Cookie Sheet One-Pan Dinner Recipes

Cookie sheet one-pan recipes are so easy to make. By easy we do not only mean the time preparation, cooking technique, but also the entire cleaning process. These dinner options are perfect for time-strapped parents who want a healthy, delicious, and nutritious meal, but without spending the entire day at the kitchen counter and sink.

This method of food preparation will get the food on the table fast but also make the cleaning process easy since it allows to make a side dish and main course in the same pan.

This method has other benefits including healthy cooking and care-free cooking. By the healthy cooking we mean oven baked foods that do not require the use of too much oil, or deep frying and the care-free cooking simply means you can pop the foods in the oven and let the oven do the job.

With the following recipes, you will see how using a cookie sheet for one-pan cooking is easy and simple to pull off. Since it requires a minimum of preparation you can involve your kids in the cooking process. You can do the harder thinks like chopping the vegetables or slicing the meat, but the kids can combine all ingredients in a cookie sheet.

Parmesan Chicken

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

1 ½ cups breadcrumbs
2 teaspoons dried basil
2 teaspoons garlic powder
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon celery flakes
4 chicken breast fillets, skinless, boneless
2 eggs
2 cups marinara sauce
4 slices Gouda cheese
¼ cup grated parmesan
Salt and pepper, to taste

Heat oven to 400F and grease cookie sheet pan with cooking oil.
In a bowl, combine the breadcrumbs with basil, garlic powder, and celery flakes.
In a separate bowl, combine the flour with salt and pepper.
Beat the eggs in a third bowl with salt and pepper.
Coat the chicken with flour, dip into eggs, and finally dredge through breadcrumbs.
Place the chicken into prepared cookie sheet pan and gently spray with cooking oil.
Add sliced potatoes, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, or other vegetables you'd like to go with the chicken.
Bake the chicken for 15 minutes. Remove the chicken and top with marinara sauce, Gouda cheese, and parmesan.
Continue baking for 10 minutes more.

Cookie Sheet English Breakfast

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

7oz. smoked sausages, mini
4 thick slices bacon
4 eggs
1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon dried basil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Toasted bread slices, to serve with

 Heat oven to 425F and grease cookie sheet.
Arrange the sausages and bacon onto cookie sheet. If you are using large sausages, you can cut in half.
Bake for 15 minutes and remove from the oven. Make room for the eggs and crack the eggs directly over the cookie sheet.
Toss in the tomatoes and sprinkle with dried basil, salt, and pepper. For some extra flavor, you can add a pinch of chili powder or curry powder.
Continue baking for 6-8 minutes or until the eggs are set.
Serve with toasted bread and some pickles.

Mediterranean Roasted Vegetables

Here’s a great way to use up any leftover vegetables sitting in your refrigerator. If you don’t have the vegetables used here, feel free to substitute any sturdy veggie you have on hand, such as carrots, fennel, parsnips, and eggplant.

Roasting deepens and intensifies the inherent sweetness of vegetables; so don’t be surprised if this becomes a new family favorite!

Tip: This recipe calls for Herbs de Provence, but Italian seasoning can be used instead. This will alter the flavor profile a bit, but the result will still be delicious.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 40-45 minutes
Serves: 4-6

1 lb. bag mini sweet peppers, seeded and cut in half
1 lb. Portobello mushroom caps, sliced
1 large red onion, sliced
1 lb. Brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
2 t. garlic powder
2 t. Herbs de Provence (or Italian seasoning)
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 T. balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking mat. Set aside.

2. Add peppers, Portobello mushrooms, onion, and Brussels sprouts to a large mixing bowl. Add garlic powder, Herbs de Provence, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar and gently toss to combine. Season generously with salt and black pepper, to taste.

3. Arrange seasoned vegetables on prepared baking sheet in a single layer, being careful not to overcrowd. Use two large baking sheets, if necessary.

4. Place sheet pan in preheated oven and roast for 40-45 minutes, stirring halfway through, or until the vegetables are tender and develop a nice caramelized color. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!

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