17 Sheet Pan Meals That Make Life Easier

Discover the ease and delight of sheet pan meals, perfect for any time of day. These seventeen recipes showcase the simplicity and flavor diversity sheet pan cooking offers. From savory breakfasts to hearty dinners, find everything you need for quick, delicious meals.

1. Sheet Pan Pineapple Shrimp Dinner

A white bowl holds sheet pan pineapple shrimp garnished with fresh greens.
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These delicious tropical flavors are perfect served over rice. This sheet pan pineapple shrimp dinner can be made ahead by simply throwing frozen ingredients together in a gallon zipper-top freezer bag. Then, whenever you’re ready, pour the frozen food out onto a sheet pan and shove it directly into the oven for a delicious dinner.

2. Carrots and Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

A sheet pan from overhead filled with carrots and two chicken breasts.
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This carrots and chicken sheet pan dinner is a simple way to get a healthy dinner on the table. You can prep it ahead with frozen ingredients and then spread it over a sheet pan and pop it in the oven when you’re ready to make dinner.

3. Chinese Style Sheet Pan Cod

A cod filet on a white plate garnished with sesame seeds.
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There’s no need to order Chinese takeout when you can make this Chinese style sheet pan cod at home. Serve it with rice and stir-fried veggies for a complete meal. It also tastes great in a salad.

4. Sheet Pan Mexican Chicken Dinner

A portion of Mexican chicken dinner served on a white plate.
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If you love Mexican fare, this sheet pan mexican chicken dinner is hearty, filling, and full of all-natural, delicious ingredients. For extra convenience, make ahead with frozen ingredients, then add your own fresh ingredients at serving.

5. Chili Cheese Fries

Chili Cheese Fries just out of the oven and garnished with dollops of sour cream, slices of jalapeno pepper, diced red onion, and fresh cilantro.
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Chili cheese fries are an incredibly satisfying meal the whole family will love. The chili gives you plenty of protein, and the ooey-gooey cheese makes it absolutely delectable.

6. Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

A closeup of a shrimp fajita in a corn tortilla.
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Pop these delicious sheet pan shrimp fajitas in the oven and prep any toppings you want while you wait. Dinner will be served in about 30 minutes, and cleanup is super simple. You just can’t ask for much more than that.

7. Sheet Pan Pancakes

A stack of square cut sheet pan pancakes with fresh strawberry slices on top.
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Breakfast is a breeze with these sheet pan pancakes. You’ll need one mixing bowl to mix the batter, but then you just pour it onto a sheet pan and put it in the oven. That’s plenty of time to rinse a bowl off!

8. Sheet Pan Hawaiian Salmon

A Hawaiian salmon filet on a white plate, topped with pineapple chunks and chopped herbs.
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Sheet pan Hawaiian salmon is an incredibly delicious way to enjoy salmon for lunch or dinner, and there is minimal cleanup thanks to cooking this on a sheet pan.

9. Loaded Sheet Pan Quesadillas

A portion of loaded sheet pan quesadilla sitting on a white plate, garnished with fresh cilantro.
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These amazing loaded sheet pan quesadillas can be made regular or vegan. They are packed with ooey-gooey cheese, beans, and more. Load them up with your favorite and pop them in the oven for an instant family favorite.

10. Nacho Fries

Nacho fries on a wood cutting board.
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Bake the fries on a sheet pan in the oven. While they are still on the sheet pan, top the nacho fries with all your favorites. Just remember to let the pan cool down.

11. Bacon Jalapeno Nachos

A closeup of Bacon Jalapeno Nachos garnished with fresh cilantro.
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Few dinners can beat a good plate of nachos, at least in this writer’s humble opinion. Better still is when they have that little something extra that makes them stand out from a regular plate of nachos. These bacon jalapeno nachos do just that.

12. Sheet Pan Fajitas

Sheep pan fajitas laying on a baking pan.
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Chicken fajitas are a popular dish in Mexican restaurants. But you can make them just as good or better at home. These sheet pan fajitas are a shining example of that. With all-natural ingredients, these fajitas pack a flavorful punch.

13. Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Shrimp

Sheet pan garlic shrimp laying on a baking pan smothered in butter and parsley.
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Seafood lovers will love these buttery sheet pan garlic butter shrimp. Serve them with rice or over a salad for a hefty dose of lean protein with minimal cleanup.

14. Stuffed Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash

A half a spaghetti squash filled with chicken enchilada filling.
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This stuffed chicken enchilada spaghetti squash makes a delicious grain-free dinner that fills you up without leaving a brick in your tummy. It cooks itself inside its half-shell and is super easy to dig into.

15. Sheet Pan Chicken And Cauliflower

An overhead view of a sheet pan holding a chicken and cauliflower dinner.
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The chicken and cauliflower combo is definitely delicious. This sheet pan chicken and cauliflower dinner is a perfectly healthy option for dinner with tons of spices and veggies.

16. Chicken And Peppers Sheet Pan Dinner

An overhead view of a sheet pan holding chicken and peppers with pearl onions.
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Combine frozen ingredients for later in the week, then pour them out onto a sheet pan when you’re ready to make dinner. This chicken and peppers sheet pan dinner won’t take long to bake to perfection, and clean up is simple with a single baking pan.

17. Sheet Pan Cod

Sheet Pan Mushroom And Onion Cod on a white plate.
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This simple sheet pan cod dinner can be prepped for the freezer months ahead of time, so all you have to do is dump the frozen ingredients on a sheet pan and pop it in the oven. Not bad for a quick and healthy meal.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

A dutch oven with a cooked whole chicken topped with rosemary twigs.
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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

A skillet filled with ground turkey, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado and garnished with fresh parsley.
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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

An overhead view of a small canning jar filled with overnight oats with raisins.
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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

Author: Tiffany McCauley

Title: Food and Travel Journalist

Expertise: Food, cooking, travel

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Tiffany McCauley is a nationally syndicated journalist and an award-winning cookbook author and food blogger. She has been featured on MSN, Huffington Post, Country Living Magazine, HealthLine, Redbook, and many more. Her food specialty is healthy comfort food recipes.

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