheet pans to bake cookies and pre-made garlic bread. Unsurprisingly, they’re great for way more things than that. Things like shrimp, and chicken, and fish. Just about any of your favorite meats and vegetables can be easily prepared using a sheet pan and your oven. This list of sheet pan recipes is super eclectic, fun, and best of all, super freakin’ easy! So keep reading for 9 sheet pan meals for easy weeknight dinners.
1. Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
Shrimp boils are known for being super complex, super messy, and super delicious. This sheet pan recipe is definitely delicious but it is far from messy or complex. Tender shrimp, smoked sausage, corn, and yellow potatoes are seasoned to perfection then cooked for about 30 minutes. This entire recipe takes well under an hour and tastes absolutely amazing.
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2. Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
The flavors in this recipe are very big for a process that is so seemingly simple. Juicy chicken tenders are cooked alongside a whole host of veggies in a balsamic glaze. The entire recipe is super simple and contains minimal ingredients.
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3. Sheet Pan Ranch Pork Chops and Potatoes
I’m always looking for ways to make pork chops more exciting and this recipe is the perfect answer. Both the chops and the potatoes are coated in a simple but delicious ranch seasoning then baked together on a sheet pan. Forty five minutes is all the time you need to create a recipe that will satisfy the entire family.
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4. Shrimp Fajitas
This fun seafood play on a classic Tex-Mex dish is just as easy to make as it is delicious. The shrimp and veggies are tossed in seasonings then baked until tender on a simple sheet pan for about 10 minutes. Dinners don’t get any easier than this!
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5. Sheet Pan Italian Sausage and Veggies
These sausages and veggies are hearty, healthy, and crazy good. And carrots, potatoes, broccoli, and peppers combine beautifully with smoked sausage to make a meal that is great for dinner, lunch, or for those peckish midnight hours.
Chelsea’s Messy Apron is filled with fun recipes that are perfect for the entire family.
6. Sheet Pan Loaded Chicken Nachos
I will proudly debate anyone who thinks that you can’t have nachos for dinner. I mean, they’re filled with chicken, which is protein. And they even have jalapeños and avocados. Hello, VEGGIES! Pretty much every food group that really counts is represented in this awesome recipe.
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7. Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon
A roasted pepper trio is paired perfectly with this simple salmon. Slightly spicy, a bit sweet, and full of flavor, this recipe is only made better by how quick it is to prepare and finish.
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8. Sheet Pan BBQ Blue Cheese Chicken Pizza
Who knew your sheet pan could yield you a pizza that tastes even better than your favorite takeout? A homemade (or store bought) dough is topped with BBQ sauce, shredded chicken, blue cheese in this out of this world pizza sheet pan meal recipe.
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9. Philly Cheesesteaks
Warm steak, onions, mushrooms, and peppers, perfectly hidden in bread and dripping with goodness. This Philly Cheesesteak requires minimal work but still manages to be full of flavor.
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10. Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetables
Marinated for just 10 minutes, then cooked for another 20, this healthy, light and delicious dinner will become a staple for your menu planning. Salmon is combined with a homemade teriyaki marinade then baked along side broccoli and rainbow peppers for a perfectly quick dinner.
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11. Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
Fajitas are one of our favorite dishes but boy, are they messy! Avoid a disaster in the kitchen and cook your meat, onions and bell peppers all in one pan. And cook time is only 14-17 minutes, so you’ll have restaurant quality dinner at your fingertips.
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12. Sheet Pan Caprese Chicken & Veggies
Juicy chicken is topped with savory balsamic, fresh tomatoes and shredded basil. So…we’re hungry just thinking about it! Oh, and don’t forget the delicious cheese! This is a light and refreshing dinner that’s virtually mess-free thanks to the one pan. You’ll be enjoying this in no time!
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