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How to Prep a Week of Sheet-Pan Dinners in One Day

Created January 29, 2018
Sheet Pan Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes
Few things will make you feel like you have your life together than meal prepping for the week ahead. Master this meal prep plan and we guranteee you’ll become an even bigger fan of the sheet pan.

Dinner #1: Sheet-Pan Lemon Chicken

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken and Vegetables

When life hands you lemons, break out your sheet pan and throw this full-course dinner together in a matter of minutes. Light and lemony chicken is roasted along with a colorful array of seasoned vegetables for a truly effortless dinner when you prep like a pro. Get Recipe: Sheet-Pan Lemon Chicken and Vegetables

Your Prep Tip: Wash and cut potatoes and onion. Trim and half the Brussels sprouts, and peel and chop carrots; store together in an airtight container.

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken

Dinner #2: Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Rainbow Roasted Veggies

Fancy enough for a dinner party but easy enough for a weeknight dinner, this sheet-pan tenderloin impresses in all the right ways with both presentation and taste. Follow the prep tip and this company-worthy dinner is ready in 30 minutes. Get Recipe: Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Rainbow Roasted Vegetables

Your Prep Tip: Wash your produce and chop the veggies according to the recipe. Store each of them separately in an airtight container.

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Dinner #3: Sheet-Pan Chicken Shawarma

Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma

You can eat your way around the world in 60 minutes when you rely on this sheet-pan shortcut for a classic street food from the Middle East. If you’re feeling overly ambitious or adventurous, try making homemade pita bread. Get Recipe: Sheet-Pan Chicken Shawarma

Your Prep Tip: Wash and slice your red and yellow bell peppers and onion, and store them in an airtight container or food storage bag. Slice and store the cucumbers separately. Then measure your salt, pepper, pepper flakes, cumin and allspice, and pour them into a small bowl; cover and store.

Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma

Dinner #4: Sheet-Pan Carne Asada

Sheet-Pan Carne Asada

Authentic carne asada without the hassle of pulling out the grill? Where do we sign up? Do a little prep ahead of time and this recipe is oven-ready in five minutes and fiesta-ready in 30. Get Recipe: Sheet-Pan Carne Asada

Your Prep Tip: Slice your bell peppers into thin strips and thinly slice the onion. Measure the cumin, coriander and salt and place into a small bowl for storage.

Sheet Pan Carne Asada

Dinner #5: Sheet-Pan Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes

Sheet Pan Chicken with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Chickepeas

Sorry not sorry, there are zero excuses for not cooking a wholesome meal for dinner tonight, thanks to this one-pan chicken recipe that’s ready in 30 minutes when you follow the prep-ahead tip. Get Recipe: Sheet-Pan Chicken with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Chickpeas

Your Prep Tip: Wash and dry cherry tomatoes; slice red onion; mix seasoning blend and store together.

Sheet Pan Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes

Grocery List

Ready to get started? Here’s what you’ll need to make each recipe. (Note: we’re assuming you already have the basics like salt, pepper, olive oil, vegetable oil and cooking spray in your pantry.)

Sheet-Pan Lemon Chicken and Vegetables

  • 1 whole chicken (3-4 lbs)
  • 1 lb new potatoes
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1 lb carrots
  • 2 lemons
  • Fresh rosemary
  • 4 garlic cloves

Bacon-Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with Rainbow Roasted Vegetables

  • 1 lb fatty bacon
  • 1 pork tenderloin (1 ½ lbs)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 oz baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 large yellow bell peppers
  • 1 small butternut squash
  • 2 heads broccoli 
  • 2 large red onions

Sheet-Pan Chicken Shawarma

  • 1 package (20 oz) boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 container (32 oz) Yoplait® All Natural Fat Free plain yogurt 
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 English (hothouse) cucumber
  • 2-3 fresh lemons, for juicing
  • Fresh garlic
  • Fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground allspice
  • 6 rounds pita bread

Sheet-Pan Carne Asada

  • 1 1/3 lb beef flank steak
  • 2 ears fresh sweet corn (or 6 pieces frozen corn on the cob)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper
  • 1 medium yellow onion 
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • Taco tortillas and toppings as desired
  • Ground cumin
  • Ground coriander
  • Ground red pepper (cayenne)

Sheet-Pan Chicken and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Chickpeas

  • 1 lb chicken breast tenders
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 can (15 oz) Progresso™ Chick Peas
  • Garlic powder
  • Chili powder
  • Dried oregano
  • Long grain white rice for serving

More Meal Prep Ideas

Dinners you can prep ahead of time are a real sanity-saver during the week. Get more meal prep ideas here.