This Super Simple Cooking Method Has The Pioneer Woman “Hooked for Life”

A sheet pan is basically a miracle tool.

Ree Drummond with Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Bruschetta, as seen on The Pioneer Woman, Season 19.

If you’re reading this you probably love to cook, but let’s be honest, nobody loves to clean. Enter the mighty sheet pan! Sheet pan suppers are the lazy cook’s secret weapon for getting a homemade, healthy meal on the table without having to babysit a pan on the stove. If you line to pan with foil, clean up could not be easier.

Ree is a huge champion of sheet pan meals, “Once I discovered that you could throw everything on a sheet pan and cook the whole meal together, I was hooked for life,” she says in an episode of The Pioneer Woman. Make one of her delicious sheet pan suppers tonight!

This simple dish is easy enough for a weeknight but flavorful enough for company. Ree tosses red peppers, red onions, green olives and cubes of sourdough bread with olive oil on a sheet pan and dusts them with smoked paprika. After partially baking the veggies, she adds thick filets of salmon and roasts those until cooked through.

Ree calls this one of the best sheet pan suppers, “it’s like having a little Thanksgiving meal all year round.” The dressing, or stuffing, cooks next to the chicken and soaks up all its delicious drippings.

Close-up of Italian Chicken Sheet Pan Supper

Ree makes a quick marinade with balsamic vinegar, garlic and Italian herbs to add deep flavor to the chicken and the veggies before roasting them. The crowning touch is the torn ciabatta she adds during the last ten minutes of baking which turn into crispy croutons.

Store-bought teriyaki sauce makes this super-simple supper even simpler! Salmon, hearty kale, olive oil and salt and pepper all go on a sheet pan for just 10 minutes.

This dish could not be easier, toss everything together and let it roast for 45 minutes. Dinner is served!

Layer the chopped fennel, potatoes, carrots and halved lemons on a sheet pan and then top with the chicken thighs. An hour later the slowly roasted chicken and lemons will have created a gorgeous pan sauce for the veggies.

Store bought teriyaki sauce adds deep, umami flavor to the pork and veggies in this simple supper.

The cherry tomatoes burst in the oven, creating a sweet, garlicky sauce for the roasted shrimp. Plus, this meal is ready in just 20 minutes.

Close-up of Ranch Pork Chop Sheet Pan Dinner, as seen on The Pioneer Woman, Season 19.

Ree’s uses a packet of ranch dressing mix to add quick flavor to roasted pork chops, potatoes and green beans.

Make a Sunday-worthy supper in half the time by spatchcocking a whole chicken. Potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes sook right in the chicken’s savory juices.

Shrimp and croutons suck up the juices from roasted olives, tomatoes and red onions in this knock-out supper. A quick, briny dressing brings everything together.

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