Lemon butter salmon with potatoes and asparagus (sheet pan dinner)

If you're looking for quick, easy and interesting way to bake salmon, this lemon butter salmon with potatoes and asparagus is it! And there'll be only the one pan to wash!

Course Main meal
Cuisine British
Keyword asparagus, butter, lemon, potatoes, salmon, sheet pan dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 457 kcal
Author Helen


  • 10 ounces potatoes small with skin on, scrubbed and chopped in half or thirds (or more depending on size of potatoes)
  • 1.75 ounces butter (3 heaped tablespoons)
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 0.5 lemons (juice only)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 3.5 ounces asparagus (about 14 stems) woody parts removed
  • 7 ounces cherry tomatoes
  • 7 ounces salmon (2 fillets)
  • salt and pepper

to serve

  • fresh crusty bread optional
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat the oven to 355F / 180C.
  2. Roast the potatoes in a little olive oil on a sheet pan / baking tray for 25 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan, then add the garlic. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the lemon, sweet chili sauce and chopped parsley and stir. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. Remove the sheet pan with the potatoes on from the oven and add the asparagus and tomatoes.
  6. Tuck the salmon in amongst the vegetables, then drizzle the lemon butter sauce over the salmon. Grind plenty of salt and pepper over the whole pan.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes until the salmon is just cooked and the potatoes are tender.
  8. Serve drizzled with the lovely sauce and with fresh crusty bread.

Recipe Notes

Keep the potatoes fairly small (cut small potatoes into halves or even thirds) so that they are tender within the cooking time.

You can (surprisingly) make this ahead. Simply reheat it by covering with aluminium foil and popping in the oven at 325F/140C for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon butter salmon with potatoes and asparagus (sheet pan dinner)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 13g65%
Cholesterol 107mg36%
Sodium 324mg14%
Potassium 1447mg41%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 1855IU37%
Vitamin C 62.1mg75%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 7.5mg42%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.