I don’t know what I would do without sheet pan meals in my life.
Let me tell you about my usual meal prep routine. I cook Sundays & Wednesdays. I will cook about 3 meals during each of these days. Cooking usually takes me 2 hours each of these days. This routine works well for me and keeps me on track.
Now, I know what some of you are thinking: “I ain’t got no time for that!”. And I respect that – to each their own!
Even if you prefer not to follow a similar meal prep routine to me, you likely still want a quick and easy meal routine. Let me tell you, it doesn’t get any easier than sheet pan meals.
What are sheet pan meals? Well, it’s very simple. All you need is:
- A sheet of parchment paper
- A baking pan
- An oven
- About 30 minutes
All you have to do it chop up your ingredients, add necessary flavours, put them on the parchment-lined pan and in the oven it goes. You don’t even have much to clean up either, as you can compost the parchment paper and slide the baking pan right back into the cupboard where it came from. No mess, no stress 🙂
I see a lot of omnivore sheet pan recipes, but I wanted to spread love to my fellow plant-based eaters by showcasing one of my favourite tofu recipes – Maple Sesame Tofu! Add in two non-starchy veggies (my secret to success for weight control) and you have the most delicious dinner meal!
I was excited to participate in this months Recipe Redux theme, showcasing members best Sheet Pan meals for easy weeknight dinners. See more of the members recipes by clicking on the Recipe Redux logo below my recipe!
One Pan Honey-Sesame Tofu + Veggies
A simple and easy 30 minute meal, perfect for a weeknight dinner.
- 12 ounces extra-firm tofu, drained and patted dry
- 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 2 cups green beans, trimmed
- 1 head cauliflower, chopped
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt & peppers
- 1 green onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 teaspoon sesame seeds
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
- Meanwhile, line a large plate with paper towels, and place the tofu on top. Cover with more paper towels and place a heavy item on top, pressing down on the tofu. Let rest for at least 10.
- Whisk the soy sauce, garlic, maple syrup, and sesame oil together in a large bowl; set aside.
- Cut the tofu into triangles and place in a single layer on one side of the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with soy sauce mixture. Bake until golden-brown on the bottom, 12 to 13 minutes. Flip the tofu. Add the green beans and cauliflower onto the opposite side of the baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the red pepper flakes; season with salt and pepper.
- Return to the oven and bake until the tofu is golden-brown on the second side, 10 to 12 minutes more. Sprinkle with the green onion and sesame seeds and serve immediately.