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!

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One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus

5 from 11 votes

Lemon pepper salmon and garlic parmesan asparagus makes the perfect one pan dish.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: baked salmon, one pan dinners
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 384 kcal
Author: Jaclyn


  • 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°F (200°C). Line a rimmed 17 by 12-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Place salmon in center of pan (or see note below). 

  2. 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.
  3. Toss asparagus with remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil, remaining 2 cloves garlic and season with salt, then place around salmon. 
  4. 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.
  5. *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.
  6. Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Nutrition Facts
One Pan Roasted Lemon Pepper Salmon and Garlic Parmesan Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Potassium 879mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 39g 78%
Vitamin A 3.5%
Vitamin C 12.3%
Calcium 16.8%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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