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Sheet Pan Salmon

This easy Baked Salmon recipe is a simple sheet pan dinner to add a favorite vegetable, like asparagus, right alongside in the oven. Coated in a buttery lemon garlic sauce, this healthy and delicious recipe is the epitome of a no-fuss dinner!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 294kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon filets 8 ounces each
  • ¾ pound asparagus ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Place the salmon and asparagus on the baking sheet in separate sections .
  • In a small bowl, add the melted butter, olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, and thyme and mix together well.
  • Brush the butter mixture onto the salmon and asparagus and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 10 minutes
  • Turn the asparagus over and bake for an another 5 minutes.
  • Turn to oven to high broil and broil for 2-3 minutes until the top of the salmon is crispy and golden brown.
  • Serve over white or brown rice.
  • Top with additional lemon juice and garnish with fresh parsley if desired.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
Substitute other veggies like broccoli, green beans, Brussel sprouts, or zucchini wedges.
Use heartier vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, turnips, and butternut squash in addition to the asparagus. These all need a bit longer to cook, so bake them first and then add the salmon and asparagus to the tray afterward.
Substitute 1 teaspoon of garlic powder in place of fresh minced garlic.
Use other seasonings like lemon pepper or Italian seasoning, honey garlic, lime, ginger, honey mustard, sweet chili sauce, maple syrup, pesto, rosemary, or other fresh herbs, you name it!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 746mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 888IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg