Make healthy oven recipes fast with these 25 easy healthy oven recipes. Your family will love these great meals that they can help make in no time and you’ll love the minimal cleanup.
Whether it’s a quick and easy weeknight meal or a weekend family gathering, you’ll find a range of healthy oven recipes and tips to help you have fun in the kitchen.
Healthy Dinner Recipes That Let Your Oven Do Most of the Work
When terms like bomb cyclone, deep freeze, and arctic air are being used to describe the decidedly frightful weather, you’re probably looking for every source of heat possible—and in no mood to use those practically frostbitten fingers for too much hard labor in the kitchen. Make life easier during these frigid times and let these 27 oven-baked meals do double duty, warming up your home and cooking your dinner simultaneously. Meanwhile, you can get busy snuggling up with the biggest blanket you’ve got and getting in some quality couch potato time.
Beef and Pork
1. Sweet Potato Pasta Bake
A cross between sweet potato fries and lasagna, this recipe alternates layers of the spiralized spuds with cheese, veggies, and marinara sauce. You’ll still get that all-important carb fix, but it comes with much more fiber than white pasta, not to mention it’s gluten-free.
2. Easy Sausage and Peppers
This skillet meal may be even more scrumptious when it’s made in the oven since the roasting method brings out the juices of the meat and caramelizes the veggies to perfection. Go for a variety of peppers to make the dish as colorful as possible.
3. Low-Carb Sour Cream Beef Bake
Beef, sour cream, and cheddar cheese don’t sound like the healthiest trio, but this recipe smartly combines those rich ingredients with lighter ones, like cauliflower instead of rice and protein-packed cottage cheese instead of ricotta. The result tastes decadent without leaving you overstuffed.
4. Oven-Baked Meatballs
With ground beef, breadcrumbs, and Italian herbs all bound by an egg, the classic flavors in these meatballs are pretty darn close to what Grandma used to make. Eat ’em on top of spaghetti (covered in cheese, duh), in a sub, or simply alongside some roasted veggies for a lighter meal.
5. Simple Shepherd’s Pie
By using frozen mixed veggies and eliminating the need to peel the potatoes, this recipe makes putting together a shepherd’s pie a breeze. Major snaps for shortcuts that don’t compromise nutrition or flavor.
6. Crunchy Baked Pork Chops
Avoid the splatter and the grease of fried pork chops and opt for this much easier oven-baked method. The panko and Parmesan make sure they’re still as crisp on the outside as ever, they’re much healthier for you, and they keep your kitchen cleaner. You’ll never go back to frying again.
7. Oven-Baked Risotto With Saffron and Chorizo
We’re always looking for easier ways to make risotto at home, and this one totally fits the bill, requiring just 10 minutes of stovetop prep before it hits the oven. Even without constant stirring, you end up with creamy, saffron-scented, carby goodness.
8. Mini Pizza Turkey Meatloaves
If you’re giving up gluten or living low-carb, don’t take pizza off your menu just yet. Incorporate cheese, sauce, and veggies into a lean ground beef mixture, and bake it into a loaf instead of pie form. It takes just as much time as ordering in, and it’s much higher in protein than your regular deep-dish ‘za.
9. Sheet-Pan Greek Chicken and Veggies
When the temperatures drop, nobody’s in the mood to chow down on cold lettuce. Solution: Turn to this warm version of a Greek salad for your veggie fix. It swaps out feta for chopped chicken breast but still gets all that typical Mediterranean flavor from the lemon, olive oil, and oregano dressing.
10. Breaded Chicken Spinach Burgers
Not only do these juicy, vitamin-packed patties need only five ingredients, but they also take just 15 to 20 minutes to bake. Satisfyingly crunchy from the breading on the outside, juicy from the chicken and cheese on the inside, they have the pan-fried taste without the oil-soaked side effects.
healthy one-tray wonders
Forget the line-up of pots and pans dinner usually requires. These simple one-tray oven roasts are your new-season go-to dishes thanks to Warren Mendes.
Oven-roasted meatballs with kale pesto and mozzarella
Phoebe Wood’s weeknights are about maximum flavour in minimum time. This rich meatball tray bake is a life saver after a long day at work.
There’s no going back after you’ve tried this cauliflower risotto with sage and hazelnuts
This recipe sneaks in extra veg to give everyday comfort food a boost.
Roasted mushroom and haloumi salad with crispy lentils
Create the perfect meat-free winter meal with this roasted mushroom and haloumi salad served with crispy lentils and spinach pesto.
Quick chicken roast
Serve up a golden roasted chicken with this simple one-tray bake recipe.
Bacon and tomato tarte Tatin with cos salad
Add a French touch to the classic BLT with this tasty bacon and tomato tarte Tatin served with crunchy cos salad.
Spanish sweet potato pockets
Let the oven do all the work with these flavoursome Spanish sweet potato pockets filled with spicy chorizo, capsicum and sour cream.
Oven-steamed soy salmon
Steaming the salmon locks in the moisture and infuses it with beautiful Asian flavour.
Miso butter snapper with broccolini
Forget the line up of pots and pans and try this simple one-dish roasted miso butter snapper with broccolini.
Quick roast beef with chilli parmesan cauliflower
Plate up a tasty meal in no time with this quick roast beef served with chilli parmesan cauliflower.
Roast lamb koftas with pumpkin and crisp couscous
Keep things simple with these Middle Eastern roast lamb koftas served with pumpkin and crisp couscous.
simple oven-baked dinners
When times get busy, routine can take a backseat and meal planning can go out the window. So to help, we’ve pulled together 10 delicious yet simple oven-baked dinners to see you through the hectic days.
They’re quick and easy to put together, and best of all, there’s hardly any washing up at the end of it – winner!
Packed with flavour and spice, this super-easy traybake also contains three of your 5-a-day. Simply whack it all together then leave the oven to do the hard work.
KERRYANN’S TUNA PASTA BAKE
Tuna pasta bake will always be a firm family favourite. Flaky tuna, penne pasta, basil and a simple tomato sauce topped with a layer of melted cheese – Kerryann Dunlop shows how you can easily feed a family of six by throwing these humble ingredients together.
CREAMY FISH PIE
What could be better than a bubbling, hearty fish pie for a midweek dinner? Here, Donal Skehan brings together tasty chunks of smoked fish and creamy sauce, topped with crisp, cheesy potatoes and crunchy breadcrumbs. Delicious!
HEALTHY TRAY-BAKED CHICKEN THIGHS
BBQ BAKED BEANS
Ditch the readymade sort and make your own barbecued baked beans instead. DJ BBQ is here to show you how. Served up with Vitamin C-rich sweet potatoes, cheesy croutons and a drizzle of yoghurt, this is a great meat-free meal for the whole family.