11 One-Pan Dinner Recipes

These 11 One-Pan Dinner Recipes are sure to please your crowd and make you extra happy that there’s little clean up after a satisfying meal.

I’ve called myself this before and really mean it. I’m a lazy cook. Not necessarily when it comes to prepping and cooking food, but the part where you have to clean up. There’s nothing I detest more than a big pile of dishes from using 2 large pots, a sheet pan, a sauce pan, 2 cutting boards, etc.. Is any of this sounding familiar? 

The best part about these One-Pan dinner recipes is that you can use the basic cooking methods in the recipes and switch up the proteins and vegetable ingredients. Take for instance the Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner. You could also use chicken in this recipe, add any seasonal vegetables you have on hand including cubed baby potatoes, sweet potatoes, eggplant, butternut squash, carrots and more, and turn it into your own one pan meal with practically no clean up.

The same goes for the fish in parchment. I love this meal beyond words as the only clean up is your knife and cutting board. You can use chicken, scallops, shrimp or tofu and then add your own twist using Italian, Chinese, French or basically any flavor combination to steam in the packets and then toss the paper when you’re all done. 

Middle Eastern-ish One Sheet Chicken Dinner

One Sheet Pan Shrimp and Vegetable Dinner

Sheet Pan Pancake

Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner from weelicious.com

Moroccan Chicken

Vegetarian Sheet Pan Nachos

Summer Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner

Vegetarian Spaghetti Pie. You can make one with meat, too!

Fish in Parchment Paper, or go vegetarian with Tofu!

Roast Chicken with Caramelized Lemons, Olives, and Cherry Tomatoes

Ham and Asparagus Quiche

Make one of these One-Pan Dinner Recipes and I guarantee you’ll be happy at the end of the meal when the food is gone and you’re out of the kitchen in no time!

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

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