Quick and Easy Sheet Pan Meals

Quick and Easy Sheet Pan Dinners

It’s Monday evening, you get home from work, and the last thing you want to do is spend more than 30 minutes standing in the kitchen preparing a meal for yourself or your family. Most weekday evenings only allow for a for a short amount of time to prepare dinner, and sometimes that means skipping out on proper nutrients for the sake of convenience. Instead of heating up a frozen pizza, or going through a fast food drive-thru, opt for a quick and easy sheet pan meal.

The great thing about sheet pan dinners is that you can basically use any combination of meats and vegetables you like or already have in your refrigerator. The key to changing it up is using a variety of seasonings or sauces!

Below, I will list some of my favorite combinations:

 

  • Bell pepper (any color)
  • Sausage (sliced)
  • Broccoli florets
  • Sweet potato (diced)
  • Yellow onion (petals)

Toss in olive oil, salt, pepper, and Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel (my personal favorite) seasoning. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

 

  • Chicken thighs
  • Sweet potato (diced)
  • Canned garbanzo beans (drained)
  • Lemon (sliced into rounds)

Toss in olive oil and an Indian inspired sauce such as Red Curry or Harissa Sauce. Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes.

 

  • Small Golden Yukon potatoes (halved)
  • Corn on the cob (cut into thirds)
  • Peeled and deveined shrimp
  • Andouille sausage
  • Yellow onion

Toss in melted butter, minced garlic, and Old Bay seasoning. Bake everything but the shrimp at 400 degrees until potatoes are soft and throw the shrimp in for the last fifteen minutes.

 

  • Onion (thinly sliced)
  • Bell peppers (thinly sliced)
  • Lean steak (thinly sliced)

Toss in olive oil, taco seasoning, smoked paprika, and chili powder. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Serve with tortillas and your favorite fajita toppings.

 

When your meal is complete, you now only have one pan to clean! You can make it even easier by wrapping the sheet pan in foil first. No mess, no dirty pans! Now, what are you going to do with all of that extra time?

 

 

 

 

Author: 
Jenna Simmons