by Olena

One Pan Salmon and Veggies

by Olena

5 from 3 reviews

One pan salmon and veggies garnished with pepper

One Pan Salmon

This one pan salmon and veggies makes one healthy, easy and tasty dinner. Salmon, butternut squash and brussels sprouts are coated in super easy homemade honey garlic sauce and baked together on a sheet pan for 30 minutes.

In the last 3 weeks, we made this one pan salmon three times. I “borrowed” sauce recipe from my super popular honey garlic salmon. Then I chose firm vegetables cut into similar size pieces to ensure veggies come out tender while salmon stays juicy.

Consistency throughout a sheet pan is key when it comes to one pan dinners.


We start with about 1.5 lbs salmon fillet. Preferably wild as science shows it is better for us and the environment.

When making one pan dinner, it is important to pair wild salmon with vegetables that take same time to cook or cook veggies first. Because wild salmon is less fatty than farmed. It can come out dry if overcooked.


Cut vegetables into same size pieces. I do not peel brussels sprouts but rather just cut them in halves.

chopped brussels sprouts and butternut squash in separate bowls

To chop butternut squash, I first cut off a part without a hole. Then chop them separately into more or less even size cubes. It helps to peel an entire butternut squash and save some for later. It refrigerates really well for up to a week.

I like to make super simple butternut squash soup for lunch in my Blendtec. Or you can try my slow cooker butternut squash soup with quinoa, chicken, peanuts, pepper and Thai flavours. Mmmmmm.

butternut squash on a cutting board cut and peeled with a knifecubed butternut squash on a cutting board

Honey Garlic Sauce

To make honey garlic sauce, we combine honey, lemon juice, fresh garlic, salt and pepper. Give a whisk and use right away. Place salmon fillet in the middle of the baking sheet, pour 1/3 of honey garlic sauce on top and spread with a brush.

Then coat veggies in more sauce and a bit of oil so they roast nicely. Butternut squash first, then brussels sprouts. You can do it right on the pan but I like to dirty another bowl and just toss vegetables in there.

Transfer veggies as you are done seasoning them to a baking sheet. On one side of salmon fillet in a single layer. Repeat this step with brussels sprouts.

One pan salmon and veggies coated in honey garlic sauce on a baking sheet

How Long to Bake Salmon?

Bake one pan salmon and veggies for 30 minutes in 425 degrees oven with squash side further in the oven. It is the longest cooking vegetable on this tray that could benefit from more heat.

What to Serve One Pan Salmon and Veggies With?

This dinner is one pan meal on its own. If you want to make it a big meal for a crowd, below are a few ideas.

This salmon and butternut squash is perfect for meal prep. You could double the recipe!


One pan salmon

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How to Make One Pan Salmon and Veggies


One Pan Salmon and Veggies

5 from 3 reviews

One pan salmon and veggies coated in honey garlic sauce, then baked in a sheet pan for 30 minutes for a healthy easy dinner.

  • Author: Olena of
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: One Pan
  • Cuisine: North American


  • 1.5 lbs wild salmon fillet
  • 1.25 lbs (4 cups) butternut squash, cubed
  • 1.25 lbs (4 cups) brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil

Honey Garlic Sauce:

  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 large garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line large baking sheet with silicone mat or unbleached parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, add honey, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper and whisk.
  3. Place salmon fillet in the middle of the baking sheet, pour 1/3 of honey garlic sauce on top and spread with a brush.
  4. In a medium bowl, add butternut squash, drizzle with 1 tbsp oil and 1/3 of honey garlic sauce. Mix well to coat and transfer to a baking sheet on one side of salmon fillet in a single layer. Repeat this step with brussels sprouts.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes with squash side further in the oven. Serve hot, with a side of quinoa if you wish. Perfect for a meal prep.

Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

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Hello and welcome to iFOODreal.

My name is Olena Osipov. I'm a mom to 2 boys and a wife to Alex. And this is our healthy family recipes blog. I grew up in Ukraine on real food. As an adult, I tried many diets without results. Now for over 10 years, I cook quick and easy healthy meals for my family. I can help you with “What’s for dinner?” too.

What You Will Find Here

Healthy family recipes with simple ingredients. Many are inspired by my Ukrainian heritage. I share mostly dinner recipes because it just never ends... I’m obsessed with healthy freezer meals. And more than in love with my Instant Pot.

A Little More About Me

Originally from Ukraine, I now reside on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada with my family. I started this blog in 2012 when I ended up at home with 2 small kids unemployed and a wee bit chubby.

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  1. Dear Miss Olena!!
    I loved your recipes, i loved your videos and they were perfect: informative, entertaining, and so professional. The time was great.. I too have the Instant pot and I really love cooking with it. I am making your chicken with potatoes and veggies today. And the salmon and veggies for my family tonight. I am using a less denser fish, though: talapia. So I think I will blanch my Brussels sprout a bit and cover the whole thing as well so it stays tender.

    Thank you for providing me with ideas!!
    In gratitude,
    Marky Mander
    Pipe Creek, Texas

    1. Awe, you are so welcome! So happy to hear you are enjoying my recipes! Please don’t be shy to leave me a comment with a star review once you make any recipe. Have a great weekend!

      1. I have piece of salmon that looks like yours in the picture but mine is frozen. I was hoping to use this recipe. Since you said no to using frozen salmon, what do you think would happen if I thawed this piece and used your recipe?

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