8 Sheet-Pan Dinner Recipes for Easy Weeknight Meals

These sheet-pan meals prove midweek dinners don't need to be sad or thrown together.

Collage of four sheet-pan dinners.
Photographs: Vicky Wasik, Morgan Eisenberg.

There may be no kitchen tool more versatile than the sheet pan. We use it to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookies and roast broccoli until its edges are crisped and brown. But this baking dish is good for so much more.

When you're short on time and can't fathom washing more than two or three dishes, you can bring an entire meal together on a sheet pan. We've laid out some of the most important rules of sheet-pan cooking, so you can improvise your way to easy weeknight dinners. Looking for recipes to get you started? Here are our eight favorites.