On nights I’m home alone, sometimes it seems like a lot of effort to cook a whole dinner. But I’m trying to eat less take out and I’ve stopped buying cereal, so lately this has been my go-to solo meal. I spread a few things out on a cookie sheet and bake or broil it. No fuss, real food, and best of all, no dishes!
Now don’t get me wrong. This isn’t only a method that works when you’re cooking for one. I do this when the kids are home too. It’s just so easy and versatile. The possibilities are endless.
Dinner on a Cookie Sheet – Broiled Salmon, Asparagus, and Peppers
1 salmon filet
6-8 spears asparagus
1/2 red pepper, sliced in thick strips
1 oz. goat cheese (optional)
1 tsp. pesto
1/2 tsp. mayo
Squeeze of lemon juice
Preheat broiler. Line a cookie sheet with foil. Spray with cooking spray. Place salmon on the pan. Spread out asparagus and peppers in a single layer. Sprinkle everything with lemon pepper and salt. Drizzle with olive oil. Dot peppers with goat cheese. Top salmon and asparagus with lemon slices.
Broil 7-10 minutes until fish flakes easily and veggies are tender. While dinner is broiling stir together pesto, mayo and lemon juice for a quickie sauce to top the salmon and asparagus.
Want another option for Dinner on a Cookie Sheet? Check out Honey Mustard Chicken with Smashed Potatoes and Green Beans!