Eating healthy is a great decision—no one is disputing that. And most everyone starts out with the best intentions. But this little thing called “life” tends to get in the way and make it harder and harder to eat healthy on a jam-packed schedule. So what can you do if you’re trying to lead a healthy lifestyle without spending a copious amount of time in the kitchen? The answer is sheet-pan meals.
Every ingredient is simply thrown onto the pan, and then your oven does the rest of the work for you. It doesn’t get much easier than that, right? We know there’s something for everyone, so scroll through these 15 different recipes to find your next delicious dinner!
If you want an easier way to eat healthy, start with this One-Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies Dinner. It really doesn’t get better than this! The combination of textures and flavors in this meal makes this easy, weeknight dinner absolutely stunning. And if you’ve never added apples to a sheet pan dinner before, you might become a convert!
Homemade pizza can be easy to make and healthy, surprisingly enough. With the right ingredients, you’ll be ready to impress in no time. Only taking 20 minutes in the oven, this pizza is loaded with garlic, cheese, and veggies for a perfect bite in every slice. Just don’t be surprised if there’s nothing left over!
Simple and comforting, this sheet-pan meal is great for a hectic weeknight. By combining a few ingredients, you’ll have a hit on your hands in no time! Use turkey sausage to make this healthy dinner even healthier, and season the veggies with salt, pepper, and dill. Delicious and easy!
I’m the biggest advocate for breakfast for dinner, but make is even easier by making this sheet-pan quiche! If you’re extra short on time, you can even use store bought pastry crust instead of making your own. Loads of herbs make this quiche extra delicious, and a blend of multiple cheeses create an irresistibly gooey dish!
Skip takeout and try this Mexican-Inspired meal! Sweet potatoes, peppers, onions, and corn make up the bulk of this dish, but black beans add an extra protein punch. We recommend scooping the filling into warm tortillas for an easy taco night. Bonus: it’s vegetarian!
This sweet-and-savory sheet pan dinner will have your taste buds singing! This dish uses savory spices –like garlic powder, thyme, cumin, and black pepper – to add deeply satisfying flavor to the chicken. At the same time, we throw in sweet ingredients – cinnamon, honey, and carrots – to balance the dish in a unique way. You’ll feel satiated while satisfying your sweet tooth, all at the same time!
We love healthy meals that are easy and great for entertaining, so of course we absolutely love these sheet pan nachos. Chicken and pita combine with Greek flavors like peppers, olives, and feta cheese for a match made in flavor heaven. Top if off with homemade tzatziki sauce, and you’ll be ready for a party!
Start exploring cuisines you might be less familiar with by making this sheet-pan cuban chicken and homemade salsa. Packed with citrus flavor, this sheet-pan meal is ready to throw in the oven in just 15 minutes. Potatoes and bell peppers round out this meal for a delicious dinner. Top with the salsa and you’re good to go!
Fish is usually seen as an intimidating dish to make, but we promise it’s not. Conquer your fish fear by making sheet-pan honey mustard salmon! A perfectly well-balanced dinner, this dish combines complex carbs from veggies with protein-packed salmon. Plus, you’ll get plenty of omega-3s, which are great for your diet!
Few things go as well together as spicy BBQ chicken and blue cheese. Throw pizza into the mix, and you have a great classic on your hands, which is exactly why this recipe is so good. Use store-bought pizza dough for a quick fix, but try making your own sometime! Crispy, cheese, and oh so tasty.
Surprisingly, stir fry can be made in the oven, no stove required! This recipe is awesome for meal-prep, but we love having it for a weeknight dinner, too. Marinated chicken, crispy fresh veggies, and a tangy sauce create a wonderful takeout-inspired meal without all the calories.
Chicken and veggies can get pretty boring, but this version has every kind of different vegetable and spice under the sun packed into it, all on one sheet-pan. Toss the ingredients with the spices, and simply put it in the oven and let it go. We guarantee you’ve never had a meal like this, so be sure to make it ASAP!
If you’re craving a minimal effort seafood meal, this recipe is for you. A honey garlic sauce amps up the flavors, and plenty of veggies add loads of vitamins and fiber. Serve it with some brown rice, quinoa, or even extra veggies for a balanced dinner done in a flash.
You don’t need meat to make a satisfying and filling sheet pan dinner! This dish features creamy potatoes, sweet carrots, and earthy beets roasted in a rosemary and garlic infused oil. It makes a tasty side dish, but you could also easily toss it with quinoa or tofu to make it a complete meal. Easy clean-up, done in a flash, and delicious!
Another delicious vegetarian sheet-pan meal, vegetable and chickpea bowls are great for a healthy and hearty meal any day of the week. Mix and match your own vegetables to make this meal customizable and one of kind. Serve over quinoa for a warming and soothing meatless Monday!
Sheet-pan meals are going to save you so much time and effort in the long run, so build up your arsenal of recipes now. We’ve only listed dinner meals here, but sheet-pan meals can be made for every dish of the day. Feel free to explore for more ideas! Now what are you waiting for? Hurry up and go find your sheet-pan so you’re ready in time for dinner!