Easy Sheet Pan Salmon for Two


Last Updated on November 1, 2023

sheet pan salmon

This super simple salmon sheet pan is an easy weeknight meal to throw together when you’re in a pinch for time. With only 8 ingredients, including spices, you’ll end up with a delicious, flavorful balanced dinner. Bonus points that you’ll only have one sheet pan to wash at the end!

Sheet pan meals are such an easy way to change up your dinner game. They’re easily customizable, and can be made with pretty much any combination of protein, starch and veggie.

I used broccolini and baby potatoes as my sides for this meal, but you can swap them out for your choice of veggies! Green beans, cauliflower, or carrots would all be great options.

The veggies get the perfect char, and the salmon comes out juicy and flakey with so much flavor.

sheet pan salmon

How to prep the perfect sheet pan dinner

This sheet pan salmon comes together in just 3 easy steps.

  1. Bake the potatoes– the potatoes take longer to cook than the salmon and broccolini do. Once you toss them with the spices, they’ll get a head start in the oven for 20 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients
  2. Season the broccoli & salmon– while the potatoes bake, you can toss the broccolini with it’s spices, and season the salmon so that it’s ready to be added to the sheet pan
  3. Bake everything together to finish– Once the potatoes cooked for 20 minutes, make some room on the sheet pan and layer your broccolini and salmon. Place the pan back into the oven for an additional 15 minutes, and finish it off under the broiler to get that perfect char!
sheet pan salmon

The spices on the salmon are 100% customizable. I love the combination of chili powder and lemon juice, but you can season your salmon in so many ways-

Pesto , za’atar, garlic & herb, or honey mustard are all delicious ways to season your salmon.

This dinner is seriously so simple to throw together, and packs in so much flavor. It’s always a winner in our house, and I can’t wait for you guys to try it!

Other salmon recipes you may enjoy:

Pistachio Crusted Salmon

Maple Dijon Salmon

Spinach & Feta Salmon Burgers

Pan Seared Salmon with Pearled Couscous

Easy Sheet Pan Salmon for Two

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Course: Dinner


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If you double the recipe and use a larger piece of salmon, you may need to bake the salmon longer than 15 minutes. I suggest slicing the large fillet into individual pieces to speed up the baking time.


  • Salmon
  • 8-10 oz of salmon, or two individual fillets

  • 1 tsp 1 chili powder

  • 1 clove 1 garlic, crushed

  • 2 tbsp 2 fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tsp 1 olive oil

  • Salt & pepper

  • Lemon slices

  • Potatoes
  • 12-14 baby potatoes, sliced in half

  • 1 tbsp 1 olive oil

  • 1 clove 1 garlic, crushed

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 black pepper

  • Baby Broccoli (Broccolini)
  • 8 oz 8 baby broccoli, or substitute broccoli florets

  • 1 tbsp 1 olive oil

  • 1 tbsp 1 lemon juice

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 salt

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 black pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 375 F.
  • Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Toss your potatoes onto the sheet pan, and season them with the spices, garlic, and tbsp of olive oil. Toss well until they’re fully coated.
  • Bake the potatoes for 20 minutes.
  • While the potatoes bake, toss the baby broccoli with the olive oil, spices and lemon juice in a small bowl. Set aside until the potatoes are done.
  • After 20 minutes, remove the potatoes from the oven, and give them a quick toss. Layer the baby broccoli onto the sheet pan.
  • Pat your salmon dry, and place it in the center of the baking sheet. Season it generously with salt & pepper. Rub the crushed garlic on top and season it with the chili powder. Finish it off with the tsp of olive oil, lemon juice and 2-3 fresh lemon slices.
  • Place the sheet pan back into the oven for 15 minutes, then place it under the broiler for 2-3 minutes to brown.
  • Serve fresh as is, or with your favorite side salad!

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  1. kevin Carr

    I’m assuming that the lemon juice for the salmon is mixed with the olive oil and chilli powder.

    • Hey Kevin, yes that’s correct! I just added that into the step. It can be added before baking, or even after if preferred.

  2. Made this for Sunday dinner. Not usually a fan of salmon, but this recipe changed my taste. Can’t wait to make it again using lime.

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