15 Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners, Better Than Takeout!

These healthy sheet pan dinners will help you save time AND money on busy weeknights when you’re tempted to order takeout. Add some fresh fruit, or a green salad, and dinner is served. The only thing missing? Someone to wash the sheet pan afterwards!

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Confession time. While Instant Pot and Air Fryers are all the rage these days, it’s been at least 6 months since I’ve used my Instant Pot, and I don’t own an Air Fryer. But, healthy sheet pan dinners , that’s a trend I can really get behind!

If you think about it, an Instant Pot still needs to be cleaned out, but a sheet pan properly lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil, can be wiped down & popped right back in your kitchen cabinets. Not to mention, the space Instant Pots and Air Fryers take up in your kitchen. Hello, minimalism!

And, whether your make one of these 15 healthy sheet pan dinners, or get inspired to create your own, there’s no denying that sheet pan meals are a delicious way to clean out your fridge, and use up any less than lively looking produce.

Who’s with me???

What You Need to Make Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners

  • Sheet Pans. I keep a variety of aluminum sheet pans in my kitchen. You’ll want to make sure your don’t overcrowd your veggies and protein, so use a larger sheet pan as needed, or multiple sheet pans.
  • Parchment Paper or Aluminum Foil. Make clean up a cinch by lining your sheet pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Food! A well stocked fridge and pantry with a variety of protein, veggies, fruit, herbs, spices, and other seasonings.
  • A dose of creativity! Start with these 15 healthy sheet pan ideas, then come up with your own using whatever ingredients you have on hand. For crave worthy flavor pairing ideas, I highly recommend The Vegetarian Flavor Bible!

Let’s get cooking!

Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners | Chicken, Pork Chops, & Turkey

Sheet Pan Pork Chops w/ Apples, Green Beans, & Maple Dijon Sauce

pork chops on a sheet pan with apples and green beans

Who knew Sheet Pan Pork Chops could be so addictive? You can prep this recipe in 15 minutes, kick back, and relax while they cook, and be enjoying a deliciously healthy dinner in no time at all. And, the best part? Clean up is a cinch! 

Sheet Pan Apple Brie Stuffed Chicken

Apple Brie Stuffed Chicken on a pan

This Sheet Pan Apple & Brie Stuffed Chicken from Byte Sized Nutrition may sound exotic, but it takes only 15 minutes to prep {especially if you marinate the chicken the night before}, 30 minutes to bake {pour yourself a glass of wine or kombucha while you wait!}, and dinner is served!

Sheet Pan Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Apples

Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes & Apples

Growing up, my mom always insisted that we eat applesauce with pork chops. So, naturally, I insist on the same thing whenever I make ’em. These easy Sheet Pan Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Apples from The Lean Green Bean are a delicious way to have you pork chops and apples all in one delicious bite! Know what’s even better? They take 5 minutes prep time and 20 minutes to bake. Genius!

One Pan Turkey Sausage & Vegetables

One Pan Turkey Sausage & Vegetables

I love that I usually have all the ingredients for this One Pan Turkey Sausage & Vegetables stocked in my kitchen. {Ahem, except when my fridge is on the fritz.} This easy recipe from Chocolate Slopes is a delicious way to eat more veggies, and takes only 5 minutes to prep + 20 minutes to bake. Yum!

Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners: Chicken & Broccoli

Chicken and Broccoli on a baking pan

This Asian inspired Sheet Pan Chicken and Broccoli from Food, Pleasure, and Health, is just what the dietitian ordered for a no-fuss, easy weeknight dinner. Serve it with a side of fresh fruit to round out your meal, and everyone will be happy! P.S. Make with gluten free tamari, Bragg’s liquid aminos, or coconut aminos for a gluten free version.

Sheet Pan Chicken & Potatoes with Greek Salsa

Sheet Pan Chicken and Potatoes with Greek Salsa

If you enjoy Greek cuisine as much as I do, you’ll love the Mediterranean diet inspired flavors in this Sheet Pan Chicken with Fresh Greek Salsa. Naturally gluten free potatoes pair together deliciously with the lemon, garlic, and oregano infused chicken, but feel free to omit them for a lower carb meal, or add in some extra veggies like green beans, asparagus, or broccoli-the sky’s the limit!

Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners | Salmon & Seafood

Sheet Pan Miso Maple Broiled Salmon Nicoise Salad

This Sheet Pan Miso Maple Broiled Salmon Nicoise Salad is the bomb! Seriously, it’s so delicious you’ll want to eat it 3 days in a row. Just trust me on this. Bonus, it’s SUPER easy to make! Gluten Free, Low FODMAP, Paleo.

Honey Soy Roasted Shrimp & Asparagus

Shrimp & asparagus sheet pan dinner.

One more confession… I don’t like shrimp. But this easy, 15-minute Honey Soy Roasted Shrimp & Asparagus from Marisa Moore Nutrition, could *almost* convert me to the dark side. If you love shrimp, like Mr. Spicy and most people I know, I have a feeling you’ll want to add this to your weeknight dinner repertoire. P.S. Make with gluten free tamari, Bragg’s liquid aminos, or coconut aminos for a gluten free version.

Sheet Pan Italian Salmon & Green Beans

4-Ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon with Green Beans

I’ve had my eye on this Sheet Pan Italian Salmon and Green Beans from The Lean Green Bean for awhile now. Requiring only 4-ingredients + 20 minutes to make, seriously, what’s not to love?!!! P.S. Make with gluten free tamari, Bragg’s liquid aminos, or coconut aminos for a gluten free version.

Sheet Pan Asian Salmon with Veggies

Sheet Pan Asian Salmon with Veggies

This omega-3 packed Sheet Pan Asian Salmon with Veggies from Fannetastic Food can be on your plate in 20 minutes flat. The only catch {sorry-no pun intended}? You’ll have to make it yourself~I’m not making house calls right now 🙂 P.S. Make with gluten free tamari, Bragg’s liquid aminos, or coconut aminos for a gluten free version.

Glazed Baked Cod & Asparagus

Glazed Baked Cod & Asparagus

Here’s a paleo dinner from Hungry Hobby, that looks so easy and delicious! This Glazed Baked Cod & Asparagus is topped with a Coconut Peanut Sauce that sounds divine! Add the lemony garlic roasted asparagus that bakes alongside the cod, and you’ll have a nourishing dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.

Smoked Salmon & Dill Sheet Pan Frittata

Smoked Salmon & Dill Sheet Pan Fritatta

Love frittatas? So do I! And, I think this Smoked Salmon & Dill Sheet Pan Frittata from RDelicious Kitchen is a genius idea! With only 5 ingredients, you can whip this up for a healthy weeknight dinner, or enjoy it with fresh fruit, coffee and mimosas for a festive weekend brunch!

Healthy Sheet Pan Dinners | Vegetarian & Vegan

Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos

Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos

I love these vegetarian “Loaded” Sheet Pan Nachos from Shaw’s Simple Swaps. Liz makes them with Flatouts, but you can easily swap it with corn tortillas for a gluten free version. The cottage cheese adds protein, plus they’re topped with pico de gallo and sliced avocado for a seriously yummy dinner, or healthy snack.

Southwest Breakfast Sheet Pan Bake {Breakfast for Dinner!}

Southwest Breakfast Sheet Pan Bake

Calling all “breakfast for dinner” fans! Doesn’t this Southwest Breakfast Sheet Pan Bake from Kiss in the Kitchen look fabulous?!!! It’s packed with fiber from the beans and veggies, and topped off with sunny side up eggs, and  looks absolutely perfect to me for “brinner”!

Sheet Pan Tofu Bowls

Eat the rainbow! This Sheet Pan Tofu from Grateful Grazer is baked in a sweet-and-savory sauce and served over a hearty mix of lentils & grains (swap farro w/ quinoa, rice, or sorghum for a gluten free version) for a delicious plant based sheet pan dinner.

Let’s Chat! Are you a fan of sheet pan dinners? Which one of these recipes will you be making first? Do you have an oven you love {wall oven w/ microwave combo}? I’m going oven shopping soon, and would love your recommendations!

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  1. Oh my EA I have no idea how you’re managing without fridge and oven?! I always am so excited to get back to cooking after having a break. These sheet pan dinners all look amazing – they’re a perfect addition to my back to school meal planning roundup. Who doesn’t need quick and healthy recipes for feeding the family! I have a salmon sheet pan recipe coming next week and a tofu one soon too. Definitely makes my life easier when there are fewer dishes to wash!

  2. Sheet pan dinners are so brilliant. I’m glad to have so many new ideas. What a great post.

  3. I didn’t discover the beauty of sheet pan meals until about a year ago, but now I don’t know how I ever lived without them! I can’t wait to give some of these recipes a try.. they all look amazing. Thanks so much for including my Apple and Brie Stuffed Chicken!

    1. Hi Kara~I hear you!!! I LOVE sheet pan dinners too, and can’t wait to make your Apple & Brie Stuffed Chicken-it looks amazing!!

  4. I am so sorry about your appliances! I swear you do have the worst luck with them… sigh, I guess we’re blessed to call our problems first world though, right?! Silver lining of it all I guess! These are def going on my menu, esp b/c I have salmon defrosting today! I hope you have a nice weekend and get your shopping done, don’t forget those bags!!!

    1. Awww…thanks Liz! you are so right though-1st world problems for sure. If my fridge doesn’t get fixed by the end of this week, I might show up on your doorstep with my grocery bags 🙂 I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  5. Every single one of these dinners looks delish! I’ll be adding some to my upcoming weekly menus for sure!

    1. I know, right?! I’ll be joining you in trying them all! Have a wonderful weekend!