With all the extra cooking (and dishwashing!) that seems to come with the holiday season, sometimes you just need a break. That’s when we rely on easy dishes … seafood sheet-pan meals to the rescue! Really, sheet-pan dinners can be ready in 3 simple steps. One, put seafood and veggies on a parchment- or aluminum foil-lined baking sheet, drizzle with oil or sauce and spice up with herbs and seasonings. Two, pop in the oven. Three, serve and enjoy! And perhaps the best part of sheet-pan dinners? The clean-up! Toss the parchment paper or foil and you have one easy pan to clean up. Hmmm, let’s see … to sheet pan, or not to sheet pan? We think there’s no question!
Sheet-pan cooking is simple for sure, but it’s also delicious because the flavors meld together. These one-pan recipes use all the dramatic tricks—surprise short-cuts, unexpected ingredients, complex flavor blends—to create dishes that taste as though you’ve spent hours in the kitchen. We can’t think of an easier or tastier way to get the two to three servings of seafood a week recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
So, if you’re looking to add some seriously simple delicious meals to your weeknight, be sure to try these five no-fuss, family-approved recipes!
Everything Bagel Sheet-Pan Salmon
Take all that you love on a bagel—salmon topped with cream cheese and “everything” bagel seasoning—and roast it alongside healthful green beans and crisped baby potatoes for a thoroughly satisfying and nutritious meal.
Spanish Paella Sheet-Pan Dinner
Paella without the pot? You bet! This super-speedy recipe pairs quick-cook rice along with plump shrimp and spicy chorizo for a meal that’s ready in 20 minutes.
This Southern shrimp bake with andouille sausage, corn and potatoes is a casual, crowd-pleasing meal. Serve straight from the oven in the sheet pan, or on newspaper for an authentic, roll-up-your-sleeves dish.
Sheet-Pan New Orleans Barbecue Shrimp
Creole seasoning brings authentic N’awlins flavor to this 20-minute barbecue shrimp dish. Serve with rice and collard greens for a truly shrimptastic meal!
Almond-Crusted Cod Sheet-Pan Dinner
Bursting with fall flavors, this mild cod dish is complemented by crunchy almonds, caramelized Brussels sprouts, butternut squash and a drizzle of maple-balsamic glaze.