8 Sheet Pan Recipes For When You Couldn’t Possibly Do the Dishes

Picture this: You've just prepared an entire delicious meal large enough to feed a family or stash away in the fridge for later and instead of being greeted by a kitchen full of dirty pots, pans, and mixing bowls, there's just a single sheet pan sitting in the sink. If this sounds too good to be true, you're pleasantly mistaken. With a few simple sheet pan recipes, you can make dinner without creating a mess big enough to convince you to order takeout next time.

For the uninitiated, a sheet pan recipe is the oven equivalent to a one-pot recipe prepared on the stove. All it takes is the right combination of vegetables, protein, and seasonings to create a beautiful meal in one pan. Think roasted salmon with veggies and potatoes, flavorful jambalaya, and even clambake favorites. Each recipe calls for just a bit of prep work, then you can lay out your pan and pop all of the ingredients in the oven together. Plus, with a bit of strategic aluminum foil or wax paper placement, you can keep the cleaning to a minimum. Here are eight sheet pan recipes for anyone who can't stand to tackle a sink full of dishes.