The Sheet Pan: A Secret Weapon

February 25, 2020
| Created by Heather Lieber, MS, RDN, CD

If you’re always in search of that convenient weeknight meal, sheet pan dinners are a game changer. These meals can deliver a lot of nutrients while maximizing flavor and convenience and also minimizing your commitment to doing dishes. In its simplest form, here is a basic template:

PROTEIN + VEGETABLE + STARCH

ADD COOKING OIL + DESIRED HERBS AND SPICES

425 ° F FOR 15-25 MINUTES

Cooking times will vary, but the above recommendation is a great place to start. If you’re unsure about cooking time, take a peek around 10 minutes and check the progress. Edges of veggies should be slightly browned and caramelized, and meat, poultry and seafood should be checked for the safe minimum temperatures.

Extra Tips

· Top with dressings or simmer sauces

· Use foil, parchment paper, or silicon mats for easy cleanup

· Smaller thinner pieces = shorter cooking time

· Serve along side a crisp fruit or vegetable for a nice crunch!

Winning Combinations

· Salmon + asparagus + potatoes

· Chickpeas + purple cabbage + sweet potato

· Chicken + red onion + bell pepper

· Kielbasa + bell pepper + potato

· Edamame +cabbage + carrots

Want some ideas to get you started? Check out a few of our tried and true recipes below!