10 Complete sheet pan recipes


10 Complete sheet pan recipes

Did you know that you can prepare an entire meal on a baking sheet? Yup! Sheet pan dishes are a convenient and easy-to-prepare option. Put them in the centre of the table and enjoy with family and friends.

Because we love to inspire you at Arctic Gardens, below are our top tips for cooking a sheet pan meal, as well as other recipe ideas. From now on, besides using cooking sheets for your favourite cookies, use them to create nutritious, delicious dishes.


Why supper on a sheet pan

Convenience and versatility in food prep is what we love about this cooking trend. Whether it’s for breakfast, dinner or even dessert, baking sheets save time.

  • Delish!

When it comes to using the oven, flavours are enhanced because the food is baked in its own oil making it juicier, crisper, therefore, tastier.

  • Time saver

Because sheet pan meals require little preparation, they’re a quick, convenient way to cook for busy weeknights when you don’t have much time to make supper.

Plus, dishwashing takes no time at all!

  • Few prep steps

Unlike other preparation techniques that require you to add ingredients in a specific order and follow certain steps, once you’ve put your ingredients on the baking sheet and pop it into the oven, you can get busy somewhere else.

How do you make a complete meal on a sheet pan?

First of all, make sure you have a good baking sheet. Most baking sheets are 18″ by 13″ and have a 1″ rim.

Also, make sure the pan is made of aluminum or stainless steel. Whatever you choose, look for a thicker metal sheet pan. You’ll find different sizes on the market, but the thicker it is, the stronger the baking sheet will be.

You’ll also need parchment paper to line the baking sheet. The paper has a non-stick function that makes cleaning a lot easier. Please note that parchment paper can withstand up to 425 °F.


Ingredients for a sheet pan recipe

It’s recommended you include 4 groups of ingredients on the pan for a nutritionally complete meal.

  1. Protein

You can choose animal or plant proteins. Make sure the protein portion is ¼ to ¾ of a pound per serving, which will be supplemented with veggies.

For animal proteins, choose from the following options :

  • Poultry: Note that bone-in will take longer to cook than boneless poultry. So the time can vary from 25 minutes for breasts to an hour for thighs with bone-in. Here are some cooking time guidelines:




  • Seafood: Fish filets usually cook quickly in the oven. When you put them on the baking sheet, you can expect them to need 5 to 15 minutes. However, if you’re using a whole fish, it can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes to bake.

If you plan to make a shrimp meal on the baking pan, it’ll be cooked in 5 to 8 minutes at 400 °F.

Here are some approximate cooking times :



  • Pork: note that when cooking pork in the oven, it’s best to place the pieces on a grill rack that goes onto the baking sheet.

Since this type of meat requires a longer cooking time, the rack will help circulate the heat so the pork cooks properly.

Here are some cooking times for pork on a baking sheet :



  • Beef: Few sheet pan recipes use beef. Beef is best cooked in a skillet, on the grill or in a slow cooker.

But you can use ground beef. Simply spread the seasoned ground beef on the baking sheet and drizzle with a little oil.



For a crispy texture, be sure to dry the tofu or tempeh thoroughly before cooking. Once well dried, marinate so it tastes even better.


For tofu, it’s recommended it be cut into 1″ rectangles or cubes and cooked for 30-45 minutes until done.

Legumes such as chickpeas, lentils or beans are other great plant protein options. Don’t hesitate to use Bonduelle canned legumes to make prep easier. Just season them, place them on the baking sheet and bake them for about 40 minutes.

     2. Veggies: now that you have the protein, it’s time to choose your favourite veg to complete your meal.


The amount and variety of vegetables are up to you, but Canada’s Food Guide says that half of your plate should be veggies, so just saying!

Here are a few tips to keep in mind to make sure your vegetables look great on the pan:

  • Be sure to cut the vegetables about the same size which will allow all of them to cook evenly.
  • Drizzle a little oil on them so they brown nicely.

To make your vegetables crispier, make sure you dry them well.



With Arctic Gardens frozen vegetables, you can save on prep time (washing and cutting). Just put them on the baking sheet!


Here are the cooking times for different kinds of veggies :



     3. Lipids

Lipids help food brown and cook evenly. Choose olive oil, coconut oil or even peanut oil. They’ll give your preparation a little something different in the flavour department.

If you prefer a more neutral taste, sunflower or canola oil would be the way to go.

   4. Condiments

It’s time to use up all the herbs and spices in your cupboards. Mix them with the ingredients before putting them on the baking sheet or add them directly to the baking sheet with the other ingredients.

In our spice guide, we explain the best flavour combos. But here are some tips for your sheet pan recipes:

  • For an asparagus, broccoli or carrot combo, tarragon, dill or rosemary will give it a deliciously herbaceous flavour.
  • Bring life to Brussels sprouts by sprinkling a little curry, mustard, sage, nutmeg, oregano or even rosemary on them.
  • Add a little honey, curry or cinnamon and ginger to carrots for an Indian-inspired taste.

If your recipe has corn in it, use paprika, cayenne or hot pepper to help bring out its sweetness.



You can also use bouquets of fresh herbs such as thyme, oregano, rosemary and bay leaves. They can withstand prolonged cooking without burning.


Once you pop your dish out of the oven, squeeze a little lemon juice on top to make it a little citrusy. Another option is to add your favourite grated cheese.

Now that you know what you need to prepare a sheet pan meal, it’s time to get inspired by our recipes.


Omnivore sheet pan recipe ideas

1. Sheet Pan BBQ Meatloaf Dinner


Budget Bytes


This is a simple but oh-so flavourful way to prepare meatloaf because of the BBQ sauce and smoked paprika.




2. Sheet Pan Tilapia and Veggies


The Simple Supper


In the mood for fish? For this recipe, you’ll only need 2 tilapia filets and vegetables such as cherry tomatoes and broccoli – all enhanced with fresh dill.




3. Sheet Pan Lemon Rosemary Chicken


Damn Delicious


How about a crispy, juicy chicken with tender baby potatoes and crispy kale as sides? Rosemary, lemon and garlic will bring out the flavours for an unforgettable dinner.




4. Italian Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner



The Busy Baker


This recipe will be perfect for Italian night. Prepare the Italian sausages with the vegetables and the whole thing will be ready in just 30 minutes.




5. Sheet Pan Chili Lime Salmon 


Cafe Delites


In less than an hour, you’ll be able to get this delicious fajita-style lemon salmon on the table for a quick and delicious dinner.





Vegetarian sheet pan recipe ideas

6. Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apple


Arctic Gardens


In just a few minutes, you’ll have a recipe full of sweet deliciousness created by the combination of veggies, apples and natural maple syrup goodness.





7.  Indian-Style Roasted Chickpeas Tomato Sheet Pan


Arctic Gardens


The mix of chickpeas, vegetables and seasonings such as garam masala and curry is perfect if you’re craving an Indian-inspired meal.




8. Tex-Mex Sheet Pan With Grilled Corn


Arctic Gardens


This recipe is the touch of Tex-Mex for your weeknight menu. Enhance the flavour of Arctic Gardens fajita vegetables, Arctic Gardens corn and Bonduelle black beans with Tex-Mex spices and hot peppers for a little kick. Best of all, it only takes 20 minutes to prepare!



9. Baked Crispy Tofu and Peanut Sauce Stir-Fry

Baked Crispy Tofu and Peanut Sauce Stir-Fry

Joy Food Sunshine


Looking for a plant-based protein recipe for the stovetop? The versatility of this Asian staple gives you a perfectly salted, caramelized tofu.




10. Sheet Pan Halloumi with Roasted Veggies


Feed Feed


This practical but flavourful recipe is perfect for enjoying heavenly halloumi with a healthy mix of vegetables.





Other practical techniques 

The One Pot technique

It’s always good to have an ace up your sleeve when you have to prepare a dish quickly and the One Pot technique is just that.

This method consists of preparing a complete dish for several people. Just add all the ingredients to the sheet pan and cook them on the stovetop. Don’t worry about the dishes because there will be just the pan and a few plates.

Here are 20 One-Pot recipes for a quick and easy, but most of all, delicious dinner!

The baked casserole technique

You’ll be preparing all sorts of recipes in the oven with this technique. All you have to do is combine the prepared ingredients in the casserole dish, cover and slide into the oven.

Note that the dish should be heat resistant, preferably glass, ceramic or cast iron.

From chicken casserole to vegetable gratin, the ideas are endless. If you feel like making a casserole, here are our best recipes!


We hope this guide has inspired you to make your next sheet pan recipe to share with family and friends. Let us know in the comments section what which ones you’d like to try.

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