'200 Best Sheet Pan Meals: Quick and Easy'
By: Camilla V. Saulsbury
(Paperback / Robert Rose / 208 Pages / $24.95)
Description: '200 Best Sheet Pan Meals: Quick and Easy Oven Recipes One Pan, No Fuss!' shows how to make great meals more conveniently using a single sheet pan. These 200 recipes allow for individual ingredients to intensify flavors, and clean up is a breeze.
Verdict: One pot meals are trending, but there’s something even easier than a one pot meal: a full meal made on a single sheet pan from start to finish. And if you line your pan with foil, then you really have nothing to clean after dinner!
All that is needed is a sheet pan, an oven, and expert instructions and recipes from Camilla V. Saulsbury for creating some of these extraordinary meals (and desserts). The chapters included in this truly eye-opening new book of Sheet Pan Meals are:
The 25 Extra-Simple Pantry Meals - Green Eggs and Ham Strata, Pesto Chicken Thighs with Roasted Baby Carrots, Oven-Fried Rice and Flatbread Mini Pizzas
The Meatless Main Dishes - vegetarian and vegan favorites like Persian Rice-Stuffed Butternut Squash, Chili-Glazed Tofu with Asparagus Rice and Frittata
Great fish and seafood main dishes include Coconut Lime Fish and Roasted Plaintains. For poultry dishes, Rosemary Chicken with Balsamic-Roasted Brussel Sprouts or Dijon Chicken with Crisp Parsnip Fries give humble chicken a whole new twist. The sweets with a simple sheet pan are simply sumptuous - from Chewy Coconut Trail Mix Bars and Sour Cream Vanilla Pound Cake to Cinnamon Sugar Phyllo Fruit Crisp.
'200 Best Sheet Pan Meals: Quick and Easy' is simple, fast, and ideal for any home cook pressed for time. But, as has since been pointed out to me, and as much as the featured ingredients are all economical and easy to find at your local supermarket, be fully aware that, yes, for many of the recipes, you simply can arrange everything in the pan, place it in the oven and walk away. That said, most of the Sheet Pan suggestions require that you bake the meal in several steps, starting with the protein ingredient first, then adding the side dishes at different times.
As for who wrote it, well, Camilla V. Saulsbury is a freelance food writer, recipe developer, cooking instructor and creator of the healthy cooking blog powerhungry.com. She's been featured on Today, Good Morning America, The Food Network, and in the New York Times. She is also the author of The Complete Coconut Cookbook, 500 Best Quinoa Recipes, Piece of Cake! and 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking.