Preparing salmon is a pretty easy task, but you can make it even easier—with a sheet pan. If you haven’t gotten into the world of sheet pan recipes, you’re missing out. You can easily whip together a complete meal all in one pan—salmon, veggies, and spices all included. Play around with mixing different flavors and seasonings to create a healthy dinner option that everybody will love. These 10 recipes are some of our favorites to help get you started with this simple cooking trend.
Salmon with Squash and Couscous
When you’re looking to cook up a complete dinner with a main dish and sides, things can get a bit busy in your kitchen. Skip all the pots and pans, and make everything on one pan instead with this salmon and squash recipe. Butternut squash, tomatoes, spinach, and chickpeas are all cooked together with the salmon to create a flavorful medley of ingredients.
Salmon with Garlic and Brussel Sprouts
We’re big fans of simple recipes, and this garlic and brussel sprout recipe is no exception. All you need is salmon, brussel sprouts, olive oil, and garlic. Despite the fact that there are only a few seasonings, this approach to cooking salmon really stands out. The natural flavors of the fresh ingredients are front and center in this dinner.
Salmon with Potatoes and Asparagus
Potatoes and asparagus are ideal spring sides. If you want to kick this recipe up a notch, go ahead and mix in mustard, paprika, and ground ginger to add a pop of flavor to this meal. These few extra steps will turn this sheet pan recipe into a regular in your dinner rotation.
Herb Crusted Salmon with Green Beans and Cherry Tomatoes
In this herb crusted salmon recipe, you use garlic cloves, parsley, thyme, oregano, basil, and rosemary to transform a standard piece of salmon into a restaurant quality dish everybody will love.
Thai Glazed Salmon
If you’re a fan of glazes, then you need to try this Thai glazed salmon dish. The sauce is a blend of sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, ginger, and lime juice. Pour half of this homemade marinade over the salmon and vegetables before placing it in the oven to bake. When the top of the salmon starts to blacken, take it out, and pour the remaining marinade over the whole pan before serving!
Honey Mustard Salmon with String Beans
For those nights when you’re not looking to create a full feast, but rather a simple meal for just yourself, opt for this honey mustard and string bean recipe. You only need salmon and string beans—plus a little brown sugar, honey, and dijon mustard to bring just enough flavor to this easy dinner.
Salmon with Sweet Potato and Asparagus
While seasonings and glazes turn salmon and vegetables into a super flavorful dinner, you can also create an equally delicious meal without them. This salmon recipe with sweet potatoes and asparagus only uses olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice. The minimal amount of fuss allows all the flavors of the salmon, sweet potatoes, and asparagus to really shine.
Chili Lime with Salmon and Peppers
This chili lime salmon dish is the perfect addition to any party. The lime juice, red pepper flakes, garlic, and cumin give this one-sheet meal tons of fresh flavor. Bake this along with all different colored peppers and onions in order to make the salmon even more flavorful. Alter the marinade to your liking if you want a little more spiciness or sweetness—either way, you’ll love this chili lime dish.
Salmon with Brown Sugar and Veggies
The star of this sheet pan salmon recipe is the brown sugar. There are a variety of different ways to use a sweet glaze on salmon, but this one’s simplicity is why it’s on our list of recipes to try. Brown sugar mixed with dijon mustard and mayonnaise creates a flavorful glaze that will coat the salmon to perfection. If you’re trying to figure out what vegetable to include in this meal, consider cherry tomatoes. The juices from the cooked tomatoes will be the perfect addition to this simple dish.
Lemon, Garlic, and Asparagus with Salmon
This lemon garlic and asparagus recipe takes things back to basics. Pour fresh lemon juice over the salmon and asparagus when they’re lined on the pan, and bake it in the oven for only about eight minutes. When it’s done, you’ll have a complete meal in less than 10 minutes that’s totally delicious.