This One Pan Salmon Dinner is made with salmon, asparagus, and potatoes. The maple mustard sauce is just too good not to share! The entire family will love this easy gluten-free, pescatarian dish.
A delicious and easy baked salmon recipe
Let me guess. You saw “one pan” in the title and knew you had to try this recipe! That’s exactly how I feel. Any recipe that requires just one dish and has minimal cleanup is a recipe that I can stand behind.
What’s even better about this one pan recipe, though, is the taste. This is my all-time favorite way to cook salmon because it keeps it juicy, savory, and full of flavor! Brushed with a maple mustard sauce, it’s just simply to die for.
This pescatarian dish is gluten-free and made with just a few simple ingredients. It’s sure to become one of your favorite salmon recipes!
Ingredients needed to make baked salmon
This easy dinner recipe consists of 3 main ingredients: salmon, potatoes, and asparagus. Then, we’ll be using olive oil, mustard, and maple syrup as a drizzle coating. Here’s everything that’s included:
Kitchen tools used to make this meal
Get excited, because only four kitchen tools are required to make this one pan recipe. Score! To make this meal, you will need a baking sheet, parchment paper, spatula, and spoon! That’s it.
How to make one pan salmon dinner
This salmon dinner is incredibly simple, especially since it only requires one pan. Any meal that’s that simple is a winner in my book! In total, this recipe should only require about 45 minutes to make.
To start, preheat your oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
As a recommended step, microwave the baby potatoes for 2 minutes to pre-soften. This helps them cook to the perfect texture in the oven.
Next, bake in the oven for 20 minutes. While that’s baking, begin to prepare the salmon.
Once the vegetables have cooked, place the salmon skin side down on the baking sheet and brush the fillets with half of the sauce. Spoon the remaining sauce on the potatoes and asparagus, tossing to blend.
Lastly, bake for 12-14 minutes or until salmon is fully cooked. This may depend on the thickness of the salmon.
Finally, serve and enjoy!
Healthy one pot meal
If you’re in need of an easy dinner that won’t require an entire evening of cooking, this is the way to go. Plus, it’s healthy!
Salmon is one of the healthiest seafood options, as it’s full of many different nutrients. It’s a great source of potassium, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and B vitamins. Additionally, it’s great for heart health!
As for the asparagus, this ingredient provides vitamins A, C, and K, fiber, and more. It’s a veggie that aids in digestion too.
We all know that potatoes taste great and are full of carbs, but they’re much more than that! Potatoes are wonderful for getting a serving of vitamin C, B6, fiber, and potassium.
All in all, this is a one pot meal that’s great for your taste buds and your health!
How to know your salmon is fully cooked
Salmon must be fully cooked before serving. Time will vary depending on the thickness of your salmon, but it should be ready once it easily flakes apart with a fork.
Salmon should be cooked to at least 145F, per the USFDA. When measuring for temperature, be sure you’re taking the temperature of the thickest part of the salmon.
Possible substitution options
If you’re looking to swap any portion of this recipe, here are some ideas that you may want to consider.
- Salmon: Salmon alternatives include tuna, cod, or bluefish. If you prefer non-seafood meats, you could use chicken.
- Potatoes: If you’re looking for an alternative to potatoes, you could consider adding extra veggies to this dish. If you don’t like baked potatoes but still love a nice potato side, you could use mashed potatoes, tater tots, or french fries. These Crispy Baked Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fries are a favorite!
- Asparagus: Not a huge fan of asparagus? That’s okay! Instead, you could try using broccoli, green beans, brussels sprouts, or carrots.
Craving some more tasty dinners?
I have you covered! If you liked this easy salmon dish, you’ll love these dinner recipes too! From cabbage and potatoes to chicken and chili, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
- One Pot Cabbage and Potato Skillet
- One Pan Honey Mustard Chicken Dinner
- Easy Pumpkin Chili
- Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken
- Preheat oven to 425F and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Optional but recommended: microwave whole baby potatoes for 2 minutes to pre-soften. This helps them cook to the perfect texture in the oven. then cut into quarters.
- Place asparagus on baking sheet and drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Toss.
- Place potatoes on baking sheet next to asparagus and drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper. Toss.
- Bake in oven for 20 minutes. While baking, prepare salmon.
- Whisk together 1 tbsp olive oil, grainy mustard, maple syrup, garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp pepper, and paprika.
- Once vegetables have cooked, place salmon skin side down on baking sheet. Brush fillets with half of the sauce. Spoon remaining sauce on potatoes and asparagus, tossing to blend.
- Bake for 12-14 minutes or until salmon is fully cooked (may depend on thickness of salmon).
- Serve immediately.
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