In the Kitchen: Sheet Pan Suppers

Recipe by: Mary White, MS, RD, LD

I love sheet pan suppers -- chop all the ingredients, place onto one pan, top with your favorite oils/seasonings, and roast till done!

Sheet pan dinners are perfect for anyone! For the novice cook, they require limited kitchen appliances or complex cooking techniques.  For the busy professional struggling to find a balance between busy social and professional schedules can still find the time to make nutritious home-cooked meals. I encourage you to “put your best fork forward” and dig into some of my favorite sheet pan supper recipes.

Sheet Pan Italian Salmon


Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean created this simple salmon recipe using just 5 ingredients!  Even though the lemon slices are optional, I like to use them to brighten the flavor of the salmon and vegetables. As Lindsay suggests, I line the sheet pan with foil, which makes clean-up a breeze. In the past, I have made this meal swapping asparagus for the green beans.  While it does work, I found the asparagus had to be cooked a little longer compared to the salmon (25 minutes at 400 degrees F). This is sheet pan supper perfection!

Mediterranean Nachos


Kath with Kath Eats Real Food gives the classic nachos recipe a Mediterranean makeover.  She swaps pita chips for traditional tortilla chips and tops her sheet pan nachos with cherry tomatoes, capers, roasted red pepper hummus, olives, artichokes, feta cheese, and seared tofu.  If you dislike tofu or simply wish to have less dishes, I have skipped steps 1-2 and started at step 3 in the recipe with success.

Lemon Parmesan Pecan Crusted Chicken with Asparagus


Kristy at Chocolate Slopes developed this one pan chicken meal, perfect for a busy week night!  While Kristy recommends whole wheat Panko, I had difficulty locating it at my local grocery store and opted for whole wheat breadcrumbs instead.

Sheet Pan Shrimp Dinner


Chelsey over at C it Nutritionally suggests simple, healthy meal preparation doesn’t have to be dull or lackluster in flavor.  Her 20-minute shrimp sheet pan dinner recipe is packed with veggies and seasoned with lemon juice, Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, and oregano for added taste. The perfect sheet pan supper!

Steak Fajitas


Kelli at Hungry Hobby RD shows you how to make sheet pan supper steak fajitas with bell peppers.  Kelli also makes homemade fajita seasoning using minimal amounts of salt and sugar. When making this recipe, I substituted canola oil for avocado oil and served fajitas with sides of brown rice and sliced avocado.