Sheet Pan Salmon with Lemon and Garlic

5 from 5 votes

Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Parmesan Salmon - healthy family weeknight dinner baked to perfection in one pan for easy prep, easy baking and easy clean-up!

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Who’s a fan of sheet pan meals? Once you start making them, you’ll want to use a sheet pan for all your meals. Today’s feature is this Sheet Pan Salmon with a lemon garlic parmesan seasoning. I serve it with green beans and potatoes for a simple, healthy and quick weeknight dinner!

Sheet Pan Salmon with green beans and potatoes

This is the perfect weeknight meal when you want to serve your family a nutritious easy meal. Put everything in a pan and stick it in the oven!

A well balanced meal all made on one sheet pan

I love a sheet pan meal, they are so easy and convenient, and cuts down on your clean up time too! This is a great well balanced and healthy meal that is high in protein and made with fresh and healthy ingredients. This is a true 30 minute meal!

Ingredients

  • Salmon fillet: I like to use fresh wild-caught salmon for this recipe. You can use frozen if that’s what you have, just be sure that it is thawed well before seasoning and cooking.
  • Potatoes: I like to use baby potatoes. They have thin skin so no need to peel them, you simple have to cut them in half and you are good to go.
  • Green beans: Beans are a great source of so many vitamins and minerals and they are high in folate and vitamin B.
  • Seasoning: The salmon is seasoned with a mix of butter, garlic, lemon juice, parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper.

How to make sheet pan salmon with lemon and garlic

  • Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  • Par-boil the potatoes.
  • Melt the butter and stir in the garlic, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese and parsley.
  • Place the salmon, par-boiled potatoes and green beans in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Rub the prepared sauce over the fish and on some of the vegetables if there is extra.
  • Place in the oven and cook until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
Close up of sheet pan salmon ready to serve

Top tips to make sheet pan salmon with lemon and garlic

  1. Parboil your potatoes first. This gives a soft texture on the outside while allowing the outside to crisp up. But you can do this in advance, or you can omit all together and just bake the potatoes first for 10 minutes before adding the other ingredients.
  2. Use fresh salmon. You can use frozen and thawed salmon for this recipe, but I find the best results are always with fresh. Frozen fish tends to hold on to a lot of water and can get a slightly soggy texture when baked.
  3. Use the freshest ingredients for the best flavor, and organic produce if possible.
  4. Be sure to grease the sheet pan before adding the ingredients. You can also line it with foil if you prefer, and that makes clean up super speedy.

Frequently asked questions

How do you know when the salmon is cooked?

The sheet pan salmon will take around 15- 20 minutes to bake in the oven. It will change in color from a translucent red (or raw) to an opaque pink. Check for doneness by checking the thickest part of the fish with a fork, it will flake when it is cooked and it will not look raw.

Why cook a meal on a sheet pan?

Sheet pan dinners are great go to option for weeknights. They are a pretty hands off way of preparing a meal and the clean up is pretty minimal. I love that you can cook veggies, protein and carbs all together for a well balanced meal.

Can you make this meal low carb?

If you are looking to cut down on your carb intake, then simply replace the potatoes with another vegetable like sliced carrots or broccoli. It’s so easy to customize this sheet pan salmon to your dietary needs and taste.

Salmon served with green beans and potatoes on a white plate

This sheet pan salmon is the perfect meal to make after a busy day. It takes minutes to put together and has such a fresh taste thanks to the lemon and garlic butter.

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The garlicky-lemon sauce gives the salmon the perfect flavor that makes the whole house smell better than your favorite seafood restaurant! This is such a quick and easy dinner, I hope you add it on your meal rotation soon!

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Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Salmon

Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Parmesan Salmon – healthy family weeknight dinner baked to perfection in one pan for easy prep, easy baking and easy clean-up!
5 from 5 votes
Servings 4 servings
Course Main Course
Calories 404
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 6oz fresh wild-caught salmon fillet
  • 16 oz baby yellow potatoes halved
  • 8 oz fresh green beans
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  • Bring a pot of water to a boil and par-boil the potatoes for 10 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave, then stir in the garlic, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese and parsley.
  • Place the salmon, par-boiled potatoes and green beans in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet, and season with salt and pepper. Then rub the prepared sauce over the fish and on some of the vegetables if there is extra.
  • Place in the oven and cook until the salmon flakes easily with a fork, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Enjoy immediately.

Notes

  1. I do like to parboil my potatoes though before baking them because it gives a soft texture on the outside while allowing the outside to crisp up. But you can do this in advance, or you can omit all together and just bake the potatoes first for 10 minutes before adding the other ingredients. 
  2. Use fresh salmon that is from a sustainable source.
  3. Use the freshest ingredients for the best flavor, and organic produce if possible.
  4. Be sure to grease the sheet pan before adding the ingredients, you can also line it with foil if you prefer.
Nutritional Data: The information below is an automated estimate and could vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 404kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 39g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 106mg, Sodium: 206mg, Potassium: 1445mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 680IU, Vitamin C: 36.9mg, Calcium: 127mg, Iron: 3mg

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  1. delicious, delicious, delicious … i also made a white sauce to go with the salmon, just because I always like a white sauce with fish…