Sheet pan dinners are my favorite no-fuss way to make a meal. You can find sheet pan dinner recipes all over. There are many cookbooks devoted to “sheet pan suppers,” plus you can find multiple recipes online or in magazines.
They are so easy to put together, and with the right seasonings, the meal is delicious. You can play with your own combinations of protein and vegetables. If you are worried about the cooking times for the different ingredients, it is fine to start roasting some items on the sheet pan first before you put on the other items. That way, everything will be done at the same time.
You can also cut some vegetables smaller so they roast faster. I really like to use chicken thighs for these dinners and salmon is always good, too.
I took a favorite meatloaf recipe and just made four smaller meatloaves for this sheet pan dinner. I also like to make my own steak seasoning, and that recipe follows.
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Mini meatloaves with roasted vegetables
1-1/2 pounds ground sirloin
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon steak seasoning (recipe follows)
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1-1/2 cups barbecue sauce, divided
1/2 medium onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into large wedges
1 pound sugar snap peas
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt/pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray a rimmed large baking sheet with vegetable oil.
In a large bowl, mix together the ground sirloin, egg, bread crumbs, cheddar cheese, steak seasoning pepper, 1 cup of the barbecue sauce, the onion and the garlic.
Form into four small loaves and spoon on the remaining 1/2 cup of the barbecue sauce over the tops.
In a separate bowl, place the sweet potato wedges and the sugar snap peas.
Drizzle on the olive oil and the smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Toss the vegetables and put on the prepared sheet pan next to the meatloaves.
Roast for 45 minutes, or until the meatloaves are done.
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 tablespoons ground pepper
2 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoon garlic flakes
1 tablespoon onion flakes
1 tablespoon coriander
1 tablespoon dill
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
Mix all the ingredients together and store in a jar or plastic baggie.
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