11 Vegan Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes That Make Clean-Up a Breeze
Not in the mood to cook and clean? These sheet pan recipes are totally fuss-free, saving you money, time, and energy. They also utilize what you already have in your fridge, keeping food waste to a minimum.
After a long day of work, the last thing you want to do is cook a big meal—let alone tackle a full sink of dirty dishes. That's where sheet pan dinner recipes come in. They allow you to whip up something nutritious in minutes, all while saving money and reducing waste.
Sheet pan recipes are a great way to use up what you already have in the fridge. Have some bell peppers that are on their last leg? Slice them up and make some fajitas. Broccoli that's turning blue? Slather it with sticky sesame sauce for at-home takeout. In addition to reducing food waste, these one-pan meals also keep the mess to a minimum, reducing the amount of dishes you're doing—and, in turn, your water footprint.
So roll up your sleeves, grab a sheet pan, and try out one of the recipes below. Once you discover the ease of these meals, your pots and pans are sure to start collecting dust.
11 Vegan Sheet Pan Dinner Recipes That Keep Your Kitchen Mess-Free
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Between the tofu and beans, this sheet pan dinner recipe is loaded with protein, giving you a super filling dish on the cheap. After about 30 minutes in the oven, it will be ready to enjoy.
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This super-savory sheet pan dinner is loaded with potatoes, asparagus, chickpeas, and onion. Combined with some dried herbs and spices, it's melt-in-your-mouth good.
This recipe pairs veggies with bold, southwestern-inspired spices. Topped with a flavorful avocado crema, it will be a dish you'll want to make over and over again.
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The tempeh in this sheet pan dinner recipe gets a burst of flavor from peanut butter. It's also a great way to utilize the broccoli in your fridge that's about to go bad, reducing food waste and providing you with a healthy meal.
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Love sesame chicken? This tofu version won't disappoint. It's like the takeout you can't get enough of, but more affordable and low-waste.
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This Mediterranean sheet pan dinner features tofu, potatoes, and other veggies (use whatever you have on hand!) topped with a creamy vegan yogurt tahini sauce.
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In this recipe, you simply dice up some veggie sausage and add it to a sheet pan with chickpeas, fennel, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and olives. Top it with a pesto cream sauce, and you'll be savoring every bite.
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Sweet potatoes and chickpeas pair perfectly together in this sheet pan dinner recipe. Combined with garlic, avocado oil, crushed pistachios, and a jalapeño cilantro sauce, it's hard to beat.
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All you need to make fuss-free fajitas is a sheet pan. Cut up colorful bell peppers, tofu, and mushrooms, add some seasoning, and bake for 30 minutes. You'll be left with a feast, minus the mess.
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If you love beef and broccoli, you're in for a treat. This vegan version uses marinated oyster mushrooms for a similar taste and texture and can be cooked up right on a sheet pan.
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Nachos, but make them plant-based. This sheet pan version is easy to make: Top a layer of tortilla chips with vegan cheese and all your favorite fixings. You'll be left with a fun dish the whole family will enjoy.
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