5 Easy Weeknight Dinners
1 Pan, 5 Delicious Weeknight Dinners
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Running out of dinner ideas? Look no further than your cookie sheet or baking dish. It can be used for more than whipping up sweet treats and roasting vegetables. As the following recipes show, a sheet pan can help you put a delicious, healthy meal on the table with minimal time and effort. Plus, cleanup is a breeze since the main course and sides are cooked together on a single pan. Line your pan with foil and you’ll have even less scrubbing to do. A basic rule of thumb is to pair a lean protein (think chicken or fish) with veggies. Let the following one-pan wonders be your guide!
Roasted Broccoli With Shrimp
This riff on a Melissa Clark recipe from The Wednesday Chef couldn’t be easier to throw together. Simply toss bite-size pieces of broccoli with olive oil and spices, and roast on a sheet pan for 10 minutes. Add the marinated shrimp and continue cooking for an additional 10 minutes. Voila! Dinner is done. To make the meal a little heartier, serve the broccoli and shrimp over fiber-filled brown rice.
Sheet Pan Fajitas
In the mood for Tex-Mex? These mouthwatering fajitas from the Laughing Spatula will satisfy your craving without breaking the calorie bank. Thinly sliced chicken and peppers are tossed with olive oil and flavor-packed spices, including chili powder, cumin, and chili flakes. To add nutrients (and keep calories in check), serve them up on whole-wheat tortillas and top with avocado or Greek yogurt (instead of sour cream).
Rosemary Chicken With Potatoes and Green Beans
This heart-warming dish from Little Spice Jar is sure to become a weeknight favorite. It comes together in under an hour and will have everyone asking for seconds. The chicken is cooked on one side of the pan, and the potatoes and green beans on the other. To make the chicken a little healthier, brush it with olive oil instead of butter.
Lemon Herb Salmon and Zucchini
Roasted salmon is a great weeknight dinner standby, and this tasty recipe from Damn Delicious takes it to the next level with a lemon-herb crust and the addition of zucchini. The salmon is brushed with a marinade of lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, dill, oregano, thyme, and rosemary (we suggest skipping the sugar) to create the zesty crust. Feel free to swap out the zucchini for other veggies like asparagus.
Apple and Cabbage Oven Baked Chicken
This satisfying dish from The Healthy Foodie looks impressive, but it’s simple to put together. The trick is slicing the apples, cabbage, and onion as thinly as possible (use a mandoline if you have one). The chicken is baked right on top of the vegetables so you may want to use a casserole dish instead of a sheet pan. The best part of this meal? You can assemble it the night before. Pop it in the oven about an hour before you’re ready to eat.
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