Need an easy sheet pan dinner idea that won’t feel stale or get old? Keep scrolling because this one is a winner you’ll want to make (and maybe adjust) time and time again!
How to Make the Perfect Easy Sheet Pan Dinner
Sheet pan dinners are great because they’re fairly simple and don’t require a ton of work. Plus, you can essentially make the “same” meal, yet change the ingredients out based on what you have available, or what your mood happens to be.
It’s really simple. Your method will stay the same each time, but you can change your ingredients to fit your mood and availability, as mentioned above. Follow these steps to create the perfect sheet pan dinner in no time:
Pick Your Protein
Choose which protein you’re going to cook! Maybe you already have a protein prepped from earlier in the week, if so – great! You don’t have to include it on the sheet pan while you’re cooking everything else. But if you don’t have a protein prepped, that’s okay, too. Choose what you’re going to cook, and you can add it to the pan along with your veggies. (Keep in mind that depending on the type of protein, your cooking temperature and time may change).
Pick Your Carb
Chopping potatoes (sweet, purple, russet, you name it) is a popular way to add a starchier carb to your sheet pan. But you can also opt to leave potatoes off the pan and have a carb on the side. This could be a serving of rice, quinoa, or even some gluten-free noodles if the mood strikes.
Pick Your Veggies
The options here really are endless! Broccoli, zucchini, onions, butternut squash, green beans, brussels sprouts, carrots, peppers, sweet peppers, asparagus.. those are just a few of the veggies that you can include on your sheet pan!
Choose your healthy fat (cooking oil, butter, ghee, or a marinade or sauce), and seasoning! One night you may feel like keeping things simple with just a little salt and pepper. Maybe another night you want more of an Asian flare so you’ll add in some coconut aminos.
Don’t be afraid to play around with flavors and combinations until you find your perfect ten.
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An easy sheet pan meal that makes dinner delicious for everyone! Minimal prep, and a whole lotta taste.
- 1 pound chicken breast (sliced or cut up in smaller pieces)
- 1–2 russet or sweet potatoes
- Veggies of choice (1-2 cups of broccoli, 1-2 cups of asparagus or green beans, 1-2 cups of mini carrots)
- Cooking spray or olive oil (1-2 tbsp)
- Veggie seasoning
- Garlic powder
- Salt + Pepper to taste
- Preheat your oven 425 degrees Fahrenheit
- Clean and cut your chicken into smaller, tender-sized pieces
- Clean and dice your potatoes
- Clean your other veggies and chop, if needed
- Line a sheet pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper, and spray with non-stick cooking spray
- Add your ingredients and spread out evenly
- Drizzle with olive oil (optional) or spray evenly with cooking olive oil spray
- Season as desired
- Cook for approx 30-40 minutes, or until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Sheet pan meals are amazing because you can use almost any ingredient that you want! Swap out broccoli for peppers, asparagus for green beans, carrots for onions, chicken for salmon. The list is endless, which means you can keep creating “new” meals that never feel old or boring.
Keywords: Sheet pan, Dinner
Natasha is a wife, #boymom, writer, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Autoimmune Holistic Nutritionist, & Behavior Change Specialist. Living with EoE, gluten & dairy are two foods she needs to avoid, so she’s made it her mission to find simple, yet tasty alternatives. When she’s not watching her son play baseball, she can be found writing, Googling her parenting decisions, and drinking all the coffee.