Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (May 15 – 21)

“I can’t wait to wash all these dirty dishes!”…said no one ever. Enter your trusty sheet pan, the key to preparing a crowd-pleasing meal, minus the mess. Read on for seven dinners to cook this week that come together on a single baking sheet, making for the quickest cleanup of all time. (And once the week is through, you can turn to this helpful guide to get your sheet pan looking good as new.)

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Shopping List

1 head green cabbage
1 small yellow onion
3 lemons
4 red onions
2 medium sweet potatoes
2 kale leaves
3 stems vine-ripened cherry tomatoes
2 red bell peppers
2 yellow bell peppers
3 carrots
1 head broccoli
2 bunches dill
1 bunch broccoli rabe
2 bunches parsley

4 mild Italian sausages
2 pounds salmon fillet
12 large eggs
10 ounces smoked salmon
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

9 ounces sour cream
Labne or Greek yogurt, for serving
3 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
6 ounces provolone cheese
1 stick unsalted butter
3 ounces whole milk
4 ounces cream cheese
7 ounces halloumi cheese

6 ounces couscous

Canned and Packaged Goods
One 16-ounce package frozen cheese and potato pierogi
One 14-ounce can white beans
3 ounces tahini
One 15-ounce can chickpeas
2 ounces golden raisins
10 ounces vegetable or chicken stock
2 ounces almonds
1½ pounds pizza dough
10 ounces tomato sauce
2 ounces oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
9 ounces pitted marinated olives
3 ounces pitted kalamata olives

Pantry Ingredients: extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes, honey, za’atar, capers, ground sumac, nonstick spray, sesame oil, soy sauce

Monday: Sheet Pan Pierogi with Caramelized Cabbage, Onions and Dill

Just as weeknight-friendly as a pot of spaghetti—yet way more intriguing. The lemony dill sauce makes the store-bought pierogi feel decidedly fancy. (A glass of white wine wouldn’t hurt, either.)

Tuesday: One-Pan Sausage with Broccoli Rabe and White Beans

Broccoli rabe is at its most delicious in spring, but you could easily substitute kale, collard greens, broccoli or Swiss chard if you’d prefer. Swap chicken or turkey sausage in for classic Italian while you’re at it.

Wednesday: Sheet Pan Honey Tahini Salmon with Chickpeas and Couscous

Let your baking sheet wow you with this high-protein main that requires minimal prep. The couscous cooks right on the pan in a shallow layer of stock—no hulking pot of boiling water necessary.

Thursday: Baking Sheet Pizza with Olives and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Once again, dinnertime is saved by store-bought pizza dough. If you’re serving picky kids, reserve the olives and sun-dried tomatoes for one half of the pie and let them deck out the second half with pepperoni, crumbled bacon and their other favorite toppings.

Friday: Sheet Pan Eggs with Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese and Dill

Breakfast for dinner? Don’t mind if we do. Complete with all the essential fixings (red onion! capers! fresh dill!), this masterpiece can be paired with rolls, bagels or dressed greens. (Or better yet, an evening mimosa.)

Saturday: Sweet Potato, Tomato, Kale and Halloumi Sheet Tray

Lazy cooks rejoice: All you need to do to prepare this vegetarian dish is season the ingredients, plop them on a sheet pan and wait for your oven to do the rest. The juicy tomatoes and briny olives melt into a fuss-free sauce worth savoring.

Sunday: Sheet Pan Chicken and Rainbow Vegetables

Consider this colorful meal an ingenious way to use any leftover veggies that are wilting away in your fridge. The recipe calls for bell peppers, carrots, broccoli and red onion, but the sweet-and-salty chicken will pair well with just about anything. (We see you, withering Brussels sprouts.)

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Taryn Pire is PureWow’s associate food editor. A former bartender and barista, she’s been writing about all things delicious since 2016, developing recipes, reviewing restaurants and investigating food trends at Food52, New Jersey Family Magazine and Taste Talks. When she isn’t testing TikTok’s latest viral recipe, she’s having popcorn for dinner and posting about it on Instagram @cookingwithpire.

taryn pire

Food Editor

Taryn Pire is PureWow’s food editor and has been writing about all things delicious since 2016. She’s developed recipes, reviewed restaurants and investigated food trends at...