One Pan Lemon Roasted Salmon, Potatoes and Parmesan Asparagus.
And I’m back with more super simple + super tasty meals!!
I figured you guys might be pretty excited for another one pan, crazy easy meal. I mean, I know I am! Let’s be honest, even me, who loves cooking gets totally tired. There are plenty of days and nights when the thought of dirtying a gazillion dishes makes me just want to run and hide under my cozy, awesome, completely heaven-like covers (yes, I REALLY LOVE my bed).
Dishes are my worst enemy, I really dislike them, I somehow seem to make the most giant mess when I cook. Ask anyone that walks through my house between the hours of 9am and 5pm and they will agree, my kitchen is a disaster…let me rephrase that, my kitchen and me. Basically the only clean and tidy thing in site is the plate of food I am shooting. Everything around me looks like a giant bomb went off.
Thank God for my awesome dad who has been my right hand man lately and helps with everything and anything I could possibly need. Why are dad’s the best?? I feel so lucky to live so close to my family. I keep saying I need to move to southern California, where there are farmer’s markets year round and the temps typically never dip below 60 degrees, but I dunno if I could do it. Truth is, I am all about family and this probably sounds totally lame, but right now, life would be pretty hard without them. I used to be the type of person that was too stubborn to ask for help, but umm, life got super busy and I got to the point where I realized I can’t do it all. SOOO, let me tell you, help is a GOOD thing. You can’t get where you want to go without a little help. <–life lessons.
Also, if I moved to Cali, I guess I could say that I have my brother Kai there, but he’ll be the first to tell you, he’ll probably be of little to no help at all…unless there’s a lot of moola involved. <–brothers.
But back to this recipe.
On the days and nights when everything just seems all too much, this is my go-to. If I am cooking for the family, which I almost always am, I make one pan with salmon and the other pan with chicken. Salmon for the fish people, chicken for the picky eaters.
This has quickly become a weekly meal for us. It’s SO super simple and the flavors are spot on. Lemon, salmon, potatoes, asparagus, parmesan and fresh herbs… all the good things. 🙂
Here’s how this one pan lemon salmon works – start off with the potatoes. I like to put them in a little before the salmon because I like my potatoes super crisp on the outside and super soft on the inside. I’ve found that the salmon gets overcooked before the potatoes are ready if you add everything all at once. So potatoes go in first! While those are cooking, I mix together the sauce/spice mixture for the salmon. It’s basically like a blackened salmon rub, a little chili powder, paprika and tons of lemon zest. Once the potatoes have cooked a bit, you then add the salmon and asparagus. I had plenty of room on one pan for the salmon, potatoes and asparagus, but if for some reason you have, like a ton of potatoes (which I can understand, the potatoes are my fav), then you might need to separate everything between two pans. Kind of defeats the whole one pan thing though. Like I said, I got mine all on one pan, so you should be good to go!
Okay, so you have the salmon on the pan, then just rub on the spices, add the asparagus, toss them with the potatoes, sprinkle on some parmesan…or a lot parmesan, add some lemon slices and roast.
Simple as that!
You have a complete, all-in-ONE, done in under forty-five minutes meal. Man, we are just KILLIN it this Wednesday. 🙂
I also like to make a quick basil chimichurri while everything is cooking to drizzle over the salmon and potatoes. I think it’s just the right finishing touch, but it’s definitely not a must. With the chimichurri your dish count comes to a grand total of three, plus maybe a spoon or fork and a spatula. I’d say that’s still pretty dang good though.
If only all meals could be this simple… and be made with as few dishes.
VERY RANDOM SIDE NOTE: I feel like I should have talked about the Oscars by now, but I didn’t even get to watch them. Anything good happen? I heard Leo finally won, but umm, don’t hate me, I’m not really a huge Leo fan. I know, what?!? I dunno, maybe he is not really my era?!
And in true Gerard family fashion we like to just dig in…
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One Pan Lemon Salmon, Roasted Potatoes and Parmesan Asparagus.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: asparagus, fish, lemon, one pan, parmesan, roasted potatoes, salmon
A super simple + super tasty meal!
- 1 pound baby potatoes halved if large
- 1/4 cup olive oil divided
- salt + pepper to taste
- 1 pounds skin on salmon
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
- 1 tablespoon each: dried parsley thyme + oregano
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
- 3 lemons - zest of 2 lemons + 1 sliced for cooking
- 1 bunch asparagus ends trimmed
- 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 cup fresh basil
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
- 1 clove of garlic
- pinch of crushed red pepper
- salt to taste
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
On a large rimmed baking sheet, combine the potatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil and salt + pepper. Toss well to evenly coat the potatoes. Place in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine 2 tablespoons olive oil, the honey, garlic, parsley, thyme, oregano, paprika, cayenne, basil and lemon zest in a bowl.
After 15 minutes, remove the potatoes from the oven. Add the salmon to the center of the pan (if the salmon is large, cut it into smaller portions). Rub the spice mixture onto the salmon, making sure the salmon is well coated (you may not need all of the spice mixture).
Add the asparagus to the pan and toss with the potatoes. Sprinkle both the asparagus and potatoes with parmesan. Scatter lemon slices all around the pan and on the salmon.
Place in the oven and roast for 10-20 minutes or until the salmon has reached your desired doneness.
To serve, remove the skin from the salmon and cut into 4 pieces. Serve with potatoes + asparagus and the basil chimichurri.
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until combined and pesto like. Pour into a bowl or glass jar.
Plates?? Nah, those would be for civilized human beings… aka NOT us.
Totally loving the ease of this one, Tieghan! The flavors are so fresh and Springy! I’m all over it!
I’ve been crving salmon like crazy, lately, actually, so seeing this was kind of torture ahahahaha!! I have also been qanting to sink my teeth into fresh asparagus, but they haven’t yet hit the counters here in Portugal, I’m hoping this month I can get them and play with them a looooot!!!
Family is everything! Plus, you cooking meals like this and all the AMAZING recipes you share, your family is lucky to have you as well! Let’s be family and I will come over for this meal ASAP! 😉 Unbelievable how AHHHMAZZZZZING this looks!
In your list of ingredients, you state “1 pounds” of salmon.
I abhor washing up too, but unfortunately I always seem to create vast quantities of it 🙁 I need to start making more one-pot dishes like this! Salmon, potatoes and veg is just my kind of easy meal; I’ve never seen bright purple potatoes like those before though, they are rather lovely!
It’s great how something so simple can be so delicious! I’m sure that basil chimichurri just makes it perfect!
Chimichurri makes me want to dance! And so does this entire one-sheet (thank you!) recipe. As always, the photos are gorgeous.
Lovely dish and easy going presentation….that’s what family meals are all about, eh?!
I feel for you on the daily kitchen disaster zone. I am a master of destruction in that room. My trick is to keep one side of the sink full of hot soapy water….then I wash up as I go…every 15 minutes or so I’ll real quick wash what’s landed in the sink. If I’m on it, by the end of my marathon cooking sessions the pile of dishes on the counter are actually clean and drying. Hope that helps. Psssst……Dads ARE Awesome!!!!!
Love the one pan meals! This reminds me of your healthy January. I just launched my healthy food blog a few weeks ago, check it out if you find yourself with a free minute!
Sounds and looks amazing! One-pan dinners are saving our working week so thanks for another delicious suggestion 🙂
Beautiful! Seeing that salmon makes me really miss the wild salmon we used to get in Canada. Most of it here in the UK is farmed. Just never gonna be as good. But gorgeous meal.
Hahaha, it can be really tough picking the perfect plate for your meals–especially when taking photos! I think you always nail the food porn feed 🙂 the salmon looks stunning and I cannot wait to try this recipe!
For the chicken version do you use the same spices and substitute chicken for fish? Looks delish!
Yup, some spices, same directions, just with chicken. Let me know if you have other questions, thanks!!
Love the one skillet dinners! This helps me to remember your solid January. I just dispatched my solid nourishment blog a couple of weeks prior, look at it in the event that you wind up with a free moment!
This is such a stunning one pan meal! Love the lemon and all those fresh herbs!
I have a few similar go-to recipes to get me through the week when it is getting crazy!
I love this one and will sure give it a try, thanks! (one-pan for the win, they’re sanity keeper)
Thanks!! i love one pan recipes as well 🙂
I want to eat my screen – LOVE salmon with citrus!
Thank you soo much!!!
You just “fancified” one fo my go-to dinners every week! Salmon, asparagus and potatoes! Looks beautiful!
So happy yo hear you liked it!! Thank you 🙂
I’m all about salmon lately, gotta make this!
Hope this was delicious!! 🙂
Making this tonight! One question – do you use oregano leaves or ground oregano?
Oregano leaves. Let me know if you have other questions, thanks!
One pan dishes are so awesome. This would work so well with Chicken too. I love the spices you’ve used here. Love it.
They are amazing! Thanks so much Asha!! 🙂
Good Morning Tieghan. I made this dish last night for dinner! So many different flavours, an so easy! Would do it for company!
Glad you enjoyed! Thanks!! 🙂
I made this dish for dinner tonight, and it was so good! Only I prepared it on two baking sheets (veggies on one and salmon on the other), since I’m a vegetarian. My husband said the salmon was the best fish he’s ever had! He commented that usually fish is bland, but it was so flavorful with the rub and chimichurri. And the Parmesan cheese was amazing on the mini red potatoes and asparagus. Thanks for another delicious recipe, Tieghan.
I have made many of your recipes, and found them all to be great, but this one was so good I couldn’t NOT comment. I made this one the fly for a guest and we were both absolutely floored how great such a simple mix of ingredients could taste. I looked like a five start chef 🙂 It was delicious and EASY and I will be making this again.
That is AWESOME! Thank you so much!!
Ah! YES!! I love to hear you guys loved it!! Thank you Sarah!!
Wow! This was such a great tasting recipe for Salmon. My first recipe that I tried from your blog! Cant wait to try other recipes.
Thank you for sharing 🙂
YAY!! I hope you love them all!! ?
I made this tonight for dinner and it was super yummy. The chimichurri was phenomenal! Thanks for the great recipe 🙂
So happy you enjoyed it! Love hearing that people are enjoying what I make! Its reassuring.. Thanks Lisa 🙂
So when I decided to make this recipe I thought, there’s no way it will look as good but with all the flavor it should definitely taste delicious. Well, it came out just as beautiful as your pictures and tasted more amazing than I could have imagined. The chimichurri is a definite must with this fish! It was absolutely lovely and without a doubt I will make this meal again. Thank you for your flavorful recipes and gorgeous pictures!
YES! So awesome Nikki!! So happy you loved it!! I’d love to see the photos!! Thank you!
Made this over the weekend. It came out delicious! But then again most of your recipes do not disappoint. I think I’m up to two recipes a week from you in my meal plan now 🙂
Two a week!! YES!! Thank you so much!!
I am an avid hater of green vegetables and I ate ALL of my asparagus – and, between you and me… I liked it. 10/10, this recipe is a winner. The potatoes were so perfectly done they burst in my mouth. I am SO GLAD I finally got a microplane.
WOW! SO happy you liked it so much! Thank you!
I was looking for baked salmon recipes this morning and yours was one of the first I came across. As soon as I saw that it was a sheet pan recipe I was in. Made it tonight and my family LOVES it, even my super picky daughter. She said, “this one’s a keeper!”. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. It will be added to the rotation! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes!
That is amazing!! I am so glad that you enjoyed this recipe & that it is now one of your favs! Thank you so much. I hope you enjoy other recipes as well!
This looks amazing! I am keeping a close eye on my macros based on my fitness goals but I really want to try this. Do you have any nutrition facts to help me keep on track?
Hi Amaris! I am so sorry, but I do not calculate the nutritional information for my recipes. I just try to use whole foods! I think online calculators have worked for many people and I hope this helps you! Let me know if you have any other questions!
Hi! Hoping to make this for company this weekend. Are the herbs in this recipe dried or fresh? Thanks!
Hey Jess! I like to use fresh herbs if possible! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much! xTieghan
Can I use skinless salmon or is it important to cook skin-on?? Thanks!!
HI! I am sure skinless salmon will be just fine. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much!! xTieghan
Out of all the salmon recipes I’ve tried of yours so far, this one is our favorite! I think we’ve made it 4 times already haha. Thanks!
This was amazing! Store didn’t have asparagus so we used Brussel sprouts and the tomatoes looked so good at the store so I added them in. Added some nice color. Second HBH recipe I’ve made this week!
Wow that is too great! Thank you so much for making this Jaimie! xTieghan
This was the easiest recipe I have literally ever made in my life. And the potatoes were cooked perfectly. For about inch and a half thickness of salmon fillets..20 minutes in the oven cooked the salmon to a perfect medium.
I love that! Thank you so much India! I am so glad you loved this! xTieghan
Thank you so much for this recipe, it was delicious and so easy, it is a keeper. I will take a picture next time I make it. Love one pan recipes.
They are the best! I am so glad this turned out so well for you Nairi! Thank you! xTieghan
Everything about this recipe was amazing! Didn’t change a thing, besides leaving out the cayenne because I can’t handle spice. Thanks again for another awesome recipe!
Wow that is so amazing to hear! Thank you so much for trying this one! xTieghan
The recipe calls for skin on salmon, but is it going to make a big difference if I used salmon without the skin?
No that is totally fine to use. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
I literally just made this for my boyfriend and I. LORD JESSSUUUSSSS. It was so good. I used sweet potatoes instead because it’s what we had but omg PERFECTION. So so so so sssoooo good.
Thank you so much KD! I am really glad this recipe turned out so well for you! xTieghan
I’ve made this 3 different times, and every time it has turned out delicious!!!
I use all of the seasoning, because it is amazing, and I add a little bit of butter onto the asparagus and potatoes when I pull them out of the oven.
This is a super easy recipe, and it’s also easy clean up!
If you’re reading reviews trying to figure out if you should make this or not, absolutely do it!
Thank you so much Taylor!! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe!! xTieghan
I love this meal and it’s on rotation in our house. Flavorful, healthy, and delicious. The salmon spice mixture is our favorite- the Italian spices and honey compliment the fatty salmon perfectly. I used 2 TBS of generic Italian seasoning vs the specific species and omit the smoked paprika and cayenne because I have little kids. I will also rotate the roasted veggies depending on what’s in season. Thanks for sharing this!
Thank you so much for trying this one, Jenna! I am really glad it turned out so well for you! xTieghan
This is it! I have loathed salmon for years but I got brave and my daughter made this recipe last night. I can eat salmon from now on. That basil chimichurri was delicious too. Make it in the morning to be perfect at dinner
Thank you so much Tina! xTieghan
So delicious! I made it for thanksgiving (I’m pescatarian so no turkey happening around here) and everyone loved it so much that I’m making it again for Christmas!
Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that it worked out for you. Happy Holidays! xTieghan
This has become my go-to salmon recipe. I also mix in green beans or broccoli when I don’t have asparagus. Haven’t tried it with the chimichurri yet, but it’s excellent on its own.
Thanks so much for giving the recipe a go, I am thrilled it was enjoyed! Happy New Year! xTieghan
Hi! If I’m out of red wine vinegar, can I sub for white wine vinegar or just omit? What would you recommend? Thanks!
White wine vinegar will work just fine. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
What other type of fish would you recommend? My husband can’t eat salmon.
A mild white fish like cod would work well here. I hope you love the recipe. Let me know how it turns out! xTieghan
In case I haven’t already commented, I am adding cited to this dish, it’s become our weekly staple. Never made the sauce to go with it as it’s absolutely delish as is. I also sub broccoli or green beens when I don’t have asparagus.
Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Happy Valentine’s Day❤️ xTieghan
Made this last night and it was probably the best thing I’ve ever cooked up in my kitchen! Obsessed with your recipes.
Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Happy Valentine’s Day❤️ xTieghan
The perfect Passover dinner, the prep was SO easy and the flavors were unique! The cayenne pepper really kicked up the chicken a notch and paired so well with the chimichurri ( I only used cilantro and added some honey)! Thank you for keeping our household yummy!
Hey Thy le,
Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan
Made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I have made several of your salmon recipes, my husband said that this was his favorite. Very good and so easy.
Happy Monday! It’s so great that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a go! xTieghan
Hi Teigan, can I sub lemon juice for the lemon zest? And if so, how much?
Sure! I would do 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan