Sheet pan dinners
Running around tonight and pressed for time for dinner? Don’t do takeout. Put the phone down and head to the freezer/fridge/pantry (your grocery budget will thank you). Here are some quick and easy ideas that help to change the concept of “one-pot-cooking”: sheet pan dinners.
Basically, you assemble everything that you need and fill a sheet pan, place it in the oven and dinner is served.
Shrimp & asparagus
This is incredibly healthy and low calorie too. Trim the ends from a bunch of asparagus. Mix together 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1tsp each of paprika and chili flakes and 2tbsp of olive oil. Toss the asparagus with the mixture, reserving some for the shrimp. Line the sheet pan with the asparagus and cover with thin slices of lemon. Bake for about 15 minutes at 400°F. Take out of the oven and cover asparagus with defrosted shrimp, also tossed in the spice mixture. Put back in the oven and bake until shrimp are opaque and cooked through.
Ranch chicken & veggies
Peel 4 servings of carrots and potatoes. Slice the potatoes in 1-inch slices. Place carrots, potatoes and boneless chicken pieces on a sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with dried ranch seasoning. Bake at 400° until chicken is cooked through.
Dijon honey pork tenderloin
Half small potatoes and clean about a pound of green beans. Toss in olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Arrange potatoes, beans and 4 servings of pork tenderloin on a sheet pan. Combine 2 tbsp grainy Dijon mustard with 2tbsp honey. Spread liberally over the pork tenderloin and bake at 400°F for about 45 mins.
Sausage potatoes and peppers
Dice two peppers (you pick the colour). Slice a pound of cooked sausage into 1-inch links. Slice 4 potatoes into thin wedges. Toss the meat and the veggies in a couple of tbsp. of olive oil and 1 tbsp. of Cajun seasoning. Bake at about 425°F for about 20 mins.