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Summer Sheet Pan Recipes

Summer is full of fresh vegetables and fruits that are a natural fit for sheet pan recipes. From a veggie-forward sheet-pan ratatouille to a can’t-miss tomato tart, these recipes are delicious and bright.

Whether you’re looking for a weeknight dinner or something to pack for lunch, these sheet pan suppers are easy and delicious. Plus, they’re perfect for busy families.

1. Sweet Mustard Glazed Salmon

A sweet mustard glazed salmon is easy to make, and it’s sure to please your family and friends! Whole grain Dijon mustard and honey glaze this tender salmon filet while it bakes, making for a simple dinner you can whip up in 20 minutes.

It’s important to remember that salmon isn’t always cooked through the center, so you should check it often. It’s ready when it easily flakes at the touch of your fork!

You can cook this honey mustard glazed salmon on the stove or in the oven. Using a food thermometer, you’ll want to make sure the salmon reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

To prepare the honey mustard sauce, whisk together equal amounts of Dijon and honey mustard. Add salt and pepper to taste.

While I prefer the taste of a mix of Dijon and honey mustard, you can use a variety of mustards for this recipe. You can even swap in a mix of regular yellow mustard and grainy mustard to create your own flavor.

For this baked honey mustard salmon, a quick and easy stir together of the mustard glaze, and a swift spell under the broiler are all that’s needed to bring out the best in this tasty dish! Place the salmon filets skin side down in a baking dish and spoon the mustard glaze over them.

Then, cover with foil and bake for about 20 minutes. Remove the foil and cook for an additional 2 minutes under the broiler.

When the salmon is finished, transfer it to a serving plate and serve with your favorite greens, roasted veggies, cooked quinoa or fluffy rice. It’s a hearty and satisfying meal that’s perfect for summer!

2. Buttermilk Biscuits with Country Ham

Nothing says summer like a fluffy buttermilk biscuit, especially when it is served with country ham. These simple biscuits can be served as a snack, appetizer or a light lunch, and they are sure to become a family favorite!

These biscuits are easy to make, and they come together in no time at all. Simply mix the ingredients together, knead the dough lightly, and roll it out into a thin sheet of dough that’s about a half to 3/4-inch thick. Place the biscuits on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned on top.

Once the biscuits are baked, brush them with melted butter and serve them with your choice of condiments. You can use a variety of spreads, including butter or honey butter, mustards, pimento cheese, jams, and more.

When you’re ready to eat, put two biscuits on a plate and top them with country ham slices. Then, spread a dollop of your favorite condiment on each side of the biscuits and close them together.

Another great thing about these biscuits is that they can be made in advance and stored at room temperature until you’re ready to serve them. They also freeze well and can be stored for up to 3 months in an airtight container on your counter.

If you’re hosting a party or gathering, these biscuits are perfect for serving as an appetizer before dinner. You can serve these at room temperature, or reheat them in a 350-degree oven just before serving to keep them warm and delicious.

3. Five-Ingredient Sheet Pan Chicken

Sheet pan dinners are ideal for busy nights, as you can prep them in advance, pop them into the oven when you need a quick meal, and save yourself time cleaning up afterward. They’re also great for when you’re trying to make healthier dinners that don’t break the bank.

These five-ingredient chicken recipes are especially delicious and easy to make, with a variety of flavors and ingredients that you probably already have on hand. Some of them even come together in less than 30 minutes!

This 5-ingredient tandoori tofu bake from Minimalist Baker is loaded with flavor thanks to tandoori spices, cauliflower, red onion, and sweet potatoes. It’s also gluten-free and contains about 30 milligrams of magnesium, which can help promote better sleep.

Another 5-ingredient chicken recipe, this one from Sarah Brewer of Well+Good, uses honey and whole grain mustard to coat boneless, skinless chicken breasts before baking on a sheet pan for a delicious, savory, low-carb meal. Add a choice of low carb vegetables and feta cheese for extra protein, and you have a dinner that’s sure to please.

You can also make this dish gluten-free by swapping out the bread for cauliflower florets or a combination of quinoa and rice. Then, top with green chutney for a light and refreshing summer dinner that you can make in a jiffy!

The tangy marinade in this sheet pan salsa chicken is perfect for topping quesadillas and tacos. It’s also easy to adapt for a range of other dinners, like these baked Mexican enchiladas or this roasted salmon with bell peppers and lemon-garlic sauce.

This simple, southwestern-inspired sheet pan dish is a delicious option for a dinner that’s easy to make and will leave you with only one pan to clean up afterward! It’s also delicious served with garlic mashed potatoes or a salad.

4. Smoky Bacon Crackers

This recipe for Smoky Bacon Crackers is a fun, sweet, and salty appetizer perfect for summer. It’s simple to make and requires only 5 ingredients, making it an easy-to-remember recipe that’s perfect for entertaining.

To start, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top of the pan. Arrange the crackers on the rack and sprinkle with brown sugar, cayenne pepper, and black pepper.

Next, wrap each cracker with a piece of bacon. The bacon should fit around the cracker, but not all the way to the ends. If the bacon doesn’t fit, just trim off a bit with kitchen shears.

Once you have all the crackers wrapped with the bacon, spread some of the melted butter on each one. You may need to do this in two batches, but it helps the butter cover every part of each cracker and makes them extra scrumptious.

Repeat this process, adding a little more butter to each cracker as needed, and bake them until they’re crisp. This will take about an hour to cook, so make sure you check on them every now and then.

These bacon-topped crackers are the perfect addition to a cheese or cracker/dip board. They’re delicious dipped in ranch or a sour cream dip, and they’re also great eaten on their own. They’re surprisingly budget-friendly, too! A box of crackers and a pound of bacon will cost about $7 to make, making them a tasty yet inexpensive treat for the entire family. You can even freeze them for a quick snack. They’re a delicious addition to a party platter, and they’re also a fantastic option for a picnic or tailgate!

5. BBQ Chicken

If you’re looking for a quick and easy sheet pan recipe, this BBQ chicken is the one! It’s packed with juicy barbecue chicken, smoked sausage and veggies, all cooked on the same pan. And it’s topped off with a sweet and sticky barbecue sauce that’s perfect for summertime!

It might seem like sheet pan meals have overrun food media recently, but they’re not a new idea. They’re the bedrock of commercial kitchens across America.

Professional sheet pans are typically aluminum with a 25 mm (1 in.) raised lip around the edge and come in standard and non-standard sizes. They’re made to fit most ovens and cooling racks, and are a popular choice for bakeries and food-service businesses.

They’re also very flexible, making it possible to cook different things on the same pan. They can be used for baking, broiling or grilling, and they’re especially useful for preparing dishes that require little attention or cleanup.

For a quick and simple BBQ chicken, marinate the chicken in a mixture of oil, garlic, salt, brown sugar, smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or up to 24 hours before grilling.

To grill, put the chicken on a hot grill over a medium heat until it sears on both sides, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Flip and cook until the other sides are golden and the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit, about 2 to 3 more minutes.

When the chicken is done, brush it with reduced barbecue sauce, then broil until the skin’s surface is sticky and deeply dark brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. You’ll want to watch it closely so that the sauce doesn’t burn on the chicken during this final step.

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