Sheet Pan Salmon and Broccoli

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This Salmon and Broccoli Sheet Pan Dinner is the easiest ever, requiring only 10 minutes of prep time! The salmon is seasoned with an easy seasoning that gives the fish extra flavor.

The broccoli gets slightly crispy around the edges and takes on a bit of sweetness in the oven.

This is an easy dinner recipe that works as a main course, but you can add some Easy Roasted Potatoes if you’d like. You can also pair it with cauliflower rice, red potatoes, or brown rice!

Large salmon fillet and roasted broccoli on a sheet pan

Easy Fish Recipe

I developed this recipe in the season of Lent when some people choose to eat more fish than meat, this easy sheet pan dinner is so handy.

It has a very short list of simple ingredients and it’s a foolproof recipe. Perfect for when you want a quick, full meal so you can focus on other things like, you know, playing with the kiddos or finally finishing that good book.

Love easy salmon recipes? Also check out this Grilled Sockeye Salmon and Baked Cajun Salmon.

plate with salmon and broccoli

I made this incredibly easy recipe on a day when I wasn’t feeling 100 percent. And I still pulled it off. The best thing is that you can pull it off too in less time than it takes to order takeout.

This goes straight into my list of easy dinner recipes for the whole family. Feel free to customize this recipe in ways that suit you. You could switch up the seasoning or steam the broccoli separately instead of roasting it. Either way, I guarantee it will be a family favorite.

If you love salmon, also check out my Pan Fried Teriyaki Salmon, Lemon Butter Salmon, Baked Cajun Salmon, and Pan Grilled Salmon.

Sheet Pan Salmon and Broccoli

Baking sheet dinners are never going out of style. This sheet pan salmon meal proves why. Sheet Pan Dinners are ridiculously easy to make, require very little hands-on time, and are truly lifesavers!

You don’t have to sacrifice your quest for a healthy dish because of no time. You only need 10 minutes of hands-on time for this recipe, and everyone will have a great meal to enjoy.

The meal is a great source of protein and good omega-3 fatty acids.

Different plates with salmon and broccoli

The cooking time for fish is short, too, so this is a really quick meal. Winning healthy dinner! You can add this to your regular rotation of healthy meals for busy weeknights.

We just got back from an amazing vacation-ish trip to Nashville. Do you know how they say a lot of times moms need a vacation after a vacation? It’s true!

I wasn’t feeling myself the first few days back home. But when I went to the grocery store to pick up a few necessities I saw a pack of wild-caught salmon that was just calling my name.

I decided that cooking salmon was the solution. Plus, I had some broccoli that had been sitting in the fridge since we left home. Voila, a recipe was born! And most importantly, my family had a tasty wholesome meal to enjoy!

The world deserves to know how amazing sheet pan salmon and broccoli is. Next time you need a quick and easy weeknight dinner, you can refer back to this delicious meal!

This fatty fish recipe is incredibly nutritious. It is also perfect for meal prep, helping you get a head start on your week when needed.

Ingredients For Salmon and Broccoli Sheet Pan

You need just a few main ingredients for this salmon and broccoli sheet pan recipe, and they all fit in a single pan!

  • Salmon: Such as wild-caught salmon or Atlantic salmon if that’s all you have. I suggest you purchase sustainable seafood when you can!
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper: You can use kosher salt or table salt. This recipe works best with black pepper.
  • Garlic Powder: You can also use fresh minced garlic cloves if you wish.
  • Paprika
  • Broccoli: My family loves both broccoli florets and broccoli stems. If you want to remove some of the thick pieces of stem, you certainly can. Just remember that small pieces of florets will cook faster.

See the recipe card below for quantities. You can also see the nutrition information there if you need to keep track of your daily values or follow certain nutrition guidelines.

Steps For Making Sheet Pan Salmon and Broccoli

1. Pat salmon dry. Use good quality paper towels to soak out the excess moisture from the top of the fish. I find this is the best way to dry them. Then, get the rest of the ingredients ready.

2. Season the salmon. Rub olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika on both sides of the fish whether you’re using a big piece of fish or portioned salmon fillets. You can mix the seasonings in a small bowl first if you wish.

3. Place the salmon on a single sheet pan. The sheet pan should be lined with parchment paper for easy clean up. Put the fish with the skin side down in the middle of the pan.

4. Season the broccoli. In a large bowl, toss the broccoli with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper.

5. Place broccoli on the sheet pan. Arrange the broccoli on the sides of the pan around the salmon filets or large salmon piece.

seasoned salmon and broccoli on a sheet pan

5. Bake. Place the sheet pan in the oven and bake for a few minutes until the fish is cooked through.

landscape photo of baked salmon and broccoli

How To Tell Salmon Is Done

A simple way to tell if salmon is done is to flake the fish with a fork. If the fish flakes easily then it is done.

Also, you could use an instant-read digital thermometer to test the fish for doneness. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the fish. If it reads about 130 degrees Fahrenheit then the fish is done.

Plate of salmon and broccoli from a sheet pan

Sheet Pan Dinner Tips

  • Try to use a heavy-duty sheet pan. Baking sheets that are thin can cause the underside of the food to burn. They can also warp in a hot oven or cause uneven cooking.
  • If you must use aluminum foil, make sure to spray it with cooking spray first to prevent sticking.
  • Do not cover the food while it is cooking. The direct heat is what gives the broccoli and salmon a nice golden color!
  • If you need to double the recipe, make sure to spread it out over two pans instead of crowding a single pan.
  • If you choose to add potatoes or heartier ingredients to the pan, make sure to start them a little sooner because they take longer to cook. Then, you can remove them, quickly arrange the salmon and broccoli, and return the pan to the oven.


  • Use another vegetable: Try using other vegetables like zucchini, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, or bell peppers in this recipe.
  • Use a different fish: Instead of salmon, you could use different kinds of fish like trout, whiting fish, snapper, tilapia, and so on.
  • Use different seasonings: Try seasoning your fish with other kinds of seasoning like Cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, lemon pepper, or any seasoning you like.
  • Steamed broccoli recipe instead: This is for those who don’t like roasted broccoli. Only one of my girls enjoys roasted broccoli. So you could cook the salmon in the oven and then steam or sauté the vegetables instead. The steamed broccoli tastes delicious when tossed in a seasoned butter mixture after being cooked.
  • Serve it with garnishes or sauces: For example, use the fresh squeeze of lime or lemon juice for a zesty kick, or a sprinkle parmesan cheese on top of the salmon. For Asian salmon, serve it with a drizzle of soy sauce and sesame seeds; toss broccoli with a small amount of sesame oil. You can also pour glaze over it, such as balsamic glaze.

Is Salmon And Broccoli Enough For Dinner?

Yes, this sheet pan dinner is a well-rounded meal. Both ingredients provide a variety of nutrients, such as protein, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron. The salmon also has healthy fatty acids. Both ingredients are quite filling, too!

What Is The Best Vegetable To Eat With Salmon?

Although broccoli is a top-tier choice, there are plenty of vegetables that pair with salmon. For example, carrots, potatoes, onions, squash, and peppers.

Is Salmon And Broccoli Good For You?

Yes! This healthy meal is low in carbs and high in protein. It will make you feel satisfied and nurture your body with numerous vitamins and nutrients. It is great for people who are looking for a lean meal that is also delicious.

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Large salmon fillet and roasted broccoli on a sheet pan

Salmon and Broccoli Sheet Pan

5 from 3 votes
This Salmon and Broccoli Sheet Pan dinner is the easiest ever! The salmon is seasoned with an easy seasoning that takes the fish to the next level. The broccoli gets slightly crispy around the edges and takes on a bit of sweetness in the oven. Serve this Salmon and Broccoli as is for an easy dinner recipe or add some roasted potatoes if you like.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 ½ pounds salmon, room temperature thawed if frozen
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 3 cups broccoli florets


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a 9 by 13 baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pat salmon dry with paper towels.
  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on both sides of salmon.
  • Sprinkle just under ½ a teaspoon of salt on both sides of the salmon. Reserve the remaining salt for the broccoli.
  • Rub the garlic powder, paprika and ⅛ teaspoon black pepper all over the salmon. Place on a 9 by 13 inch baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl combine the broccoli florets, remaining half tablespoon of olive oil, remaining salt and ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper. Toss well to combine then arrange the broccoli on the same sheet as the salmon.
  • Place the sheet in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes until salmon is fully cooked. It should be opaque around the edges and a digital thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the fish should read about 135°F.
  • Serve the Salmon and Broccoli Sheet Pan Dinner warm.


1. Lining the baking sheet with parchment paper makes for easy cleanup and prevents the fish from sticking to the pan.
2. Variations
  • Use another vegetable. Try using other vegetables like zucchini, brussel sprouts, or bell peppers in this recipe.
  • Use a different fish. Instead of salmon, you could use different kinds of fish like trout, whiting fish, snapper, tilapia, and so on.
  • Use different seasoning. Try seasoning your fish with other kinds of seasoning like cajun seasoning, Italian seasoning, or any seasoning you like.
  • Steam the broccoli instead. This is for those who don’t like roasted broccoli. Only one of my girls enjoys roasted broccoli. So you could cook the salmon in the oven then steam or saute the vegetable instead.


Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 1061mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 617IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg

Additional Info

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Calories: 313
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