These are our family’s favorite one-pan easy dinners (or one-pot, one-baking sheet) that aren’t salads!
Alex makes fun of me all the time for the amount of dishes I use while I’m cooking. I can make a pretty impressive mess in the kitchen, especially if a dinner recipes involves multiple pans, pots, dishes.
So, when I find a delicious one-pot, or one-pan, or one-baking-sheet dinner, it’s a huge win in our house. Because it’s usually easy to make, quicker and less mess. They’re pretty awesome.
I wanted to share 8 of our favorite easy and delicious one-pot or one-pan or one-baking-sheet dinner recipes. And if you have any favorites, please share them with me in the comments section below; I’d love to give them a try. (I’ll also be sharing a roundup of favorite Instant Pot/Crockpot dinners too since fall/winter is the perfect time for those types of dinners.)
Favorite one-pan, one-pot, one-baking sheet easy dinners (that aren’t salads):
Pesto Shakshuka from Bob’s Red Mill
I was a little hesitant to try this one at first because I’m not a huge fan of runny eggs, but I cooked it longer so the eggs set, and it’s now a dinner we’ve made a handful of times. It’s quick and easy and surprisingly super filling. It’s perfect on its own, or great also with a side of veggies, or sourdough toast, or a salad. Find the recipe HERE from Bob’s Red Mill.
Crustless Veggie + Chicken Sausage Pizza from Simply Real Health
This dinner is really delicious, is full of veggies (we like to also add mushrooms to ours), and really tastes like you’re eating a pizza without the crust. Even while it’s cooking, it smells like pizza—my girls asked if we were having pizza. Get the recipe, from Simply Real Health, HERE.
Cheesy Enchilada Rice Skillet from Damn Delicious
If you have a batch of rice already cooked, this dinner comes together really quickly. (I usually make a batch of brown jasmine rice in the Instant Pot and use it for quick dinners throughout the week.) It’s a dinner everyone likes, plus Alex loves turning it into a burrito.
Tahini Tray Bake from Tone It Up
This is a really easy dinner, which is awesome but what I really love about it is the tahini and lemon. They both add a ton of flavor. And this recipe is easy to tweak based on your favorite veggies and protein. We also love it with carrots, brussel sprouts, cauliflower or butternut squash. Grab the recipe from Tone It Up HERE.
Egg Roll in a Bowl from Detoxinista
I love this dinner because it’s so full of veggies and it really does taste like the inside of an egg roll. It comes together very quickly if you use bags of coleslaw mix (just the cabbage, not the sauce). It’s good on its own, or with teriyaki chicken or Trader Joe’s Mandarin Orange Chicken. Get the recipe from Detoxinista HERE.
Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon from Cucina de Yung
This is such a flavorful way to bake salmon. It’s like salmon fajitas. 🙂 Instead of parsley, I like to add cilantro. Find the recipe from Cucina de Yung HERE. Delicious also with black beans, and a batch of cilantro rice.
Sausage Apple Sweet Potato Bake from Peanut Butter Fingers
We all love this dinner in our house, and it smells like fall while it’s cooking. I love the salty-sweet combo from the sausage, apples and sweet potatoes. I usually start cooking the sweet potatoes and apples first, then add the sausage during the last 15-20 mins of baking. Find the recipe HERE from Peanut Butter Fingers.
Cauliflower Fried Rice
What I love about this recipe is that it takes 15 minutes and you can use up a lot of veggies. We love adding mushrooms, bell pepper, edamame, peas, carrots, corn, riced cauliflower and leftover rice. It’s a lot of ingredients but you throw everything into a pan… it’s so easy! Find the recipe HERE. You can also add protein like shrimp or chicken; and it’s so delicious with diced pineapple (add it in last).
What are some of your favorite one-pan dinners? Please share them in the comment section below; I’d love to give them a try.