Who wouldn’t love a quick, healthy dinner recipe packed with all the good stuff we should be eating? This one-sheet meal takes only 5 minutes to prep and 25 minutes to bake – that’s a tasty 30-minute meal right there! Best of all, it’s got everything you need: lean protein, green veggies, starchy veggies, and healthy fats, all perfectly portioned for a well-balanced dinner plate. Give it a try and enjoy a delicious, healthy sheet pan meal in no time!
Ingredients for a quick healthy dinner
- Salmon: amazing for its omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep our hearts happy and our brains sharp!
- Broccoli: a powerhouse veggie full of vitamins and minerals to boost our digestive and our immune system!
- Baby potatoes are these cute, little bite-sized wonders that taste so amazing! You’ll find them at their best during summer, usually from June to August. These tiny potatoes, measuring just 1-2 inches in diameter, are harvested before reaching their full size, giving them a thin, delicate skin. Their high water content, soft texture and mild, buttery taste make them perfect for roasting, boiling, or grilling. Not only do they look adorable, but they also provide potassium to help maintain healthy blood pressure!
- Olive oil: adds delicious flavor and offers monounsaturated fats that lower cholesterol levels!
- Salt and pepper: simple seasonings to enhance the flavors.
Tips and variations
- Steelhead trout is an excellent substitute for salmon. It is very similar in taste and texture to salmon. It has a rich, buttery flavor and a firm, flaky texture, making it a popular choice for those who enjoy the taste of salmon. Like salmon, steelhead trout is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and provides similar health benefits.
- Cauliflower is a good substitute for broccoli. It shares a similar appearance and texture to broccoli, is also low in calories and high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.
- How to make sure your potatoes are perfectly cooked? Baby potatoes, being small in size, cook quicker and more evenly, making them perfect for speedy meal prep like this recipe, which needs just 25 minutes at 400F! If your potatoes are 1 inch or smaller, they’ll be done in that amount of time. If you’re working with larger potatoes, you’ve got two easy options: either put them in the oven earlier and add the broccoli and salmon later, or simply slice them into halves or quarters.
- Can’t find baby potatoes? No worries! Regular-sized potatoes like Yukon Gold or red potatoes work just as well – just chop them into bite-sized pieces. To ensure they’re cooked through, always check their doneness by giving them a gentle poke with a fork or knife. If it slides in smoothly without much resistance, you’re good to go!
- Keep in mind that the cooking time for salmon can vary depending on its thickness. If it’s thicker than 1″, just pop it in the oven a bit earlier.
- Want to spice things up? Feel free to add extra seasonings to your salmon, such as dried herbs (oregano, thyme, rosemary, dill…), lemon pepper seasoning, Cajun spices, Zaa’tar, smoked paprika and cumin. The possibilities are endless!
How to make sheet pan salmon with broccoli and potatoes
One bowl. One sheet pan. Your oven. No gadget necessary. Is this healthy salmon dinner simple enough for you?
Here’s how it goes. For full instructions, see recipe below.
And remember, using your hands to toss the veggies helps you use a minimal amount of oil and ensures an even coating for perfect results. Plus, it’s a great moisturizer!
How to serve this quick healthy dinner?
That easy dinner is already wonderfully balanced, but if you’re looking to jazz it up a bit, why not add a scrumptious sauce? I always keep some handy in my freezer for just such occasions!
Here are a few tasty ideas:
You can also add a side of sliced tomatoes for extra veggies and color.
Or a simple squeeze of lemon to finish it up!
This healthy sheet pan meal packs omega-3s, vitamins, and minerals to keep you happy and healthy!
Try it tonight and thank me!
Other salmon recipes to try:
Salmon with Broccoli and Potatoes
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place potatoes in a bowl. Toss them with 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of salt, using your hands to coat them evenly. Spread them on the baking sheet.
- Cut broccoli into florets. Place them in the same bowl and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil and a pinch of salt. Add to the baking sheet and add some fresh ground pepper to taste.
- Place the sheet into the oven and set a timer for 13 minutes.
- Season the salmon with 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, salt and pepper.
- After 13 minutes, take the baking sheet out of the oven, toss the vegetables and move them to the sides. Place the salmon pieces in the center.
- Return to the oven and bake another 12 minutes until the salmon is just cooked through and the vegetables are tender.