Healthy One-Dish Dinners

Picadillo-Style Chicken Taco Salad
Short on time? These healthy dinner recipes are tasty and nutritious and can be cooked in one pan, keeping the work to a minimum and making cleanup a snap. We have more than 40 one-dish recipes for you to try as part of your healthy diet plan.

Artichoke and Cheese Chicken Breasts with Rosemary Baby Carrots

What could be better than cheesy chicken with a side of carrots for dinner? A recipe that only takes one pan to make, of course! Luckily, this scrumptious chicken recipe checks off both boxes. You need only one 15x10-inch baking pan to bake both the cheesy artichoke chicken and the tender baby carrots seasoned with a pinch of rosemary.

Tortellini with Broccoli

Grab a skillet and a fork—and a plate, if you're patient enough to resist eating this healthy pasta recipe straight from the pan. Shortcut ingredients, such as refrigerated tortellini and canned beans, help this healthy dinner come together in under 30 minutes.

Poached Salmon with Swiss Chard

Protein-packed and antioxidant-rich salmon finds a home with vitamin-packed Swiss chard in our delicious one-dish dinner. The high-quality seafood and our homemade honey-Dijon vinaigrette give the recipe an indulgent taste.

Asian-Style Meatball Pizza

Combine two of your favorite delivery foods—pizza and Chinese—in one mouthwatering dinner recipe! Our Asian-infused pizza uses hoisin sauce, Gouda cheese, and turkey meatballs to transform a classic family-friendly recipe.

Chili-Pasta Skillet

There's nothing about cheesy, sloppy joe-filled noodles that your kids won't love—and you won't be able to resist the calorie count (under 300 per serving!). Not only is the one-dish dinner surprisingly healthy, but it also requires just 20 minutes of prep to make.

Quick Pork-and-Vegetable Fried Brown Rice

Who knew you could pull together an entire dinner with just 20 minutes, one cooking dish, and for under 400 calories to boot? Try our Asian-inspired rice dish. The veggies and pork in the healthy recipe add loads of flavor, protein, and nutrients.

Chicken Burgers with Smoky Succotash

You don't have to fire up the grill to enjoy a smoky, delicious burger! These easy chicken burgers cook on a sheet pan alongside a healthy corn, edamame, and red pepper succotash. You don't even need a bun to enjoy these burgers—just top them with mashed avocado and pico de gallo, then dig in.

Curried Couscous with Vegetables

Go global with your slow cooker: Our curry couscous mimics the traditional flavors of Southern Asian cuisine. Simply toss together a mix of veggies, grains, spices, and fruits in your slow cooker to create this exotic one-dish dinner.

Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken with Fingerlings

A delicious pairing of lemon and thyme turns simple chicken breasts into a mouthwatering, flavorful meal. Hearty fingerling potato halves round out this healthy one-dish dinner recipe.

Roasted Vegetable-Chicken Sausage Pizza

Hold the phone! This homemade veggie and sausage pizza is just as fast as takeout (if not faster). When you make pizza at home, you can add as many or as few toppings as you want, but we recommend piling mushrooms, peppers, asparagus, and chicken sausage on each slice. Since this recipe needs only a sheet pan, it's also just as easy to clean up afterwards as any delivered pizza.

Roasted Shrimp and Swiss Chard with Cranberries

Bright, tart cranberries add a surprising touch of sweetness to this healthy seafood dinner. Serve the garlic-roasted shrimp atop a bed of Swiss chard for an added boost of leafy nutrients.

Pan-Fried Garlic Steak

A simple seasoning of salt and pepper is all you need to bring out the great flavor of these ribeye steaks. Pan-fry with garlic and serve with cannellini beans for a full steak dinner in under 30 minutes!

Turkey Cutlets with Barley

An all-in-one meal cooked in one pan that's under 250 calories? No need to pinch yourself! Thanks to quick-cooking barley, chopped veggies, and thin cuts of turkey breast, this healthy one-pan dinner is a dream come true.

Chicken Fajitas in a Flash

Save yourself a trip to your local Mexican restaurant and make up a batch of chicken fajitas at home. Using just one sheet pan, you can cook up a batch of spicy chicken strips, peppers, and onions. They might not be sizzling when they hit your table, but they'll be just as tasty as dining out—especially when you top each tortilla with sour cream and pico de gallo.

Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Carrots, Chickpeas, and Cranberries

Our hearty pork loin roast offers a full dinner in just one dish—pan-roasted carrots, chickpeas, and cranberries accompany the succulent meat. One user made it for friends and family who said it was the best dinner they've ever had!

Classic Roasted Chicken

This Sunday, serve up a tender, juicy roasted chicken dinner that never goes out of style. The best part of the healthy dinner recipe? The scrumptious stuffing made with onion, garlic, and thyme.

Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

Busy night? Save time by cooking your entire meal at once! This balsamic-glazed dinner is full of lean chicken, crisp-tender asparagus, carrots, and chopped tomato.

Greek Meatballs with Squash "Noodles" and Tomatoes

We bet you've never made spaghetti and meatballs on a sheet pan before. But when you make Greek meatballs with summer squash "noodles," you can! Bake Greek meatballs together with spiralized summer squash and fresh grape tomatoes for a quick, easy, and tasty meal that's a healthier take on traditional spaghetti and meatballs.

Pork Chops with Maple Apples

Tender pork chops get a slightly sweet update when made with crisp-tender apples, red onions, and a delicious maple syrup sauce. Watch to learn how to make this 30-minute one-dish dinner recipe.

Mexican Skillet Dinner

Pull together this feisty Mexican dinner recipe in no time at all—and in just one skillet! Chorizo sausage and chili powder bring spice to corn, rice, and tomatoes.

Avocado-Ranch Tuna Melts

The addition of avocado, ranch dressing, and broccoli slaw take the classic tuna melt sandwich to a new level of deliciousness. Top these 256-calorie open-face sandwiches with a thin slice of cheddar cheese.

Greek-Style Orzo and Double-Bean Salad

Embrace the bright flavors of the Mediterranean in our side-dish salad that features all your Greek food favorites (grilled eggplant, olives, tomatoes), plus a few unexpected ingredients (green beans, edamame, orzo pasta). The fresh and hearty recipe rings in at just 187 calories per serving.

Fresh Mexican Salad Pizza

Pizza for dinner while watching your weight? Definitely! This healthy pizza is piled extra high with loads of good-for-you fruits and veggies atop a spread of protein-rich beans. And no, you don't get just one measly slice—you get a quarter of the whole pizza for under 415 calories!

Cheeseburger Soup

We took one of America's favorite comfort foods—the cheeseburger—and revamped it into a warming soup recipe. Loaded with veggies, beef, milk, and cheese, this healthy one-pot recipe supplies three food groups in one bowl!

Parmesan-Crusted Cod with Garlicky Summer Squash

If you're roasting cod fillets on a sheet pan anyway, why not add a few veggies to the mix to make a quick and easy side? Make this Parmesan-crusted cod on one side of the pan—then make your meal a little healthier by adding slices of summer squash and zucchini, along with a drizzle of oil and a few cloves of garlic, to the other half. Best of all, it only takes 40 minutes, so you can serve up this yummy dinner even on busy nights.

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Jalapeño, lime, and cilantro give this one-pan chicken recipe yummy Mexican flair. Bonus: There's no need to prepare an additional side dish because we've worked in a serving of veggies and whole grains for a balanced meal. Now all you have to worry about is dessert!

Savory Egg and Sweet Potato Scramble

Just one skillet and 35 minutes are all you need to put our savory egg skillet on the table. Fresh spinach, green onion, and sweet potato turn these scrambled eggs into a veggie- and protein-packed dinner recipe.

One-Pan Sausage and Roasted Roots

As soon as fall rolls around, we start craving this delightful autumn dish. Roast chicken sausages, beets, and sweet potatoes all together on one sheet pan for a super-easy dinner that's bursting with fall flavor. Finish the dish with a creamy yogurt sauce to make this weeknight dinner extra special.

Pancetta-Wrapped Chicken with Glazed Date Sauce

Spread a chicken breast with herbed cheese and wrap it up in a salty pancetta blanket for a sophisticated take on pan-fried chicken. A sweet date glaze complements this healthy chicken recipe.

Bean-and-Rice-Stuffed Peppers

You won't be able to resist digging into these nutrition-packed peppers filled with a hearty mix of rice and beans, then topped with Monterey Jack cheese.

Chile-Lime Catfish with Corn Sauté

Fresh lime and ground chile pepper give this fish great flavor without adding fat. Serve on a bed of jalapeño-garlic corn (all cooked in the same pan) and dig in!

Mediterranean Kale and Cannellini Stew with Farro

For a simple high-fiber, low-cal meal, add a few chopped veggies and canned goods to your slow cooker. In just a few hours of hands-off cooking, you'll be enjoying this cozy soup recipe brimming with Mediterranean flavors.

Roasted Indian-Spiced Chicken, Vegetables, and Chickpeas

Shredded carrots, cauliflower, chickpeas, and chicken breast are roasted in a mix of aromatic spices for an exotic taste of India. The combo of veggies, beans, and chicken creates a protein-rich, high-fiber meal with fewer than 400 calories.

Summer Stew

Our savory, summery stew features beef, carrots, and garlic-laced potatoes. Precooked beef and ready-to-use vegetables slash prep time for a superfast weeknight meal.

Beef Sirloin Tips with Smoky Pepper Sauce

All you need is a skillet to prepare these juicy, tender sirloin tips. Bottled barbecue sauce and a jar of roasted red peppers make this hearty meal easy to assemble.

Quinoa with Sausage and Peppers

The quinoa in this one-dish meal packs a punch: Not only is it high in protein, but it offers fiber and vitamin A, too. Italian sausage and sweet peppers turn this whole grain dish into a satisfying and hearty meal.

Pork Loin Chops with Potato Packets

Pork chops are an easy go-to on busy weeknights, and this one-pan meal is no exception. Instead of cooking them on your stove top, just pop them in the oven with a sprinkle of seasoning. As an added bonus, this recipe cooks up more than just pork chops. Wrap potato slices in a foil packet with onion slices, garlic salt, and paprika for a quick and easy meat-and-potatoes meal.

Veggie Grilled Cheese

Add flavor and satisfying fiber to your grilled cheese sandwich by loading it with veggies. This version is filled with baby spinach, tomatoes, pickled veggies, and mozzarella cheese (and it's only 359 calories!).

Greek Feta Burgers

These tasty, healthy Greek beef burgers have just 342 calories each. The calories are low but the flavor is high, thanks to feta cheese mixed in with the meat and a tzatziki-inspired cucumber sauce. Absolutely delicious!

Roasted Salmon with Broccoli and Tomatoes

Salmon is already one of our go-to dishes for a quick weeknight dinner, but this recipe just moved to the top of the list. Not only does it take just one sheet pan (which seriously minimizes cleanup), but it also makes a tasty roasted broccoli and tomato side dish in the same pan as the salmon. Top your fillet with a zesty mix of lemon juice, honey, and fresh herbs for an unbeatable 35-minute meal.

Barley-Vegetable Soup

Simply toss the ingredients for this hearty vegetable soup into the slow cooker and let them simmer all day. The prep takes less time than setting the table!

Picadillo-Style Chicken Taco Salad

One skillet plus 30 minutes equals a healthy dinner for the family. Ground chicken, cheese, and a crushed-tostada topper will entice kids to give it a try. And if a piece of lettuce or two makes it onto their forks, we'll count that as a win!

Avocado Melts with Arugula

Arugula tossed with sweet-spicy jalapeño jelly and lime juice makes a fresh and lively sandwich topper. We won't deny that this healthy sandwich can get a bit messy; we recommend a fork and knife.

Ginger Shrimp and Rice

This healthy shrimp recipe is finished in just 15 minutes! Thanks to precooked rice and quick-cooking shrimp, this ginger-mango dinner is tasty and so simple to make.

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