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9 easy sheet pan recipes when you’re too tired to cook

When you’ve just had a long day at work (whether in an office or for real, from your dining room table), most of us are too tired to think about dinner. But we have to do something because your stomach (or that of your family) will not be able to feed itself. In fact, it probably growls at you – subtle! But we have the answer: simple sheet pan recipes.

You don’t have to be a professional in the kitchen to whip up something delicious (and nutritious). In fact, the old adage applies here – the simple things in life are often the best. And in the case of sheet pan recipes, it really is. So if you’re tired and hungry, read on and check out nine simple sheet pan recipes that are guaranteed to become your new go-to during the week.

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This spring vegetable bowl is perfect for your rotation – it is entirely plant-based and can be quickly put together in just one sheet pan. A perfect lunch for one or dinner for two.

Hot tip: This is the perfect side dish if you’re planning an intimate Easter this year. Celebrate with all of the seasonal favorites like baby carrots, radishes, potatoes and sweet shallots.

2 of 9simple sheet pan tomato herb pizza

This Sicilian sheet pan recipe features fresh pizza dough with toasted cherry tomato sauce, three cheeses, hot peppers (can be removed or replaced with a protein alternative if you’re a veggo), homemade “pizza seasoning” and so much fresh garden basil. Making the batter and sauce takes a little more prep time, but if you have a pinch you can always use ready-made batter and sauce from the store!

Hot tip: HBH’s Teighan says the key to this pizza is baking it on a sheet pan at a high temperature until the crust is just a little crispy and the cheese melts. Mmmm….

3 of 9Chorizo ​​Sheet Pan Breakfast

Who said all tin recipes have to be for dinner? We love the idea of ​​this chorizo ​​stir-fry breakfast, and the good news is that it’s full of healthy proteins, starches, fats, and vegetables! This will feed the whole family if necessary.

Hot tip: This recipe is a great meal to prepare for a weeklong breakfast. Just take it out of the freezer, heat it up in the oven and you can have breakfast or brunch in no time.

4 of 95-ingredient sheet of pan chicken fajitas

This simple sheet pan recipe is Camille’s go-to place when wondering what to cook for dinner tonight. You are so simple. The entire meal is prepared entirely on a sheet pan. And most of the ingredients you likely have in your fridge or pantry: boneless and skinless chicken breast, peppers and onions (it couldn’t be easier, folks) with some taco seasoning on top.

Hot tip: Line the sheet pan with foil or parchment paper and the dreaded cleaning after dinner is no longer there.

5 of 9Roasted cauliflower pan recipe

If you haven’t roasted your cauliflower with parmesan on a sheet pan, have you ever lived? Yes, of course you did, but seriously, if you haven’t, please buy cauliflower and make this easy sheet pan recipe this week. It’s a crowd puller.

Hot tip: Cook these on Taco Tuesday and crumble them with your beans and salsa. YUM!

6 of 9Curry Sweet Potato & Chickpeas

Now we guarantee you have these three ingredients in your pantry: sweet potatoes, chickpeas and curry powder. This simple sheet pan recipe combines all three in one very flavorful meal and is cooked entirely on a baking sheet – our favorite type of food.

Hot tip: Use a mixture of curry powder, garam masala, fresh ginger, onion, and garlic to add flavor!

7 of 9Sheet Pan Chipotle Chicken Nachos

When do you ever get tired of nachos? Most likely never. Especially when you can toss all of your favorite ingredients on one tray. You can add any toppings you want, but this one has so many that it is full and is perfect for a movie night. Count us!

Hot tip: Go the extra mile and make your own queso sauce in the recipe above and drizzle everything. You will not regret it.

8 of 9Leaf pan Aloo Gobi

If you don’t feel like standing in front of a stove, but still long for food that tastes delicious and makes you feel good (with minimal effort), then you’ve come to the right place. This aloo gobi chicken pan recipe is to die for and incredibly easy to make. Abbreviations for dinner this way.

Hot tip: Charge the vegetables like you would if they stuck to the bottom of a stovetop pan. Nothing is as delicious as a spiced potato crust that is perfectly crispy and full of warm spices.

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Pan-roasted chili orange salmon with garlic and green vegetables from Camille Styles

A long list of ingredients or complicated techniques are the last things any of us want to experience at the end of a long day in the kitchen. #I’m right? Usually we just want to pour a glass of pinot (or a delicious cocktail), turn up the Spotify chill mix, and do something simple and tasty. Enter your newest favorite food everyone is cooking on a tray. Yes, you will be just as addicted as we are.

Hot tip: Follow Camille’s instructions and ask the fish man at your local grocery store to remove the skin and bones from the salmon fillets. All you have to do is put them on a parchment-lined sheet pan that you want to fry vegetables on. A little awesome.

What’s your favorite simple sheet pan recipe? Share the link below or just try the ingredients.


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