Lemon herb chicken and parmesan asparagus

The 20 Easiest Sheet-Pan Dinners on the Internet

Save time, stress and effort with these yummy recipes.

Getting a home-cooked meal on the table every week night can be stressful and exhausting. That's why we love sheet-pan dinners so darn much. They offer all of the hearty, satisfying part part of doing it yourself, without any of the hassle. Though the low-prep and streamlined cooking parts are pretty magical, the very best thing about these recipes is that there's so little cleanup—no washing multiple pans or rinsing pots. They just bake on a single, disposable sheet, and you're good to go. Check out these mouthwatering recipes that pack in loads of protein and veggies. They'll be perfect for your busiest work weeks.

Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Herb Chicken and Parmesan Asparagus

While chicken and asparagus may sound a little too bland, this recipe adds a lemon herb zest sauce that gives it the kick it needs.

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

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You can't say no to shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn.


The best thing about this recipe is that the flavorful shrimp and veggies are fully cooked and ready in 15 minutes. It's a perfect one when the littles are biting at your heels.

Easy Pork and Veggies Sheet Pan Dinner

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This dinner is inexpensive and cooks in 30 minutes or less.


There's no need to worry about managing the cook time of the pork chops and vegetables with this recipe—the thin-cut pieces are done baking in the same time as the veggies and potatoes.

Easy Sheet Pan Philly Cheesesteak

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Classic Philly cheesesteak made easy on a sheet pan.


You don't need to use a grill pan or know all of the fancy spatula tricks that it usually takes to make a good Philly cheesesteak. Just throw the classic ingredients on a sheet pan to bake, and then slap on some French bread.

One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies

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Chicken and veggies can be such a basic meal, but you add that sweet balsamic glaze over top and it's like you're an artisanal chef.


The balsamic glaze is made with only two ingredients and can be used as a marinade, a sauce for cooking or a dipping sauce.

Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

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Fajitas don't have to be something you can only get at a restaurant. This recipe turns it into an easy home-cooked meal.


Fajitas don't have to be something you can only get at a restaurant. This recipe turns it into an easy home cooked meal and guides you through every step.

Sheet Pan Chili Salmon

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This recipe calls for three different colored peppers, and we're always told the more colorful the plate, the more nutritious the meal.


This recipe calls for three different colored peppers, and we're always told the more colorful the plate, the more nutritious the meal. Every bite is full of flavor thanks to the combination of spices used on the whole dish.

Chicken Sausage Apple Squash Sheet Pan Dinner

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Substitute regular sausage for chicken sausage to increase protein and decrease the fat.


This recipe calls for four simple ingredients and cooks in one single sheet pan. All you need to do is season the ingredients and pop it in the oven. It is light, delicious and low in calories.

Pineapple Ham Sheet Pan Dinner

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Bring a Hawaiian vibe into your house with this ham and pineapple recipe.


Mix up your meats and try this sheet pan dinner one night. The sweet and savory combination of ham and pineapple tossed with healthy, roasted veggies is everything you need for a wholesome family dinner.

Sheet Pan BBQ Dinner

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An easy way to bring the classic summer barbecue foods to the dinner table.


This is an easier way to enjoy foods that normally require a grill, nice weather and a lot of hands-on work. The barbecue chicken, smoked sausage and veggies cook hands-free in the oven and comes out juicy and delicious

Sheet Pan Pizza

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A great tip from this recipe is to shred or grate block cheese instead of using packaged, shredded cheese.


Get the kids excited and have a family pizza night! Sheet pan pizzas are great because you can pick any kind of toppings or cheese to add on to it. This recipe gives great tips on how to end up with the perfect pizza.

Sheet Pan Honey Apricot Chicken and Asparagus

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The honey apricot adds a sweet and fresh flavor to the whole dish.


This dinner is perfect for spring and requires only 10 minutes of meal prep (yep!) It's the perfect amount of time to prep while your oven heats up to the desired temperature.

Sheet Pan Tofu and Vegetable Bowls

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If you are on a strict vegetarian diet, this recipe is perfect.


The delicious ginger peanut sauce goes great with the vegetables and seeps all the way into the tofu. It's minimal ingredients also makes it a perfect option if you want to meal prep on Sundays.

Maple & Mustard Glazed Vegetable Plate

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A vegan and budget friendly option that's healthy and filling.


A vegan dish that's packed with protein, nourishing vegetables and cooks up in 30 minutes is hard to say no to. Not to mention it's extremely inexpensive and completely natural.

One Pan Honey Garlic Chicken and Vegetables

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Both sweet and savory.


A super-easy recipe that makes a delicious honey garlic glaze sauce that goes on the chicken, potatoes and green beans. There's no need to make separate sauces or cook the veggies in a separate sheet pan because this sauce goes well with anything.

Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves With Potatoes and Green Beans

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A great option if you have picky eaters in the family.


These mini meatloaves are fun, delicious and simple. You're also able to slip in a few extra chopped veggies into the meatloaf in addition to the green beans and potatoes.

The Ultimate Sheet Pan Taco Pizza

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This recipe combines three great things: pizza, tacos and simplicity


This is a great recipe because it's carefree and fun. Your kids will love that they get to have tacos and pizza for dinner. You can also make it vegetarian by replacing the taco meet with beans.

Sheet Pan Herb Garlic Butter Surf and Turf

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You won't hear much talking at the dinner table because everyone's mouths will be full.


This recipe makes juicy, tender steak topped off with seasoned shrimp and asparagus. It's a popular meal made easily in the oven. It even offers tips to save time if you're in a big rush.

Sheet Pan Tilapia with Avocado Lime Crema and Roasted Veggies

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The tilapia has a zesty flavor from the avocado lime sauce.


If you're trying to ease into cooking more seafood for your family, tilapia is a great start. It doesn't have an overly fishy taste, and it's lean and high in protein. Paired with crispy potatoes and yellow squash, this is a dinner you'll feel great about feeding your family.

Sheet Pan Steak Nacho Salad

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A healthy way to make nachos.


While nachos have been branded an unhealthy food, this recipe uses healthy ingredients and lean steak to make a nutritious meal. It also recommends to plan this recipe for a time when you have leftover meat from a previous dinner. It's a great way to not let anything go to waste!

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