I love cooking, but during the work week it can get hard to get healthy meals on the table and clean the kitchen before bedtime. It also gets tiring after a long day at work. I love crockpot meals, but this takes work in the morning or night before so it isn’t something I can do every day.
I recently discovered something easy, healthy, and sustainable to help me a few nights a week: sheet pan meals!
Only one pan to wash and you get an entire, delicious meal? Sign me up! You can get cook books based entirely on sheet pan meals, but here are two of the meals I have tried that were so easy and my family loved both:
Sheet Pan Greek Chicken and Potatoes
- 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breast
- 2-3 russet potatoes
- 1 red onion
- Fresh dill
- Greek seasoning
- Greek yogurt, plain
- Cucumber, chopped
- Radish (optional)
- Tomato, chopped
- Feta cheese
- Olive oil
Line sheet pan (I use my stone bar pan) with parchment paper, cut chicken into bite sized pieces, slice red onion (reserve some for garnish later if desired), toss chicken and onion in 1-2 TBSP olive oil, place on half the sheet pan, sprinkle fresh dill on top. Slice potatoes thick (like home fries) and toss in olive oil, place on the other side of the sheet pan. Sprinkle all with a little Greek seasoning. Bake at 350F degrees until chicken is cooked through, around 25-30 minutes. While that is baking, mix Greek yogurt, cucumber, and dill together. Serve topped with sauce, feta, veggies. Garnish with dill and Naan.
Sheet Pan Shrimp and Grits with Asparagus
- Frozen wild caught, peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed
- Asparagus, trimmed
- 2-3 lemons
- Lemon pepper seasoning
- Olive oil
- Minced garlic (about 3 cloves)
- Grits or polenta
- Smoked Gouda
- 3-4 slices of bacon, chopped and cooked
- Green onion, chopped
Line sheet pan with parchment paper, place shrimp on half of the pan, place asparagus on the other half. Drizzle with 1-2 TBSP olive oil, juice of one lemon, garlic, and lemon pepper seasoning. Slice lemon and add to pan. Bake at 400F degrees for 8-10 minutes. Prepare grits according to directions and top with shredded Gouda, green onion and bacon.