One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus


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?

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

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

5 from 9 votes

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. *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.
  4. 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

  • Janet: can you use the grill to make this and other one pan recipes and would the timing be the same? May 28, 2016 at 10:03pm Reply

  • Carolyn Owens: I love this recipe.Easy and delish, Will be making again. Salmon a favorite of mine,was moist , and full of flavor. Thank you June 18, 2016 at 7:45pm Reply

  • PJ: made it yesterday and it was AMAZING!!! This will go in my recipe book and will DEFINITELY make again! July 1, 2016 at 12:32pm Reply

  • Daryl Munoz: Jaclyn I made this last night and my wife and I loved it. Only thing I did different was to add fresh dill into the bowl before I spread the mixture on the salmon. This is a definite do over, thank you. July 7, 2016 at 11:31am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad to hear it was enjoyed Daryl! July 11, 2016 at 3:05pm Reply

  • Rhonda Mogk: Made this for something special for my sister’s birthday….it was amazing! So moist and flavourful! August 28, 2016 at 7:59pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad it was enjoyed Rhonda! September 27, 2016 at 2:45pm Reply

  • Just discovered this and honey…. Thank you 🙌🙌🙌perfect👍 September 7, 2016 at 4:44pm Reply

  • Lynn: I want to make this tonight but I HATE mustard. It is really necessary? September 19, 2016 at 11:52am Reply

  • Lesley Brown: I love cooking all the time. I really need new ideas for my chicken, fish and turkey. Can you enlightened me on some tips. Thank You December 18, 2016 at 4:24pm Reply

  • Texas Tea: Will be making this today, 1/8/17, for our lunch! It looks do yummy ;) January 8, 2017 at 5:09am Reply

  • Texas Tea: Wanted to let you know that the salmon came out delicious!! January 14, 2017 at 9:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for reporting back! January 31, 2017 at 12:02pm Reply

  • Nancy M: I made this tonight and it was SO GOOD. Thanks for sharing the how-to! February 23, 2017 at 7:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you loved it Nancy! February 27, 2017 at 12:37pm Reply

  • Kristen: Made this last night and it was fabulous! Not a morsel left on anyone’s plate and that includes two young children. The only change I will make next time is putting the asparagus on the sheet a little after starting the salmon as I found my salmon needed an extra 10 minutes more than the asparagus did. This could be due to thick fillets and skinny asparagus but I’ll adjust accordingly. All in all, it was delicious! March 7, 2017 at 10:46am Reply

  • Mauri: My kids all love when I make this. My six year old got mad at her dad last night when he only gave her a small piece, she said, “Dad, I love salmon!” Thanks for this easy and delicious meal! March 13, 2017 at 8:47am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad your family liked this salmon Mauri! Thanks for letting me know! March 14, 2017 at 12:10am Reply

  • Daniella: I make this almost once a week but I add raw honey and dill paste to the mix. It really kicks it up a notch. October 23, 2017 at 2:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yum! Thanks for leaving a review Daniella! October 24, 2017 at 12:10pm Reply

  • Jill: This was amazing…made today for an easy Christmas dinner…everyone loved it. Thank you! December 25, 2017 at 5:45pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to review Jill! January 2, 2018 at 4:35pm Reply

  • Wendy: I saw this recipe the day after I found salmon on sale at my local grocer. I didn’t have asparagus at home, but I decided to try the salmon alone. It was delicious! My 13 year old commented about how good the seasoning was on the fish. (!) Super easy and flavorful recipe. Thanks so much! January 9, 2018 at 7:28pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great review Wendy! January 17, 2018 at 11:19am Reply

  • Glenda Rutten: Really enjoyed this! Best salmon recipe I’ve tried. Just added a little dill weed. February 18, 2018 at 5:37pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Great addition! So glad you enjoyed it Glenda! February 21, 2018 at 10:46am Reply

  • Ashley A.: I made this today and it’s wonderful. But I’m still partial to your browned butter lime salmon! If you were to try to adapt brown butter lime salmon into a sheet pan supper like this one, what vegetables would you choose? Would you try to use the broiler to get that honey caramelization thing it has? March 1, 2018 at 11:28am Reply

  • Karen: I fixed this dish for dinner tonight. It was easy, beautiful and delicious! I will make it again and again. March 8, 2018 at 4:53pm Reply

  • Evelyn: Quick, delicious, & easy to make. My husband loved it. I will make it again! Thanks! March 11, 2018 at 5:49pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for your feedback Evelyn! March 12, 2018 at 10:34am Reply

  • Marivic: Delicious! Made for Easter w/ great success. The lemon/garlic combo was perfect w/ the salmon and veggies, family loved loved loved. Although recipe was tripled (expecting leftovers), nothing was left. Recipe is a definite keeper & so easy. April 2, 2018 at 6:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much for the great feedback! April 4, 2018 at 10:02am Reply

  • Debbie: Loved this…I don’t even like Salmon and loved this. Quick, easy and delicious!!! Will definitely do this again. April 3, 2018 at 7:01pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving a comment! So glad it was enjoyed! April 12, 2018 at 12:51pm Reply

  • Sharon: This has become a favorite in our house. Easy, and my husband and I both love it. We weren’t ever big lovers of salmon, but this changed our minds. April 10, 2018 at 3:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: My husband was the same way! He’s now converted as well. :) Thanks for the great feedback! April 12, 2018 at 12:00pm Reply

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