Do your weekdays ever feel like a countdown? Some mornings, it’s as if my alarm is chirping, “Five days until Friday night!” “Four days left!” “Only three days to go!” It’s a mentality I’m trying to shake. Why spend nearly a week of potential living wishing it were a different day? Since I can’t make every day Saturday, I’ve found that squeezing in simple but scrumptious meals, like this easy Garlic Salmon with Lemon Butter, work magic on my weekday mood.

Easy Sheet Pan Baked Garlic Salmon with Lemon Butter and Veggies. Healthy, ready in 30 minutes, and everything cooks on ONE pan for easy clean up! Try it with green beans and asparagus, roasted tomatoes, or any of your favorite vegetables. {gluten free} Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

This recipe is sponsored by Land O’Lakes.

This gorgeous, healthy salmon recipe is Saturday night special meets Monday night mayhem. It takes less than 10 minutes to prep, cooks on one sheet pan, and gives you a serving of lean protein and veggies in a single dish.

Like all my healthy salmon recipes, add a glass of wine and you have a meal that’s fit for high heels, all for a yoga-pants level of effort.

For the record: I highly encourage that you eat this Garlic Salmon in said yoga pants. It is Monday night after all!

Easy Sheet Pan Garlic Salmon with Lemon Butter and Veggies. Healthy, 30 minute meal with no clean up! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Garlic Salmon with Lemon Butter—Only 10 Ingredients!

This easy baked salmon recipe is only 10 ingredients including salt and pepper, yet it tastes as if it could have come from a restaurant. It’s perfectly moist, ultra flaky, and packed with flavor, thanks to two ingredients that could rival PB&J for their super-couple status:

GARLIC AND BUTTER.

Doing double duty to make the baked salmon fillets ultra tasty and marvelously moist is a combo of fresh garlic and the latest addition to my refrigerator, Land O Lakes® Less Sodium Butter with Canola Oil.

Lemon Butter Garlic Salmon. Simple, healthy, and absolutely delicious! Everything cooks on ONE pan for easy clean up! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Land O Lakes Butter with Canola Oil tubs have been a staple in our household since I was a little girl slathering it on my dad’s pancakes. Back then, I cared only that it tasted buttery and delicious.

Now, I also appreciate that it is made of ingredients that I can pronounce and is spreadable right out of the refrigerator.

Sheet Pan Garlic Salmon with Lemon Butter and Veggies. One of our favorite baked salmon recipes! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Before popping the salmon into the oven, I topped it with a 10-second garlic, lemon, and parsley compound butter that I stirred together using the Land O Lakes Less Sodium Butter with Canola Oil. It’s the same yummy product I’ve used since I was a kid but with 25% less sodium than regular salted butter. Since it’s ready to go right out of the fridge, I didn’t need to wait for it to soften before using it to make this oven-baked salmon recipe.

No waiting for butter = less waiting for dinner. YES.

INCREDIBLE Garlic Salmon with Lemon Butter and Veggies. EASY, healthy recipe that our whole family loves! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

I also love that this butter gives me one more tool to make my meals taste decadent, while keeping them on the healthy side. Having trouble convincing your family to eat their veggies? Try topping them with a little of this lower sodium butter. It has that fab butter flavor, with a lower calorie count and less sodium too!

To turn this Garlic Salmon into an all-in-one dinner, I baked green beans and tomatoes on the same sheet pan, right beside the salmon fillets. This one-pan plan is ideal for weeknights…or any night you’d like to wash as few dishes as possible <—ahem, every night??

Healthy Garlic Salmon with Lemon Butter, Green Beans, and Roasted Tomatoes. A delicious, easy all-in-one meal! Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

With busy bee fall approaching, complete with back to school for many families (and a spree of nonstop travel for yours truly), simple but special meals like this Garlic Salmon with Lemon Butter will be on repeat in our kitchen (try this delicious Grilled Salmon in Foil or Baked Cod for other easy dinners).

How to Store and Reheat This Recipe

  • To Store. Place leftover salmon in an airtight storage container for up to 1 day.
  • To Reheat. This recipe is best enjoyed the day that it is made, as salmon usually dries out when reheated. If you have leftover salmon, try serving it room temperature over a salad the next day or flaking and scrambling it with eggs. Extra veggies can be reheated and mixed into a salad or eggs, or enjoyed on their own.

Garlic Salmon with Lemon Butter and Veggies. Our favorite healthy salmon recipe! Easy, ready in 30 minutes, and everything cooks on ONE pan. Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

More Healthy Salmon Recipes

Quick to prep and delicious to eat, this recipe shifts the focus away from the time we don’t have by allowing us to make the most of the time we do have.

Easy Sheet Pan Baked Garlic Salmon with Lemon Butter and Veggies. Healthy, ready in 30 minutes, and everything cooks on ONE pan for easy clean up! Try it with green beans and asparagus, roasted tomatoes, or any of your favorite vegetables. {gluten free} Recipe at wellplated.com | @wellplated

Garlic Salmon with Lemon Butter

5 from 12 votes
Easy Sheet Pan Baked Garlic Salmon with Lemon Butter and Veggies. Healthy, ready in 30 minutes, and everything cooks on ONE pan for easy clean up!

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 17 mins
Total: 30 mins

Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets, skin on
  • 4 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Less Sodium Butter with Canola Oil (1/4 cup)
  • 4 large cloves garlic chopped (about 4 teaspoons)
  • Zest and juice of 1 large lemon divided (about 1 tablespoon zest and 1/4 cup juice)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper divided, plus additional to taste
  • Additional lemon slices optional
  • 1 pound fresh green beans trimmed
  • 2 pints cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, left whole
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt plus additional to taste

Instructions
 

  • Place a rack in the center of your oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Generously coat a large rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray. Arrange the salmon fillets in the center of the sheet.
  • In a small bowl with a fork, combine the Land O Lakes Less Sodium Butter with Canola Oil, garlic, lemon zest, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Mash to create a paste, then rub on the salmon fillets. If desired, arrange extra lemon slices on top.
  • Place the green beans and tomatoes in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Toss to coat, then arrange around the salmon. Drizzle the lemon juice over the top of the salmon and vegetables.
  • Place the sheet pan in the oven and cook until the fish flakes easily with a fork and reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees F, about 16 to 20 minutes.* Let rest 3 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons parsley, then serve, sprinkled with additional salt and/or pepper to taste.

Notes

  • The cooking time will vary based upon the thickness of your salmon. Thicker (2-inch-plus) slices will need several extra minutes, while thinner slices may cook more quickly. My salmon fillets were a little more than 1 inch thick and cooked in 19 minutes.
  • This recipe is best enjoyed the day that it is made, as salmon usually dries out when reheated. If you have leftover salmon, try serving it room temperature over a salad the next day or flaking and scrambling it with eggs. Extra veggies can be reheated and mixed into a salad or eggs, or enjoyed on their own.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(of 4)Calories: 539kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 37gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 465mgFiber: 3gSugar: 7g

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  1. Turned my salmon-hating boyfriend into a believer! Threw in basil in place of parsley (what I happened to have around) and a bit of parmesan into the butter and it was fantastic. Absolutely going to put this in the weekly rotation. So glad I found your website!5 stars

    1. Hooray! I’m glad this was a winner, Caitlin. I’m glad you found my site too—thanks for taking the time to share this review!

  2. Have you ever used roasted garlic on salmon in your recipes? I just made a bunch of it, and was thinking of using it. Super sweet corn is finally ready, and that’s what I use it for, I mix it with butter, some Romano cheese and salt. It’s the best! Idk if you remember The Frugal Gourmet, but this was his recipe. 

    1. Hi Patti! I have not, but you are welcome to experiment. I hope you enjoy the recipe if you give it a try! (That corn sounds delish too.)

  3. Just found your website and this was the first recipe I tried (always looking for more fish recipes and 1 Pan/pot meals are the best!).  I used salted butter instead of the Butter/canola mix, but otherwise stuck to the recipe.  The fish was flavorful and moist and perfectly complemented by the roasted vegetables.  This recipe is definitely a keeper.  Can’t wait to try the baked cod and vegetables!5 stars

    1. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed this recipe, Susana! Thank you for taking the time to share this kind review!

  4. I’m all about quick prep meals! This one fits the bill and was delicious! I especially appreciated the ability to adjust the servings and the recipe then gave accurate measurements for ingredients! Adding to our regular meal rotation!5 stars

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