25 Sheet-Pan Suppers to Make Weeknight Dinner Easier and More Delicious

sausages cabbage vegetables on baking sheet
Photo: Justin Walker

It's time to lay it all out—in the pan. Cooking an entire meal on a single baking sheet is a great alternative to classic one-pot recipes. Add these sheet pan supper recipes, from roasted chicken with potatoes and kale to salmon with bell peppers and olives, to your weekly rotation.

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Pan-Roasted Chicken with Za'atar, Potatoes, and Greens
Courtesy of Linda Pugliese

If you love a one-pan dinner as much as we do, chances are you've already made a sheet-pan supper, a meal made on one sheet pan, a recipe where the oven does the work and where clean up is a breeze. There's no need to stir or tend dinner, but we do suggest setting a timer to make sure nothing gets overcooked. And be sure to use a rimmed baking sheet or you might lose some of the meal!

When it comes to weeknight dinners, pretty much everyone is looking for something quick, delicious, and easy. Of course, we think "easy" is even better when it means simple to make and simple to clean up—that's exactly the case with the meals we're sharing ahead. Our sheet pan suppers call for prepping ingredients and preheating the oven, then combining everything on the sheet pan with seasonings and olive oil—it's an essential in pretty much all these recipes. Though most don't require watching, the recipe might call for the sheet pan to be turned once during the roasting. Still, you'll find that the cook time is mostly hands off, which leaves you time to fold laundry, help with homework, or sip a glass of wine (or all three!).

What constitutes a sheet-pan supper varies widely. Our recipes include roasted chicken with za'atar, potatoes, and kale, shown here, with thighs and drumsticks, or chicken fajitas made with boneless, skinless chicken breasts—the tortillas warm in the oven while everything else roasts on a sheet pan. There are recipes with sea bass and with salmon filets as well as vegetarian options like a Roasted-Vegetable Couscous Bowl.

The sheet pan supper concept is stellar and very versatile, and it's also absolutely delicious. We can attest that all the recipes in this collection are crowd pleasers and dishes we think you're going to want to add to your regular dinner rotation.

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Broiled Salmon with Vegetables and Scallion Rice

broiled salmon veggies scallion rice
Chris Simpson

Here's a super-speedy one-pan meal. The soy-glazed salmon filets cook in five minutes flat. They're added after the asparagus, bell peppers, and mushrooms have softened under the heat of the broiler. A blast of high heat crisps the skin but doesn't overcook the fish.

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Broiled Yogurt-Marinated Chicken and Chickpeas

yogurt marinated chicken chickpeas
Chris Simpson

You'll also need to flick on the broiler for this sheet-pan dinner. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs are quickly marinated in a yogurt-lime-spice mixture, then added to sheet pan where carrots and chickpeas have been tossed with olive oil. They cook in 18 to 20 minutes.

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Crispy Lemon-Parmesan Eggplant

crispy lemon parmesan eggplant
Chris Simpson

A quick and clever take on eggplant parmesan, that's made on a sheet pan and cooks under the broiler. This is a recipe you're going to make again and again.

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Shrimp-Scampi Pan Bake

Shrimp-Scampi Pan Bake recipe
Chris Simpson

For an early taste of spring, make this sheet-pan supper with garlicky shrimp and crisped asparagus and potato slices. It doesn't just taste good, though: It's also a streamlined, stress-free meal you just slide into the oven.

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Warm Lentil-and-Cauliflower Salad

Warm Lentil-and-Cauliflower Salad recipe
Chris Simpson

Here's a hearty plant-based dinner based on roasted cauliflower "steaks." We like to serve them with a salad of roasted tomatoes and garlic combined with cooked lentils, arugula, and Parmesan cheese.

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Sweet-and-Spicy Pork Chops

Sweet-and-Spicy Pork Chops recipe
Chris Simpson

Want to know our secret for getting these spicy glazed pork chops, halved sweet potatoes, and broccoli florets to all cook perfectly in the same time on the sheet pan? Place the pan in the oven before you turn it on, so it's already hot when you add the ingredients.

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Buffalo Chicken Breasts

Buffalo Chicken Breasts recipe
Chris Simpson

Consider this a fresh take on a favorite app that turns it into dinner. We call that inspired, but we could also call it healthier. Toast panko on a sheet pan, then use the same pan to roast chicken breasts coated in the panko, along with carrot sticks

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Roasted Sausages with Cabbage and Squash

sausages cabbage vegetables on baking sheet
Justin Walker

Here's a hearty fall meal of sweet Italian sausages teamed with wedges of cabbage and kabocha squash. Once cooked, everything is drizzled with a mustardy apple-cider vinaigrette.

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Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas

sheet pan chicken fajitas
Ren Fuller

Boneless, skinless chicken breast plus yellow and green bell peppers sizzle together on a sheet pan while tortillas warm in the same oven. Topped with sour cream, salsa, and ripe avocado, this one-pan dinner is sure to become a regular weeknight fix.

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Roasted Sea Bass with Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, and Salsa Rustica

fish and vegetables on baking sheet
Justin Walker

A healthy, hearty pescatarian sheet-pan dinner of bass fillets cooked with healthy greens and sweet potatoes. The salsa rustica is a caper-parsley-vinegar-and-olive oil sauce that's drizzled over the meal just before serving.

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Roasted-Vegetable Couscous Bowl

vegetable couscous bowl
Justin Walker

This vegetarian sheet pan dinner recipe features chickpeas and feta as well as cauliflower and carrots. And yes, the couscous cooks on the same pan in the oven!

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Roasted Chicken with Kale and Tomato Panzanella

plate and sheet of chicken and kale dinner on marble table top
Justin Walker

This tasty dinner recipe is the perfect combination of summer and fall flavors, but you can enjoy it at any time of the year.

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Apricot-Stuffed Pork with Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts

David Loftus

A fancy roast dinner that all cooks on a sheet pan and comes together in 45 minutes? Count us in! The stuffing of dried apricots, apricot jam, and shallots lends sweet and savory flavors to pork tenderloin after just 30 minutes in the oven, while the potatoes and Brussels sprouts become golden and crisp. Toss any leaves that come off the Brussels sprouts in with the rest of the dish (they'll become crunchy and chip-like).

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Chicken with Provencal Vegetables

Andrew Purcell

While the flavors of this classic dish may have originated in Southern France, they'll be right at home in your own kitchen. If you like your potatoes extra crispy, return the pan to the oven while the chicken is resting.

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Roasted Salmon with Kale and Cabbage

Andrew Purcell

A bright, zingy dressing enlivens this healthy and colorful sheet pan dinner.

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Baked Flounder with Roasted Tomatoes


Consider this meal a grown-up twist on fish sticks: Mild whitefish like flounder take well to breadcrumbs and a quick turn in the oven. When roasted, plum tomatoes become tender and candied—so they'll still be outstanding even if their season has long passed.

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Sausages with Acorn Squash and Onions

Johnny Miller

Sweet squash and dried cherries complement the spicy sausage in this quick dinner. There's no need to peel the squash before cooking, but make sure to wash it well.

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Spicy Pork with Parsnips and Sweet Potatoes

Andrew Purcell

Highly seasoned but not super spicy, this pork loin dish pairs sweet parsnips with cayenne and fresh ginger. Peppery watercress is added for serving and brings a fresh crunch.

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Salmon with Fennel, Bell Pepper, and Olives

Johnny Miller

This meal wins points in two categories: It's super healthy and simply stunning. When roasted, the licorice-like flavors of fennel become mellow and sweet.

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Roasted Cod with Potatoes and Olives


Looking for elegance on a plate? This easy dinner is it. The quartered potatoes are the first thing to cook on the sheet pan, then come the tomatoes and olives and all share space with cod fillets. After 15-20 more minutes in the oven, dinner is served. Just add a squeeze of lemon.

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Rib Eye with Horseradish Butter

Johnny Miller

Meat-and-potato-lovers will appreciate this twist on classic recipes. Hearty root vegetables stand in for the more typical starch, while the horseradish butter gives the rib eye a lively finish.

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Inside-Out Chicken and Stuffing

Johnny Miller

Flip the typical stuffed-bird recipe and you'll have this deliciously fragrant go-to chicken dinner. Best of all, some bread pieces will soak up the chicken juices while others will crisp up into flavorful croutons.

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Baked Fish with Herbed Breadcrumbs and Broccoli


Cod, haddock, or halibut work well in this sheet pan dinner. The crispy breadcrumbs give baked fish an enticing texture.

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Bacon and Escarole Pizza


Is this the ultimate sheet-pan meal? Smoky bacon combines with the buttery lettuce in this pizza recipe. If escarole isn't available, swap in romaine lettuce.

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