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Baked Salmon with Potatoes and Green Beans

Simple, fresh, and flavorful, this Baked Salmon Recipe with Potatoes and Green Beans is one of my family’s favorite sheet pan dinners. The buttery garlic lemon sauce is really spectacular, and it’s done in 30 minutes!

Pan lined with baked salmon

Some nights I crave really fresh flavors like lemon and parsley – something about that flavor profile just screams amazing to my taste buds. When I want to satisfy that craving, my baked salmon with potatoes and green beans is always at the top of my list! It’s super flavorful and juicy with fresh herbs and lemon juice. And, when cooked properly, the salmon is flaky and delicious! 

Why You’ll Love This Baked Salmon Recipe

  • A one-pan wonder. You can make this delicious oven-baked salmon with just one sheet pan and a few simple ingredients. No need to wash multiple pots and pans so clean up is a breeze!
  • Full of flavor. The buttery, lemony garlic sauce is so good, you’ll want to drizzle it over everything. Seriously… The brown sugar adds a touch of sweetness that balances the tangy lemon juice.
  • Easy and quick. Sheet pan dinners are all about efficiency. You can prep the ingredients in 10 minutes and bake everything in 20. In half an hour, you’ll have a satisfying dinner that everyone will enjoy. Perfect for hectic weeknight dinners!
  • Perfect for any occasion. The great thing about oven-baked salmon is that it’s simple enough for a quick weeknight dinner, but fancy enough to serve to guests. Whether you’re having a cozy weeknight dinner, a fancy date night, or a festive holiday feast, this baked salmon recipe will leave everyone with a smile.
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Ingredients for Oven-Baked Salmon

  • Salmon
  • Veggies: We’re using yukon gold potatoes, green beans, and some garlic today.
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Lemon: We’ll be using some slices and the juice of lemons.
  • Brown Sugar
  • Seasoning: Parsley, salt, and pepper.

How to Bake Salmon

  • Prepare. Start by heating your oven to 400°F.
  • Potatoes. While the oven is preheating, season the potatoes with oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them evenly on the sheet pan and cook for 13-15 minutes once the oven is hot.
  • Add the salmon. Push the partially cooked potatoes to one edge of the pan and add your salmon filets to the center. Mix together melted butter, garlic, parsley, lemon juice, and brown sugar and glaze the salmon filets (be sure to leave about 2T remaining).
  • Add green beans. Next, add the green beans to the other side of the pan and toss them with the remaining butter mix.
  • Cook. Season everything on the pan generously with salt and pepper, and cook for about 10 minutes. The time will depend on the thickness of your salmon filets. Ideally, you want each filet to be 145˚F. Serve and enjoy!
Oven-baked salmon topped with lemon slices.

Recipe Tips and Variations

  • Temperature matters. I know 400°F might sound like a high temperature to cook such a delicate fish – but have no fear! Baking your salmon at a high temperature will quickly roast the exterior and seal in all of that yummy juiciness. Your baked salmon will be flaky, tender and moist. If you want extra browning on top of the salmon, don’t be afraid to put your pan under the broiler for the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking
  • Timing. Most salmon filets will bake in a 400˚F oven in about 10-14 minutes. However, all salmon filets will vary in thickness and fat content so cook times will definitely vary. It’s really all about reaching that internal temperature of 145˚F. I use an Instant Read Thermometer and begin checking for doneness at about the 10 minute mark. 
  • Change up the veggies. The great thing about sheet pan dinners is that they’re really easy to customize. Don’t have green beans? Use some broccoli! Don’t want potatoes? Skip that step and just cook the fish and beans together. Don’t stress! This easy salmon recipe is meant to be … easy!
Baked Salmon with Potatoes and Green Beans

Serving Suggestions

Since baked salmon goes well with so many different foods, it’s really up to your own preference on how you serve it. It’s really a complete meal on it’s own with the addition of the potatoes and green beans, but there are so many ways to amp it up. I love it with one (or two!) homemade biscuits or a side of baked macaroni and cheese. You can also change up the potatoes if you’d like. Other great potato pairings include crispy garlic parmesan potato wedges or creamy mashed potatoes. If I have leftovers the next day, I really like to flake cold salmon and put it on a delcious salad. My favorites have to be the Jennifer Aniston salad or using it to make my salmon BLT salad. So good!

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

Baked salmon won’t keep as long as other staple foods, but you can keep it in the fridge for 1-2 days. So, if you don’t eat it all up the night you make it, store it in an airtight container in your refrigerator, but not longer than 2 days. I like to flake leftover salmon over salad the next day. The cold salmon tastes amazing and the flavors are still super fresh!

You can also opt to freeze any leftover baked salmon. Simply remove the skin and freeze in an airtight container for up to two months.

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5 from 12 votes

Baked Salmon with Potatoes and Green Beans

Simple, fresh, and flavorful, this Baked Salmon Recipe with Potatoes and Green Beans is one of my family's favorite sheet pan dinners. The buttery garlic lemon sauce is really spectacular, and it's done in 30 minutes!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon recipe, easy salmon recipes, how to bake salmon, oven-baked salmon, sheet pan dinners
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 521kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, quartered
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • tsp salt, divided
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 (6 ounces each) salmon filets, skin on or off
  • 4 tbsp butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • lemon slices, for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Toss together potatoes with the oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spread out in an even layer on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Roast potatoes for 13 to 15 minutes, or until just tender and starting to brown a bit.

  • Remove from oven; push potatoes to one side of the sheet pan and arrange salmon fillets down the center.
  • Melt butter in a small mixing bowl and whisk in garlic, parsley, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Remove 1-1/2 tablespoons of the butter-garlic mix and set aside.
  • Rub salmon evenly with the remaining butter mixture.
  • Add the green beans to the other side of the pan and toss with the 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter mix.


  • Season everything with the remaining salt and pepper.


  • Return to oven and continue baking for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes are golden and fork-tender and salmon is cooked through. Use an Instant Read Thermometer to check for doneness; salmon is done at 145˚F.
  • If you want extra browning on top of the salmon, put pan under the broiler for the last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking.
  • Serve with lemon slices.


Nutrition

Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 1066mg | Potassium: 1553mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 28mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 6mg

28 Comments

  • Suzy
    Feb 5, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    5 stars
    Sheet pan meals are the best! The salmon and veggies always cooks up so perfectly!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina
      Feb 5, 2020 at 10:40 pm

      Agreed! Sheet pan dinners are a must – and a lifesaver – for busy households.

      Reply
  • wilhelmina
    Feb 5, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    5 stars
    This easy salmon meal makes it so simple to eat healthy! It’s so delicious!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina
      Feb 5, 2020 at 10:44 pm

      Absolutely a great healthy recipe for a mid week meal!

      Reply
  • Katie
    Feb 5, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    5 stars
    Made this for the family and it was a hit!

    Reply
  • Krissy Allori
    Feb 5, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    5 stars
    Sheet pan meals are the very best! I love that I have everything I need in one quick and easy dish. This is a great one.

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina
      Feb 5, 2020 at 11:35 pm

      Yep! I love healthy dinners that require zero fuss. 😃

      Reply
  • Dorothy Reinhold
    Feb 6, 2020 at 2:18 am

    I love finding these wholesome recipes that will be perfect for busy weeknights!

    Reply
  • Melissa
    Feb 6, 2020 at 6:37 am

    5 stars
    Simple to make and so delicious! I love that you can make it on a sheet pan all at once!

    Reply
  • Tiffany La Forge-Grau
    Feb 6, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a great and healthy meal. Fresh ingredients would be so easy to find for this too!

    Reply
  • Sara Welch
    Feb 7, 2020 at 8:49 pm

    5 stars
    This is everything a gourmet meal should be, and then some! Definitely going to be enjoying this for dinner tonight!

    Reply
  • Jessica | The Novice Chef
    Feb 13, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    Sheet pan meals will never get old! Delicious!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 14, 2020 at 11:12 am

      Thank you, Jessica! 🙂

      Reply
  • Sara Welch
    Feb 25, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    5 stars
    This was such a wonderful dinner; even my picky eaters enjoyed it! Saving to make again next week!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 26, 2020 at 5:58 pm

      That’s so good to hear!! I am very happy you enjoyed it! Thank you! 🙂

      Reply
  • annie
    Feb 26, 2020 at 1:00 am

    5 stars
    This is a new favorite in our house!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 26, 2020 at 5:57 pm

      That’s wonderful!! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Dorothy Reinhold
    Feb 26, 2020 at 1:07 am

    This has become a family favorite! We love that butter mixture on the salmon.

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      I am so happy to hear that!! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Amanda
    Feb 26, 2020 at 1:14 am

    Sheet pan meals are my absolute favorite – minimal clean up! Plus, all these great flavors… I can’t resist!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 26, 2020 at 5:56 pm

      Mine too!! Thank YOU!:)

      Reply
  • Vikki
    Feb 26, 2020 at 5:23 am

    5 stars
    So healthy and delicious, even my picky eaters loved it!

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina Petrovska
      Feb 26, 2020 at 5:55 pm

      That’s wonderful!! I am very happy they loved it!! Thank YOU! 🙂

      Reply
  • Nancy
    Feb 26, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to give this a try! We love how easy sheet pan meals are!

    Reply
  • Brittney
    Mar 11, 2022 at 5:28 pm

    5 stars
    So delicious and easy to make!

    Reply
  • Gareth
    Oct 24, 2023 at 12:21 pm

    What if your salmon is frozen?

    Reply
    • Katerina
      Katerina
      Oct 24, 2023 at 5:34 pm

      While you can cook frozen salmon safely, I suggest thawing it out because the seasonings won’t adhere to a frozen fillet.

      Reply

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