But we did not talk about cleanup. In fact, recipes never talk about cleanup. But a sink stacked with dishes and a countertop strewn with sullied pots, pans and bowls adds easily another 30 minutes to the stretch of the evening known as “dinnertime.”
So here are four recipes that rely heavily on a sheet pan, an inexpensive piece of equipment that I wholeheartedly recommend you buy, plus a pasta recipe for those who you who are over sheet-pan cooking. (The pasta is still a one-pot affair.) You should also know that sheet pans can come out for breakfast, too, as with these pancakes by Jerrelle Guy. I’m firstname.lastname@example.org and here for your thoughts, feelings, concerns.
Here are five dishes for the week:
This is a little fancy for a sheet-pan meal, and yet a sheet-pan meal it is. Lidey Heuck calls for adding most of the vegetables of a salade niçoise (which are typically steamed or served raw) to the pan in stages. Salmon, which replaces tuna, goes last. You could skip the eggs to save a step — but the eggs are really good.
Smart and streamlined home cooking, courtesy of Ali Slagle: Broil sweet peppers with grape tomatoes, shallots, garlic and sausage. Serve tucked into a crusty roll for a sandwich, or over rice or pasta. Leftover vegetables are great with eggs for breakfast.
The lemon-pecorino dressing in this recipe by Yewande Komolafe is what really makes the dish sing. Any number of sturdy roots or bulbs could swap in for the vegetables here; I’d try halved shallots or red onion sliced into thick wedges.