21 Brilliant Sheet-Pan Recipes for Breakfast, Dinner, and More

Sheet Pan Salmon with Brussels Sprouts
Photo: Antonis Achilleos

Sheet-pan recipes are some of our favorites for a reason: they're typically pretty simple, and better yet, they majorly cut down on the number of dishes you need to wash come clean-up time. Dinners like chicken and mushrooms with parsley sauce and sheet-pan pizza (that's right, pizza) are great for weeknights. As for breakfast? You can make a sheet-pan quiche, and even a berry syrup that's perfect for pancakes. Read on for even more of our favorite sheet pan recipes.

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Sheet-Pan Chicken with Sourdough and Bacon

Food & Wine Culinary Director-at-Large Justin Chapple's roast chicken legs drip meaty, delicious fat onto a smoky, peppery bed of potatoes, red onion and crispy croutons.

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Brown-Butter Pancakes with Sheet Pan Berry Syrup

How To Make Brown Butter Pancakes with Sheet Pan Berry Syrup
Andrea Slonecker

Food & Wine Cooks contributor Andrea Slonecker channeled her lifelong love of pancakes to take this breakfast basic to a delicious new level. Toasty browned butter infuses the barely sweet batter, which fries up on the griddle into fluffy, lacy-edged flapjacks. To top it off, her super-fast sheet pan fruit syrup comes together in just minutes; frozen berries burst in the oven, releasing their juices to mingle with caramelly brown sugar and a little bit of lemon for balance.

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Spring Onion and Salami Sheet-Pan Pizza

Spring Onion and Salami Sheet Pan Pizza
Greg DuPree

When making sheet-pan pizza, bring the dough to room temperature before shaping. This ensures the gluten is relaxed and the dough doesn't shrink from the pan edges.

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Ancho-Rubbed Turkey Breast with Vegetables

Ancho-Rubbed Turkey Breast with Vegetables
© Con Poulos

To enhance turkey's flavor and moistness, and to create an exceptionally crisp skin, Justin Chapple rubs the bird with a salt, sugar and spice mix before roasting.

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Sheet Pan Hanger Steak and Bok Choy with Lemon-Miso Butter

Steak with Roasted Bok Choy Recipe | FWCooks
Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food styling by Rishon Hanners / Prop styling by Audrey Davis

"You may notice that this recipe makes more miso butter than one could conceivably dollop onto a single dinner," Leah Koenig writes. "That leftover butter stores well in the fridge and enhances everything it touches, from grilled fish and pasta to warm biscuits and popcorn."

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Chocolate Espresso Pie Bars

Chocolate Espresso Pie Bars
David Cicconi

With a caffeine-fueled, dark chocolate filling and buttery, flaky brown sugar crust, baker Cheryl Day's decadent pie bars are irresistible.

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Sheet-Pan Chicken with Zucchini and Garlicky Tomato Relish

Sheet Pan Chicken with Tomato Salsa Recipe
Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food Styling by Rishon Hanners / Prop Styling by Sarah Elizabeth Cleveland

This all-in-one dinner starts out minimalist—just chicken pieces and zucchini and shallot chunks, tossed with the usual suspects (olive oil, salt, and pepper) before roasting. But as the chicken and vegetables brown beautifully in the oven, you make the most of your time, prepping a herb-packed, garlic-spiked cherry tomato relish. The final trick? Using that relish to deglaze the sheet pan after it comes out of the oven, making the most of the savory pan juices, blunting the bite of the vinegar and garlic, and softening the tomatoes just enough to bloom all the flavors.

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Roasted Squash Salad with Sumac and Italian Dressing

Roasted Squash with Sumac and Italian Dressing Recipe
Greg DuPree

Petals of red onion, nutty acorn squash, and pickled peperoncini tossed in a creamy Italian dressing make a hearty but not heavy side. Inspired by chef Scott Tacinelli's crispy sweet potatoes at Don Angie in New York, we're adding sumac to the dressing, giving it an herbal, lemony kick.

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Sausage and Red Onion Sheet Pan Quiche

Sausage and Red Onion Sheet Pan Quiche
Photo by Victor Protasio / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Prissy Lee

At Convivial in Washington, D.C., Cedric Maupillier's foot-long quiche takes this breakfast classic to the next level. This version, prepared in a rimmed baking sheet, makes plenty for the whole family.

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Roasted Honey-Dijon Salmon with Spring Vegetables

Roasted Salmon Recipe | FWCooks
Photo by Jennifer Causey / Food styling by Rishon Hanners / Prop styling by Audrey Davis

This recipe is incredibly easy to adapt throughout the seasons—simply swap in whatever vegetables you have on hand, and be sure to add the slow-cooking ones to the pan first.

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Summer Peach and Blackberry Galette

Summer Peach and Blackberry Galette Recipe
Photo by Tara Donne / Food Styling by Chris Lanier / Prop Styling by Raina Kattelson

Katie Button's easy-to-make galette dough bakes into a flaky crust with a crisp bottom thanks to a high initial baking temperature, which is then lowered to finish cooking, allowing the filling to get perfectly glossy and jammy.

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Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms with Parsley Sauce

Sheet Pan Chicken and Mushrooms with Parsley Sauce
© John Kernick

Cookbook author Julia Turshen amps up the flavors in her simple (and quick!) chicken and mushroom pan roast with roasted lemons and a bright and fresh parsley sauce.

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Sausage-and-Potato Pan Roast

Sausage and Potato Pan Roast
© David Malosh

For the perfect cold-weather weeknight dinner, Justin Chapple makes this one-pan dish, roasting sweet sausages with potatoes and shallots and tossing them with brightly flavored arugula and lemon before serving.

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Texas Sheet Cake

Texas Sheet Cake
Abby Hocking / Food & Wine

This incredibly moist cake is Texas-sized in both its dimensions and its deep chocolate flavor.

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Smoky Tea-Brined Pork Loin Roast with Fennel and Plums

Smoky Tea-Brined Pork Loin Roast with Fennel and Plums
Caitlin Bensel

"Lapsang souchong is a Chinese black tea that is smoked over pinewood," Andrea Slonecker writes. "When steeped into this wet brine, it imparts a subtle, smoky flavor reminiscent of a campfire without having to actually smoke the meat."

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Smoky Breakfast Pizzas

Smoky Breakfast Pizzas
Photo by Greg DuPree / Food Styling by Chelsea Zimmer / Prop Styling by Christine Keely

Chef Justin Bazdarich makes his Kind Brother pizza at Speedy Romeo in Brooklyn extra decadent with a combination of béchamel and smoked mozzarella. This easy version also calls for smoked mozzarella, plus a drizzle of fresh basil oil for a pop of freshness.

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Sheet Pan Salmon with Brussels Sprouts

Sheet Pan Salmon with Brussels Sprouts
Antonis Achilleos

"I get excited making this dinner because it's easy, full of flavor, and a good balance of sweet, sour, and spicy—depending on how much cayenne pepper you add," Klancy Miller writes. "Start with a small pinch to start, then add more if you prefer a spicy kick. That's the great part about cooking for yourself—you can crank up the heat as much as you want!"

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Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan

Sheet pan eggplant parmesan
Victor Protasio

Be sure to let the eggplant drain to achieve the best charred eggplant texture.

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Roasted Merguez Sausage with Apples and Onions

Roasted Merguez Sausage
Victor Protasio

For this sheet-pan dinner, use Honeycrisp or Pink Lady apples, which hold their shape better during roasting than other varieties. Plus, their pleasant sweetness balances the intensely spiced merguez sausage.

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Herbes de Provence–Crusted Branzino and Fingerlings

Herbes de Provence-Crusted Branzino and Fingerlings
Greg Dupree

This super-easy meal calls for less than 10 ingredients—six, if you don't count the kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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Crispy Chicken Thighs with Spice-Roasted Radishes

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Spice-Roasted Radishes
Victor Protasio

This one-step recipe is as simple as it gets.

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