Fact: Our life would immediately improve if we never had to wash another dirty dish. While we can’t promise you a lifetime of mess-less bliss, we can offer up this week’s lineup of seven one-pan dinners that will leave you with minimal cleanup. How does that sound for a compromise?
3 red onions
5 garlic cloves
4 red bell peppers
1 small head cauliflower
3 medium sweet potatoes
4 medium carrots
1 small eggplant
1 pint red cherry tomatoes
1 pint yellow cherry tomatoes
2 small zucchini
1 head broccoli
2 bunches flat-leaf parsley
1 bunch dill
1 bunch chives (optional, for garnish)
1 bunch radishes
1 bunch asparagus
1 pound ground beef
12 ounces smoked salmon
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1½ pounds chicken sausage
1½ pounds salmon, sea bass, cod or halibut (four fillets)
1 pound dried spaghetti
1½ pounds pizza dough
7 ounces jasmine rice
6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
1 stick unsalted butter
1 half-pint whole milk
2 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces plain Greek yogurt
4 ounces shredded mozzarella
6 ounces provolone
Canned and Packaged Goods
40 ounces marinara sauce
One 14-ounce can chickpeas
Oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
Pitted marinated olives
Red or white miso paste
16 ounces coconut milk
Pantry Ingredients: garlic powder, breadcrumbs, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, freshly ground black pepper, cayenne, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, dried oregano, honey, crushed red pepper flakes, maple syrup, brown sugar, sesame oil
Monday: One-Pan Spaghetti and Meatballs
The meatballs brown in the same pan that the spaghetti is boiled in, so you won’t be left with a dozen sticky skillets and dirty pots to wash.
Tuesday: Sheet Pan Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Dill
Breakfast for dinner is our love language. Save the leftovers for easy morning meals all week long.
Wednesday: Sheet-Pan Chicken Shawarma with Lemon-Tahini Drizzle
This dish is gluten- and grain-free as is, but feel free to pair it with toasted pita or saffron rice if you feel so inclined.
Thursday: Oven-Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Crispy Chickpeas and Yogurt Sauce
Chickpeas go from tender and bean-y to crisp and bingeworthy after a short trip in the oven. Might we suggest making a double batch, so you have plenty left over for snacking?
Friday: Sheet-Pan Lemon Butter Veggies and Sausage
We hope you like warm weather produce, because this rainbow beauty is loaded with radishes, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, zucchini and eggplant.
Saturday: Baking-Sheet Pizza with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Not only will your baking sheet crisp the crust up beautifully, but the recipe also calls for three different cheeses. We repeat: three different cheeses.
Sunday: Sheet-Pan Miso-Glazed Fish with Broccoli and Coconut Rice
OK, so you’ll need to use one more saucepan to make the three-ingredient coconut rice. But we promise it’s so worth it: The rice boils in salted coconut milk instead of water for maximum flavor.