While cooking is often a rewarding experience, it is often time consuming and overly complicated. If you want to do less of the cooking and more of the eating, sheet pan dinners are the perfect dinner choice. They are quick and easy as all the ingredients are put onto the same pan and then put in the oven. Using one pan means you even same time on dish washing! They are a great dinner choice for those busy weeknights where all you want to do is relax after work and watch some TV, not labor over the stove. Even though they are so easy to make, sheet pan dinners can still be healthy and full of flavor. We’ve found you some of the best sheet pan dinners that are healthy, delicious, and perfect on a busy summer night. Take a look below!
1. Mexican Egg Baked Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes are an incredibly versatile vegetable. This recipe turns the stuffed potato into something truly glorious. Bursting with Mexican flavor, these sweet potatoes contain an entire egg and are covered in a zesty avocado sauce. These flavors are perfect for hot summer nights and are sure to make your tastebuds sing. Not to mention they are incredibly nutritious! Check out the recipe here:
2. Spicy tofu and green beans
This recipe is for those who like a spicy kick. The tofu is marinated in an Asian-inspired sauce, with red pepper flakes, soy sauce, maple syrup and sesame seeds. Paired with healthy green beans, this recipe is going to set your taste buds on fire in the best way possible. Take a look here:
3. Mexican sweet potato bake
This recipe is full of healthy roasted vegetables seasoned with Mexican-inspired herbs and spices. Other than chopping up the vegetables, there is very little preparation involved. All you have to do is combine the ingredients on a pan and put in the oven, leaving you time to grab a cup of tea and read a book. Too easy! Try it out here:
4. Roasted cauliflower Mac N’ Cheese
Mac N’ Cheese can be healthy if you’re determined enough. All you need to do is add some vegetables, use high-quality ingredients and keep your portions small…But we won’t judge you if you go back for seconds! This recipe uses cauliflower to add extra flavor and nutrition, as well as a parmesan and walnut crumb topping that will leave your mouth watering. Have a look here:
5. Sheet pan ratatouille
If you ever watched Pixar’s ‘Ratatouille’, then you probably imagine it’s a difficult dish to make. This sheet pan recipe keeps the hearty French flavours, but is super easy to make. It’s also low in calories, making it a great choice for the health-conscious. Have a look here:
6. Eggplant and chickpea sheet pan dinner
This Middle Eastern-inspired dish includes roasted eggplant and chickpeas and a tahini sauce. It’s full of fiber, vitamins and most importantly, flavor. Try it out here:
7. Easy pasta bake
Sheet pan dinners are so versatile, you can even cook pasta! This recipe keeps it simple, letting the delicious Italian flavors shine. Are you hungry yet? Find the recipe here:
8. Sheet pan nachos
This recipe is a total game changer. Who knew nachos could be so healthy? It’s full of fresh and healthy vegetables so you won’t feel guilty about eating it. It’s a great recipe if you’re after a crowd-pleaser, as no one can say no to nachos. Try it out here:
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