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Sheet Pan Pesto Salmon

Sheet Pan meals are a fantastic way to make weeknight meal times easy and nutritious! Plus, clean up is a breeze! Try this sheet pan pesto salmon out today! krollskorner.com
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Sheet Pan meals are a fantastic way to make weeknight meal times easy and nutritious! Plus, clean up is a breeze! 

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Sheet Pan Meals

We love throwing ingredients together on a sheet pan and roasting for a simple sheet pan dinner. They make busy weeknights a bit more manageable. (And clean-up isn’t bad either!) Show us your healthy take on a sheet pan meal.

Sheet Pan meals are a fantastic way to make weeknight meal times easy and nutritious! Plus, clean up is a breeze! krollskorner.com

Confession: Before making this recipe, I have never made a sheet pan meal before. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?! This was so easy, tasty, healthy and took no time to clean up. (Ok, well maybe 6 minutes). It’s an all around winning situation especially for those busy weeknights that fly by. 

I have made a recipe video to show you just how easy this is to make!

Sheet pan meals are nothing new, but certainly new to me. Do you like making sheet pan meals? I’ve seen many recipes with chicken and veggies but would love to explore more options! The trick is choosing foods to go on the pan that approximately all need about the same cooking time. This is why I chose the salmon with asparagus and roasted cherry tomatoes. I knew they would all be about 15-20 minutes in the oven. If I chose to make salmon and potatoes, I feel the the salmon would be cooked but the potatoes would still need more time in the oven! Perhaps dicing the potatoes small would work!

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Sheet Pan meals are a fantastic way to make weeknight meal times easy and nutritious! Plus, clean up is a breeze! krollskorner.com

Hope you enjoy and make a sheet pan meal for yourself sometime soon!

Sheet Pan Salmon

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: Kroll's Korner

This Sheet Pan Pesto Salmon uses simple ingredients and dinner made under 30 minutes. Pair with a whole grain pasta and voila!

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Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets ~6 oz. each
  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 1.5 cup cherry tomatoes diced in half
  • Pesto - store bought or homemade
  • Extra virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • PAM

Instructions

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Spray sheet pan with PAM and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, mix halved tomatoes with ~1 Tbsp olive oil and salt and pepper. Place on sheet pan.
  4. Place salmon in the middle of sheet pan and spread pesto on top. ~2 Tbsp. pesto for each filet.
  5. Place asparagus on other side of salmon, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook in oven for 15-20 minutes, depending on thickness of salmon. Enjoy as is or with a side of pasta!

Recipe Notes

My favorite pesto:
1/2 large avocado or 1 small avocado
4 Tbsp. avocado oil or EVOO
2 bunches of fresh basil
1/3 cup fresh Parmesan, shredded
1/2 cup pine nuts
1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste

*Blend all iingredients together in a food processor, add more oil or juice to get desired consistency. 

Sheet Pan meals are a fantastic way to make weeknight meal times easy and nutritious! Plus, clean up is a breeze! krollskorner.com

 

 

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