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This week, I’ve rounded up 14 sheet pan recipes– meals and sides you can throw onto a single pan and bake. All it takes is easy prep and a hot oven. Here we go!
(All recipes 100% plant-based. “WFPB” = Whole-food, plant-based, “GF” = gluten free)
Sheet Pan Recipes
Easy Cheesy Garlic Potatoes and Broccoli from VegNews
This recipe’s very straightforward: potatoes, broccoli, and some seasonings on a pan. In 20 minutes you have a tasty veggie side dish.
20-minute Sheet Pan Portobello Mushroom Fajitas (WFPB) from Eat Figs, Not Pigs
Roast up some mushrooms and other veggies in 20 minutes and serve on some tortillas. Super simple, and everyone will love it.
Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetable Turmeric Tahini Bowls from Okonomi Kitchen
This one-pan recipe turns into veggie bowls with chickpeas topped with a tasty tahini sauce.
Dijon Rosemary Sheet Pan Dinner (with tofu) from Rabbit & Wolves
Another main course that includes veggies plus tofu, so there’s no need to make anything on the side.
Tahini Ranch Tofu Sheet Pan from Plant-Based RD
This recipe features homemade dairy-free ranch dressing to top off the sheet pan ingredients of red potatoes, Brussel sprouts, and tofu (with 14g of protein per serving)
Stuff I love: Nordic Ware Naturals Baker’s Half Sheet
You can make a sheet pan dinner on any pan, but having a better pan makes for the job makes cooking even easier (more on this below).
This Nordic Ware Naturals Delight Set is available from Amazon, and it’s all you need for sheet pan dinners.
Sheet Pan Recipes (cont.)
Veggie Loaded Tempeh Sheetpan Dinner with Tahini and Turmeric Sauce from May I Have That Recipe
Tempeh gives this recipe some substance and 19g of protein per serving.
Cherry and Almond Sheet Pan Pancakes from Minimalist Vegan
Sheet pan recipes can work for breakfast too! This recipe uses dairy-free buttermilk to make tasty pancakes topped with cherries.
Sheet Pan Tofu Scramble from Vegan Yack Attack
This single pan breakfast can be prepped and prepared ahead of time for a whole week of meals.
Tofu Sheet Pan Dinner with Pesto from Munchmeals by Janet
For a recipe with more variety, this recipe includes a pistachio pesto to top the veggies and tofu that’ll fill your plate with color.
Maple Mustard Roasted Vegetable Sheet Pan Supper from Bad to the Bowl
Combine broccoli, carrots, peppers and onions and top with a maple mustard sauce for a delicious bowl.
Tandoori Sheet Pan Dinner (GF) from The Curious Chickpea
Combining veggies plus garam masala, turmeric, and yogurt gives this dish a nice balance of spice and flavor.
Sheet Pan Oven Roasted Vegetables from Vegan in the Freezer
If you’re looking for a simple side, toss some asparagus, carrots, mushrooms, or whatever you have available onto your pan and roast this way.
Sheet Pan Roasted Vegetables and Beans With Za’atar (GF) from Sharon Palmer
This recipe includes fresh veggies topped with simple, household spices plus za’atar, a traditional Lebanese seasoning blend.
Secrets of the sheet pan dinner
Sheet pan dinners are designed to be simple. Once you’re cooking, it’s mostly a “set it and forget it” endeavor. But if you want to level up your sheet pan game, there are a few things you can do.
First off, having and using the right sheet pan makes it easier. Melissa Clark from NYT Cooking has a few recommendations:
- Use a “half sheet” pan, which is 18-by-13 inches with a 1-inch rim, so long as that fits in your oven. You can go down to a “quarter sheet” pan that’s 9-by-13 inches if needed.
- Use an aluminum or stainless steel pan, if possible.
- A pan with a heavy-duty or higher gauge is better. Clark recommends a gauge of 13 to 18.
Obviously, you don’t have to have the perfect sheet pan to make this work. Just about any pan will do.
A few more tips:
- Many sheet pan dinners call for flipping or rotating during cooking. Using a cookie sheet makes it easy for things to slide or roll-off.
- Use parchment paper or a silicone sheet to help crisp up ingredients and keep them from sticking.
- Add ingredients in stages, as necessary. Some ingredients have different cook times. Recipes will generally have instructions for this, but it’s helpful to know if you’re making your own recipe. While throwing everything in at once is ideal, it’s not a big deal to add things in a few different stages to accommodate varying cook times.
To sheet pan success!