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5 from 1 vote

Baked Pesto Salmon

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best oven baked salmon recipe, how to brine salmon, Pesto salmon, salmon sheet pan dinner
Servings: 4
Author: Andrea Howe


  • 4 salmon filets preferably wild-caught
  • 6-8 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.