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One Pan Salmon with Parmesan Potatoes

Washing dishes is the bane of my existence. And yet, I always find myself making such a mess in the kitchen that the pile of dishes is ridiculous. Ross often jokes that I try to use every pan we have when making a meal. It’s that bad. Luckily this One Pan Salmon with Parmesan Potatoes limits my need to get out any additional pans or pots. NONE. I do, however, need a bowl and cutting board, but that is all. Sheet pan recipes are really awesome for this reason. They are my new favorite thing so be prepared to see more sheet pan meals on the blog. Also, I bought use this Nordic Ware Sheet Pan and highly recommend it. 

The tricky part when cooking with this method is knowing how long to cook all of your different ingredients evenly. You will need to set a timer as a reminder, but it’s really easy to build a meal using one pan. Think of it as layering… starting with the toughest or firmest ingredients and working your way to the smallest or most delicate. This one pan salmon with Parmesan potatoes is packed full of flavor. I’ve added lemon juice, garlic, honey, and Parmesan because they pair so well with salmon. Asparagus round out this meal and also goes so well with lemon. I love this tangy combo!

One of the most important things to remember when making this meal is to cut all of your veggies so they are the same size. This helps them cook evenly. You’ll start by cooking the potatoes first, then adding the salmon and asparagus later. I always recommend putting the meat in the center of the pan. The middle of the pan gets less heat when compared to the outer edge, so things in the center cook more gently.

I hope you enjoy this easy weeknight dinner. And most of all, enjoy the lighter clean-up. Maybe spend a little more time doing something fun or to catch up on your favorite shows.

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One Pan Salmon and Parmesan Potatoes
Lemon, garlic and Parmesan team up in this easy sheet pan recipe. A healthy, simple meal perfect for a weeknight with easy clean-up.
One pan salmon with Parmesan Potatoes
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 3 cup baby potatoes cubed
  • 4 4-6 oz salmon filets or 1 lb salmon filet
  • 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese finely shredded or grated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary oregano would work here too
  • 3 cups asparagus spears
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 3 cup baby potatoes cubed
  • 4 4-6 oz salmon filets or 1 lb salmon filet
  • 1/8 cup Parmesan cheese finely shredded or grated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried rosemary oregano would work here too
  • 3 cups asparagus spears
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
One pan salmon with Parmesan Potatoes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Cube potatoes into bite-sized pieces
  3. In a medium bowl, toss potatoes with olive oil, dried herbs, salt and Parmesan cheese
  4. Spread evenly on baking sheet and bake for 18 minutes.
  5. In same bowl used to mix potatoes, add veggies and stir, using up the oil mixture to lightly coat the asparagus.
  6. Mix softened butter with lemon juice, honey, mustard, garlic, a pinch of kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper, stirring to combine.
  7. Remove potatoes from the oven after 18 minutes and stir them.
  8. Reduce heat to 400.
  9. Move potatoes to outer edge of pan and place salmon filet(s) to the center.
  10. Add asparagus around the salmon. They can be overlapped with potatoes.
  11. Pour or spread 3/4 of the butter mixture over salmon.
  12. Put remaining butter mixture over the potatoes and veggies.
  13. Bake for an additional 15 minutes, or until the salmon reaches 135 degrees.
  14. Broil on high for additional 1-2 minutes to brown the top of the salmon. Final internal temperature of salmon should be 145 degrees.
Recipe Notes

Depending on the thickness of your salmon filet, the cooking time will vary. Check at 15 minutes. If broiling, check the internal temperature and begin to broil when salmon reaches 135-140 degrees. The final internal temperature of the salmon should be 145 degrees.

If you have time, you can marinate the salmon lemon juice prior to making the sauce/marinade.

It's  important to chop your veggies evenly so they cook at the same rate.

Nutritional Rate is an estimate and may vary slightly, based on ingredients.

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