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    Updated on Nov 13, 2018. Posted on Jan 14, 2013

    30 Easy One-Tray Oven Dinners

    Stop using a million pots to cook your dinner, like a fool. Just let those meats and veggies cuddle up together in the oven.

    Braising a pork shoulder the size of Rhode Island is an awesome activity for a lazy Sunday. But sometimes you need dinner on a more immediate basis. You need a sheet-pan dinner!

    Also called "jelly roll pans" and "rimmed baking sheets" — sheet pans are invaluable in the kitchen. A great feature in Bon Appétit showed us their ultimate use: roasting veggies and a fast-cooking protein on one pan.

    The most simple formula is sheet pan + protein + vegetable(s) + salt + oil = dinner. You can also use a casserole dish in place of a sheet pan — the only difference there is the height of the pan's sides, which doesn't matter too much.

    The key to using the formula correctly is understanding your ingredients' cooking rates. For example, potatoes take longer than chicken, which takes longer than eggs. That's where these recipes are super helpful. Once you get the hang of it, you can go nuts inventing your own tray-riffic (SORRY) meals.

    1. Chicken Roasted With Mixed Vegetables

    2. Parmesan Chicken With Caesar-Roasted Romaine

    3. One-Tray Chicken Bake

    With tomatoes and olives and bacon, yom yom yom. Get the recipe at Jamie.

    4. Spicy Peanut Chicken With Broccolini

    marthastewart.com

    The whole operation takes about 20 minutes. Get the recipe at Martha Stewart.

    5. Butternut Squash And Chicken Pan Roast

    6. Roast Chicken Breasts With Garbanzo Beans, Gorgonzola & Tomatoes

    7. Chicken On Croutons With Olives And Onions

    8. Roasted Chicken Thighs With Fennel And Lemon

    9. Oven-Baked Chicken With Apples And Cabbage

    10. Chicken With Caramelized Cauliflower And Green Olives

    11. Maple-Mustard Chicken Thighs With Potato Wedges

    12. Citrus-Marinated Tofu With Onions & Peppers

    13. Crispy Potatoes With Baked Eggs And Pesto Yogurt

    14. Baked Tomatoes, Squash And Potatoes

    15. Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Gorgonzola And Baked Eggs

    16. Cumin-Roasted Cauliflower With Yogurt And Pomegranate

    17. Baked Eggs In Whole Roasted Tomatoes

    18. Roasted Broccoli And Shrimp

    thewednesdaychef.com

    The spices (coriander, cumin, chili powder) really make this awesome. Get the recipe at The Wednesday Chef.

    19. Pan-Roasted Salmon And Bread Salad

    20. Fish In A Bag

    jamieoliver.com

    All cuddled up with fennel, olives and tomatoes in a foil packet. Get the recipe at Jamie.

    21. Wasabi Salmon With Bok Choy & Shiitakes

    22. Quick Oven Salmon & Potatoes

    23. Mixed Pantry Pan Roast

    foodandwine.com

    Had canned sardines and hearts of palm languishing on a shelf for months? This is their time to shine. Get the recipe at Food & Wine.

    24. Salmon & Zucchini Baked In Parchment

    25. Baked Fish, Spinach And Tomatoes In Foil

    26. Salmon, Red Cabbage, And New Potatoes

    27. Rosemary-Garlic Roast Beef And Potatoes

    28. Pork "Saltimbocca" With Roasted Onions And Potatoes

    29. Roast Beef With Grape Tomatoes

    30. Bacon And Eggs Over Asparagus

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