Welcome to the month with the shortest name and that says goodbye to April showers to deliver those beautiful May flowers.
We’re back with our monthly theme of what to make for dinner for each day of the month, because I think we can all agree, we can all use a nudge to get out of the dinner time rut.
The month of May surprisingly sneaks up on the home cook, especially if you’re one who is feeding kids. We haven’t quite yet moved all the way into the flexibility of grill season so there’s still a need for meal planning going on thanks to end of the year homework and spring sports practices topping out the schedule. And don’t even get me started on where to find time to master the next level of Candy Crush.
Thankfully, sheet pan dinners are here to save the day. They’re a welcome way to plop a bunch of ingredients onto a foil-lined baking sheet (it’s the secret to easy clean-up) and roast an all-in-one meal. Plus, they’re generally more on the healthy side given there’s no need for frying or layering of oils, gravies, or other comfort food creations you’ve been ladling on dinners all winter long.
Your swimsuit and your schedule will thank you later.
To see all of this year’s 31 Days Series, check them out here:
31 Days of Healthy Comfort Food Recipes to Make in January
28 Days of Lighter Pasta Recipes to Make in February
31 Days of Weeknight Chicken Dinners to Make in March
30 Days of Healthier Salads that Make a Meal in April
Here’s how to make meal planning your month of meals a snap.
First, download this free printable weekly meal planner/to-do list to fill in, tape to the fridge, take to the grocery store, or use for reference next year when you can’t remember what the heck were your fave recipes from this one.
And then sign up for your free weekly meal plan and prep list here.
All right already, let’s dive into these salad bowls!
May 1: Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan
The Cookie Rookie
This recipe is an Italian classic that moves these crispy chicken cutlets from the fryer to the baking sheet for a healthier family fave.
May 2: Bourbon Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
Lemons for Lulu
Chicken thighs and drumsticks are what beat our drum in this boozy spiked all-in-one dinner.
May 3: One-Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
No. 2 Pencil
A simple toss in Mexican seasonings, then cooked with peppers and wrapped in tortillas, these shrimpys will make you scream, “Olé!”
May 4: One Pan Balsamic Chicken and Veggies
Chelsea’s Messy Apron
If you’re like me who craves the sweet bite of balsamic, this simple 20-minute chicken dinner will be your weeknight winner.
May 5: Easy Vegetarian Sheet Pan Tacos
This Mess Is Ours
This recipe takes all the hassle out of weeknight eats with hasselback sweet potatoes as the centerpiece of these healthy sheet pan tacos.
May 6: Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry
Gimme Some Oven
Stir fry chicken with all the crispy edges and crevasses you only get when you let the oven do all the work.
May 7: Ranch Pork Chops with Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner
No need to don a cowboy hat or round up the horses, this dinner will make everyone on the ranch happy.
May 8: Sheet Pan Teriyaki Salmon and Vegetables
If you have 20 minutes, this all-in-one salmon dinner is basted, baked, and ready for bites the whole family will love.
May 9: Honey Lime Chicken Sheet Pan with Asparagus and Broccoli
Life Made Sweeter
Sheet pan dinners are prime candidates for weekly meal prep routines and this chicken with asparagus and broccoli makes for a week of easy lunches. Just add pasta or rice and you’re on your way.
May 10: Jamaican Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
Sweet Peas and Saffron
A simple, homemade spice rub turns boneless chicken breasts with roasted veggies into a tropical dream. And word to the wise, don’t forget the mango!
May 11: Honey Mustard Roasted Pork Loin and Veggie Sheet Pan Dinner
Honey, dijon and apple cider vinegar create a sweet and spiced crust pork roast over roasted veggies that makes one impressive dinner.
May 12: Chicken Sausage, Kalette and Red Onion Sheet Pan Dinner
If you haven’t tried baby kalettes yet—a hybrid of kale and brussels sprouts—this sheet pan dinner is the perfect excuse to do so. NOW!
May 13: Greek Chicken and Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner
A simple Greek marinade pulls all of these flavors together, with chunks of salty feta for the goddess of cheese finishes.
May 14: Mustard Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner
Wild caught salmon with asparagus and potatoes make this a full meal deal on one pan. Pro tip: Line the sheet pan with aluminum foil for the easiest clean up.
May 15: Sheet Pan Balsamic Shrimp and Summer Vegetables
Taste and Tell Blog
Summer’s seasonal veggies saddle up to plump shrimp, all bathed in a simple balsamic glaze and perfectly paired with cous cous, pasta or slices of bread for sopping.
May 16: Sheet Pan Mediterranean Roasted Lamb
Running to the Kitchen
High in protein, low in carbs, you’ll know the lamb is done as soon as the cherry tomatoes start to burst with even more flavor.
May 17: Sheet Pan Lemon Thyme Chicken with Smoked Paprika Potatoes
Two Peas and Their Pod
Lemon and thyme go together like peanut butter and jelly in this simple chicken and potatoes sheet pan dinner that even the most stringent meat and potatoes guy will love.
May 18: Sheet Pan Roasted Jambalaya
The Candid Appetite
This original sheet pan recipe captures the classic Cajun flavors of traditional jambalaya but in a fried rice form. It’s the perfect reason to cook an extra bowl of rice on the weekend.
May 19: Sheet Pan Green Chile Nachos
How Sweet It Is
Cheesy nachos with hearty beef bites are topped with a green chile cream that takes dipping your chips to a whole new level of decadence.
May 20: Sheet Pan Baked Fish and Parmesan Fries
I Heart Naptime
Any sort of light, white flaky fish will do—think snapper, tilapia, haddock—with this simple cheesy crust that pairs perfectly with crispy baked fries.
May 21: Sheet Pan Chicken and Gnocchi with Broccoli Rabe
Gnocchi gets a crisp up when it bakes next to juicy chicken thighs and healthy broccoli rabe with a squeeze of fresh, lemony sunshine.
May 22: Moroccan Chicken Sheet Pan Chicken
The Wanderlust Chicken
Roasted lemons become caramel-y and sweet when baked in the oven. Paired with salty olives and a paprika-spiked rubbed chicken, this sheet pan dinner makes exotic easy.
May 23: Sheet Pan Tofu and Veggie Dinner
A veg-heavy dinner is the perfect way to try a detox clean-out of the kitchen and the body. Toast the tofu roast!
May 24: Sheet Pan Honey Lemon Salmon
Lemony, sweet and ready in minutes, this sheet pan salmon pairs perfectly with rice, potatoes or pasta too.
May 25: Curry Cashew Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
Food Faith Fitness
Crispy. Crunchy. Curry. This chicken recipe follows the 3 C’s in the best of sheet pan dinner ways with a side of veg and one more C—cucumber.
May 26: Roasted Onion, Peppers and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner
These baby peppers are bursting with roasted sweetness for a low carb, sausage sheet pan meal where you won’t even miss the rice, potatoes, or pasta.
May 27: Broiled Miso Cod with Vegetables
Japanese miso creates a sweetened sauce for ultra flaky cod that has an almost buttery bite with a simple sheet pan broil.
May 28: Sheet Pan Buddha Bowls
Roasting a rainbow of veggies rounded up from the fridge make meal planning simple. Bring on the buddha bowls.
May 29: 30-Minute Sheet Pan Tuna Nicoise
Fast, flavorful and full of health benefits, this is one simple dinner that’s easy enough for busy weeknights but elegant enough for entertaining.
Flavor the Moments
May 30: Sheet Pan Eggplant Parmesan
Crispy panko subs in for bread crumbs for a crispy eggplant that’s baked instead of fried. And even though this is a healthy version of the classic, don’t even think about leaving out the cheese.
The Two Bite Club
May 31: Sheet Pan Beef and Broccoli
This favorite Asian stir-fry bypasses the wok and heads straight to the sheet pan for a healthy and easy dinner.
Eazy Peazy Mealz
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City Ford Sai Gon
Thanks your post … And don’t even get me started on where to find time to master the next level of Candy Crush.
Wow, such a great collection of healthy easy dinners!
nice set of recipes here, thank you for posting all of these and really liked your miso cod recipe!
Laura | Tutti Dolci
Bring on the sheet pan dinners! Thanks for making meal planning easy, as always!
This Mess Is Ours
Thanks so much for including our sheet pan supper!! There is so much inspiration here, pinning!!
Wow, such a great collection of easy dinners! Will pin and share, and thanks for including me!
The Moroccan chicken looks fantastic
Sara @ Last Night's Feast
Great roundup! Thanks for sharing