One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus


One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus | Cooking Classy

Once you start making one pan meals on a sheet tray you’ll want to make them as often as possible. They are generally easy to make and they require less clean up. And when you can cook your veggie with your main dish, then why not?

This is a one pan dish that has the perfect combination of flavors! Lemon and parmesan were just made to go together, so I decided to go with a lemon pepper salmon and garlic parmesan asparagus – and indeed it made the perfect one pan dish. And prep couldn’t get any easier, this came together in no time! And I love how it also only takes 15 – 20 minutes to bake. The other great thing about this is that my whole family loved it! Picky eating kids included. I’m so glad that both of my girls are finally starting to love salmon! It took a long time for me to love it as a kid. I remember the first time I finally I liked it was when my grandma breaded it and deep fried it like chicken nuggets. Worked like a charm, key to getting a kid to like salmon. Smart grandma :). Now my thoughts on getting kids to like something – cover it with cheese, like so (as long as they don’t have a dairy allergy of course). When there’s cheese it’s got to be good!

One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus | Cooking ClassyOne Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus | Cooking Classy

One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus


  • 1 1/2 lbs salmon, skin on*
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and fresh cracked black pepper, plus more for asparagus
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 lbs asparagus (medium or thin spears), tough ends trimmed
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded parmesan


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed 17 by 12-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Place salmon in center of pan (or see note below). In a mixing bowl whisk together 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil, the lemon zest, lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic, dijon, onion powder. Brush evenly over top of salmon then sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper (add more pepper to taste if desired). Top with lemon slices.
  • Toss asparagus with remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil, remaining 2 cloves garlic and season with salt, then place around salmon. Bake in preheated oven 10 minutes. Remove from oven, toss asparagus then sprinkle asparagus with parmesan. Return to oven and bake until salmon has cooked through, about 5 - 10 minutes longer. Cut salmon into portions. Serve warm.
  • *If fillet is wide, you can cut into 2 - 4 portions and place them near upper portion of the baking dish, then place asparagus on lower portion of baking dish.
  • Recipe source: Cooking Classy




  • Medha @ Whisk & Shout: One pan meals rock and lemon/garlic together sounds heavenly! July 2, 2015 at 1:19pm Reply

  • Dandelion Blue: I am a huge fan of one-pan-dishes, especially when they are as quick to make and healthy as this one. Got to love a bit of asparagus and salmon is my favourite fish. Although I understand why kids wouldn’t b sure about it’s strong taste. Thanks for sharing xx Dandy July 2, 2015 at 4:27pm Reply

  • Julia@Vikalinka: Such gorgeous colours! How can you not love this easy and delicious meal! July 3, 2015 at 7:30am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Julia! July 7, 2015 at 11:12am Reply

  • Olivia: The Publix where I shop has this salmon dish/asparagus already prepared in the fish department. It is so very good, and now I know how to cook it myself. Thanks! July 10, 2015 at 8:30pm Reply

  • Wanita: Tonight we had the salmon and asparagus it is great. My local Publix super market had it on Sale for 7.99 great price. Thank you for this super easy dinner recipe. July 22, 2015 at 5:23pm Reply

  • Sarah: you are AMAZING never heard of one pan meals . July 29, 2015 at 7:04am Reply

  • Lourdes: This dish looks so yummy! I am cooking this tonight! August 2, 2015 at 3:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love it! August 2, 2015 at 8:22pm Reply

  • Claire: Love this!! Going to make it the first meal I cook in my new apartment! #looksyummy August 3, 2015 at 9:02pm Reply

  • Angela: Made this tonight. It was so easy. Loved it. August 9, 2015 at 5:39pm Reply

  • Elisabeth: Making this tonight! What can I substitute parchment paper for? Aluminum foil? August 10, 2015 at 3:18pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry for the late response! That should be just fine, I hope you love/loved it! August 12, 2015 at 4:59pm Reply

  • Sharron Freeman: My daughter made this for us last week, and it was easy and delicious – so I made it for my husband tonight…and we loved it again. What a tasty, easy way to enjoy salmon and asparagus!!! August 19, 2015 at 5:07pm Reply

  • Kim: Can you sub the salmon for other kinds of fish like tilapia? Would the cook time and over heat be the same? August 24, 2015 at 11:38am Reply

    • Jaclyn: It just depends on how thick the tilapia fillet is, salmon is usually a bit thicker so the tilapia may not need to cook as long. You can partially cook the asparagus first if the fillet is somewhat thin and I’d leave the temp the same. August 27, 2015 at 7:38pm Reply

  • Tracy: I made tyhi September 2, 2015 at 11:21pm Reply

  • Sarah H: Made this for my family and it was totally a hit! Will make this again :) September 28, 2015 at 6:14pm Reply

  • Yvette: I can’t begin to tell you how easy this recipe is! And I can’t believe how amazing it tastes. My entire family, picky kids and all, gobbled this right up. Thank you for sharing such an awesome recipe! Definitely looking forward to more of your One Pan recipes. January 4, 2016 at 5:52pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear your family enjoyed it Yvette! I hope you like the other recipes too! January 4, 2016 at 6:41pm Reply

  • Samantha: I just made this meal tonight and it was amazing. My roommate and i were BLOWN AWAY. I usually dont like meals that Ive made, but i scarfed this down! The asparagus was soooo delicious, and the salmon perfectly cooked and flaky. I will definitely be making this again!!! February 8, 2016 at 8:25pm Reply

  • Buffy: YUMM!!!
    Made this tonight! My family loved it. Great Easy Meal. March 9, 2016 at 6:59pm Reply

  • BarbG: Made this last week. Followed the recipe exactly as written. Looked just like the picture. DELISH! Highly recommend. March 13, 2016 at 7:14am Reply

  • Chelsea Connelly: This was awesome! Made it last night! April 19, 2016 at 1:22pm Reply

  • Jenn: What if the salmon is skinless? April 21, 2016 at 6:27pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’d just brush the bottom with a little olive oil. I hope you love this recipe Jenn! April 25, 2016 at 12:20am Reply

  • Kimberly: Can you use skinless salmon for this? April 21, 2016 at 7:59pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, just brush the bottom with a little olive oil. Sorry for the late response! April 25, 2016 at 12:21am Reply

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