One-pot meals have always been the dinnertime go-to for busy families who need a meal on the table fast. But one-pot meals aren’t always talked about in the same sentence as other words like “light meals” or “healthy dinner options”. One-pot meals, and especially sheet pan dinners, can be healthy, quick, and savory. Here are five recipes—all of which can be made on a half sheet pan—that prove that’s true.
For a long time, cauliflower was one of the most underrated vegetables in the kitchen. But recently, this gluten-free, low-carb ingredient has become the healthy substitute for everything from potatoes to pizza dough. In this recipe, cauliflower is the star of a Mediterranean feast complemented by chickpeas and a tabbouleh salad topping. Roasting cauliflower is as easy as chopping, seasoning, and setting the timer.
Many families get stuck in the chicken-and-a-starch recipe rut, and this recipe will pull you right out of it. Healthy chicken breasts are topped with spinach and tomatoes, and accompanied by thinly sliced, roasted potatoes on the side.
The combination of pork, apples, and sweet potatoes is savory and satisfying, yet healthy at the same time. In this recipe, you can prep all three ingredients at once, throw them on a sheet pan, and they’ll all be ready at the same time.
The best part about this recipe is that it can be a main dish or a healthy party appetizer, depending on the size of your toast. Quickly prep veggies in a bowl, then roast them on a sheet pan for about 20 minutes. Then warm up sliced bread and top it with an easy, homemade white bean hummus and your cooked veggies. Filling enough for a meal, but easy enough for a fun party app.
Stuffed mushrooms have long been party favorites, but they make a great addition to the family dinner weekly lineup, especially when you want to get more veggies in your diet. In this recipe, the mushrooms are stuffed with healthy quinoa, artichokes, tomatoes, and zucchini. Totally filling. Totally guilt-free.
Want to know the secret to a perfect, easy sheet pan dinner? This infographic shows you how to make the perfect one-pan meal on stoneware, but the recipes can be used for sheet pans, too. (Bake times may vary a little.)