25 Super Easy Sheet Pan Dinners for Busy Weeknights
These 25 Super Easy Sheet Pan Dinners come together super quickly and the oven does all the work for you. These healthy dinner ideas are also a great way to get your veggies in and clean out your fridge!
Get ready for the easiest healthy dinner ideas everrrrrrr!
I love sheet pan dinners because they come together super quickly and are perfect for when you haven't quite planned your week out in advance. Even though I basically live on my own, I find dinner to be the most difficult part of the day. Funny enough because most people say they struggle with lunches, but dinner is my tough meal. I want it to be delicious, but I don't always have the time to cook and make something fancy.
And because I count on my dinners to double as lunches for the next day, I really do need healthy dinner ideas to keep on hand for those crazy nights when I'm not home until 9pm because, well, life (mostly work and gym…the struggle is real guys).
When I want to eat a quick healthy dinner I often turn to sheet pan dinners to get me through.
Benefits of Sheet Pan Dinners
Most of these easy healthy dinner recipes just take a few minutes of prep time and the oven does all the work so you can shower, hang out on the couch and watch Netflix…whatever you need to do while everything's cooking. And since everything cooks together on one pan, cleanup is no problem either.
But the benefits don't stop there.
Sheet pan dinners are also a great way to clear out the fridge, and usually it's just a matter of doing some kind of sheet pan chicken breasts tossed with a bit of olive oil, a vinegar, hot sauce, soy sauce or honey mustard, and some spices from the your pantry. And of course ALWAYS garlic. Maybe some fresh herbs at the end. There's your basic sheet pan dinner formula!
More Healthy Meal Ideas
If you're looking for more delicious meal inspiration, look no further than some of these helpful resources below!
- 52 Healthy, Easy Dinner Ideas for Busy Weeknights – these include 30 minute meals, slow cooker recipes and Instant Pot favorites!
- Meal Prep for Weight Loss – discover my own weight loss journey through healthy recipes and meal prep
- Eating Healthy on a Budget + 10 Cheap Dinner Ideas – yes, you can eat healthy, cheap dinners!
- 8 Easy Steak Marinades – perfect for incorporating steak in your weekly meal prep
Cooking Chicken on a Sheet Pan
If you're looking to cook chicken alone on a sheet pan instead of adding all the veggies and sauce altogether at once, I've got a super handy guide on how to make the BEST baked chicken breast – and I've even included 6 marinades and spice rub ideas!
Cooking Salmon on a Sheet Pan
If you're looking to make salmon on a sheet pan check out this handy resource for the perfect baked salmon, plus 5 easy marinades. All you need to add are some veggies for one healthy meal!
Healthy Lunch Ideas
If you're also struggling to make lunch every week, I've got some great posts to help you out!
Did you know that sheet pan dinners can be more than just chicken and veggies? Well, I'm here to help you with putting some new easy healthy dinner recipes on the table and FAST. I've rounded up some super fun weeknight dinner ideas from sheet pan steak fajitas to honey mustard chicken, vegetarian buddha bowls and Old Bay-style shrimp. The combinations are endless!
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Sheet pan recipes
Take a look at the following recipes below to get some quick dinner inspiration! All of the below recipes cook within 40 minutes or less and there are ideas for steak, fish, chicken, shrimp and an easy vegetarian option to boot. Happy cooking!