This 30 minute sheet pan meal is super easy and quick. I’m not so good at meal planning even though I’m a dietitian and I frequently come home at the last-minute and make a quick meal with no planning ahead.
Each month I participate in the Recipe Redux themed monthly round-up of recipes. This month’s theme is Sheet Pan Meals so be sure to check out the other ideas for sheet pan meals.
Part of being able to make quick meals with no thought is to have a well stocked pantry. I always keep frozen fish, chicken, and vegetables, along with starches such as potatoes, beans, rice, corn, and other grains like quinoa. Plus I buy each week fresh vegetables like carrots, cucumbers, salad greens, onions, and other basics for salads and seasonings.
To make this meal, I usually do it on several baking sheets or in baking dishes. When making items all on one pan, you need to decide if they all take the same time to bake. Since the potatoes and carrots took longer, I put them on the pan and baked for 10-15 minutes, then added the fish for an additional 15-20 minutes.
I used potatoes and carrots for the sides, but you could use any vegetable such as zucchini, broccoli, or cauliflower. That’s the beauty of sheet pan meals- you use what you have!
- 5-6 red potatoes, diced into ½ inch pieces
- 4-6 carrots, sliced
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- ½ tsp of spice of choice:
- dill for carrots
- garlic herb for potatoes
- 4 pieces tilapia or other mild fish
- ¼ cup dijon mustard
- ½ cup crushed corn flakes
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- Toss carrots and potatoes in olive oil.
- Place on baking sheet and bake 15 minutes.
- While carrots and potatoes are baking, brush fish with dijon mustard.
- Top with crushed corn flakes and shredded cheese.
- Add to baking sheet after 15 minutes.
- Bake an additional 15 minutes or til fish flakes.
Have fun making some meals for your family and enjoying the easy clean up!
For more tips on 30 minute meals or less read 30 Minute Meals with No Recipe or Plan.