Sheet pan dinners are the ultimate meal prep hack.
The best meal prep recipes are
- Easy to make
Sheet pan recipes check all the boxes.
Not only can they be thrown together in a matter of minutes, but clean up is an absolute breeze. All you need is a set of durable and easy to clean baking sheet pans.
The best part? Sheet pan dinners usually make enough to feed a crowd, which makes them perfect for prepping lunch and dinner for the week ahead!
Want more easy meal prep recipes? Check out our list of 40 one pot meals!
46 Easy Sheet Pan Dinners
Sheet pan dinners are the ideal way to cook if you’re busy, don’t have a lot of time, or just want to make meal-time easy for yourself.
Check out these 46 easy sheet pan ideas. They’re great for families looking for meals that are big on taste but short on prep time.
Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner Ideas
Who doesn’t love sesame chicken and broccoli? This easy sheet pan recipe takes one of your chinese take-out faves and adapts it for the stove. Who needs take-out when you can throw this together in under half an hour?
This chicken sheet pan recipe is perfect for Spring, with its light and refreshing lemon dressing that’ll have you coming back for more. Lucky you, this makes a huge batch, so you can take some to work or have it for dinner multiple times a week! This recipe cooks in under an hour, so it’s great for when you don’t have a lot of time.
This roasted chicken sheet pan dinner is simple, easy to throw together, and the combination of butternut squash, red onion, and brussels is delicious!
This chicken and broccoli combination is perfect for meal prepping, and can be on the table in half an hour! Super easy, flavorful, and healthy – everything you want in meal prepping!
This is the perfect Fall dinner, with the spicy chicken sausage, crunchy kalette (a combination of brussel sprouts and kale) and red onions working wonderfully together.
No need to waste money on Chinese takeout, this popular dish has been adapted for the sheet pan, and can be on the table in just 20 minutes! It’s perfect by itself for a light dinner, or pair with another dish like chicken and broccoli or lemon chicken for a more substantial meal.
This is one of our favorite one pan dinners!
This cuban chicken sheet pan recipe takes a little longer than others (one hour), but it’s so good you won’t mind the extra prep time. Besides, it’s relatively hands off anyway, with no chicken to cut – just a little slice and dice of some vegetables. The citrus avocado salsa is a must with this recipe! Ladle it over the chicken to serve.
Summer on a sheet done right with this delicious recipe! Made with just five ingredients, you’ll have this one on the table in under half an hour! Perfect for a picnic lunch.
This is the perfect all-in-one meal, because it’s high in protein and carbs but lean on fat. Made with tons of fresh veggies, you won’t even need to make a side (though it does pair well with a salad)!
This super simple sheet pan dinner can be on the table in less than 30 minutes, and the combination of bacon and apples is a delicious, sweet and savory twist.
This sheet pan chicken dish is sweet and spicy, and perfect for people on the Paleo diet. Enjoy hot with steamed rice or layer with fresh veggies for a hearty meal!
An Asian classic goes the sheet pan route with this easy recipe. You can make it even easier by using a store bought teriyaki sauce. Enjoy on a bed of rice or with noodles!
This delicious recipe is flavored with curry and covered in crushed cashews, giving it a unique crunch. It also features cucumber, which is a refreshing balance to the curry. This recipe is Whole30 approved, and can be thrown together in just half an hour!
If you love ranch, then this is the recipe for you! Featuring juicy baked chicken and loads of vegetables like potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli, this healthy dish is Whole30 and Paleo approved, and gluten free! It can even be adapted to use whatever veggies you have on hand.
Here’s another awesome take on pesto chicken. The walnuts add a nice crunch to the dish, and the homemade pesto is full of flavor. You can substitute out store bought pesto if you’re short on time!
Loaded with potatoes, veggies, and chicken, this is a recipe that adults will love, but kids will too! The apricot glaze is made in the microwave, making it super easy, and it’s baked on one pan making cleanup so simple!
This sheet pan recipe takes only 35 minutes to make, and with just a handful of ingredients, this simple recipe can be whipped up on any given night, no matter how busy you are! The tangy mustard sauce is SO good!
This is easily one of our favorite sheet pan dinner ideas!
Craving something spicy? This Jamaican chicken dish fits the bill, with cayenne, thyme and allspice taking center stage. Paired with crunchy yet tender bell peppers, onions, and potatoes, this is the perfect dinner if you like a little heat! Don’t forget to top with fresh mango slices – it makes all the difference. Makes a great leftover lunch, too.
Who says easy sheet pan dinners can’t be fancy? This chicken dish practically oozes goodness, featuring melt in your mouth flavors like stuffed provolone. Topped with a combination of crackers and parmesan, this recipe has a satisfying crunchy, nutty quality.
When you want flavor but you don’t have all day to cook, break out this recipe. It has all the flavor of a slow-cooked chicken dinner, but it’ll be on the table in just 30 minutes!
Sweet, slightly spicy, sticky, and jam-packed with garlic and ginger, then baked to crispy perfection, these wings are addicting! Use just one sheet pan to have dinner on the table in 40 minutes or less!
Seafood Sheet Pan Meal Ideas
Fish and vegetables are a deliciously wholesome meal, and the lemon herb sauce gives the cod a nice zing. Give this a try!
Here’s a Mexican staple made easy. Shrimp and veggies cook on the same sheet pan for just 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and assemble. This is one dinner where it’s OK to play with your food!
Salmon and sprouts are a wonderful combo, full of so many nutrients, they practically reach superfood status! This recipe is Whole30 and Paleo friendly. The blueberry basil drizzle takes this dish to the next level.
Heat spices like cajun pair perfectly with seafood, and this recipe is no different. A heaping serving of this and brown rice make a satisfying, nutritious lunch.
This easy sheet pan recipe takes just four ingredients and one sheet pan to make. Made with delicious creole seasoning, it pairs perfectly with the salmon and squash. This recipe is Whole30 approved and will be ready in just half an hour!
Seafood dishes are naturally low in carbs and calories, making them ideal dinners for families and people trying to eat healthy. This sheet pan recipe cooks in just 30 minutes, and is easily adaptable – you can substitute other fish, like flounder, if you like.
This recipe is inspired by bulgogi, the Korean art of barbecuing, but it’s replaced with salmon instead of steak or pork. It whips up crazy fast (under 20 minutes!) and is stuffed with flavor and nutrition.
This is going to be your new weeknight favorite! Simply place shrimp and plenty of garlic, chili powder and a touch of sriracha and soy sauce along with pineapple on one pan, then cook to blackened perfection. Top with fresh cilantro for a festive garnish.
Vegan One Pan Dinners
Healthy, easy, and hearty, this recipe is packed with flavor and nutrition, giving you a dose of fiber, fat and protein. Perfect for when you’re trying to go meatless for dinner. And it can all just be thrown on a sheet pan and it bakes in less than forty minutes.
A vegetarian fajita recipe, which even includes tequila?! If that won’t get you to try these, nothing will. This is a great sheet pan recipe to try when you’re trying to give yourself a break from meat, but want something tasty.
Tofu is great for vegetarians, as it’s low calorie, low in cholesterol and cheaper than beef. Serve over rice with crispy green beans makes a delicious, healthy meal.
One pan cauliflower nachos make for a great weeknight meal or appetizer, and are so customizable, they can be as decadent or healthy as you want. Even better, with a base of cauliflower, you’re always going to be getting your vegetables.
This vegetarian dish is easy, healthy, and incredibly delicious! Simply toss your gnocchi in the pan with fresh vegetables and watch this recipe bake to bubbly perfection! Easy to make and sure to be a winner that the family will love!
More Sheet Pan Dinner Ideas
This sheet pan recipe is super easy, coming together in just half an hour. Turkey is a natural substitute for beef, that’s low in calories, while still giving you the meaty taste you crave. If you love Middle Eastern food, then you need to give this recipe a shot!
Here is a delicious spin on the classic meatloaf recipe! Instead of using beef, it uses turkey, and it’s topped with marinara and parmesan, giving it loads of flavor and making it extra moist.
This recipe is for anybody craving holiday comfort food, but it’s made for the sheet pan! Featuring turkey, sweet potato, celery, cranberries and chestnuts, it has all the key elements of a holiday meal. This recipe will make your house smell like it’s Christmas all day!
If you’re craving restaurant grade fajitas, don’t reach for your car keys – reach for this recipe! It features thinly sliced flank steak and a rainbow of pepper colors, and cooks in under an hour.
This recipe calls for a perfectly seasoned, tender-as-can-be steak, with potatoes and broccoli. It’s incredibly delicious and quite possibly our favorite on the list. This recipe can be made in 30 minutes or less.
If you’re needing a recipe to use up all of those holiday leftovers, look no further. This recipe uses ham, potatoes, carrots and pineapple, and needs just 35 minutes in the oven. It’s also low in calories, high in fiber, and Whole30 and Paleo approved.
If you love crispy cheesy pork chops, you’ll love this recipe. These pork chops are first dredged in a panko cheddar crumb, then cooked to perfection with a side of roasted potatoes and brussel sprouts.
This recipe is heart healthy, and with such a variety of colors, it’s visually appealing too – even your eyes will be full! The mixture of different potatoes and kielbasa is so satisfying, it’ll keep you full for hours!
Pizza in a sheet pan? It’s true! Wave adios to Papa John’s and Pizza Hut, because now you can make pan pizza in the comfort of your own home! You can use a store-bought dough to make things even easier.
Making America’s favorite burger and sauce combo just got easier with this sheet pan recipe. While it’s a little more time intensive than the others, if you’re looking to make a huge batch of sliders at a time, whether it’s for game day or a potluck, this recipe is perfect. Delicious with fries and a coke!
These sheet pan nachos are big enough to feed a crowd, and they whip up in no time, at just 25 minutes. Just layer your chips, toppings, then bake! These nachos are so impressive, you’ll want to take them to your next game day or Superbowl party – they’re sure to be a crowd pleaser!
This sheet pan breakfast is practically a complete meal in one! It’s got crispy potatoes, hearty bacon and fluffy eggs. Just add fruit to make it a healthy meal. When you’re craving breakfast for dinner, this one will fit the bill.