This One Pan Baked Salmon Asparagus & Sweet Potato is perfectly baked on a single pan for an EASY and filling dinner. A Paleo, Gluten Free & Low Calorie meal that takes just 30 minutes, ideal for any night!
You wanna know what’s really weird? I eat fish all the time, but I think I have one, maybe two fish recipes on the blog. So I was thinking about this and came to realize I’ve been creating a lot of recipes based on what I think you guys want to see which usually entails something drenched in chocolate. I’m sure you’re not complaining about that! I certainly am not. Unfortunately, I can’t live off of chocolate every day. I know, the horror! I can only imagine the size I would be if I were a dessert blogger. Scary!
It wasn’t until I was making this One Pan Salmon Asparagus & Sweet Potato that I realized I had veered from my why. You see when I created this blog, it was meant inspire others to choose healthier foods and to find balance and if I’m only ever posting chocolate then that’s not much balance for you or me.
So I’m not going to feel bad about posting a One Pan Salmon Asparagus & Sweet Potato recipe. In fact, writing this was a good reminder for me to remember my WHY. I think sometimes when you’re doing something it’s so easy to forget why you started in the first place. Does that happen to you?
There certainly is no question about whether or not you should be making this One Pan Salmon Asparagus & Sweet Potato though. Actually, I’ll give you three reasons. Ready, set, go…
Number one. It’s only one pan which means only one dish to clean up. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I am constantly cleaning the kitchen. One pan equals problem solved! Reason number two. It’s EASY! All you do is throw everything on the pan, sprinkle it with seasoning and let it bake away. No cooking required means a perfect no-brainer dinner for any night of the week.
Number three. Everyone needs more omega-3s! Research has shown that omega-3 foods lower inflammation and reduce chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer and arthritis. They’re also important for the brain and memory. Surprisingly, most people are very deficient in omega-3 and salmon is a great source of it along with nuts, seeds and other cold water fish.
And reason four. It’s delicious! And who doesn’t want an EASY dinner, that tastes like it came from a restaurant that only requires one pan and that tastes amazing?!? Oops…this was only supposed to be three. Oh well, you got a bonus!
- 3 salmon filets - I use Sizzlefish
- 1 bundle of asparagus (~5 cups), cleaned with stems removed
- 2 small sweet potatoes, peeled & sliced
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp thyme
- salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper.
- Place salmon filets in the middle of the pan, next arrange the asparagus on the sides lengthwise and then sprinkle the sweet potatoes throughout the pan.
- Season everything with salt, pepper, garlic powder and thyme.
- Bake at 350 degrees F 30 minutes until salmon is flaky and vegetables are tender.
- Remove from oven, plate and devour!
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I get my fish from Sizzlefish. It’s really hard for me to find quality seafood where I live. Sizzlefish delivers my fish straight to my door in a cooler and shipping is free. I like never having to worry about where I’m going to find my fish. I already spend have to go to too many grocery stores to find everything I need. It’s nice to have one thing I can count on in life. Besides my Mom that is. Okay, enough corny talk. I’ve got One Pan Baked Salmon Asparagus & Sweet Potato calling my name!