Thanksgiving Dinner on a Sheet Pan is the petite holiday dinner you need this year! All the fixings + Chandler’s Chicken and you’ve got a perfect Thanksgiving menu!
Y’all, it’s a weird year…
Usually, I am planning ahead a week, and doing #allthethings now so I can enjoy Thursday and have a leisurely day.
Well, every day is leisurely with a table set for six.
((We’ve never had six people for Thanksgiving… the number has always ENDED in six or so, but never *just six.*))
So, you’ve got time to throw all your side dishes onto a sheet pan, roast them right alongside your turkey breasts (or Chandler’s Chicken), and enjoy a very Happy #thanksgivingdinner!
You’ll find all the favorites:
First, let’s go through all the goodness on this platter!
Y’all, I had to do it… I had to make Chandler’s Chicken.
This is THE year to do it!
If you’ve seen any of the Friends Thanksgiving Episodes, you know how much Chandler loathes Thanksgiving, and how Monica makes him a chicken each holiday…
Well, since we’re having petite gatherings this year, why not make a chicken!
Now, let’s chat about Side Dishes.
This is my favorite part of Thanksgiving!
I’ve combined my favorites into a sheet pan bake.
All of them, into one sheet pan.
I trimmed my Grandma’s Dressing Recipe down and spread it out onto the sheet pan.
I’ll be honest, I’m still making a full casserole dish of this goodness… it’s my favorite part of Thanksgiving and I look forward to it every single year!
Dressing versus Stuffing?
What’s the difference between dressing and stuffing? Well, the obvious choice would be dressing is not stuffed into the bird. However, the terms are used interchangeably for dressing/stuffing outside the bird. In the south, we say dressing. And, up north they say stuffing. Rumor has it southern belles didn’t like to say “stuffing” so they would say dressing.
Either way, it’s all good and yummy!!
Other Thanksgiving Menu Recipes:
Here are the items I think are the best to have on hand to make Thanksgiving prep a bit easier!
Helpful Tips for Making Grandma’s Dressing:
- Your bread does not need to be stale. I “pull” the bread apart the morning of Thanksgiving.
- Italian Bread is the fluffy, soft, plump loaf of bread in your grocery’s bakery section. It’s not long and skinny. But, stocky and full.
- This recipe makes ONE 9×13 casserole dish. Enough to serve 8 polite people. 6 people who just love dressing!
- You should be using about 1.5 – 2 cups of stock. Maybe more. Just ladle it in, and as it gets to the consistency where you feel like it’s *moist* enough, stop.
- You can make this the day before! For reheating, either pour a little extra stock on top before baking it at 350˚ or, place a baking dish on the rack below the dressing that is filled with water to create steam in your oven. This helps keep everything moist!
- Storebought stock is totally fine to use if you are not making the turkey! I prefer Swanson’s Unsalted Chicken Broth and will simmer with a chopped onion + poultry seasoning + kosher salt before ladling into the dressing.
What Thanksgiving recipes can you not live without?! If you had to put one thing on your sheet pan, what would it be??
This Sheet Pan Supper idea could be used for your Christmas dinner menu, too! Yummmm!
Save this pin to your favorite Holiday board on Pinterest!
Thanksgiving Dinner on one platter – with the side dishes baked on one sheet pan!
- 2 cups of torn bread (You could make it three cups if you needed more!)
- 1 stick butter
- 1/2 cup diced celery
- 1/2 cup diced onions
- 1 tablespoon Poultry Seasoning
- 1+ cup Chicken Broth
Green Bean Casserole
- 1 pound Green Beans (fresh or canned!)
- 2/3 cup French’s onions
Potatoes Au Gratin
- 3 Potatoes, parboiled + sliced
- 1.5 cups shredded gruyere cheese
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
FOR THE DRESSING:
- Add torn bread to a big bowl.
- In a skillet, saute onions and celery in a stick of melted butter until soft.
- Pour the onions, celery, and butter over the bread.
- Add in poultry seasoning + salt + pepper. Mix around well.
- Pour in chicken broth until the bread is well coated and slightly soft.
- Smoosh into one-third of your greased sheet pan.
Green Bean Casserole
- Add washed and snipped green beans to the sheet pan. (if using canned, drain real well!)
Potatoes Au Gratin
- Parboil the potatoes, and slice thin.
- Layer the sliced potatoes with shredded gruyere on the sheet pan, until all gone.
- In a bowl, mix the soup + half and half + salt and pepper.
- Ladle over the green beans AND the potatoes.
- Top the green beans with french’s onions.
- Bake at 350˚ for about 45 minutes.
- Watch your oven carefully, and if things look like they’re getting too brown, add a layer of tin foil on top.
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