Sheet pan dinners are flavorful, economical, and a breeze to prepare. The prep is simple and with just one pan, clean-up is a breeze. Here’s a selection of veggie-packed vegan sheet pan dinners to brighten your weekday meals.
Full dinners made on one sheet pan became the latest kitchen trend not so long ago, and in my opinion, it’s one that’s here to stay. What I don’t see enough of around the food web are enough vegan selections; this round-up aims to start changing that.
Beans (including chickpeas), tofu and other plant proteins, and plenty of vegetables in a myriad of combos are what make a good plant-based sheet-pan meal.
Tip for easy clean-up: Line your sheet pan with baking parchment to make clean-up even easier.
Oven temperature: Most sheet-pan meals are cooked at 425º F, just as you would set the oven to roast vegetables and such.
What kind of sheet pan to use: A rimmed shallow baking or roasting pan is ideal. In a pinch, you can use a rimless baking sheet (otherwise known as a cookie sheet), but the ingredients are more likely to “escape” when you stir them up. Most sheet pans ideal for this use are 13- by 18 inches. Jelly roll pans work, too.
Here are Cooking Light’s recommendations for sheet pans (pardon the photo of sheet pan shrimp when you link through; the rest of the info is very helpful!)
Complete any sheet pan meal: The sheet-pan dinner is your all-in one main dish; a simple salad, coleslaw, and/or some fruit is always a welcome accompaniment.
Thanks to the generous bloggers who have provided permission to reprint photos and links to their sheet pan recipes.
Sheet Pan Hash Browns with Tofu and Kale: This sheet pan interpretation of potato hash browns is an easy-to-prep, easy clean-up weekend brunch dish and a fantastic “breakfast-for-dinner” main dish.
Roasted Vegan Sausage with Fennel and Polenta: Fennel, a classic fall vegetable, harmonizes beautifully with the plant-based sausage and polenta (the kind that comes in tubes) in a roasted preparation that comes together easily and quickly.
Sheet Pan Cauliflower & Chickpeas with Couscous and Vegan Tzatzki: From No Sweat Vegan, this cauliflower & chickpea bake is flavored by fenugreek, cumin, and coriander. Served with couscous and vegan tzatziki, it makes a quick, easy, and delicious weeknight meal.
Sheet Pan Eggplant & Chickpea Bake: From Tinned Tomatoes, an easy eggplant, chickpea, and spinach bake for a simple family dinner.
Easy Sheet Pan Chickpea and Mushroom Fajitas: From Little Sunny Kitchen, a simple and delicious dinner ready in just 25 minutes!
Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fajitas: From Thyme and Love, these easy fajitas are sure to be a crowd pleaser! Cauliflower is roasted with bell peppers and cooked with a delicious mix of spices.
Veggie Fajitas with Mushrooms & Asparagus: From Cadry’s Kitchen, veggie fajitas is a favorite under-30-minute meals. Loaded with mushrooms, asparagus, red bell peppers, and onions, this is an easy sheet pan meal.
Sheet Pan Edamame with Vegetables: From I Heart Vegetables, sheet pan edamame with vegetables has all your favorite stir fry flavors, but it’s made in the oven. It’s a high protein recipe that is completely plant-based.
Sheet Pan Meal Prep Tofu: From Running to the Kitchen, this sheet pan recipe for roasted tofu, cabbage, and peppers is an easy way to meal prep a healthy and nutritious vegetarian meal to enjoy throughout the week.
Sheet Pan Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup: From Soup Addict, this gorgeous fire-engine-red tomato soup has super-charged flavor, thanks to tasty roasted vegetables that gently caramelize in the oven.
Sheet Pan Fall Nourish Buddha Bowl: From Jessica in the Kitchen, this Buddha Bowl prepared on a sheet pan is filled with flavors of caramelized, crispy and crunchy veggies and is vegan, nourishing, and hearty! It’s drizzled with a creamy harissa tahini dressing – making it even better.
Sheet Pan Gnocchi and Vegetables: From Profusion Curry, this quick 30-minute dinner is exactly what you need to get an easy weeknight meal on the table fast.