Cooking salmon doesn’t have to be complicated. Not at all! It’s true, you can spend all evening cooking a fancy salmon meal for a date or special occasion. However, if you’re looking for an easy dish that takes little prep, minimal cook time, and few dishes, this is the meal for you. On a busy weekday, nothing sounds better than a meal like this!
Today, we’re sharing our recipe for sheet pan salmon and veggies. This is a one pan dish that takes about 15 minutes of prep and less than an hour in the oven, depending on the veggies you choose. This is a great way to get a healthy, filling, and delicious family meal on the table, regardless of what the day brings!
Sheet Pan Salmon and Veggies
- 6 TB Melted Butter
- 1 TB Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp Italian Seasoning (Divided)
- ½ tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 TB Lemon Juice
- 3.5 lbs Desired Vegetables
- 2 TB Olive Oil
- ½ tsp Garlic Powder
- Salt and Pepper
- 4 Oshēn Salmon Fillets
- 4 Fresh Lemons
Preheat the oven to 425° F.
To make the garlic butter, combine the melted butter, garlic, half of the Italian seasoning, and smoked paprika in a bowl. Set it aside for now.
Toss your vegetables in 2 TB of olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and half of the Italian seasoning. Arrange them on an 18 x 13 inch sheet pan (or two sheet pans if you don’t have one this size).
If your vegetables include anything that’ll take longer than 20 minutes to roast, place them in the preheated oven now. Then, remove them 20 minutes before they’re done. If you’re not sure how long roasting your chosen vegetables takes, check out this resource.
Next, arrange your salmon on the sheet pan (and your veggies if you haven’t started roasting them yet). Brush everything on the tray with your garlic butter mixture. Use salt and pepper to season the salmon and place lemon slices on top of the fillets.
If you started roasting your veggies in a separate tray, don’t forget to add some garlic butter to that tray as well.
Bake for 12-20 minutes or until the salmon and vegetables are fully cooked and tender.
Serve salmon right away! (Bonus Tip: Serve over rice or risotto for an easy side dish for salmon.)
What Vegetables Go Well with Salmon
Asparagus is a super healthy vegetable with fiber, folate, and vitamins C, A, and K inside their green stalks, making them a good companion to the already-healthy salmon.
Plus, asparagus takes no time at all to roast, so it’s great for this recipe! You can toss asparagus onto the pan with the salmon and both will be done in less than 20 minutes. The crunchy texture of asparagus complements the flaky salmon fillets beautifully. It’s a superb choice!
Green beans also roast quickly, so if you want to get your sheet pan salmon and veggies cooked up super fast, this is a good pick. Green beans are another crunchy veggie that pairs well with salmon. Their bitter and earthy flavor amplifies the buttery, rich taste of the salmon. Yum!
Potatoes will take longer to roast, for sure, but they’re so worth it. There’s nothing like a well-seasoned soft potato with a good chunk of fish. Both are buttery with totally complementary textures. And, red potatoes have lots of fiber, B vitamins, iron, and potassium! (Just make sure you leave the skin on.)
Tomatoes add so much taste to your sheet pan dish! Not only do they add a pop of delicious tangy flavor to your palette while you eat. But, they also add lots of juicy flavor to the fillets themselves. It creates a whole other dimension of flavor. Not to mention they’re anti-inflammatory, and high in vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K!
Broccoli and Cauliflower
Broccoli and cauliflower will only take a little extra time in the oven, but they’re so worth it for the balance of flavors and the added nutritional value. They’re high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, iron, and potassium. Plus, the satisfying crunch and bitter, earthy flavors will excite your taste buds!
Like red potatoes, sweet potatoes will take the longest in the oven - over any other vegetables. But again, the flavors are so worth it! With sweet potatoes, you not only get that soft, smooth texture, but you also get the sweet, starchy flavor. It not only goes well with salmon but also any other vegetable on this list.
Carrots have such a unique crunch and sweet flavor. They’re a great way to get that sweet fix without adding an unhealthy dessert. It’ll take a little longer roasting in the oven, but if you’re already adding potatoes, you might as well throw carrots in too!
Brussels sprouts are one of those veggies you love or you hate. If you love roasted Brussels sprouts, they’re a good addition to this sheet pan dish! They won’t take much extra time in the oven, and the flaky textures of the Brussels sprouts and salmon are a match made in heaven.
Bell peppers not only add a ton of color to your dish, but they also add a huge flavor variety! Orange, red, and yellow bell peppers are sweet and almost fruity. Purple and green peppers are bitter with an earthy flavor. All are super crisp and delish, and great sources of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin K, folate, and fiber!
A salmon and veggies sheet pan dish is the perfect busy weeknight meal!
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