Sheet pan pesto crusted salmon is the perfect simple weeknight meal! The salmon stays tender and flavorful, and is topped with a delicious pesto crust.
Sheet-pan dinners are one of my favorites during the week. You can switch up the veggies, carbs and protein every time. Plus you’re always left with a minimal mess to clean up!
This delicious and flavorful pesto crusted salmon is seriously bursting with flavor. The salmon filet is rubbed with pesto, then topped with a simple crumb mixture made from panko crumbs, grated parmesan and lemon zest.
I love this meal with a side of roasted potatoes and zucchini, but you can easily make this salmon alone and serve it with a salad or your favorite sides.
The fish stays so tender and just melts in your mouth.
How to make Pesto Crusted Salmon
Whenever you prep a sheet pan dinner, it’s important to roast your vegetables first before adding the protein since they take a little longer to cook.
Here’s how to make this simple sheet-pan meal:
- Season your sliced vegetables with salt, pepper, garlic powder and olive oil. Bake them for about 25 minutes, until they’re fork tender
- Coat your salmon in the pesto, then top it with the crumb mixture made from panko crumbs, grated parmesan and herbs.
- Once the veggies are nearly done, add the salmon to the sheet pan and continue to bake until the salmon flakes with a fork.
- Finish it off with fresh lemon juice and enjoy!
This dinner is so easy, and full of flavor. I know you guys are going to love it!