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These Delicious Sheet-Pan Pasta Recipes Limit Your Kitchen Clean-Up to 5 Minutes

Tehrene Firman

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Quick, delicious, and easy to clean up after is always a winning combination. And you can hit all three any night of the week with sheet-pan pasta recipes, so heat up that oven and set the table for a feast that doesn’t make a mess.

You know you can use a sheet pan to make no-mess recipes for fried rice, pancakes, or eggs, but pasta? Definitely. To prepare most sheet-pan pasta recipes, simply lay spread all the ingredients in an even layer and pop it all into the oven. The best part is that since you only have to use a single sheet pan, the dishes are done in five minutes or less.

Delicious sheet-pan pasta recipes for easy clean-up

1. Sheet-pan pasta bake with mozzarella and lemon

sheet pan pasta recipes
Photo: The Herbeevore

This recipe combines orzo with cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil, mozzarella, and parmesan for a savory dish that’s sure to please a crowd.

Get the recipe: Sheet pan pasta bake with mozzarella and lemon

2. Sheet-pan mac and cheese

sheet pan pasta recipes
Photo: Damn Delicious

If you think mac and cheese from a box is good, this sheet-pan recipe will knock your socks off—and it’s just as simple to throw together. It’s cheesy, creamy, and has the perfect amount of crispiness from being baked.

Get the recipe: Sheet pan mac and cheese

3. Sheet-pan chow mein

Photo: Kirbie’s Cravings

With just a few ingredients, you can make a chow mein that tastes just as good as it does at your favorite restaurant. The clean-up is even faster than throwing away the takeout containers.

Get the recipe: Sheet pan chow mein

4. Sheet-pan keto zucchini noodles and shrimp

Photo: Yang’s Nourishing Kitchen

This dish lightens things up with zucchini noodles, shrimp, and a delicious blend of garlic, lemon, black pepper, and parsley.

Get the recipe: Sheet pan keto zucchini noodles and shrimp

5. Sheet-pan pasta bake with chicken and kale

Photo: Two Peas & Their Pod

This pasta sheet pan recipe cheats a little, as you cook the pasta ahead of time. But once it’s mixed in with your other ingredients and baked at the end, it’ll come out smelling (and tasting!) delicious.

Get the recipe: Sheet pan pasta bake with chicken and kale

6. Vegan sheet-pan pasta with roasted red pepper and tomato sauce

Photo: Sweet Simple Vegan

This recipe does things a little differently. It’s the pasta sauce that’s cooked on a sheet pan before being blended into creamy perfection, not the pasta.

Get the recipe: Vegan sheet pan pasta with roasted red pepper and tomato sauce

Next up, try this gluten-free pasta recipe:

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