Baked Pesto Salmon

5 from 3 reviews

This pesto salmon sheet pan meal with broccoli and fingerling potatoes comes together quickly and has a ton of flavor, making it the perfect healthy weeknight dinner.



4 salmon filets, preferably wild-caught

68 tablespoons of store bought or homemade pesto

1 small head of broccoli, cut into florets

1/2 lb fingerling potatoes, cut in half

Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees

In a bowl, toss the potatoes in 1-2 tablespoons of pesto and a sprinkle of salt, and arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet

Toss the broccoli in another tablespoon of pesto and salt, and arrange on the baking sheet next to the potatoes

Bake for 15 minutes

Remove pan from the oven and lower to 275 degrees

Arrange salmon filets next to the potatoes and broccoli, and spoon on and spread a tablespoon of pesto to each filet

Return pan to the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, beginning to check for doneness at 10 minutes.


See post notes for optional brining instructions.

See post above for notes on how to tell when salmon is cooked through.

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