Healthy Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes

Make busy weeknights a bit easier with these healthy Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes! All these dinner recipes are made with wholesome ingredients and can be made on ONE pan – no fuss and easy cleanup!

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Nutritious Dinners on the table in a cinch thanks to these Healthy Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes!

A sheet pan dinner adopts the popular concept of a one-pot meal or one-skillet dinner and puts it onto a sheet pan. GENIUS! Not only does this fool-proof method save time, and makes clean-up way easier, it’s basically worry-free as with the food baking away in the oven instead of bubbling away on the stove you’re less likely to feel tempted to check on it all the time! These sheet pan recipes require minimal babysitting and no fancy equipment or expensive ingredients. Pinkie promise!

How do you make a really good sheet pan dinner?

A good sheet pan dinner starts with a healthy protein. If you can, buy organic. I almost always go for poultry like chicken thighs, or chicken breast, or firm fish like salmon because those just do well in the oven! Now, we add some seasonal vegetables, some healthy fats and then we certainly don’t want to skimp on the flavorings!

These dinner recipes are super versatile so you can add whatever veggies you have!  When adding veg to your sheet pan dinners, make sure they’re all cut consistently. And don’t skimp on the fat! You’ll want to coat meat and veg with a healthy oil and plenty of herbs or spices, As my last tip, make sure to give meat and veggies plenty of space on the pan to encourage browning.

Now, chop, toss and lay those goodies out on your pan! Set, forget end let dinner roast away at high heat until everything is golden brown and smells like heaven.

Which sheet pan is best for making sheet pan dinner recipes?

For these recipes, I use a heavy-duty 18-by-13-inch pan as a standard. I recommend you choose a pan that’s either aluminum or stainless steel. Best to look for a pan with a heavy-duty gauge (meaning the thickness of the metal). The higher the gauge, the thinner the pan! Anything from 13 to 18 gauges will work well and gives your food that nice charr.

My favorite Healthy Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes:

teriyaki chicken sheet pan dinner

Sheet Pan Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli 

Tastes like a naughty take-out dinner from your favorite Asian delivery service but is Whole30 approved, gluten-free, and paleo. WIN!!! 

zaatar spiced sheet pan chicken served with tahini sauce and roasted veggies

Sheet Pan Za’atar Chicken with Roasted Chickpeas and Tahini Sauce 

Let’s hop onto the Orient Express with these Juicy Za’atar-Spiced Chicken Thighs roasted to perfection alongside broccoli, cauliflower, and red onions.

One Pan BBQ Spice Chicken Dinner on a sheet pan

One Pan BBQ Spice Chicken Chicken Dinner 

No need to turn on the bbq to enjoy those smokey sweet flavors! This bbq spiced chicken sheet pan dinner brings on the backyard bbq vibes!

 

overhead shot of sheet pan chicken fajitas with avocado sauce

Paleo & Whole30 Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas  

Bring on the fiesta with this easy sheet pan chicken dinner brimming with those Mexican flavors we love!

Cuban Mojo Chicken on a sheet pan along with cilantro and orange

Cuban Mojo Chicken 

Surprise your family with this tangy, fruity-sweet but also a little sour Cuban chicken dinner.

Paleo Sheet Pan Herbed Salmon with Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes

Paleo Sheet Pan Salmon Dinner with Beans & Tomatoes

Simple, yet elegant enough to serve to company. This salmon dinner also makes for the perfect low-carb meal prep recipe!

oven baked mustard chicken thighs served over roasted asparagus

Easy Sheet Pan Mustard Chicken Thighs

Spring on a sheet pan, that’s what this recipe is all about! I throw in some green asparagus if in season, but you can use snap peas, broccoli or any other veg you like!

sheet pan nachos made with ground turkey, cilantro and tomatoes

Skinny Sheet Pan Turkey Nachos with Ground Turkey

TV Dinner on a sheet pan – life is good!

Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken 

Perfectly tender and charred chicken and veggies that are loaded with the creamy and tangy flavors of ranch seasoning

My Favorite Sheet Pan Side Dishes

roasted sweet potato cubes on a sheet pan

Best ever Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Potato Perfection – give them an extra savory twist by adding some garlic, paprika, and oregano!

 

smashed potatoes on a sheet pan

Smashed Potatoes 

Tender on the inside yet amazingly crisp on the outside – just how we like those taters!

baked Sweet potato wedges drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and served with goat cheese and candied pecans

Sweet Potato Wedges with Goat Cheese and Rosemary 

Please run to the kitchen and make these sweet potato wedges ASAP because they are THE BOMB.

 

If you tried one of these easy healthy sheet pan dinner recipes, don’t forget to rate them and let me know how it went in the comments – I love hearing from you! You can also follow me on InstagramPinterest and Facebook for more deliciousness and behind-the-scenes!

 

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