This Sheet Pan Salmon and Broccoli recipe makes a simple, satisfying meal packed with flavor and healthy ingredients. It is the perfect weekday dinner ready in under 30 minutes with no fuss prep, and everything is baked on one pan for easy cleanup!

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Family dinner just got easier with this one-pan salmon and broccoli bake! It is a quick recipe to prepare during the week and is full of delicious, indulgent flavor. Salmon filets are brushed with homemade Cajun garlic butter before baking to make them tender and flakey. The broccoli is tossed in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper, and then baked to crispy perfection.

You can’t go wrong with this roasted salmon and broccoli. The convenience of cooking everything on a single sheet pan means minimal cleanup and more time to enjoy your meal! It is also a great recipe to whip up if you’re entertaining. Looking for more tasty salmon recipes? Try my Asian salmon, salmon with jalapeño lime butter, or grilled salmon kabobs with Greek marinade

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Quick & Easy. This salmon and broccoli sheet pan recipe requires little prep work and comes together in less than 30 minutes! It’s the perfect dish for busy weeknights when you want a quick and healthy meal. 
  • Healthy. There are no mystery ingredients in this dish. It is also full of nutrition. Salmon is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids and broccoli is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. 
  • Versatile. Easily customize this broccoli and salmon bake by adding your favorite herbs and spices or swapping out the salmon for another fish, such as steelhead trout or cod, to fit your preferences.

Recipe Ingredients

Below are the ingredients you will need to make this salmon and broccoli recipe. Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the page to see the exact amounts for each ingredient.

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  • Broccoli: Use fresh broccoli for the best flavor. Frozen works in a pinch, just be sure to add additional roasting time if used. 
  • Olive Oil: Adds a delicious rich flavor to the broccoli. Alternatively, you can use avocado oil. 
  • Lemon Juice: Fresh lemon juice adds a zesty brightness to the roasted broccoli. 
  • Garlic: Mince fresh garlic cloves or buy pre-minced garlic from the grocery store for easier prep. 
  • Salmon: Fresh skin-on salmon filets are best for optimal flavor. Frozen salmon will also work, just defrost the filets before seasoning and cooking. 
  • Butter: Adds a rich and savory flavor to the baked salmon. Use unsalted butter to best control the seasoning of the recipe.
  • Parsley: Minced fresh parsley adds a herbal, slightly peppery flavor to this dish. 
  • Cajun Seasoning: Use pre-mixed cajun seasoning or your favorite savory all-purpose seasoning. You can even use everything bagel or Italian seasoning if desired. 
  • Paprika: A hint of smoky-sweet flavor brings this dish to life. Optional: use more paprika or even smoky paprika for an extra kick. 

How to Make Baked Salmon and Broccoli

Below are photos and recipe steps so you can easily make this baked salmon and broccoli recipe at home. You will also need a baking sheet, a knife, a cutting board, a basting brush, a small mixing bowl, and an oven. 

Prep the Broccoli

Preheat the oven to 400º F. Add the broccoli florets to a large non-stick baking sheet and toss with the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Spread the broccoli into a single layer and bake for 15 minutes. 

Prep the Salmon

While the broccoli is cooking, pat the salmon filets dry. In a bowl, combine the melted butter, minced garlic, parsley, cajun seasoning, and paprika. 

Cook the Salmon

Remove the baking sheet from the oven. Push the broccoli to one side of the pan and lay the salmon filets skin side down. Brush the filets with the garlic butter and bake for 7-10 minutes until it has reached an internal temperature of 145º F. Serve with lemon wedges and a sprinkle of freshly grated parmesan if desired.


This one pan salmon and broccoli recipe makes an all-in-one healthy meal on its own or is delicious paired with additional sides like the ones below. 

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Tips and Tricks 

  • Make the broccoli crispy by increasing the cooking time to 20 minutes before adding the salmon to the pan. 
  • Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the cooked salmon (145ºF), as the cooking time will vary depending on the size of the salmon and broccoli you use. 
  • Line the baking sheet with parchment paper to prevent the veggies and fish from sticking. This will also help with easier cleanup! 

Sheet Pan Salmon and Broccoli

How do I store leftovers?

Store leftover broccoli and salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. For the best consistency of fish, reheat it in the oven at 350º F for 15-20 minutes. Or reheat in the microwave on moderate power until heated through. 

Is this recipe gluten free?

Yes, this recipe is gluten free.

Do I need to remove the skin from the salmon before cooking? 

You do not have to remove the salmon skin before cooking, it will easily peel away once the salmon is cooked. The skin is also safe to eat and quite delicious! It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids and is packed with additional nutrients. When cooked properly, the skin can become crispy and flavorful, adding a nice texture to the dish. 

Are there recipe variations?

There are several ways to switch up this recipe. You can make sheet pan salmon with sweet potatoes and broccoli by adding in chunks of sweet potatoes when you cook the veggies. Just keep in mind that you may need to add additional cooking time to the potatoes. Alternatively, you can make this recipe into salmon and broccoli pasta by serving on top of noodles with shredded cheese like parmesan, asiago, or mozzarella. 

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Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Salmon and Broccoli

This easy Sheet Pan Salmon and Broccoli is the perfect flavor-packed meal for busy weeknights! Everything bakes in the oven on one pan and is ready in under 30 minutes.
4.49 from 29 ratings


  • 1 1/2 pound salmon
  • 5 cups of fresh broccoli
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup parmesan for topping.


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil, spray lightly with cooking oil.
  • Place the salmon skin side down in the center of the pan.
  • Place the broccoli around the salmon.
  • Combine the melted butter, lemon juice, garlic, dijon and spices, stir well.
  • Drizzle over the salmon and broccoli. Use your hands to work the garlic butter evenly into the broccoli.
  • Bake 20 minutes, salmon is done when it evenly flakes.
  • Top with shredded parmesan.


Net carbs are 5 g per serving
Serving: 1/4 of recipe, Calories: 385kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 43.1g, Fat: 21.3g, Fiber: 3g
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