Do you know what a half-sheet pan is? It is a term from commercial kitchens that references a sturdy pan with the dimensions of 18 by 13-inches, with a 1-inch rim all the way around. They are strong. They don’t warp. The aluminum commercial-grade, which are easy to find even on Amazon, are inexpensive and they conduct heat beautifully.
We use ours every day to roast meats and poultry, vegetables, nachos, for sheet-pan pasta, cookies, scones, and more. These are our 25 favorite sheet pan recipes. This versatile piece of equipment can make you a better cook!
Shredded Pork Nachos with 3-Cheese Beer Queso
Warm corn chips and shredded pork, creamy queso cheese sauce made with beer and all kinds of fresh and crunchy add-ons: tomatoes, bell peppers, scallions, jalapeno, olives, fresh lime and cilantro. Get the recipe.
Roasted Gnocchi With Tomatoes, Basil & Arugula
Purchased potato gnocchi gets coated in olive oil and cooked on a sheet pan, along with tomatoes and green veggies. You will never go back to boiling this pasta shape. Get the recipe.
Sheet Pan Lasagna with Spicy Sausage & Spinach
Lasagna, made in a sheet pan, no painstaking layering needed! All the flavors and ingredients that you love in lasagna in a simple sheet pan form. Once you make lasagna like this you were wonder where this technique has been all your life. Get the recipe.
A Guide to Choosing the Perfect Half-Sheet Pan for Your Kitchen
Want to know how to choose the best pan? We have all the details. Get the article.
Honey Roasted Chili Lime Chicken Wings
These sticky, spicy and tangy wings are better than any restaurant versions! Get the recipe.
Whole Roast Fish
Learn how easy it is to prepare an elegant whole roast fish. Simple and quick enough for a weeknight, fancy enough for guests. Get the recipe.
Oven-Roasted Orange Marmalade BBQ Ribs
Crank up the oven! This sheet pan BBQ rib recipe is so delectable, you won’t even think about the grill outdoors! Get the recipe.
Carrots & Parsnips with Dijon Butter
The combination of carrots and parsnips with an unusual Dijon Butter is a marvelous side to a holiday meal. Get the recipe.
One-Pan Chicken, Carrots & Potatoes
Just like to recipe name, one-pan and dinner will be done in a FLASH! Get the recipe.
Buffalo Chicken Fries
These Buffalo Chicken Fries are cheesy, spicy, crispy, crunchy, hot, cold and creamy. Do I have your attention? We start with a bed of hot crispy French fries (you can use frozen). Then you load them up with cooked chicken, spicy Buffalo sauce, ooey gooey Monterey jack cheese, thinly sliced carrots, celery and blue cheese dressing. Get the recipe.
Sheet Pan Pumpkin Mac & Cheese
Canned pumpkin adds creaminess, color and flavor to your favorite mac and cheese. This just might be the perfect cool weather party pasta. And it is gluten-free and lactose-free. Get the recipe.
Maple Balsamic Chicken with Blueberries
This might be our #1 community favorite! Juicy chicken thighs, maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and fresh blueberries come together to reveal much more than a sum of their parts. Get the recipe.
Balsamic Chicken with Peaches
Our Maple Balsamic Chicken with Blueberries was so popular, we developed a peach version! Get the recipe.
Sheet Pan Lemon Blueberry Pancakes
Having a crowd for breakfast? Make sheet pan pancakes! Get the recipe.
Texas Sheet Cake
Chocolate cake with a thin, chocolate icing, with pecans. Feed a crowd effortlessly. Get the recipe.
Spatchcocked Chicken with Sourdough Croutons & Schmaltz
Imagine hunks of crusty artisanal sourdough bread spread out on a sheet pan. A butterflied whole chicken (that’s what spatchcocked means) is laid on top. Some butter and garlic-infused olive oil is slathered all over and the whole is seasoned with lots of salt and pepper.
Into a hot oven it goes and as the skin crisps up, the chicken fat – the schmaltz – bastes the chicken and drips down onto the bread, leaving some of the hunks soaked in chicken juices and fat and others super crispy. Served on a big bed of greens with a tangy vinaigrette and you have a meal that you will remember for some time to come. Get the recipe.
One-Pan Berbere Spiced Chicken & Vegetables
That spatchcocked chicken needs room and here it has plenty to roast evenly and get some veggies on there too to make a complete meal. Berbere is a mixture of spices that you find quite enticing. Get the recipe.
Roasted Kabocha with Crispy Quinoa Crumbs
Roasted Kabocha with Crispy Quinoa Crumbs is a perfect vegan or vegetarian main dish, but works well as a side to any roasted poultry, meat or fish you are serving as well. Get the recipe.
Roasted Delicata Squash & Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Pomegranate
This salad showcases roasted Delicata squash, that is sweet and creamy in texture, along with peppery arugula, goat cheese and juicy pomegranates. Get the recipe.
Peach Blueberry Crostata
A crostata is a free-form tart – you need a sturdy sheet pan to make this easy, flavorful dessert. Get the recipe.
Shortbread are classic, rich, buttery cookies and if you use a sheet pan to bake them, the bottoms will brown evenly and perfectly. Get the recipe.
Salted Buckwheat Chocolate Chunk Cookies
We are always looking for “new” and different chocolate chunk cookies, and this buckwheat version has become a crowd favorite. Get the recipe.
Roasted chickpeas are easy, fiber and protein packed, and we offer you several flavor variations. Get the recipe.
Tropical Coconut Oatmeal Cookies
Soft and chewy oatmeal cookies – with a tropical vibe! Get the recipe.
Maple Pecan Scones
These scones are made with ground pecans and maple syrup. Not too sweet and perfect with a hot cup of coffee or tea. Get the recipe.
Souche de Noël – a Twist on Bûche de Noël
And a grande finale! Check out our “stump” cake! Easier to make than you think, and a half-sheet pan is the star piece of equipment. Get the recipe.