Everything about summer always has a way of feeling more simple and relaxed — and weeknight dinners shouldn’t be any different. That’s why my favorite approach to the simplest, easiest weeknight meals starts with a sheet pan. Everything from your main course and the sides comes together on one pan, so it’s easy cooking and easy cleanup.
From a can’t-miss tomato tart to Asian-inspired tofu and broccoli, here are 10 sheet pan suppers to add to your summer meal plan.
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1. 15-Minute Fresh Tomato and Feta Tart
Gather up those perfect summer tomatoes, because this is the most wonderful way to eat them for dinner. A box of frozen puff pastry keeps it super simple, and if you want to bulk it up a little, try topping your tart with a fried egg.
2. Easy Sheet Pan Chili Garlic Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli
Think of this refreshing weeknight supper as stir-fry meets sheet pan. It starts with a classic combination of soy and ginger and gets an extra kick from chili-garlic sauce.
3. How To Make a Chicken and Roasted Vegetable Sheet Pan Meal
When a sheet pan is involved, a chicken dinner with crispy thighs couldn’t be easier. Grab a pack of skin-on chicken thighs and any of your favorite veggies.
4. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
No need to stand at the stove to make fajitas when a sheet pan is involved. Everything — chicken, peppers, onions, tortillas — is prepped and cooked on a single sheet pan.
5. 30-Minute Sheet Pan Potatoes and Chicken Sausage
When I’m at a loss for what to make for dinner, chicken sausage is my go-to choice. Most packaged chicken sausage is already cooked, so it really just needs to be heated through. Partner the links the red potatoes, or really any type of veggie, and dinner hits the table with minimal effort.
6. Sheet Pan Mustard Maple Salmon with Potatoes and Asparagus
A simple maple-Dijon sauce takes a basic weeknight salmon dinner and turns it into a meal that feels far fancier. Best of all, the fillets and sides come together on a single baking sheet.
7. Rainbow Pizza
Gather up the season’s most colorful veggies (they’re all fair game), pull out your trusty baking sheet, and pizza Friday is guaranteed to be a hit.
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8. Sheet Pan Honey-Sesame Tofu and Green Beans
I’m hard-pressed to find an easier way than using my sheet pan to cook tofu for dinner. This version is baked until golden-brown alongside tender green beans (swap in whatever veggies you have handy), and finished off with an irresistible honey-sesame sauce.
9. Sheet Pan Lemon-Herb Fish Fillets with Crispy Potatoes
In case you need extra proof that fish is an easy meal worthy of a place in your weeknight meal plan, this recipe is it. Added bonus: It is totally stunning. The fish cooks up perfectly right on top of sliced potatoes that get nice and crispy around the edges.
10. Roasted Chicken Thighs with Fennel & Lemon
The bright pop of lemon and mellow licorice flavor from the fennel keep this weeknight dinner feeling light, fresh, and totally perfect for summer. Pair it with a simple salad and some bread to soak up all the leftover garlicky lemon sauce.