Three Sheet Pan Dinners + More Time-Saving Ideas

By Nikki Doering, RD, LD
November 6, 2018

There are two things we need in a meal: one is a requisite, real food; and the second is a nice to have, an easy and preferably fast meal. Over the years we’ve shared many ideas, like making double or triple batches to freeze for later meals, thinking outside the breakfast box by serving dinner leftovers, batch cooking that prepares a week of meals in advance, and  we can’t forget our trusty slow cookers (read our 9 slow cooker tips and favorite recipes here). Today we’re back with yet another idea and three fresh recipes, all using just one dish, the sheet pan.

chickenthighsandsquash.jpgChances are you have a couple sheet pans in your kitchen, mostly unused except for the occasional roasted veggies. Take out those neglected pans and put them to good use! Basically a one-pot meal in the oven, sheet pan recipes are fast, make for an easy clean-up and are pretty simple.

You’ll notice that all of our recipes have an animal protein, veggies and a good fat that works well at high heats. With that trio in mind, feel free to experiment in your own kitchen. Roast it all at a high heat until the meat is cooked and everything is golden brown.

Happy roasting from our kitchens to yours! Let us know your favorite sheet pan recipe combos in the comments; we’re always looking for new ideas and inspiration.

About the author

Nikki has seen firsthand the tremendous impact nutrition can have on your brain and body. After suffering a concussion with a multitude of related symptoms, Nikki felt lost. “Fortunately I stumbled on a Dishing Up Nutrition podcast on just that topic full of nutrition advice that helped me immensely.” Nikki’s main goal was accomplished when she healed her brain and improved her memory and concentration. Nikki is a registered dietitian and licensed dietitian through the Minnesota Board of Nutrition and Dietetics. She received her B.S. in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

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