13 no-fuss roasted recipes

In these fast-food, hack-obsessed times, there’s one simple, old-school trick that’s ready for a comeback. Roast it—chicken, fish and always veg—and they will eat it.

13 no-fuss roasted recipes

No-fuss roasting recipes

Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash and Kale

Kale, squash and Italian sausage (we say the spicier the better, but you do you) get tossed up in a grainy mustard dressing before crisping up to perfection. Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Sausage, Squash and Kale

Squash, sausage and kale on a pan

Sheet Pan Greek Salad Chicken Dinner

Add a little Greek to your week with this simple one-pan magic trick: always-juicy chicken thighs plus mini potatoes, red pepper, red onion, olives, cherry tomatoes and a spinkle of feta. Opa! Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Greek Salad Chicken Dinner

Chicken and vegetables on a sheet pan


Sheet Pan Sesame Salmon and Broccoli

Fish is already no-fuss, but we take it to another level of simplicity with this easy-peasy medley of salmon, broc and oyster mushrooms under a blanket of sweet sesame sauce. Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Sesame Salmon and Broccoli

Salmon, broccoli and mushrooms on a sheet pan

Sheet Pan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Hash

Your breakfast game is about to be top notch thanks to this simple recipe. Crack an egg over those sweet potato, green pepper and red onion chunks. There’s black beans for extra protein, so skip the egg if you want to make it vegan. Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Hash

A sheet pan with vegetables and an egg on it

Sheet Pan Steak and Potatoes

Who says steak is just for the grill? Affordable flank tastes great roasted alongside root veggies. Your steakhouse-worthy dinner is ready in just 45 minutes. Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Steak and Potatoes

Steak and potatoes grilled on a sheet pan


Sheet Pan Ratatouille

Take the traditional French dish from the Le Creuset to the sheet pan with this oh-so-simple recipe. Add a lemon and olive oil dressing at the end and spinkle with feta. You’ll want to eat this with all the crusty bread. Get the recipe: Sheet Pan Ratatouille

Roasted vegetables on a sheet pan

Oven-Roasted Chicken

Nothing says “I can cook” like a delicious oven-roasted chicken. It’s so simple, too, smother with butter, salt and pepper. And add some lemon and garlic if you really want to impress your fam. Get the recipe: Oven-Roasted Chicken

plate with whole roasted chicken, lemon and garlicPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Zesty Roasted Broccoli

Something magical happens to broccoli in the oven: The florets get crispy, the stems tender—and there are definitely some natural sugars showing off. Your kids will eat this! Get the recipe: Zesty Roasted Broccoli

tray of roasted broccoli with lemon zestPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Oven-Roasted Crispy Chickpeas

This surprisingly addictive snack is super crunchy when warm, and chewy and nutty when leftover. They make excellent croutons, too—toss them on soup or in salads. Get the recipe: Oven-Roasted Crispy Chickpeas

baking tray with roasted chickpeasPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Maple-Roasted Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts

Parsnips are naturally sweet (and a great potato or carrot substitute), and Brussels sprouts go down surprisingly easy when coated with maple syrup. Get the recipe: Maple-Roasted Parsnips and Brussels Sprouts

13 no-fuss roasted recipesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Roasted Fish with Creamy Dill Sauce

This mild fish pairs well with brown rice and roasted asparagus (throw a tray in the oven along with the fish) or an easy tomato-cucumber salad. Get the recipe: Roasted Fish with Creamy Dill Sauce

tray of roasted fishPhoto: Roberto Caruso


Roasted Cauliflower and Tomato Crisp

Antioxidant-packed cauliflower is irresistible when roasted, even to the pickiest eaters. This one offers some extra crunch thanks to breadcrumbs and Parm. Get the recipe: Roasted Cauliflower and Tomato Crisp

tray of roasted cauliflower and tomatoesPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Roasted Vanilla Pears

Sticky-sweet roasted pears make a great dessert or even breakfast, with oatmeal or Greek yogurt. It’s your kid’s lucky day! Get the recipe: Roasted Vanilla Pears

roasted pears with vanilla beansPhoto: Roberto Caruso

Read more:
10 quick and easy dinner recipes 12 easy chicken recipes 7 simple cauliflower recipes

This article was originally published on May 20, 2019

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