Not your run-of-the-mill meals

Simple sheet pan suppers


At times, spending hours in the kitchen can be a relaxing, enjoyable experience. However, even for avid home cooks, a busy weeknight isn't one of those times. Fortunately, solutions like sheet pan suppers make it easy to create dishes with exceptional flavor depth that come together quickly and clean up just as fast.

Keeping a variety of vegetables on hand makes it simple to pull together a family meal. Onions, for example, are versatile, flavorful, easy to store, have a long shelf-life and are available year-round from U.S. growers. An added benefit when cooking with onions is that you're serving up a good source of fiber.

Spicy Sheet Pan Roasted Jambalaya
Servings: 4-6

1 large yellow onion, diced
1/2 large green bell pepper, diced
1/2 large yellow bell pepper, diced
1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
3 stalks celery, sliced or diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1-2 jalapenos, seeded and diced
1 pint cherry tomatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 link (13.5 ounces) Andouille sausage, sliced
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning blend
linguine noodles, cooked according to package directions
1-2 lemons, sliced in thin wedges
2 green onions, sliced
fresh chopped parsley

Heat oven to 400 F.

Line 13-by-18-inch sheet pan with parchment paper.

In large bowl, combine onion, bell peppers, celery, garlic, jalapenos, tomatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper until evenly combined. Spread out evenly on pan in single layer. Add slices of Andouille sausage. Roast 15-20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and start to brown.

Toss shrimp with Cajun seasoning and prepare linguine noodles.

When ready, remove baking sheet from oven. Place shrimp on top of vegetable and sausage mixture in single layer. Top with half the lemon wedges. Return to oven and cook about 5-8 minutes, or until shrimp is no longer pink.

Serve over linguine garnished with green onions and parsley with remaining fresh lemon wedges on side.

Easy Drumstick-Quinoa Sheet Pan Supper
Servings: 4-6

8-10 chicken legs
1 fennel bulb
1 large yellow onion, sliced
1 large red onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, sliced
3 medium-sized potatoes, cubed
1orange (1/4 cup juice and zest)
1/4 teaspoon thyme, dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
orange rind curls
brown rice, cooked according to package directions
quinoa, cooked according to package directions

Heat oven to 400 F.

Line 13-by-18-inch sheet pan with parchment paper.

Place chicken legs on pan. Spread fennel, yellow onion, red onion, garlic and potatoes around and in between legs.

In small bowl, whisk together orange juice and zest, thyme and olive oil. Pour mixture over chicken and vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.

Roast 45 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender. Cook rice and quinoa.

Garnish chicken with parsley and orange curls. Serve over brown rice and quinoa.

Sheet Pan-Style Buddha Bowls
Servings: 4-6

2 yellow onions, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1/2head of red or purple cabbage, cut into wedges
2 red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
1 small butternut squash, peeled and 1/2-inch diced
1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved
extra-virgin olive oil
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked according to package directions
Tahini sauce:
1 tablespoon tahini
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2-1 teaspoon maple syrup
2 avocados, peeled and sliced
fresh parsley

Heat oven to 400 F.

Line 13-by-18-inch sheet pan with parchment paper.

Place onion, cabbage, potatoes, squash and Brussels sprouts in single layer on pan. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast vegetables 40 minutes, or until tender. Add more salt and pepper if needed.

While vegetables roast, cook quinoa.

To make tahini sauce: In small bowl, whisk tahini, lemon juice, mustard and syrup until smooth.

To assemble Buddha bowls: Spoon quinoa into bowls. Add roasted veggies and garnish with avocado and parsley. Drizzle tahini sauce over each bowl and serve.