10 Easy Christmas Dinners You Can Make Using One Baking Tray

Hate cleanup but want to make a festive meal? These recipes for turkey, ham, salmon, pork, chicken and lamb are for you.

With Covid-19 restrictions requiring we stay at home and limit celebrations, we’ve been granted full permission to make a low-key Christmas feast this year.

But that doesn’t mean it has to be any less festive than usual. In fact, it means it can be significantly less stressful ― especially if you make your entire meal on a sheet pan.

We’ve gathered our favourite one pan recipes that allow you to cook a simple-but-special meal in your oven, all in one shot. Below you’ll see recipes for turkey, ham, big old slabs of beautiful salmon, roast lamb and more.

You’ll note several are from the Damn Delicious’s Chunga Rhee, who has mastered the art of the baking tray dinner. She told HuffPost that one of her tricks is actually using two pans in your oven at the same time, not just one: “Using two sheet pans is incredibly helpful so you can group together certain ingredients that cook at a similar time and temperature without overcrowding one single pan. For example, in my Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner, I grouped the Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes together on one pan, and the turkey breast and stuffing on another.”

She suggested another time-saving technique: “Microwave certain ingredients prior to baking (ex. potatoes or squash), as they would require a little more time in the oven than other ingredients. That way you can pair up select vegetables and have them come out perfectly every time.”

Get out your baking trays and start cooking!

Sheet Pan Thanksgiving Dinner (but for any time)
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Sheet Pan Easter Dinner (but for any time of year)
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Sheet Pan Lemon Rosemary Dijon Chicken and Potatoes with Feta Goddess Sauce
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Sheet Pan Herb Roasted Turkey and Cranberry Pecan Stuffing
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Easy Vegetarian Sheet Pan Dinner
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Aussie Lamb Sheet Pan Dinner
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Sheet Pan Lemon Rosemary Chicken
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Sheet Pan Salmon with Citrus Avocado Salsa and Potatoes
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Sheet Pan Pork Chop Bake
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Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Salmon
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