When you’re looking to whip up a healthy, quick dinner that won’t make a huge mess in the kitchen, sheet pan meals are the way to go. With a bit of light prep, you can toss all your ingredients on a single tray, pop it in the oven, and voilà, dinner is served. Best of all, it makes cleanup a breeze. That’s why we rounded up some of our favorite fall sheet pan dinners to help get us through the season.
All of our favorite seasonal ingredients (I’m looking at you acorn squash, sweet potato, and apples) roast up beautifully in the oven, so you can spend your precious time away from the stove. Sheet pan dinners are relatively straightforward, so even a novice home cook can experiment with these delicious recipes, plus they’re easy to customize too—improvise with whatever you’ve got in the kitchen!
We’ve included vegetarian fall sheet pan dinners alongside other protein-filled dishes like pork, chicken, and fish so that everyone can enjoy these lovely meals regardless of dietary preferences. No matter what flavors you’re craving, these recipes use the best of the season’s ingredients so that you can lean into autumn without having to change out of your cozy pants.
Keep scrolling for 13 irresistible fall sheet pan dinners
Sheet Pan Hot Honey Mustard Chicken and Crispy Brussels Sprouts from Half Baked Harvest
Why we love it: This is a quick, simple, and utterly delicious weeknight meal. It’s got a bit of Southern charm and tons of flavor. The chicken feels fried but tastes better and is healthier, and the sprouts are perfectly crispy.
Hero ingredient: The texture and crunch of a crispy cornflake breading are key.
Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Why we love it: Our love for sweet potatoes knows no bounds. And just when you thought we couldn’t possibly put yet another twist on my favorite vegetable, Camille stumbled upon a simple yet game-changing new technique that turns out the crispiest roasted sweet potatoes you’ve ever tasted.
Hero ingredient: Add a little butter and honey so they get caramelized, sweet, and nutty, turning this humble sweet potato into a restaurant-quality dinner.
Cajun Shrimp and Sausage Vegetable Sheet Pan
Why we love it: If you’re a fan of amazing cajun flavors then look no further than this healthy and delicious meal. It’s easy to throw together and perfect for meal prepping ahead of time. If you can believe it, this dish all comes together in just around 20 minutes.
Hero ingredient: The cajun seasoning helps this recipe level up.
5-Ingredient Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Why we love it: The key to making a recipe with only a few ingredients taste more complex is all in how you season it. Even better, these fajitas are super clean and healthy, since making these on a sheet pan allows the use of minimal oils. They’re a flavor sensation.
Hero ingredient: Taco seasoning!
Sheet Pan Chicken Shawarma With Sesame Sweet Potatoes and Hummus from Half Baked Harvest
Why we love it: Get this colorful, healthy, delicious meal on the table in just about an hour. It’s a flavorful, nourishing meal that deserves a spot in your weekly rotation. It’s the best way to enjoy a bowl of hummus and middle eastern street food for dinner.
Hero ingredient: You won’t want to skip a side of naan.
Sheet Pan Aloo Gobi
Why we love it: All you have to do is stir up the spices and sauce together, then toss the vegetables. Pour everything out onto a sheet pan and bake. Minimal dishes and clean-up, but maximum flavor! It’s the perfect vegetarian sheet pan dinner.
Hero ingredient: Top it with extra cilantro and lime juice. Yum!
Sheet Pan Sticky Pomegranate Chicken and Honey Roasted Squash from Half Baked Harvest
Why we love it: This dinner is about to become your next fall favorite. It’s so full of complex, rich flavors that you won’t believe how easy it is to make. It’s an absolute delight.
Hero ingredient: The pomegranates in the sauce add a sweet and tangy flavor.
Sheet Pan Curried Sweet Potato & Chickpeas from Minimalist Baker
Why we love it: This simple, fast, versatile, and totally customizable recipe is healthy, nourishing, and doesn’t skimp on flavor. It’s the perfect weeknight meal when you want something satisfying, quickly.
Hero ingredient: Warming spices like garam masala add depth of flavor.
Sheet Pan Salmon Dinner from Foodie Crush
Why we love it: This recipe will have you in and out of the kitchen before you know it. It’s incredibly easy, fast, and makes weekly meal planning a breeze thanks to an abundance of delicious leftovers (depending on how many people you cook for.)
Hero ingredient: The tangy mustard sauce can’t be beaten.
Sheet Pan Orange Tofu With Herby White Beans from Full of Plants
Why we love it: In just under 30 minutes you get a hearty, flavorful meal full of protein, and healthy fats. The combination of flavorful tofu and creamy white beans is absolutely lovely.
Hero ingredient: Orange sauce gives the tofu a golden brown color and a deliciously subtle orange flavor.
Sheet Pan Crispy Cheddar Pork Chops from The Recipe Critic
Why we love it: You’d never believe that a humble sheet pan recipe is responsible for these crispy, cheesy pork chops. They’re cooked to tender perfection alongside roasted potatoes and sprouts for the ideal fall meal.
Hero ingredient: The crispy cheddar coating is divine and the flavor is unparalleled.
Savory Breakfast Pan from Spoon Fork Bacon
Why we love it: I know this is supposed to be a dinner roundup, but excuse me, is there anything more joy-inducing than breakfast for dinner? And this delicious dish is sure to put everyone in a good mood and couldn’t be easier to make.
Hero ingredient: Dinner roll croutons!
Maple Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage With Butternut and Brussels from How Sweet Eats
Why we love it: This recipe checks all the sheet pan boxes. It’s satisfying, delicious, savory, sweet, quick, perfect for meal prep, and yields gorgeous leftovers. Even the grumpiest Brussels sprouts naysayers won’t be able to resist this lovely meal.
Hero ingredient: Maple and garlic make this taste like an autumnal feast.