This 5 Ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon is the perfect dinner for busy weeknights! This complete seafood dinner cooks in just 30 minutes and the cleanup is easy too!
Who doesn’t love a great one-pan meal? Be it one-pot, one-skillet, one sheet pan – they’re just my favorite because you basically just toss everything together and let it cook away for a bit. As an added bonus, sheet pan dinners mean virtually no clean up if you line your sheet pan with parchment paper or tin foil before baking!
This particular 5-Ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon dinner was influenced by a chicken dish that my mom used to make a bit in our house. She’d take a bottle of Italian dressing and marinate some boneless, skinless chicken breasts in it overnight. They’d take on all that yummy tart and tangy flavor of the vinaigrette and absorb all those herbs too. Super easy and inexpensive!
Today I’m using a similar approach – I’m tossing some baby potatoes with the Italian dressing, letting them get nice and roasty on the sheet pan first, and then adding some green beans and salmon to the mix. I also gave those green beans a good rub down with the dressing and then drizzled a bit over the salmon before baking too. At this point we’re up to 4-ingredients: potatoes, green beans, salmon and Italian dressing. I went ahead and threw one more ingredient into the mix too – just to add a little extra bit of flavor —> Lemon! I squeezed the juice of an entire lemon over the top of the veggies and salmon and then sliced it up and let it roast away during the last bit of cooking time.
The result was amazingly flavorful, the salmon stayed moist, the potatoes got crispy, and the green beans got nice and browned and a bit caramelized. And then I cheated a little bit… I threw one more ingredient into the mix, but this is totally optional… I served it all up with a bit of tartar sauce on the side. Yum!
This healthy, quick and easy 5-Ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon is perfect for busy weeknights and can be changed up in so many different ways. Don’t like green beans? Swap in some zucchini, broccoli, red peppers or asparagus instead. Not into potatoes or doing the low carb thing? Skip them entirely and just load up you sheet pan with more veggies!
Have you tried any one pan dinner recipes yet? What are some of your favorites? I’d love to hear in the comments below.