9 Sheet Pan Dinners That Will Make Weeknight Meal Prep a Breeze

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    Is there anything better than a one-dish dinner? When you’re rushing around on busy weeknights, you want to get supper on the table, stat, without having to spend a ton of time prepping ingredients or dirtying multiple dishes. To the rescue: sheet pan dinners. These easy-to-make meals usually involve chopping up some veggies and a protein and tossing them onto a baking sheet along with a little olive oil and seasonings. The result? A ridiculously simple dinner that’s delicious, healthy, and requires minimal clean-up. Here, the best versatile, flavor-packed sheet pan meals that are perfect for your craziest weeknights—and guaranteed to be a huge hit with the entire family.



    Whole Roasted Chinese Red Snapper


    This one-pan dinner looks impressive but is surprisingly easy to whip up. Want to serve it with a side dish? Rice and sautéed broccoli or bok choy would be perfect accompaniments to this flavorful fish.

    Ingredients: Expeller-pressed peanut oil, whole red snapper, low-sodium soy sauce, scallions, fresh ginger, garlic, cilantro, sesame oil, mirin, crushed red pepper, lime

    Calories: 212


    Easy Jerk Chicken With Peppers and Pineapple


    This flavor-packed meal requires just 10 minutes of hands-on prep. To yield the best texture, pat the pineapple and chicken pieces dry before you season them; this will allow both to sear instead of steam in the oven.

    Ingredients: Dried thyme, sugar, ground allspice, garlic powder, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper, bell peppers, fresh pineapple, yellow onion, extra-virgin olive oil, thin-cut boneless skinless chicken breasts

    Calories: 245


    Red Curry Squash Bowls With Chickpeas


    Nothing says "fall comfort food" quite like butternut squash. Although you should allow for about an hour of cook time, this dish requires only 14 minutes of hands-on prep. Tip: Before opening a can of coconut milk, be sure to shake it vigorously. This helps homogenize the milk, which often separates as the can sits.

    Ingredients: Olive oil cooking spray, butternut squash, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, Thai red curry paste, coconut milk, chickpeas, red bell pepper, scallions, cilantro

    Calories: 466


    Broiled Beef and Broccoli


    This Asian-inspired, low-carb dish can be on the table in just 30 minutes. As a bonus, it's packed with protein and fiber, and shiitakes are powerful cancer fighters (plus they boost heart health, brain function, and immunity).

    Ingredients: Low-sodium soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, light brown sugar, garlic, fresh ginger, flank steak, broccoli florets, shiitake mushrooms, extra-virgin olive oil

    Calories: 327


    Parchment-Baked Halibut With Pesto


    Perfectly cooked halibut on a sheet pan? Yes, it's possible! This recipe uses parchment paper to wrap the fresh fish along with veggies and seasonings to trap in moisture. Place the fillets on a baking sheet and pop it in the oven for an easy, healthy dinner that's packed with flavor.

    Ingredients: Halibut, pesto, shredded carrots, zucchini, salt, pepper, dry white wine, olive oil

    Calories: 253


    Roasted Peppers With Baked Eggs


    This easy-to-make vegetarian sheet pan recipe from celebrity nutritionist Amelia Freer's cookbook Cook. Nourish. Glow. ($30, comes together quickly and is packed with nutrients.

    Ingredients: Bell pepper, olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, harissa paste, baby spinach, salt, black pepper, eggs, fresh basil leaves

    Calories: 291


    Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas


    Fajitas just got much easier to make, thanks to this sheet pan recipe. Using precut produce will make this dish even simpler to whip up.

    Ingredients: Olive oil, ground cumin, kosher salt, ground chipotle chile powder, black pepper, fajita steak, bell peppers, yellow onion, cooking spray, cilantro leaves, lime, light sour cream, lime juice, ground red pepper, corn tortillas

    Calories: 424


    Broiled Salmon and Asparagus With Crème Fraîche


    Cooking salmon perfectly is surprisingly easy in a sheet pan, thanks to this 30-minute recipe. To slash calories even more, skip the crème fraîche.

    Ingredients: Asparagus, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, salmon fillets, crème fraîche, whole-grain mustard, fresh chives

    Calories: 488