Pressure Cookers that help make quick meals at home are awesome, but if you don't have the extra cash to get one, are you destined to slave over the stove forever? No! You've sill got a sheet pan, don't you? Sheet pan recipes are the new, savvy way to make a meal without breaking a sweat. So we're showing you recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that are crazy easy and won't make you fork over any cash at the mall.
1. Sheet Pan Breakfast Bake
Making a full, tasty breakfast, with one pan only? Sounds like a dream - but sometimes, dreams do come true, thanks to this recipe from damndelicious.net.
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and lightly oil a baking sheet with olive oil or with nonstick spray.
Place a 20 oz. package of refrigerated hash brown potatoes in a single layer onto your baking sheet.
Melt 2 Tbsps. of unsalted butter and stir it into your hash browns. Then add 1 Tbsp. of olive oil and a 1/4 tsp. each of thyme, basil, oregano, and garlic powder.
Sprinkle on a cup of shredded cheddar cheese, then gently mix the potatoes and seasonings, then arrange it into a single layer again.
Place the potatoes in the oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes, about how long it takes for the edges to begin to brown.
Take the potatoes out of the oven and add 12 slices of bacon - try to distribute them in a way you can get a little bacon in every bite. Then crack 6 eggs on top of the bacon - try to keep the yolks intact.
Sprinkle your eggs with 3 Tbsps. of Parmesan cheese, then salt and pepper to taste.
Place your sheet pan back into the oven and bake until your egg whites have set and your bacon is cooked through, about 10-12 minutes.
Take out of the oven and either garnish with parsley or chives, or serve immediately.
2. Store-Bought Dough Sheet Pan Pizza
Grab your sheet pan and get pizza ready to go to work with you! This recipe from SpinachTiger.com is so easy to make, the only pre-planning you'll have to do is, "How many slices can I eat now while still saving some for tomorrow?"
Take your pizza dough out of the refrigerator at least an hour before starting to cook.
Put one of your oven racks as low as it can go and preheat your oven to 500 degrees.
While you're waiting for your oven to heat, grab 3 links of Italian Sausage, and cook them, then crumble them.
Then, grab your sheet pan and coat it with with 1/4 cup of olive oil to help your crust get crispy.
Stretch your dough out onto your sheet pan, then lightly spread your pizza sauce onto the dough - and don't forget to leave room for your crust!
Once your pizza's sauced, add 2-3 cups of mozzarella cheese, then scatter your cooked sausage, 1 cup of broccoli, and 2 ounces of pepperoni.
Put your sheet pan in the oven and cookie it for about 15 minutes, or until your crust is golden brown. Then take it out of the oven and add your favorite herbs or spices like basil, oregano, or red pepper flakes. Then slice it up and serve!
3. Sausage and Peppers Sheet Pan Dinner
Who says sandwiches are just for lunch? Make dinner even better with a hand from your sheet pan and this Food Network approved recipe!
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees, and line your baking sheet with parchment paper - this will help cleanup go even faster later.
Take a small yellow onion, cut it in half, then cut the halves into thin slices. Then take one large green bell pepper, cut off the stem, seed it, and slice it into thin slices. Then do the same to one large orange bell pepper (stem, seed, and slice thin).
Put the onion slices on your baking sheet, then toss them with 1Tbsp. of olive oil and add salt and pepper. Put the onions in the oven and roast for 5 minutes.
While your onions are roasting, toss your orange and green bell pepper slices in a medium bowl with 1 Tbsp. of olive oil and some salt and pepper.
Once your onions are roasted, take them out of the oven and push them to one side of the pan. Add your tossed peppers to the middle of your sheet pan.
Then, place 6 sweet Italian sausage links on the pan in the empty space next to the peppers and give them each enough space to cook.
Place the sheet pan into the oven for about 25 minutes, turning the vegetables halfway through. After this time, the sausages should be cooked through, onions should be translucent and tender, and the peppers should be soft and charred.
Take the pan out of the oven and grab some hoagie rolls. Place your sausages into the rolls, top with the peppers and onions, and dive in.
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