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Sheet Pan Salmon & Asparagus For One

Easy Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus - a one pan meal which makes cleanup easy! Ready in 30 minutes, this perfectly spiced salmon fillet bakes along with asparagus on a single sheet pan. A fresh, healthy, low calorie seafood meal.

Baked Salmon on a bed of asparagus and a side salad of arugula, cherry tomatoes, and avocado slices plated on a wooden table with a glass of white wine in the background

I hesitate to call this baked salmon recipe a recipe. With just a handful of ingredients and less than 30 minutes you can enjoy this delightful salmon dinner. Best of all, this salmon is baked along with the asparagus on a sheet pan for easy cleanup!

We eat salmon several times a month. Usually just a drizzle of olive oil along with salt and pepper or creole seasoning over the top of a salmon fillet is perfect.

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We most often cook the salmon on the grill. However, the weather in southeast Texas has been so cold lately, it's certainly not grilling weather.

When we can't grill salmon outside, baking salmon the oven is the next best thing.

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Closeup of Roasted Salmon on a bed of asparagus plated with a side salad of arugula, cherry tomatoes, and avocado slices

Baked Salmon

This baked salmon recipe is seriously simple.

Step 1

In a small bowl, stir together the butter, 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil, basil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

Step 2

Break off the tough ends of the asparagus, rinse and pat dry.

Step 3

On one side of a small rimmed baking sheet, toss the asparagus with olive oil and salt. Spread out the asparagus in one layer.

Step 4

Lightly coat the other side of the baking sheet with a tiny bit of oil, then place the salmon fillet skin side down on the oiled area.

Step 5

Spoon the softened butter mixture over the top of the salmon.

Step 6

Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake until the asparagus are tender and the salmon is cooked, about 15 minutes. (If the asparagus needs a little more time to cook, transfer the salmon to a platter, cover with foil and return the baking sheet back to the oven to finish cooking).

Step 7

Transfer the asparagus to a platter and top with the salmon. Drizzle the lemon juice over the top.

Since the asparagus cooks along with the salmon in the same pan, this leaves me with only one pan to clean.

A 20-minute dinner and only one dirty pan, I'd say that's a win-win, wouldn't you?

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Best Wine To Serve With Baked Salmon

Since we mostly enjoy red wines, we paired this salmon recipe with a Pinot Noir. If you prefer a white wine, I would suggest a Sauvignon Blanc wine (notice the Acacia Sauvignon Blanc bottle in the background of the picture).

Roasted Salmon on bed of Asparagus on glass plate

Sheet Pan Baked Salmon and Asparagus for One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Seafood
Keywords: salmon
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 394kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 - 7 asparagus spears
  • 1 4-ounce salmon fillet
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F. (220 degrees C)
  • In a small bowl, stir together the butter, 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil, basil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Break off the tough ends of the asparagus, rinse each asparagus stalk and pat dry. Set aside.
  • On one side of a rimmed baking sheet, toss the asparagus with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil and a pinch of salt. Spread out the asparagus in one layer.
  • Lightly coat the other side of the baking sheet with a tiny bit of oil, then place the salmon fillet skin side down on the oiled area.
  • Spoon the softened butter mixture over the top of the salmon.
  • Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake until the asparagus are tender and the salmon is cooked, about 15 minutes. (If the asparagus needs a little more time to cook, transfer the salmon to a platter, cover with foil and return the baking sheet back to the oven to finish cooking).
  • Transfer the asparagus to a platter and top with the salmon. Drizzle the lemon juice over the top.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 748mg | Vitamin A: 350IU | Vitamin C: 5.8mg | Iron: 0.2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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28 thoughts on “Sheet Pan Salmon & Asparagus For One”

  1. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner this evening and it was delidelicious. I added onion and garlic powder and cooked it in the air fryer. This was a fast and heathy complete real. I will certainly be making this again.

  2. Joanie, could I make this in a cast iron skillet in the griill? It is really hot in Denver right now so I’m looking for meals that don’t use the oven

  3. Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen

    Absolutely delicious! I need to make seafood more often; I’m envious that you eat it once a week! I need to just start buying it more often! I love this easy recipe, Joanie, and your pics are lovely!

  4. It has been pretty rainy down here lately too! I’m on the hunt for some rain boots because its been so wet. Love this recipe Joanie! So good!

  5. Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    Asparagus is beginning to get around to normal pricing again after this long winter, so looks like I can try this recipe out sooner than later! Looks great!

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