A cut sheet pan taco bake in a rimmed sheet pan topped with pico de gallo and sour cream.
Lauren Volo
1 of 21

Sheet Pan Taco Bake

This sheet pan taco bake has seasoned ground beef, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses enveloped in tortillas and baked until crunchy and golden. Great party food for feeding a crowd.
A rectangular pepperoni pan pizza on a rimmed baking sheet.
Randy Harris
2 of 21

Pepperoni Pan Pizza

This pepperoni pan pizza is made with a simple yet superlative from-scratch tomato sauce, two types of mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, pepperoni, and either store-bought or homemade dough. Lavished with everyone’s favorite topping and three types of cheese, this thick-crusted beauty means you can delete your closest pizza delivery place from your contacts and forget you ever craved anything else.
A roast pork loin with apples and onions scattered around it on a baking sheet.
John Kernick
3 of 21

Roast Pork Loin with Apples and Onions

This roast pork loin with apples and onions boasts a rustic loveliness from a garlic, thyme, and fennel seed rub and a caramelized sweetness from the side that’s roasted at the same time. And it’s about to become your new favorite one-pan dinner.
Four slabs of BBQ oven ribs on a rack inside a rimmed baking sheet.
America’s Test Kitchen
4 of 21

Oven Barbecued Ribs

Want smoky, bbq ribs, but don't have a grill or wood chips available? Try these tender, oven-roasted spareribs that are smoked over tea leaves.
A white tray with slices of perfect baked bacon.
Carl Tremblay
5 of 21

Baked Bacon

Made on a baking sheet in the oven, it's the best way we know how to cook bacon for a crowd with no standing at the stovetop getting spattered. All you need is a baking sheet. And a craving for bacon.
A metal sheet pan covered with 8 golden and crisp chicken thighs.
America’s Test Kitchen
6 of 21

Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs

This oven roasted chicken thighs so ingenious is the technique. Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs are baked until cooked through and then broiled to crisp the skin. The result? Juicy, flavorful chicken. Marvelously crisp skin.
Two whole roasted cauliflower heads on a rimmed baking sheet with a glass jar of dressing and a spoon resting inside it.
David Malosh
7 of 21

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

This whole roasted cauliflower is an easy and impressive side dish that’s drizzled with a tangy lemon, olive oil, caper, and parsley dressing.
Roasted red cabbage on a cooling rack set in a baking sheet.
Ed Anderson
8 of 21

Roasted Red Cabbage

Roasted red cabbage (actually, some would argue it looks more like PURPLE cabbage) is so incredibly easy—and surprisingly satisfying—to make in the oven. Simply toss with oil and cook.
Three breaded chicken thighs on a plate with slices of roasted lemon.
Bec Hudson
9 of 21

Breaded Oven Fried Chicken Thighs

These breaded oven fried chicken thighs come together quickly with just a handful of pantry ingredients. They have all the crispy goodness of fried chicken, without the mess and hassle of deep frying.
Bite-size bacon and cheese scones with smoked bacon and melted Asiago on top on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Eric Wolfinger
10 of 21

Bacon and Cheese Scones

Bacon and cheese scones are buttery and flakey and made with flour, butter, baking powder, and all the usual pantry staples you have on hand for any biscuits. Perfect morning, noon, or night.
A wedge of white pizza on a piece of parchment.
Andrew Purcell
11 of 21

White Pizza

My grandmother didn't like sauce and always ordered white pizza–before fancy white slices were en vogue. This white pie with a dollop of ricotta is an ode to her.
Four fillets of baked fish with almonds, lemon, and bread crumbs on a rimmed baking sheet.
Kate Sears
12 of 21

Baked Fish with Lemon Bread Crumbs

Baked fish is boring, yes? No. Not this lovely little weeknight number with bread crumbs that proves just how spectacularly tender and tasty baked fish can be.
A baking sheet lined with parchment and covered with easy roasted carrots and onions with burnt edges.
Carl Tremblay
13 of 21

Easy Roasted Carrots

These easy roasted carrots boast four ingredients–carrots, butter, salt, and pepper–and one simple and perfect technique for roasting them to magnificence, bringing out their earthy sweetness.
A metal sheet pan covered with spread-out tomato paste.
Sara Remington
14 of 21

Homemade Tomato Paste

Homemade tomato paste is surprisingly easy to make at home and a great way to use up lots of tomatoes. All you need are tomatoes, salt, olive oil, a food mill, and a flair for classic Italian goodness.
Four halves of butternut brown butter winter squash on a rimmed baking sheet.
Noel Barnhurst
15 of 21

Brown Butter Winter Squash

Brown butter winter squash is going to banish memories of all other butternut squash recipes—including that boring brown sugar and butter trick your mom used—from your mind. Here’s how to cook it.
A tray of unbaked bbq meatballs with a set of measuring spoons beside it and a bowl of barbecue sauce in the background.
Jerrelle Guy
16 of 21

BBQ Meatballs

These BBQ meatballs are tossed in the crockpot or oven (translation: no stovetop spattering to clean up) and slathered in a homemade molasses barbecue sauce. Here's how to make them.
A sheet pan filled with roasted sausages, peppers, and onions.
Maura McEvoy
17 of 21

Sheet Pan Sausage and Peppers

Sheet pan dinners, in this case sausage and peppers (plus tomatoes, garlic, and onions) demands just one thing of you: Toss everything together on a single pan and shove it in the oven. Dinner: done.
A sheet of parchment paper with a rectangular mushroom, leek, and Gruyere tart with a square piece cut from the corner, and garnished with thyme.
Ryan Szulc
18 of 21

Mushroom, Leek, and Gruyère Tart

This mushroom, leek, and Gruyère tart, made with puff pastry, topped with garlic and thyme-infused leeks and mushrooms and Gruyère cheese is an easy appetizer or light vegetarian entrée.
A pork loin roast, tied and seasoned with salt and pepper, on a foil-lined sheet pan with a wire rack.
Yuki Sugiura
19 of 21

Pork Loin Roast

This pork loin roast calls for boneless pork loin, olive oil, salt, and pepper to be slow roasted. Four ingredients. It's incredibly easy to make. No fuss. And it makes the one of best roast pork I've ever had.
Several halves of tomato Provençal on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet.
Eric Wolfinger
20 of 21

Tomatoes Provencal

Tomatoes Provencal are stuffed tomatoes, heirloom or otherwise, made with bread crumbs, cheese, herbs, and olive oil. So simple. So spectacular.
A rimmed sheet pan with roast pork chops with peaches and cooked red onion.
Eric Wolfinger
21 of 21

Roast Pork Chops with Peaches

These roast pork chops with peaches are an easy, no-fuss, sheet pan meal of seasoned, roasted pork chops, peach wedges, and red onion, all topped with pomegranate molasses. A weeknight winner that belongs in your dinner rotation.

About David Leite

I count myself lucky to have received three James Beard Awards for my writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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