These quick and easy sheet pan dinners are the way to go. They'll help you cook up a delicious, gourmet meal with less stress and less clean up! Hooray!

Chicken and veggies on a sheet pan for easy sheet pan recipes from Shelf Cooking.

Whether you're short on time or you just despise kitchen clean-up like we do, these easy sheet pan dinners are for you! So simple, you literally cook everything on one pan! Yep, that means fewer dishes to clean and zero pan juggling to get everything done at the same time.

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If you're in the mood for chicken, shrimp, steak, or any other protein, we've got an easy sheet pan recipe for you! Pop that sucker in the oven and you'll have dinner ready for the family in no time flat. Now, let's get on with it already!


Hands placing chopped sweet potatoes and onions on a sheet pan for easy sheet pan recipes from Shelf Cooking.

As easy as sheet pan dinners are, you can't just toss everything on the pan willy nilly and cross your fingers! Follow these simple tips and guidelines, and your sheet pan meals will be perfect every single time.

  • Add Elements in Stages – Depending on what you're cooking, you may need to cook some elements of the meal longer than others. Begin with the longest cooking items and add the rest as needed so it will all be cooked to perfection!
  • Use the Right Sheet Pan – Size matters! Make sure your sheet pan is large enough to accommodate everything without overcrowding the pan. Also, don't try to use a flat cookie sheet for this job—stick with a sheet pan with a rolled edge!
  • Cut Things Uniformly – By cutting your veggies roughly the same size, you won't end up with one potato that's tender and one that's not!
  • Center Meats on the Pan – Place your protein of choice in the center of the pan where it will get the most heat. Nobody likes an undercooked chicken!

See, it's easy, right? Now that you have our best sheet pan recipe tips, let's get to these recipes… We're hungry!


It's a beef night! Whip up one of these yummy sheet pan dinners to up your fancy a little. 😉

From elegant to comfort, these beefy sheet pan recipes are sure to please those hungry tummies!


Chicken and fajita veggies on a sheet pan from Shelf Cooking.

If chicken is yo' thang, you're in the right place! These sheet pan dinners with chicken are sp good and make clean-up sp easy. We're definitely here for that…

Have some chicken in your freezer you need to use up? Perfect! Plus, don't miss this post on all the ins and outs of freezing chicken to make sure nothing ever goes to waste.


These sheet pan dinners with shrimp are shrimply the best!

Come on, don't be shellfish—share these sheet pan dinners with every busy mama you know!


Roasted cauliflower in buffalo sauce on a sheet pan from Shelf Cooking.

Yes, you can still make a bomb sheet pan dinner on Meatless Monday, too! Here are some of our favorite meatless sheet pan recipes around.

Now that you have an arsenal of recipes ready to go, grab that meal planner and get to prepping! Don't forget to grab our free kitchen inventory printable while you're at it!

Do you have a favorite sheet pan recipe? Share it with us in the comments below!

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Grab those baking sheets and let's get cooking!