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Sheet Pan Suppers

Cook a healthy, family friendly meal–and avoid the dreaded dish washing–by trying one of our simple sheet pan suppers

Chicken and Sweet Potatoes Sheet Pan Supper 

Makes 4 servings

This easy meat-and-potatoes dinner is perfect for busy weeknights.

2 pounds bone-in chicken thighs

1 (14-ounce) container L&B Sweet Potato Cubes

2 tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper, to taste

L&B Chicken & Turkey Poultry

Seasoning to taste

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line a sheet pan with foil

2. Place chicken thighs on the sheet pan. Boneless chick thighs will work, too. Just reduce the cooking time for the chicken, as it will cook much faster without bones. 

3. Add cubed sweet potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil. 

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle with L&B Chicken & Turkey Poultry Seasoning. 

5. Bake about 35 minutes, or until chicken is brown and reaches 165°F with a meat thermometer and the potatoes are tender. 

Sheet Pan Roasted Sausages with Peppers and Onions

Makes 2 to 4 servings

The sausages are roasted directly on top of the peppers and onions, so the vegetables can absorb all the juices, and then everything is served on a bed of fresh arugula.

1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into ¼-inch-wide strips

1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and sliced into ¼-inch-wide strips

1 small onion, peeled and sliced into ¼-inch-thick rounds

1½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, plus more for sprinkling

¾ teaspoon kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper to taste 

1 pound sausages, pricked with a fork

½ teaspoon red wine vinegar, plus more for sprinkling

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh oregano fresh arugula, for serving (optional)

2 ounces ricotta salata, crumbled (about ⅓ cup)

1. Heat oven to 400°F.

2. In a bowl, toss the peppers and onion with the oil, salt and black pepper. Spread the vegetables out in a single layer on a rimmed sheet pan and roast until they are tender but not caramelized, about 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Arrange the sausages on top of the peppers and onion. Continue roasting until the peppers are caramelized and the sausages are cooked through, about 8 to 10 minutes. If the sausages and/or peppers are not browned enough at this point, you can slide the whole pan under the broiler for 1 or 2 minutes. Watch it carefully so it doesn’t burn.

4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the vinegar and oregano.

5. Before serving, toss the peppers and onion with the vinegar mixture. Taste and adjust the seasonings if necessary (it might need more vinegar if your onion is very sweet). If you are using the arugula, divide it among individual serving plates and sprinkle with a little olive oil and a few drops of red wine vinegar. Arrange the peppers, onions and sausages over the arugula. Sprinkle with the cheese and serve.

Sheet Pan Mini Meatloaves with Green Beans and Potatoes

Makes 4 servings

You can make this hearty meat-and-potatoes meal on one sheet pan for easy cleanup.

1½ pounds fingerling or gold creamer potatoes, quartered

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided salt, to taste

2 pounds lean ground beef

1 tablespoon garlic powder

½ yellow onion, finely chopped

½ cup plain bread crumbs

¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce

1 pound green beans, trimmed

1. Heat the oven to 400°F with a rack in the center position.

2. Toss the potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and a sprinkle of salt. Spread them evenly, then set a wire rack on top.

3. In a large bowl, gently combine the beef, garlic powder, onion, bread crumbs and ¾ cup barbecue sauce. Shape the mixture into 4 small loaves and place them on the wire rack over the potatoes.

4. Bake the potatoes and meatloaves for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, toss the green beans with the remaining olive oil and a pinch of salt.

5. Remove the pan from the oven. Brush the loaves with the remaining barbecue sauce and scatter the green beans around them. Return the pan to the oven and bake about 12 minutes more, until the potatoes and beans are tender and a thermometer inserted into a meatloaf registers 150°F.