Sheet Pan Beef & Sweet Potatoes with Gremolata

It's a meat and potatoes dinner in one pan! Beef shoulder petite tenders and vitamin-rich sweet potatoes roast all in one sheet pan for a simple weeknight dinner recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Roast Time:
25 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 pound medium sweet potatoes, peeled if desired, and cut into 1-inch wedges

  • 2 8 ounce beef shoulder petite tenders*

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes

  • 1 recipe Chopped Parsley Topping

Chopped Parsley Topping

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh parsley

  • 2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a shallow roasting pan with cooking spray. In a small bowl combine oil, Italian seasoning, garlic, salt, and crushed red pepper. Place sweet potatoes in prepared roasting pan. Add half of the oil mixture; toss to coat. Roast 10 minutes. Meanwhile, spread remaining oil mixture over beef.

  2. Stir sweet potatoes and push to edges of roasting pan. Place meat in center of pan. Roast 5 minutes. Add tomatoes; roast 10 to 15 minutes more or until meat registers 135°F for medium-rare or 150°F for medium. Remove from oven. Cover with foil; let stand 10 minutes before slicing meat (the meat's temperature will rise 10°F during standing). Sprinkle with Chopped Parsley Topping before serving.

Chopped Parsley Topping

  1. In a small bowl stir together parsley, orange peel, garlic and salt.

    Sheet Pan Beef and Sweet Potatoes with Gremolata
    Jacob Fox

Beef Tenderloin and Sweet Potato Pan Roast

Substitute one 1-lb. center-cut beef tenderloin roast for the beef tenders. Prepare as directed, except do not roast sweet potatoes before adding meat. Place tenderloin in center of prepared roasting pan. Roast 30 to 35 minutes for medium-rare (135°F) or 40 to 45 minutes for medium (150°F), adding sweet potatoes the last 25 minutes and tomatoes the last 10 minutes. Cover with foil; let stand 10 minutes before slicing meat. The temperature of the meat will rise 10°F during standing. Serve as directed. Nutrition analysis per serving same as above except: 343 calories, 27 g protein, 15 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 8 g mono fat, 22% iron


Look for beef shoulder petite tenders that are similar in shape to pork tenderloin, but smaller. Don't choose those that are labeled as medallions or slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

335 Calories
14g Fat
27g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 335
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 487mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 16.7mg 84%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 3.4mg 19%
Potassium 826mg 18%
Folate, total 33mcg
Vitamin B-12 3.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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