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Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Baked Salmon


Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Baked Salmon with crispy roast potatoes, asparagus and a delicious garlic butter sauce!

THE salmon recipe of your dreams! A complete meal on one pan full of flavour. Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Baked Salmon is easy to make using minimal ingredients you already have in your kitchen! PLUS the bonus of having only one pan to wash and no mess in your kitchen to clean up when your done.

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

Garlic butter smothered salmon is a given. It’s possibly one of the most amazing, delicious ways to eat a juicy piece of salmon and gets cooked twice a week in this house. It’s been a while since we gave you salmon and it’s time. Especially with Good Friday around the corner!

Salmon recipes in all forms are found in abundance on this blog of mine:

What you will love the most about this Salmon recipe is that you can prepare it all on just the one sheet pan. Soft, juicy and tender salmon on the inside with charred crisp edges, a delicious restaurant-quality dinner! Plus an incredible garlic butter sauce inspired by this Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi!

How To Cook Garlic Butter Salmon In The Oven With Potatoes and Asparagus

This really is an incredibly easy recipe with only 4 main steps:

  • Bake your potatoes first as salmon needs less time in the oven. This way you’re guaranteed the potatoes will be cooked through when it’s all finished. I used fingerling potatoes in this recipe because we LOVE the flavour of them! You an also use Yukon golds or halved baby potatoes.
  • Once your potatoes are done, push them to the side and pile on your asparagus and salmon pieces.
  • Pour on all of your flavours.
  • Prepare an amazing garlic butter sauce with a hint of white wine (optional) and lemon juice.

The best part is that your sides get baked right along side your main! Just like this Sheet Pan Lemon Parmesan Garlic Chicken & Veggies OR this Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Cordon Bleu & Dijon Cream Sauce!

Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Baked Salmon with crispy potatoes, asparagus and a garlic butter sauce with a touch of lemon |

How Long to Bake Salmon

Salmon only needs 8-10 minutes cooking time in a hot, preheated oven (400°F or 200°C). I broil/grill ours in the last 2 minutes of cook time to get those crispy, golden charred edges.

What is a good wine with this salmon recipe?

I love a chilled glass of white wine with my salmon. We enjoyed a glass or two of chilled Moscato with this! If you’re not a fan of sweet wines, try a good Pinot Gris or Sav Blanc.

Tip: Chill your wine glasses in the freezer for about 30 minutes to keep your wine cool!

Tender Garlic Butter Baked Salmon |


Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

Sheet Pan Garlic Butter Baked Salmon with crispy potatoes, asparagus and a garlic butter sauce with a touch of lemon. A complete meal on one tray using minimal ingredients you already have in your kitchen! Full of flavor and so easy to make!

Course: Dinner

Cuisine: American

Servings: 4 people

Calories: 513 kcal

Author: Karina


  • 1 pound (500 g) fingerling potatoes, halved (or Yukon golds or halved white/red baby potatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper, divided
  • 4 (6 oz | 170 g) skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic, divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter
  • 3 bunches asparagus, (18 spears, woody ends removed)
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine (substitute with 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth)
  • 1 lemon sliced to garnish


  1. Heat oven to 400°F | 200°C. On a large rimmed baking sheet, toss together potatoes with the oil, 1/2 tablespoon of garlic, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spread out in an even layer and roast for 15 minutes until they’re just starting to soften and brown.

  2. Push potatoes to one side of the sheet pan and arrange salmon down the centre. Rub salmon evenly with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the minced garlic and 2 tablespoons of parsley. Add the asparagus to the other side of the pan.

  3. Combine 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of the melted butter together and pour the mixture over the salmon and asparagus. Season everything with the remaining salt and pepper.

  4. Return to oven and continue baking until the potatoes are golden and fork-tender and the salmon is opaque throughout, (about 10 minutes). Optional: broil in the last 2 minutes for charred edges.

  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the remaining butter, garlic and lemon juice with the wine (or chicken stock). Serve with the salmon, veggies and lemon slices!

Nutrition Facts

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 513 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 970mg 40%
Potassium 1549mg 44%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 2g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 29%
Vitamin C 53.2%
Calcium 10.1%
Iron 38.2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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