Hey and welcome to 5 Weeknight Dishes. This week, we’re celebrating the sheet pan, the unsexiest piece of kitchen tools ever to hit home-cooking tradition. Our group put collectively this smashing assortment of 20 sheet-pan recipes, and a particular part on this Sunday’s print version of The Instances.

Maybe you’re rolling your eyes? Isn’t this complete e-newsletter a celebration of the sheet pan? I do write about sheet-pan dinners typically, and that’s as a result of I make them on a regular basis, a lot in order that I may in all probability sleepwalk into my kitchen; find the sheet pans, olive oil and salt; and begin prepping a meal.

An amazing sheet-pan recipe delivers a scrumptious dinner (or the majority of a scrumptious dinner) in an inexpensive period of time and on only one pan, the meals golden brown from a flip within the scorching oven. The cooking is essentially unattended, and cleanup is comparatively painless. Recipes that require your entire pots are for weekends, holidays and displaying off.

So embrace the sheet pan! You received’t look again! Our colleagues at Wirecutter even have suggestions for which pans to purchase. Inform me the place you stand on all of this, or simply say hey: dearemily@nytimes.com.

Listed below are 5 sheet-pan dishes for the week:

1. Cumin Pork Chops and Brussels Sprouts

Melissa Clark roasts thick bone-in pork chops with a garlicky cumin-brown sugar rub, with brussels sprouts and sage leaves unfold out round them. This can be a dressy dinner that may land in your desk inside 45 minutes.

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2. Ginger-Dill Salmon

The salmon on this recipe by Ali Slagle roasts beneath a blanket of dill and ginger whilst you put together a salad of citrus, radishes and avocado to serve alongside it. It’s not a sheet-pan meal, strictly talking, however it’s a dinner that requires just one pan, and a recipe I believed you must know. This one makes good leftovers, too: Each the salmon and salad can be superb the following day and will be served chilly or room temp.

3. Gochujang Hen and Roasted Greens

I really like Yewande Komolafe’s method with taste and texture, and this five-star recipe is a chief instance: a soy-ginger sauce made with gochujang coats hen, squash, turnips and scallion whites, with the Korean chile paste including candy warmth. You might swap in different greens, or strive utilizing slabs of agency tofu as a substitute of the hen.

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4. Crisp Tofu and Candy Potatoes

Melissa Clark tosses tofu with cornstarch to get a great crunch, whereas candy potatoes (or every other vegetable you want) roast on a second pan so every thing has room to brown. The tofu will keep on with the pan; that’s simply the way in which it’s. You might line the pan first, however that may impede browning, which limits your crunch. Or you could possibly simply soak the pan afterward.

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5. Pizza With Asparagus and Arugula

This has felt just like the longest winter in recorded historical past, however you may fake it’s spring with this dose of inexperienced from Susan Spungen. She developed the recipe for a 9-by-13-inch sheet pan, generally known as 1 / 4 sheet, however you could possibly use a half sheet, which is the dimensions that house cooks usually use. (Recipes that merely name for “sheet pans,” like those above, are referring to half sheets.) The smaller pan delivers a focaccia-like expertise; in the event you use a bigger pan, attempt to stretch the dough right into a 9-by-13-inch rectangle.

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