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Sheet Pan Lemon Brown Butter Salmon and Potatoes with Parmesan Asparagus…a flavorful update to the classic salmon dinner. And all made together on one sheet pan! Baby potatoes roasted alongside blackened salmon with a simple lemon brown butter glaze. Top the dish with a vibrant herb salad for a pretty pop of color. It’s buttery, colorful, healthy, and beyond delicious. Perfect for upcoming Easter dinner or any night of the week…delicious no matter when you serve it!

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With Easter this weekend, salmon feels like the perfect recipe to be sharing. Something about Easter always reminds me of salmon, potatoes, and asparagus. I guess it’s because it’s often what my grandma would serve when we visited them in Florida over our Easter break.

It always brings back memories of my Nonnie.

And like my Nonnie, when it comes to entertaining, I love to keep things very simple and as easy as can be. She was the queen of simple entertaining and this sheet pan-style dinner is actually one she taught me.

She’d always roast the salmon right alongside the asparagus, so I’m taking a cue from her today!

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Here are the details…

I like to start roasting the potatoes before the salmon is added to the pan to ensure that they have enough time in the oven to fully cook. I keep the potatoes simple and just toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

Roast the potatoes in the oven until they start to soften. That’s part one.

While the potatoes get a head start cooking, rub the salmon with a little a bit of cajun seasoning and lemon zest. Pull the potatoes out of the oven, slide them to one side of the pan, and add the salmon to the other side.

Now add the asparagus and toss with the parmesan.

Put the pan back into the oven and roast until the salmon reaches your preferred doneness. For me, it’s usually about ten or so minutes.

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While everything is roasting, you can start working on the herb salad and brown butter. For the salad, it’s simply arugula, fresh herbs, lemon, and a bit of red wine vinegar.

And for the brown butter? Butter and lemon, but it’s browning the butter that’s key. Browning the butter adds a nutty richness to the salmon that feels very special and tastes delicious.

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Finishing it up…

Once the salmon is finished I simply leave it on the sheet pan, drizzle it with the browned butter, then top everything with the seasoned herb salad.

Then spoon the dressing over the salmon and cheese, and serve with the potatoes on the side. And that’s it. It’s not hard or time-consuming but leaves you with a complete all-in-one dinner…and a pretty healthy one too!

Sheet Pan Lemon Brown Butter Salmon and Potatoes with Parmesan Asparagus | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other spring-like dinners, try these:

Crispy Black Pepper Turmeric Cauliflower and Garlic Noodles

Sheet Pan Pesto Chicken and Lemon Butter Potatoes with creamy whipped feta

Burrata Caesar Salad Pizza

Lastly, if you make these Sheet Pan Lemon Brown Butter Salmon and Potatoes with Parmesan Asparagus be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Lemon Brown Butter Salmon and Potatoes with Parmesan Asparagus

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 450 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 425° F. On a large baking sheet, combine the potatoes, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Toss well to coat. Bake for 15 minutes.
    2. 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 1 tablespoon olive oil and the cajun seasoning. Add the asparagus to the pan and toss with the parmesan. Bake everything together for 10-15 minutes or until the salmon has reached your desired doneness.
    3. In a bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, red wine vinegar, and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the arugula, basil, dill, and a pinch of chili flakes. Toss to combine.
    4. Add the butter to a medium pot set over medium heat. Allow the butter to brown, until it smells toasted, about 2-3 minutes. Stir often. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 tablespoon lemon juice.
    5. Serve the salmon, potatoes, and asparagus together with the arugula salad on top. Drizzle the brown butter over the salmon.

Notes

Homemade Cajun Seasoning: mix 2 1/2 tablespoons smoked paprika, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 1 tablespoon dried thyme, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, 1 1/2 tablespoons kosher salt, and 1 tablespoon black pepper. Makes 3/4 cup. 
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  1. 5 stars
    Restaurant quality dinner!!! **immediately adds to favorites**

    The combo bites on this one, with those flavors- top notch!

  2. 4 stars
    I almost didn’t bother making the arugula salad but I’m glad that I did. It is a great foil for the spicy Cajun salmon. I did add spices to the potatoes and asparagus. I think they would have been boring without a little something beyond salt and pepper. All in all this was a very good recipe. The brown butter with lemon is a really nice touch. I put it on the fish and the vegetables.

  3. 4 stars
    Was most excellent recipe didn’t have all the ingredients use spinach instead of the arugula but it was still good next time I’m going to get all the correct ingredients and try it again it was delish

  4. 5 stars
    Just want to check in with a 5 star review as this is one of my most frequently made weeknight meals. My household is pescatarian and this recipe as well as some of your other salmon recipes are fantastic–but this one is definitely “the winner” just in terms of ease of preparation, availability of ingredients, and frequency of preparation.

  5. 5 stars
    I marinated my potatoes for a couple of hours with olive oil and Italian seasonings plus a pinch of red pepper flakes. I transferred everyting onto a big platter. The presentation is absolutely gorgeous, a guest gasping pleasure.

  6. 4 stars
    I made this tonight for dinner. It was delicious! I wouldn’t count this as a “one pan” meal by the time you include the brown butter pan and bowl for dressing/salad – but still, definitely worth it. I made the homemade Cajun spice that is listed in the recipe but only used 1/3 of the cayenne and it was still spicy! And good. Next time I’ll double the salad portion (or more) and omit the asparagus.

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Amazing!! So glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have a great weekend:)

  7. 5 stars
    BRAVO TEIGAN! Gourmet all the way!!! Very few steps to an outstanding meal both in presentation and taste! As a person on a sodium restricted regimen it is so delightful to find recipes that fit this requirement! I tweaked a little using no salt added butter & Cajun seasoning..This one will be on repeat for me.🍽️

    1. Hey Kathy,
      Happy Memorial Day weekend!🇺🇸 I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a bunch for making it! xx

  8. 5 stars
    This is one of the best recipes I’ve ever made. Anyone I make it for loves it. It’s AMAZING!!!!!

    1. Hi Michelle,
      Happy Thursday! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it:)

  9. 1 star
    We didn’t like this one. The Cajun seasoning takes over the salmon flavor. I put less than the recipe called for and still found it to be overpowering. The brown butter also seemed unnecessary.

    1. Hi Kathi,
      Thanks for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback, sorry to hear it was not enjoyed! xx