Last Updated on October 20, 2022 by Share My Kitchen
This Sheet Pan Paleo Thanksgiving Dinner is the small holiday dinner you are in dire need of this year! You’ve got the perfect Thanksgiving menu with all the fixings and Chandler’s Chicken!
You can now have the time to prepare all your side dishes onto a sheet pan and roast them alongside your turkey breasts (or Chandler’s Chicken). Enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving dinner.
Let’s start by looking at all the deliciousness on this platter.
Well, you’ve probably seen Friends Thanksgiving Episodes, and you know how much Chandler hates Thanksgiving and how Monica cooks him a chicken every holiday.
Well, if you are only having a small gathering this year, why not make chicken?
What are Your Side Dishes?
This is one of the best parts about Thanksgiving!
And now, you can combine your favorite recipes into a sheet-pan bake. Yes, all of them in one sheet pan
You might need to trim Grandma’s Dressing Recipe in half and spread it onto a sheet pan.
Actually, you can still make a full Thanksgiving casserole with it. It’s one of the glorious things about Thanksgiving.
Dressing VS Stuffing
What is the difference between dressing and stuffing? The obvious answer is that the dressing isn’t stuffed inside the bird. The terms can be interchanged, however, for dressing/stuffing outside the bird. In the south, dressing is what they use. And, up north, they use the word stuffing. According to rumors, southern belles were not fond of saying “stuffing,” so they preferred dressing.
It’s delicious and good either way!
Helpful Tips for Making Grandma’s Dressing
- Bread does not have to be stale; you can “pull” the bread apart on Thanksgiving morning.
- Italian Bread is the soft, fluffy, and plump loaf of bread found in a grocery store’s bakery section. It is not short and thin. It is, however, stocky and full.
- This recipe makes one 9×13 casserole dish. It can be used to feed 8 polite people; 6 people who love dressing!
- You might need to use between 1.5 and 2 cups of stock. Or more. You can just stir it until it reaches a consistency that you are satisfied with, if it’s moist enough, then stop.
- This can be made the day before! To reheat, you can either add a little more stock on top prior to baking it at 350°F or place a baking dish below the dressing filled with water. This will create steam in the oven and will help keep everything moist.
- If you don’t plan to make the turkey, store-bought stock can be used. It is recommended to use Swanson’s Unsalted Chicken Broth. And before adding the dressing, simmer the broth with chopped onion, poultry seasoning, and kosher salt.
What Thanksgiving recipes are you unable to live without? If you only had one choice as to what to put in your sheet pan, what would it be?
You could also use this Sheet Pan Supper idea for Christmas dinner! Delicious!
Sheet Pan Paleo Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Card
|1 hour 15 minutes
- 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 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
- In a large bowl, add the torn bread.
- Sauté celery and onions in a stick of melted butter until tender in a skillet.
- Then, pour the butter, onions, and celery over the bread
- Add the poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper, and mix around well.
- Pour the chicken broth to coat the bread, until it becomes slightly soft.
- Then press into one-third of the greased sheet pan.
Green Bean Casserole
- Add the washed and snipped green beans to the sheet pan. If you are using canned green beans, drain them really well.
Potatoes Au Gratin
- Let the potatoes partially boil, then slice them thinly.
- Layer the sliced potatoes on a sheet pan with the shredded Gruyere, until all gone.
- In a bowl, combine the soup with half and half, salt, and pepper.
- Lastly, ladle the soup over the green beans and the potatoes.
- Add French onions over the green beans.
- Bake at 350°F for approximately 45 minutes.
- You should watch your oven carefully and add a layer of tin foil if they seem to be getting too brown too quickly.