Lemon Dill Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

This simple Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner is a perfect week night dinner. Salmon is such a flavorful fish, it really doesn’t need an elaborate sauce or blend of spices. We eat this dish once a week and it never gets old. It is actually my 2 year old’s favorite dinner! She always asks for seconds, sometimes thirds! That definitely makes this a winning recipe in our house! salmon sheet pan dinner

Sheet pan meals are so easy and convenient. I love just popping some meat and veggies on a pan and then going about my evening. I use the large Stoneware Bar Pan from Pampered Chef for all of my sheet pan dinners. I’ve had my pan for 8 years and it is still in excellent condition! I line the pan with aluminum foil or parchment paper to keep clean up simple. The less dishes I have to wash, the better!

Lemon Dill Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

Coat the pan with a little olive oil, then place the salmon filets and asparagus on top of the oil. We buy our salmon frozen, in bulk, from Costco. It comes in a large bag of individually sealed salmon filets. I prefer buying it this way because then I always have salmon on hand for a quick, healthy dinner. I like to add a few small pats of butter to both the fish and the asparagus, and then sprinkle everything with salt and pepper. The butter could easily be replaced with more olive oil or ghee if you don’t eat butter. The asparagus also gets a clove of fresh garlic on top. You could use garlic powder, but fresh is WAY better. I actually started buying jarred garlic a few months ago and it is a game changer! I just pop open the jar and scoop out what I need. No garlic press or smelly fingers! You can find jarred garlic in the produce section of the grocery store.

Next, sprinkle some dill on the salmon and top with a few lemon slices. Once everything is seasoned, bake it on 375 for about 35 minutes. It will take less time if you’re using fresh salmon. The salmon is done once it reaches an internal temperature of 145. I like to use a meat thermometer, just to be sure. Better safe then sorry! Especially when cooking for little ones! Meat thermometers are such a handy kitchen tool because it takes all of the guessing out of cooking meat. It definitely gives me more confidence when cooking!

Once the salmon is done you’re ready to serve. That’s it! It couldn’t be more simple! Don’t be intimidated by cooking fish, especially when there are so many complicated recipes out there. Salmon is delicious and so easy to cook! This salmon sheet pan dinner could easily become part of your regular meal rotation without adding any extra work, or dishes! salmon sheet pan dinner




Looking for more quick and delicious dinners for busy weeknights? Try my Mediterranean Inspired Sheet Pan meal! Or my recipe for a fast French Ragout, packed with broccoli and white beans.

salmon sheet pan dinner

Lemon Dill Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

This simple salmon sheet pan dinner is the perfect addition to your regular meal rotation. It uses minimal ingredients and only takes 35 minutes to bake.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Dish
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 ounce salmon filet Salmon filet size varies
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 lemon sliced
  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375
  • Line a large roasting pan with aluminum foil and coat with 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Place salmon filets in the center of the pan and apply salt, pepper and dill.
  • Divide 1 tbsp butter into smaller pats and distribute over the salmon
  • Top salmon with lemon slices
  • Add the asparagus to the pan around the salmon filets
  • Top with garlic, salt and pepper
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until salmon is done
  • Serve and enjoy!



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