62+ Easy Sheet Pan Dinner Ideas

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Need something quick, tasty, and new for dinner? Why not try a sheet pan dinner? These easy sheet pan dinner ideas will help you get a hot meal on the table without the fuss in no time! 

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Sheet Pan Dinners are lifesavers and a great way to use up stuff in the fridge to make something new for the family to try! We absolutely love sheet pan meals on busy weeknights, especially during the school year when we don’t want to add a lot of extra dishes or time in the kitchen to our already packed evenings.

Why You’ll Love these Easy Sheet Pan Dinner Ideas

  • These easy sheet pan dinners only use a few ingredients and they all bake together on a single sheet pan, making for easy clean up!
  • Sheet pan dinner recipes are great for meal prep, because you can make a large batch of food and keep it in containers for lunch or dinner all week.
  • One-pan dinners are a great way to get a hot meal on the table with little effort, making it more likely that you’ll stick to eating at home, keeping your food budget on track!

What is a Sheet Pan Dinner?

A sheet pan dinner is essentially a one-pot meal, just bake it in the oven instead of on the stove. Sheet Pan dinners are meals made on one cookie sheet (or deeper if need be) that require only a few ingredients and have an easy clean-up afterward!

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How do Sheet Pan Dinners Save Money?

Sheet Pan Dinners help you save money by limiting your need to get take-out, you can cook a whole meal in 30 minutes while you’re getting home and unwinding. Plus you can buy some items that are used for multiple sheet pan dinners in bulk, like potatoes and it makes the overall grocery budget a bit cheaper.

Sheet Pan Dinner Supplies

  • Baking Sheet
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Seasonings of choice
  • Meat (chicken breast, )
  • Veggies
  • Olive Oil

There’s such a wide range of meals to make into a sheet pan dinner so we’ve got the best ones we could find and separated them into a couple of different categories.

Easy Sheet Pan Dinner Ideas

The ultimate list of easy sheet pan dinner ideas to feed your family fast this week (even if you're on a tight budget).

Main Dish Sheet Pan Dinner Ideas

Now that you see the general idea of how to make these easy dinner recipes, you can try making up your own! All you. need for a sheet pan dinner is a meat or other main dish if. you’re making vegetarian recipes, and lots of rainbow vegetables! Add everything to a single baking sheet and you’re done!

Here are some of our favorite main dish ideas for your sheet pan suppers.

  • Chicken breast
  • Chicken thighs
  • Fish (Salmon, shrimp)
  • Butternut squash (vegetarian recipes)
  • Sheet pan nachos (add fun toppings like black beans, sour cream, and ground beef)
  • Pork chops or pork tenderloin
  • Sheet pan pizza (very easy!)

Best Healthy Vegetables for Sheet-Pan Suppers

When it comes to weeknight dinners, sheet-pan dinners can reduce cook time and help you save money! I love that you can switch out the kind of vegetable depending on what’s in season, or use whatever you have on hand in the fridge or pantry. 

Here are some of our favorite vegetables to throw on the side of your main course for dinner time.

  • Baby carrots
  • Red potatoes
  • Sweet potato
  • Butternut squash
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Green beans
  • Brussels sprouts
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I hope these 62 Easy Sheet Pan Dinner Ideas give you some inspiration for delicious ways to get easy meals on the table this week!

The great thing about sheet pan dinners is that you can customize them with your favorite ingredients making it easy to create a fast dinner everyone will love!

Sheet pan meals also help you save money by encouraging you to eat at home more often because these dinners are so easy to make! 

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Let me know which easy sheet pan dinner you try this week and make sure to save this post for later on Pinterest.  

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I’m a wife, mom of three, doctor, and blogger! In 2018, I decided to turn my mom blog, into a personal finance blog so others could follow along on our journey to pay off over HALF a MILLION dollars in student loan and practice start up debt. I hope you enjoy following along, and maybe even find some inspiration along the way.