Anybody who’s ever needed an easy meal and a quick post-dinner clean-up appreciates the magic of the one-pot dish. We’ve always been big fans, whether we’re making those dishes in our slow cookers or a skillet. When you look at a large pot, it’s pretty easy to imagine creating an entire dinner in it, but it turns out there’s another tool for one-dish dinners that’s been hiding in plain sight this entire time: our sheet pans! With some imagination, you can make all kinds of amazing dishes using just one simple pan. Better Homes and Gardens recently pointed out a whole bunch, so of course we had to look around and see what other foods we could whip up this way. Look at all the things you can make!
- Roast Salmon With Broccoli and CauliflowerThe Domestic Geek
Sounds fancy and complicated, doesn’t it? When you make it all together on one basic sheet pan, it’s totally easy and just as delicious.
- Turkey Meat Loaf PocketsBetter Homes and Gardens
This dish only takes 30 minutes from start-to-finish, and it’s less than 400 calories, too. More importantly, it’s uniquely delicious, filling turkey with vegetables and cheese for a meal that feels like Thanksgiving without the fuss.
- Roasted BLT SaladBetter Homes and Gardens
Yes, roasted salad! Putting all of the ingredients on a sheet pan and baking them brings out the flavors so well. You get all the convenience of a salad with all the taste of a messy meal.
- Parmesan Chicken with Caesar Roasted RomaineBon Appétit
If you loved that roasted salad idea, check out THIS take on a chicken Caesar salad that turns a boring go-to into an incredible meal without losing any ease or convenience.
- Pressed SandwichesMara Zemgaliete via Dollar Photo Club
Forget that panini press! Whatever kind you want to make, you can whip up a whole bunch at once by sandwiching them between TWO sheet pans for even, tidy cooking.
- Chicken Strips and Sweet Potato FriesBetter Homes and Gardens
You already know how easy this childhood favorite is. Now make it even easier and add some homemade flavor by sticking it all on one sheet pan.
- Pork Saltimbocca With Roasted Onions and PotatoesBon Appétit
So it’s not traditional saltimbocca. What it IS? An easy and FAST way to enjoy the prosciutto-wrapped favorite.
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted ShrimpDamn Delicious
Ready for the easiest shrimp cocktail ever? This one only takes FIVE minutes to prep.
- Halibut With Potatoes, Tomatoes, Olives and Green BeansThe Domestic Geek
Fish has never been easier or tastier than this dish! Even the pickiest eaters in your family will love it.
- Clambake With Mussels, Shrimp, and ChorizoReal Simple
Want ALL of the seafood all at once? Host a clambake in your oven with this recipe featuring mussels, shrimp, and chorizo. You can absolutely adapt this one to feature your favorite oceanic foods.
- Chicken Spinach CalzonesBetter Homes and Gardens
This dish takes the sheet-pan meal to the next level of convenience by making it make-ahead!
- Roast Beef With Potatoes, Bok Choy, and Miso MayoReal Simple
Since clean-up is going to be a breeze, take the opportunity to experiment. A great place to start? This take on a traditional steak-and-potatoes that adds classic Asian flavors . . .
- Coconut ChickenBetter Homes and Gardens
. . . or go tropical with this chicken coated in coconut and topped with pineapple-mango salsa.
- Chicken FajitasThe Domestic Geek
The Tex-Mex favorite might come on at least three different platters when you order it in a restaurant, but when you make it at home? Just one sheet pan for easy cooking and easier clean-up!
- Make-It-Yours DinnerBetter Homes and Gardens
Can’t decide which sheet pan dinner to make or don’t see one on this list that you like? Here’s how to turn ANYTHING into an easy sheet pan meal.
So many great ideas! Now that you know that one-sheet-pan meals are possible, do you want a ton more? Then be sure to check out Better Homes and Gardens’ list for even more recipes and ideas. Have you ever made a one-pan meal like these ones before? Which one on this list are you going to try first?