Your Solution to the Age-Old Question: “What Should I Make for Dinner?”

What’s For Dinner?!

By Alexa Essenfeld, MS, RDN

Our Answer: A single sheet pan dinner! They are a simple and delicious way to prepare a nutritious and easy meal.

The idea behind single sheet pan meals is that everything roasts on the same sheet pan together in the oven. There are hundreds of creative recipes and combinations online but most follow a similar pattern. Choose a protein (chicken, salmon, pork, beef, turkey, etc) + choose a vegetable (choose ones that are great for roasting i.e. brussel sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, etc) + choose a starchy vegetable (i.e. sweet potatoes, butternut squash, etc). Drizzle ingredients with olive oil and season to your liking before roasting in the oven until the protein is cooked to a safe temperature and the veggies are nice and crispy!

LIFEHACK: Line the pan with foil or parchment paper and clean-up is a snap too!

Try this Recipe:

Single Sheet Pan Honey Ginger Salmon

Yields 4 servings (1 salmon fillet, 2/3 cup butternut squash, 2/3 cup brussel sprouts)


1 Tablespoon of low sodium soy sauce

3 tablespoons of olive oil, divided

1 tablespoon of honey

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

½ teaspoon of freshly grated ginger

4 (5 oz) salmon fillets

2 ½ cups of butternut squash, peeled and cubed

2 ½ cups of brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved

½ tsp pepper

½ tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F. Coat a large sheet pan with cooking spray
  2. Combine low sodium soy sauce with 1 tbsp olive oil, honey, lemon juice, and ginger. Place the salmon in the bowl and let marinate for a few minutes
  3. Toss the brussel sprouts and butternut squash with remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread out on baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes
  4. Push vegetables to the sides of the pan to create space in the middle for the salmon.
  5. Put salmon in the middle of the pan and bake for 15 minutes or until cooked to your liking.


Nutrition information for one serving: