A healthy dinner on the table––fast! One-sheet-pan dinners provide complete meals for busy families in 30 minutes or less, with minimal cleanup.
Food made in your own kitchen with fresh ingredients will always be the best option for your health. But cooking at home can often mean multiple pots, pans, utensils, and far too much hassle for the time-crunched cook. With these recipes, one-sheet-pan suppers come to the rescue, whether it’s an activity-packed weekday or a lazy Sunday.
Roasting, broiling, and baking are nutritious ways to cook too, enhancing foods’ flavours while locking in nutrients that cooking methods such as boiling leach out. In 30 minutes or less, a meal to feed a family can be on the table, with minimal cleanup required.
Many components in the following recipes can be made ahead. For an excellent weeknight option, roast vegetables in advance, store them on the same baking sheet they were cooked on, and add the protein portion to order. Also, one-sheet-pan dinners make cooking for different diets a breeze, allowing each diner to choose the protein they love.
For a complete meal, full to the (sheet pan) brim of protein and produce, one-sheet-pan dinners deliver.
- Warm Salade Niçoise with Baked Eggs
- White Bean, Sweet Potato, and Kale Toss with Spiced Garlic Yogurt
- Broiled Miso Butter Tofu with Sesame Broccoli and Cucumber Noodles
- Mustard-Crusted Salmon with Dill Radishes and Asparagus
- Asiago Tuna Melts on Tomato Spinach Beds
4 tips to get dinner on the table—pronto!
- Wash and chop vegetables at the beginning of the week. Just add them to the baking sheet when you’re ready to get cooking.
- At the beginning of the week, roast or bake longer-cooking vegetables such as potatoes, and reheat with remaining components before serving.
- Buy a couple of extra-large sheet pans, assemble a few of the recipes ahead of time, cover, and store in the refrigerator until ready to cook. Pop the entire thing in the oven, cooking according to recipe instructions.
- Don’t feel limited by the ingredients in these recipes; use the vegetables and proteins you have handy. Once you have the basic one-sheet-pan formula down, you’ll feel comfortable and confident about mixing and matching to suit your tastes.