This story is adapted from Fannetastic Food’s guide to Sheet Pan Dinners.

Sheet pan dinner recipes are a busy parent’s best friend. Aside from ordering in or heating up a frozen meal (and we’re not knocking those pinch-hitting strategies!), it’s the easiest way to get dinner on the table, fast. Just chop up a protein and some veggies (which you can do in advance..), add seasoning or a glaze, and roast in the oven. Here are the basic steps you’ll need.

  1. Choose Your Veggies

Pick fast-cooking choices if you want dinner ready ASAP. These include zucchini, onion, broccoli or green beans. If you go for root veggies like potatoes or carrots, add another 5 to 10 minutes of cooking time in before you add your protein.

  1. Choose Your Protein

Salmon, chicken or tofu—whether you want to serve fish, meat or a vegetarian dish, there are endless options!

  1. Add Seasoning

Go-to combos for Anne Mauney, the R.D. behind Fannetastic Food, include Lemon Dijon and Ginger Soy Glaze. But something as easy as olive oil and salt and pepper works well, too!

For most of the proteins/veggie combo, roasting at 375 for between 15 and 20 minutes should give you the perfect, fast meal. For exact cooking times and full recipes, click here

Want more one pan dinner inspiration?

30 Sheet Pan Dinners from Cooking Light

Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes from AllRecipes

Easy Sheet Pan Dinners with Just 5 Recipes from TheKitchn

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