Sheet-pan dinners are famous for their convenience, but they're not as well known for how cost-effective they can be. In case you aren't familiar with the concept of sheet-pan dinners, they're simply meals in which you roast all the ingredients in the oven at the same time on one pan—a huge plus if you're not a fan of doing dishes (and if you are, please take this as an open invitation to my home).
Because they often rely on ingredients like frozen vegetables, starches like potatoes, and vegetarian protein sources like tofu, sheet-pan meals are budget-friendly, too. Basically, they'll make your life a little bit easier and cut costs in the kitchen all at the same time.
These 13 recipes are great examples of inexpensive sheet-pan dinners, because none of them cost more than $ 2 per serving to make. Most of these recipes yield about four to six servings a pop, which can be great whether you're cooking for one or a crowd. Things like Parmesan chicken and broccoli, chicken fried rice, and spicy tofu and green beans are just a couple of the dishes you'll find that make great leftovers.