Oven-Roasted Salmon, Asparagus and New Potatoes

Oven Roasted Salmon, Asparagus & New Potatoes are quick, EASY, and delicious! Make everything in one sheet pan, easy clean-up, perfect for a midweek dinner

Sheet Pan Salmon with Asparagus and New Potatoes
Elise Bauer

My dad pulled out a favorite recipe from his collection of decades old Food & Wine magazine to make and share with "the people on the website."

A "discussion" then ensued between the rental units for at least half an hour along the lines of "What do you mean this is a favorite recipe? You always told me you didn't like salmon." "What are you talking about? I used to make this all the time." "You've never made it in this house!..." and so on and so on.

Turns out my mother's preferred method of cooking any fish is to pan-fry it, coated with cornmeal. Pan-frying salmon tends to leave odoriferous remnants (it stinks up the house) which my father really doesn't appreciate.

Elise Bauer

Likely he did cook it often enough, just not when mom was around, lest she get ideas about cooking salmon herself. Just a theory of course, I didn't stick around to see the outcome of this particular chat...

This salmon recipe comes together quickly in the oven, all in one sheet pan or roasting pan. You roast the potatoes first, because they take much longer than the fish and asparagus to cook. Then you toss the asparagus in with the potatoes, move them over to the side of the pan, add the salmon and cook everything together until the salmon is cooked through.

Super easy with wonderful flavors. Perfect for a midweek dinner!

Recipe and photos updated, first published 2008

Oven-Roasted Salmon, Asparagus and New Potatoes

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 32 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound (450g) small new potatoes, scrubbed clean and halved

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 pound (225g) medium asparagus, trimmed and sliced on the diagonal, 1-inch-long pieces

  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped

  • 1 strip lemon zest

  • 1 small clove garlic, coarsely chopped

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 1/2 pounds (680g) salmon fillets or salmon steaks, cut about 1-inch thick

  • 1 lemon, cut into large wedges


  1. Roast the potatoes:

    Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C). In a sheet pan, or a large, shallow roasting pan (not glass, as it might break in an oven that hot) toss the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle all over with salt.

    Place the potatoes cut side down in the roasting pan and cook for 10-12 minutes, until the potatoes begin to brown on the bottom.

    Elise Bauer
    Elise Bauer

    Turn the potatoes over and roast another 10 minutes until browned on top. Remove the roasting pan from the oven.

  2. Toss asparagus with dill, zest, garlic, salt, olive oil, and mix with potatoes:

    In a medium bowl, toss the asparagus with the chopped dill, lemon zest, garlic, about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and a little olive oil. Add the asparagus mixture to the potatoes and stir to combine.

    Elise Bauer
    Elise Bauer
  3. Make room for salmon fillets in the pan, and roast:

    Push the vegetables to the side of the dish to make room for the salmon. If you are using fillets, put them skin side down. Salt the salmon well and return the baking dish to the oven.

    Elise Bauer

    Roast the salmon and asparagus for 10 minutes, or until the fish is just cooked through.

    If you want, remove the skin and center bones (if you are using steaks), and arrange on individual plates before serving. Garnish with fresh dill and lemon wedges.

Recipe from a very old issue of Food and Wine magazine with a few minor changes.


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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
595 Calories
29g Fat
47g Carbs
43g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 595
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 387mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 43g
Vitamin C 128mg 640%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 1635mg 35%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.