Sheet Pan Salmon with Smashed Potatoes and Green Beans drizzled with mayonnaise sauce and served with a lemon wedge on a round white plate next to a brown towel with another serving behind all on a tan surface (with logo overlay)

Sheet Pan Salmon with Smashed Potatoes

Having easy go-to meals is perfect for busy weeknights. Making sheet pan salmon with smashed potatoes gives a great option for quick dinner.

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We were so busy last month with lots of after-school activities around the holidays, that we needed some easy quick meals. That’s usually when I love to experiment with some sheet pan meals. It’s hit or miss on whether the boys will eat salmon, but I keep trying.

I like having salmon in the freezer because it thaws quickly and can be very versatile. We’ve made salmon quite a few ways in the past and are always trying new ideas.

Other delicious salmon recipes: Orange-Ginger Salmon, Salmon Cakes, Soy-Molasses Salmon

We served this salmon with green beans, but you could roast any vegetables to go with it. I think broccoli would also taste great with the salmon.

Sheet Pan Salmon with Smashed Potatoes Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 12 oz baby yellow potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 fillets salmon, skin-on
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 8 oz green beans
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 shallot, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
Ingredients for sheet pan salmon with smashed potatoes in stainless steel bowls on a tan surface

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 425F.

Boil the potatoes in water until they just start to soften, about 10 minutes.

Place salmon fillets in the middle of a sheet pan.

Two fillets of salmon on a baking sheet on a tan surface

Arrange potatoes to one side of the salmon and use the bottom of a glass to gently smash the potatoes.

Two fillets of salmon next to smashed potatoes on a baking sheet on a tan surface

Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and season the potatoes and salmon with 2/3 of the salt and pepper.

Two fillets of salmon next to smashed potatoes sprinkled with salt and pepper on a baking sheet on a tan surface

Bake for 3 minutes.

Remove from the oven and place the green beans on the other side of the salmon and season with remaining salt and pepper.

Two fillets of salmon next to smashed potatoes and green beans sprinkled with salt and pepper on a baking sheet on a tan surface

Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, parsley, shallot, lemon juice, and dijon mustard.

Mayonnaise sauce with a wire whisk in a stainless steel bowl on a tan surface

Once salmon is cooked through and flaky, switch the oven to broil for 3 minutes to brown the salmon.

Drizzle salmon with the mayonnaise sauce and serve immediately.

Sheet Pan Salmon with Smashed Potatoes and Green Beans drizzled with mayonnaise sauce and served with a lemon wedge on a round white plate next to a brown towel with another serving behind all on a tan surface (vertical)

Leftovers

We don’t usually end up with many leftovers when we make salmon and other seafood. The fish doesn’t keep very well, but the potatoes and vegetables will if you want to prepare them with another meal the following day.

Recipe

Originally Published On: January 31, 2022

Sheet Pan Salmon with Smashed Potatoes and Green Beans drizzled with mayonnaise sauce and served with a lemon wedge on a round white plate next to a brown towel with another serving behind all on a tan surface

Sheet Pan Salmon with Smashed Potatoes

Having easy go-to meals is perfect for busy weeknights. Making sheet pan salmon with smashed potatoes gives a great option for quick dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
Keyword:
green beans
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potatoes
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salmon
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seafood
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sheet pan
Dietary Needs:
Dairy-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Seafood
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 12 oz baby yellow potatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 fillets salmon (skin-on)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 8 oz green beans
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1 shallot (finely diced)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon (cut into wedges)

Instructions

  • Boil the potatoes in water until they just start to soften, about 10 minutes
  • Place salmon fillets in the middle of a sheet pan
  • Arrange potatoes to one side of the salmon and use the bottom of a glass to gently smash the potatoes
  • Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and season the potatoes and salmon with 2/3 of the salt and pepper
  • Bake for 3 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and place the green beans on the other side of the salmon and season with remaining salt and pepper
  • Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, parsley, shallot, lemon juice, and dijon mustard
  • Once salmon is cooked through and flaky, switch the oven to broil for 3 minutes to brown the salmon
  • Drizzle salmon with the mayonnaise sauce and serve immediately
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Nutrition Facts
Sheet Pan Salmon with Smashed Potatoes
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 624 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 19g
Monounsaturated Fat 19g
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 1490mg62%
Potassium 1245mg36%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1227IU25%
Vitamin C 52mg63%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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