Easy Sheet Pan Dinners Even Your Tween Can Make

Your tween can make a delicious sheet pan dinner on their own! Find out how in this is a sponsored post for Perdue!

Have you ever made a sheet pan dinner?

When it comes to dinner, I am all for doing whatever is easy. That includes adding my husband and tween daughter to the kitchen rotation.

That’s right. I don’t do all of the cooking at our house alone! It’s a family affair.

Because we’re all at different levels of cooking skills, I’m always on the lookout for recipes that my sweeties can make on their own without any assistance from me. 

It starts with high-quality, yet easy to use ingredients.

First, we keep our cabinet stocked with a variety of spices that can make anything delicious. Then, we rely on trusted names for fresh and good for you meat like Perdue Farms guarantees. 

The other week, we got our first delivery of Perdue Farms direct-to-consumer box. That’s right. An entire box of meat that came right to our home!

I mean, when I was begging my family for help with meal planning, it’s like Perdue Farms heard my cry! 

About the Perdue Farms Boxes

Our family received the Perdue Farms Family Bundle (Medium), and y’all….it had meat for days! No, seriously. We are a family of 4 (one being a toddler) and we were able to get about ten meals from the box AND give my in-laws a little bit. Here’s what comes in the medium family bundle:

  • Niman Ranch Applewood Uncured Bacon
  • PERDUE ® Panko Breaded Dino Nuggets
  • PERDUE ® Harvestland ® Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Tenderloins, Individually Wrapped
  • Niman Ranch Uncured Bacon Wrapped With Rosemary Pork Chop
  • Niman Ranch Uncured Pork Breakfast Sausage

The Family Bundle (Medium) is currently $64.99 on the Perdue Farms site which is a discount of about 17% if you were to purchase each of these items separately. 

Every box is designed with sustainability in mind. Perdue Farms makes a donation to the Arbor Day Foundation with every bundle shipped! I loved receiving a reusable and recyclable grocery bag with my shipment, as well as a pack of pollinator seeds. 

It was all Good, Too!

The Dino Nuggets were seriously the best tasting nuggets we’ve ever had! We—no, my daughter, put them in the air fryer and the entire family devoured them! 

My husband is a bacon expert and swears that the Niman Ranch Applewood Uncured Bacon was the best he’s ever had. He put them in the oven and let them cook while he made pancakes. Our family was in heaven on that Saturday morning! 

As you can imagine, the boneless skinless chicken breasts were a hit for quite a few meals. We put some in the crock pot one day, and on another occasion, my daughter made a sheet pan meal. She couldn’t believe how easy it was to make a sheet pan dinner. 

How to make a sheet pan dinner

Making a sheet pan dinner is easy. I’m going to put it in a list just so you can see how simple it is:

  1. Cut up everything you want to cook into bite size pieces.
  2. Season each item generously. Use salt and pepper for sure, and then mix it together with olive oil.
  3. Bake it in the oven on 350 degrees – 400 degrees (depending on how small you cut each piece).

Seriously, that’s it. See why it’s so easy for your tween or teen to make on their own? 

The most important thing to keep in mind is that you want to be careful with your uncooked chicken so that you don’t have any cross-contamination. Also, make sure you use a sturdy vegetable like broccoli so that it will cook at the same rate as your poultry and not burn. 

Easy peasy!

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