Sheet pan dinners are the ultimate in one-and-done cooking.
I am having a total love affair with sheet pan dinners lately! It honestly doesn’t get much easier than this when you’re looking for a quick and easy meal, especially one that requires little cleanup and little prep work.
For a good sheet pan dinner, you need exactly the following:
- a rimmed sheet pan
- approximately 30 minutes
- an oven
- some sort of protein, seasoning, and vegetables and/or starch
THAT’S IT. Boom- dinner done. I love it.
A few weeks ago you may remember I shared this 20-Minute Sheet Pan Korean BBQ Salmon and Bok Choy. It is easily one of the most popular recipes I’ve published on the site so far and is getting repinned on Pinterest!
I’m guessing that’s because it checks every other box when you’re looking for quick meals: ease of use, quick and simple, kid-friendly, healthy-ish, and tasty. My other sheet pan recipe, Loaded Sheet Pan Cauliflower Nachos, is already one of the most popular recipes on the site. I’m surprised!
One thing I really love about sheet pan dinners is that they are crazy customizable and versatile.
That’s two things that are so important when you’re a busy person looking to get food on the table, pronto. Get a decent protein and seasoning together, and you can pretty much use whatever veggie or starch you’ve got lying around to round out the meal. And I’m all about repurposing those old ingredients before they need to get tossed, right?
Want to hop the sheet pan dinner train? Check out this handy printable I designed down below, with 10 awesome ‘no-recipe’ ideas for throwing together your own sheet pan dinners on the fly.
If you’re a subscriber to Percolate, you likely have (and love!) my ’14 ‘No-Recipe’ Dinner Ideas’ printable hanging in your kitchen (if not, check it out!). Think of this handy collection of sheet pan dinners as the companion to that printable. Print it off and hang it up, snap a photo, screenshot it, whatever your jam; just use it to get your dinner on the table tonight super fast and crazy easy.
PLUS! Check out these awesome sheet pan dinners from around the foodie-webs.