There’s no need to dirty every pot and pan in the kitchen in order to get meals on the table! One Sheets Eats is a lifesaving cookbook whose 100+ recipes require just one baking sheet to make. There’s a chapter called “Ovenware 101” that’s tells you everything you need to know about using different types of sheet tray — from identifying different types to deciding whether or not you should use aluminum foil.
Recipes in the book cover every course from appetizers and sides to mains and desserts, ensuring you can pull off an entire dinner with nothing more than sheet pans (and perhaps a couple of bowls) ending up in the sink. Beautiful, bright photographs accompany most of the recipes and are sure to inspire anyone to cook something that is effortless and delicious!
Recipes featured in One Sheets Eats include:
The Daily Meal: What is your philosophy of cooking (and/or eating)?
April Colburn, editor of One Sheet Eats: To me, the most enjoyable home-cooked meals are the ones simply prepared with flavorful ingredients — not too many — and in a straightforward, tried-and-true fashion. Unless I’m cooking for a special occasion, I want to make food that tastes great without needing specialty ingredients or using every pot or pan I own.
How did it inspire the recipes you chose to include in this book?
One Sheet Eats really taps into the minimalist mode of cooking that I love. Many of the recipes are roasted vegetables or meats, or both — there are several amazing one-pan meals in the book! For these recipes, you just throw everything onto the baking sheet and let it all roast.
What is your favorite recipe in the book and why?
This is a tough decision, because there’re some killer soups and hummus recipes, and I think it’s super cool that you can make those without a pot, but I’ll go with Ricotta Chive Biscuits with Baked Eggs because it’s really a two-in-one recipe: You end up with perfectly baked biscuits that you can serve with jam or honey butter, and you also get this amazing rectangle of biscuit with over-easy eggs baked into it that’s sort of like a shakshuka made with bread instead of sauce.
What are some of the foods you can’t live without?
Veggies, meats, hummus, all sorts of baked goodies, French fries, coffee, chocolate, red wine.
Would you rather dine out or cook at home?
Cook at home with my husband, unless we’re talking about the French bistro near our house where they serve the best burger known to mankind — then dine out, definitely dine out.
What is your favorite go-to meal or drink?
My go-to meal on a weeknight is chicken breasts seasoned with a few pantry spices tossed on a baking sheet with chopped Brussels sprouts, asparagus, cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes, etc. — whatever I have on hand.
How do you hope readers will use this book, what do you hope they take away?
I hope this is the first cookbook you look to when in need of an unfussy yet delicious meal on a busy weeknight. There really are so many fantastic dishes that can be made using only a baking sheet. Vary the meats, vegetables, spices, herbs, even doughs, and you have so many great options. Heck, these are the sorts of foods everyone loves, so why not even make them when company’s coming! You’ll have minimal kitchen clutter and dishwashing loads and maximum enjoyment of both the food and the evening.
Is there anything else you’d like to share?
The only dishwasher that my husband and I have is our hands, so that definitely motivated me to find recipes that call for minimal pots and pans!