We’ve all been there, those busy nights when it would just be so much easier to just toss everything together into one pan and let it take care of itself. Slow cookers are great for this, but when there isn’t enough time to let everything simmer for hours, a great method is to just whip out a sheet pan. Here are five outstanding meal ideas that bake neatly and easily on one sheet pan.
This dish combines some fantastic flavors with roasted brussels sprouts and apple slices to give a crunchy, tangy, and sweet edge to the seasoned pork chops, all on one pan. This entire meal for four comes together in just 40 minutes, which is yet another reason to love this awesome dish.
This chicken dish requires a very hot oven, we’re talking 500 degrees, in order to cook the potatoes quickly and also finish off the chicken, but not overcook it. The finished product ends up with a nice drizzle of a custom mustard sauce that lends some great flavor here. This tw0-serving dish is ready in about 30 minutes and would be a great option for your next date night in.
These colorful and beautiful stuffed peppers are typically served as a side dish or appetizer because of their size. However, they can also make for a really hearty meal option if you opt for larger peppers. After all, larger peppers mean more stuffing. Instead of a smaller jelly roll pan, opt for a traditional sheet pan for larger peppers, and also lengthen the cook time by a few minutes to compensate. The colorful peppers are also a great source of antioxidant power, so you can feel good about what you’re eating as well as feel great about how easy this dish is to put together.
Brunch, anyone? Along with these other great grain-free breakfast options, this one-pan dish is a great way to go. With hearty baked eggs and veggies, this dish practically begs to be eaten with some crusty buttered bread. As a tip, if you prefer firmer egg yolks instead of runny, leave the eggs on the hot pan for a few minutes before serving .
Granted, this dish requires a quick sauté of the veggies in a skillet before baking it in the oven for a bit, but we’ll still count this dish as a sheet-pan dish. Also, it makes for a fun (and less messy) experience to just serve the nachos from the baking sheet as one big shared platter. The next game day or movie night is about to get a lot tastier!
You know what else cooks perfectly on a sheet pan? Cookies, of course! Behold, our most popular cookie recipe ever. I love these cookies so much because they’re so simple, they require only six ingredients, and they’re the perfect blend of chocolate chip and peanut butter cookie bliss. It’s a recipe that I keep returning to over and over and can’t seem to stop raving about. Check it out below!
What do you think? Are there any great sheet pan recipes that you love to prepare? Leave a comment below, we’d love to hear about your kitchen adventures!