How to Make Sheet Pan Dinners || A Little Help

How to Make Sheet Pan Dinners || A Little Help

August 14, 2019 12 By William Morgan


– I’m angry today.
I’m angry about this one.
Yeah, yeah, right?
Am I right?
Hello friends, on this
installment of A Little Help,
we’re gonna make sheet pan dinners
because they’re easy, and
you only dirty one pan.
That’s right, I said one pan.
You could make a million different things
as a sheet pan dinner as long as you keep
a few simple rules in mind. It’s true.
Yes, sheet pan dinners are perfect for
a busy weeknight when you don’t
have a lot of time to fuss
but it doesn’t meant that
they can’t be extraordinary
and it definitely doesn’t mean
that you need to be making
the same old chicken breast
and carrots every night.
We’re gonna go through sheet pan tips
with three unique examples
and before you know it,
you’re gonna be on your
way to sheet pan heaven.
Yeah, I don’t know.
Let’s do it.
Let’s start with these
beautiful salmon filets.
If you’re putting everything
in the oven at the same time,
you need to be sure that
everything has a similar cook time.
For example, I know that
fish and green beans
cook at relatively the same time
so everything can go on
the sheet pan together.
However, if we wanted to add
some roasted beets to this
or potatoes, something
with a longer cook time,
those guys would have to
cook for a while first
before we add the fish or the green beans.
Capiche?
Capiche?
Not menacing, but very Tony Soprano.
So here’s what we’re gonna do.
We’ll take our salmon filets
and we will give them a
generous amount of olive oil.
Then we’ll add our green beans.
We’ll also add olive oil,
a little bit of sea salt,
we’ll add some garlic to our green beans
and now I’m gonna sort of like massage
everything a little bit.
A little bit of lemon and that’s it.
Now I’m gonna cook this at 400
for about 15 to 20 minutes.
(timer rings)
Hey, while you’re at it, you may as well
make a sauce right?
So we have some chicken thighs
which we patted down with a paper towel
to make the skin nice and crispy
when they roast in the oven
and we have some baby potatoes,
some shallots and we’re also
gonna roast a red pepper
along with it so that we
can make a romesco sauce
to go on top of everything
when it’s finished.
We’re gonna coat them with smoked paprika,
a generous amount of sea salt,
some light olive oil and then we will add
our potatoes and shallots.
Season them
and our red peppers.
We’ll give them a little
bit of salt and oil.
This is gonna go in the oven at 425
for about 30 to 40
minutes until the potatoes
are cooked all the way
through and the chicken skin
is nice and crispy and browned.
Our sheet pan chicken thighs are done.
Now all we have to do is pop these peppers
into the blender to make our romesco.
So let’s add our roasted red pepper,
some salt, pepper, a little tomato paste,
flat leaf parsley, smoked paprika,
some almonds, garlic, olive
oil, and a little vinegar.
Ready for a blend.
(timer rings)
So there you go.
Juicy chicken thighs, tender potatoes
and romesco all from the same pan.
Okay, so there’s a bit
of a pattern here, right?
Protein, veggie, protein, veggie.
We get it, you’re a health nut, geez.
But what if it’s the weekend, right?
What if you wanna party a little bit?
What if you want to party a little bit
but you also want things
to be easy breezy?
Did you know you can make pizza at home?
Because you can.
Did you know that you don’t need
a fancy pizza stone to make pizza at home?
And you know what, you
don’t even have to choose
between making your own dough
or going to the grocery store
and getting a weird dough
that’s been sitting out for
I don’t know how long.
Some pizzerias sell their own raw dough.
I worked at a pizzeria for a million years
and we happily sold raw
dough for five bucks.
Find out if your local pizzeria sells it
and some places are into
it, some places aren’t
so just be sure to be
respectful when you ask.
So we’re gonna make a super
simple sheet pan pizza.
It’s important to get
your oven ripping hot
and fully preheated, use a lot of oil,
and give your dough time
to rise in the sheet pan.
So we have our dough coated in oil
that’s been sitting in our sheet pan
for about 30 minutes to let it expand.
We’re gonna do a layer of sauce
and we’re gonna put it in the
oven for about five minutes.
Now we’ll add our fresh mozzarella
and then we’ll bake it off
until the crust is golden.
Now that the pizza is done,
we’ll add our fresh basil.
And we’re finished.
Three unique delicious sheet pan dinners
you can enjoy any night of the week
and all you needed was a little help.
So, that’s it, we did it.
We’re out, goodbye.
(upbeat music)
Is there something you need
a little bit of help with?
Let me know in the comments below.