25 Delicious Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes
25 Delicious Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes that will make dinnertime a dream with easy prep work and less dishes!
Oh. My Goodness. When I landed on sheet pan dinners, I felt like my salvation had come in the form of a shiny metal tray. This idea is pure genius. Easy to prepare. Easy to cook (as in, “I don’t have to stand by the stove and watch/mix/flip it”). Easy to clean (aka no dishes if you use foil). And so many of the sheet pan dinners are so healthy! This is a huge plus, as my family and I have been trying to eat healthier (which has turned meal-prep into my new full-time job). I seriously could make sheet pan dinners every night for a month and not repeat a single recipe. The possibilities are endless.
Check out some of my favorite Sheet Pan Dinner recipes:
Sheet Pan Philly Cheesesteak from Eazy Peazy Mealz
One Pan Balsamic Chicken from I Heart Naptime
Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas from No. 2 Pencil
Pizza chicken roll-ups from I Heart Naptime
Baked Apple, Pork Chops and Green Beans from Damn Delicious
Black bean and sweet potato taquitos from I Heart Naptime
Easy chicken fajitas from I Heart Naptime
Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon from Café Delites
Tequila Lime Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos from The Cookie Rookie
Sheet pan baked fish and fries from I Heart Naptime
Teriyaki chicken with vegetables from The Recipe Critic
Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan from The Two Bite Club
Sheet Pan Chili Dijon Pork Tenderloin from Carlsbad Cravings
Jamaican Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner from Sweet Peas and Saffron
Kielbasa and Pierogies Sheet Pan Dinner from Foodie with Family
Sheet Pan Sweet Potatoes and Black Bean Hash from Kitchn
Turkey Sheet Pan Dinner from Juggling Act Mama
Sheet Pan Thai Peanut Coconut Chicken with Pineapple from Carlsbad Cravings
Sheet Pan Baked Blackened Tilapia with Zucchini from Naïve Cook Cooks
Sheet Pan Steak and Veggies from Damn Delicious
Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken with Asparagus, Tomatoes, and Walnuts from Cooking Classy
Bacon Wrapped Chicken and Potatoes from Swanky Recipes
Italian Turkey Meatloaf with Parmesan Rosemary Smashed Potatoes from Recipe Runner
Sheet Pan Clam Bake from Frugal Mom Eh!
Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves with Potatoes and Green Beans from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
One Pan Healthy Sausage and Veggies from Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Looking for more dinner ideas? Check out these Top 50 Healthy Dinners!
Looking for dessert to go with these fantastic sheet pan dinners? Check out these Top 50 Awesome Cakes!
Cake Mix Cookies
Cake Mix Cookies …such an easy and delicious recipe made with only 3 ingredients! Customize with your favorite mix-in’s!
We’ve shared a few different cake mix cookies, such as the strawberry cookies, chocolate mint cookies, grinch cookies and red velvet gooey cookies, but I thought it was about time I shared the original cake mix cookie recipe. Now I’m not sure who the original creator of this recipe is, but I first saw it in a church cookbook I received many years ago and have made many different variations ever since. This cookie is great for when you need to make something quick and don’t have a lot of ingredients. I don’t know about you, but I pretty much always have a box of cake mix, oil and eggs on hand.
How to make cake mix cookies
Basically all you need to make these cake mix cookies is a box of cake mix, oil and eggs. Then all you’re going to do is mix the ingredients together until the dough is smooth. Then add any mix-in’s if you’d like. I also like to refrigerate the dough, so it’s easier to work with. It tends to be a little stickier than your typical cookie dough because of the oil. You can find the printable recipe below.
Cake mix cookies variations
You can use pretty much any flavor of cake mix with these cookies. Then also feel free to add in your favorite mix-in. They also taste great dipped in chocolate.
Red velvet and white chocolate chip
White (or yellow) cake mix and M&M’s
Devil’s food cake with Rolos inside
These chocolate dipped strawberry cookies I shared last month
Cake Mix Cookies
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 10
Total Time: 20
- 1 (15.25 ounce) box cake mix
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 large eggs
- Mix-in's: Chocolate chips, M&M's, Rolos, etc. (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper and set aside.
Combine the cake mix, oil and eggs in a large box. Stir together until combined. If you have the time, refrigerate the dough for 15-20 minutes (it will make it a little easier to work with, since it is sticky).
Using a medium scoop or spoon, scoop the dough onto the prepared baking mat. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or until the cookies are set. You don't want them to brown. Allow to cool on the pan for a couple minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
Once cooled, melt the chocolate and then dip half the cookie into the chocolate. Lay cookies onto a wax paper and add sprinkles if desired.
One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies …a healthy, EASY and delicious dinner recipe! A meal the whole family will love!
This One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies is one of our go-to recipes! I’ve been making a few different variations for a few years now (ever since I first did the Whole 30), but this version is our favorite. It’s SO easy to throw together and you can use whatever vegetables that are in your fridge. The best part about this recipe is it requires absolutely no dishes. Maybe this is why my kids love it after all… hmm? ;)
Everything cooks on a sheet pan, and you can roll up the foil afterwards, leaving you a clean pan. The chicken and vegetables are so full of flavor and super tender.
How to make this Balsamic Chicken
This recipe starts out with chicken breasts, vegetables, olive oil, balsamic glaze (or vinegar), salt and pepper. I usually just drizzle it all over the chicken and vegetables, or toss it all in a zip top bag and let it marinate for an hour or so, depending on how much time I have. If you do have the time, I suggest marinated the veggies and chicken, they will really soak in the flavor! If I have fresh herbs, such as basil or parsley, I like to add a few on top as well.
Then all you’ll need to do is line a baking sheet with foil and spread everything out in an even layer. Then you’ll roast the dish for about 30 minutes.
Some of our favorite vegetables to roast with the chicken are: red potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, bell peppers and green beans. Roasting the vegetables truly brings out their best flavors and makes them so tender. SO good! It’s one meal my family can all actually agree on.
One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30-35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 pounds)
- 4 to 5 cups chopped vegetables
- 1/4 cup balsamic glaze
- 1/4 cup olive oil, more if needed
- Kosher Salt & Pepper
Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a sheet pan with foil.
Place the chicken in a zip top bag and drizzle on 3 Tablespoons of the balsamic glaze. Let sit for at least 10 minutes. Place vegetables in a zip top bag with the olive oil, 1 Tablespoon of balsamic glaze, salt and pepper.
Alternatively, arrange the chicken and vegetables onto the pan in an even layer and drizzle olive oil and the balsamic glaze over the top. Sprinkle salt and pepper over the top.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink and the vegetables are fork tender. The chicken may get done faster than the vegetables, so check at 30 and remove the chicken before the vegetables if needed.
Enjoy while hot! Add extra balsamic glaze, salt and pepper if desired.
If you would like to make your own balsamic glaze, simple place 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar in a small pot and simmer over low heat until it has reduced to 1/4 cup.
Hope you enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Carnitas
These Slow Cooker Carnitas are super easy to make and taste great in tacos, nachos, enchiladas or burritos! So tender and full of flavor!
These Carnitas are seriously the best ever. They aren’t made the typical way (with lard), but are a lot healthier and taste just as great! They are so easy to make and will take less than 5 minutes to throw together. Just set it and forget it. The secret to getting them like the classic Carnitas we all love is broiling them in the oven for a few minutes to get them crisp. Mmm! My whole family love this recipe!
How to make Carnitas
For this recipe you’ll need: pork, apple or orange juice, 2 limes, onions. Old El Paso taco seasoning, oregano, salt and pepper. For a little kick you can add a jalepeno as well!
The taco seasoning gives it an awesome flavor and really brings out the natural flavor from the juices as it cooks.
Once it’s cooked all day long, you’ll know it’s ready when it shreds easily with two forks. It will literally just fall apart.
Then it’s time to broil it to get the extra crispiness. Don’t skip this step! It makes them so incredibly delicious and caramelizes the edges while keeping the middle nice and tender. Top with fresh cilantro and bam!
Slow Cooker Carnitas
Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 10 hours
- 1/3 cup apple or orange juice
- 2 limes, juiced
- 4 to 5 lb boneless pork shoulder/pork butt, excess fat trimmed
- 1 Tablespoon Old El Paso taco seasoning
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 onion, quartered
- 1 jalepeno, deseeded and chopped (optional)
Place the slow cooker on slow and pour in the juices. Combine the taco seasoning, oregano, salt, cumin and pepper in a small bowl. Then rub onto the roast. Place roast into the slow cooker and then top with the onion and jalepeno. Cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or high for 5 to 6 hours, or until meat falls apart.
Remove meat from the slow cooker and onto a cutting board. Remove any excess fat and cut into smaller pieces. Remove any fat and the onions from the juices and then place meat back into the slow cooker. Stir the meat, so the juices are able to soak into the meat. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
Turn on the broiler and set out a large baking sheet. Once oven has heated, place the meat onto the baking sheet and broil for 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and add a Tablespoon or two of the juices to the meat. Toss with tongs and then places back into the oven for another 3 to 5 minutes, or until the meat has reached your desired crispiness. Enjoy while hot!
Enjoy straight out of the bowl, in tacos, burritos, enchiladas or nachos! YUM!!
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