I've mentioned before that I'm a hot water washer. Like, burn my hands (and the germs) hot. Which is why I love recipes that only need a sheet pan. No need to singe my fingers cleaning a dozen tasting spoons, saucepans, or blenders. I just throw it all on my trusty baking sheet and watch my whole meal roast at a toasty 400°F.

And I mean my whole meal: a main and sides to fill my plate. From crispy chicken thighs and chewy croutons to a buttery, flakey slab pot pie, my ideal sheet pan dinners leave me happy and satisfied. Here, I've pulled together 12 of our trustiest recipes that streamline meal prep.

And the best part? They won't leave you with a sinkful of pots and pans to clean.

1. Crispy roasted shallot and lentil sheet pan mujadara

(Julia Gartland/Courtesy Food52)

2. Sheet pan chicken with figs and bread salad

(Ty Mecham/Courtesy Food52)

3. Slab grilled cheese

(Julia Gartland/Courtesy Food52)

4. Sheet pan pork chops and vegetables with parsley vinaigrette

(Rocky Luten/Courtesy Food52)

5. Sheet-pan seafood pot pie

(Julia Gartland/Courtesy Food52)

6. Sheet pan chicken with broccoli, chickpeas, and parmesan

(Bobbi Lin/Courtesy Food52)

7. Roasted sweet potato, chickpea, and kale sheet pan salad

(Julia Gartland/Courtesy Food52)

8. Sheet pan lamb meatballs with cauliflower and tahini-yogurt sauce

(Mark Weinberg/Courtesy Food52)

9. All-in-one sheet-pan brown rice with sweet potato and broccoli rabe

(Rocky Luten/Courtesy Food52)

10. Baked tofu with coconut kale

(Alexandra Stafford/Courtesy Food52)

11. Sheet pan chicken with figs and bread salad

(Julia Gartland/Courtesy Food52)

This story was originally published on Food52.com: 12 trusty sheet-pan dinners for when you need a helping hand.