Nothing can beat a home improvement project that is affordable and easy to accomplish on your own — except maybe a healthy, delicious meal prepared in your very own kitchen! When it comes to inexpensive and efficient home-cooked dinners, the key is to utilize simple ingredients from the kitchen pantry cabinet and as few dirty dishes as possible. These fast and fresh one pan dinners certainly fit the bill! If you’re feeling hungry, what are you waiting for? Grab some parchment paper, pull out a sheet pan from the tray divider in your kitchen cabinets, and read on to get started!
Ginger Shrimp And Vegetables
Infused with the flavors of citrus, garlic and fresh ginger, this scrumptious seafood recipe from Better Homes And Gardens is like a tropical vacation at home. Ingredients for this one-pan wonder include peeled and deveined shrimp, carrots, broccoli, and snow peas, plus soy sauce, orange juice, and crushed red pepper from your spice rack. For the complete list and instructions from BHG, click here.
Sausage And Peppers
This versatile, fuss-free dinner idea from Food Network calls for sweet Italian sausage, but feel free to substitute a spicier variety, such as chorizo or bratwurst. Roasted at a high temperature with onions and a variety of colorful bell peppers, and served on fresh hoagie rolls, sausage and peppers are sure to become a busy week-day staple this winter. For this easy to follow recipe from the Food Network kitchen, click here.
Pork And Asparagus
This Taste of Home test kitchen approved recipe is packed with flavor and can be prepped and on the table in less than an hour using just one pan. Impressive, to say the least! Seasoned pork chops pair beautifully with Honeycrisp apples coated in brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger, plus cut new potatoes and asparagus tossed with olive oil, salt, and pepper from your kitchen pantry cabinet. Click here for the recipe from Taste of Home.
Flank Steak With Salsa Verde
Say goodbye to messy meal prep with this simple recipe from Cooking Light. Not only tasty, Flank Steak With Salsa Verde feeds a family of four in just 20 minutes! In addition to a sheet pan, you’ll need some basic ingredients from your kitchen pantry cabinet like olive oil, capers, salt, and pepper, plus freshly chopped parsley, oregano, broccoli florets, and a red onion. For the recipe from Cooking Light, click here.
Chicken With Tomatoes and Mozzarella
This speedy, one pan chicken recipe from Epicurious is absolutely delicious and will please even the pickiest of palates. Similar to pizza, you can whip up this dish in about 35 minutes. Start by tossing grape tomatoes in oil, vinegar, and garlic, add skinless chicken breasts to the pan, and sprinkle some oregano, salt, and pepper on top. Add thin rounds of fresh mozzarella at the end of cooking and enjoy! Click here for the full recipe from Epicurious.
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