Skip to main content

For a winter weeknight dinner that's vibrant, seasonal, and suffused with goodness look no further than this salmon one-pan dinner. Made with roasted winter vegetables and a delicious maple tahini dressing, it's the healthiest way to get dinner on the table (or ready for meal prepped lunches) in just about half an hour.

Baked Sheet Pan Salmon Ingredients

The beauty of the one-pan dinner is minimal dishes and prep work. Simply line a large sheet pan (we love Made In's sheet pan for this) or baking tray with parchment paper, chop up some vegetables, and throw everything together along with avocado oil or ghee, sea salt, and pepper.

This salmon dinner recipe includes seasonal stars like butternut squash, rainbow carrots, and Brussels sprouts, but feel free to use whatever winter vegetables you have on hand. Other varieties of winter squash, like delicata or acorn, would work wonderfully, as would parsnips, beets, sunchokes, turnips, sweet potatoes, onion, and cauliflower.

A Sweet and Savory Dressing for this Baked Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

While the vegetables spend their first 15 minutes in the oven, you've got time to stir together a delectable sauce. This maple tahini dressing is made by combining tahini with garlic and a touch of maple syrup in a high-speed blender or food processor until ultra creamy and smooth.

Tahini, made from blended sesame seeds, provides nuttiness and richness, along with vitamins and minerals like calcium. Maple syrup is a delicious way to sweeten the dressing and adds a bright pop of flavor. Garlic adds oomph and lends anti-inflammatory properties to boot.

After the vegetables have roasted for fifteen minutes, remove them from the oven and add the wild salmon pieces to the tray. Wild salmon provides a mega dose of healthy fats and protein, but it can be swapped for another fish or even thinly sliced chicken breast if you prefer. Pop the baking tray back in the oven and cook for an additional ten minutes (longer for chicken), or until the salmon is flaky.

At this point, it couldn't be easier: Just remove the tray from the oven, divide the vegetables and salmon into dishes, and drizzle with the maple tahini dressing. Hello, healthy and easy dinner.

salmon one-pan dinner

Baked salmon with winter vegetables including Brussels sprouts, rainbow carrots, butternut squash is delicious and healthy. An easy go to weeknight dinner. 

  • Duration
  • Cook Time
  • Prep Time
  • 2Servings


  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or ghee
  • 2 cups cubed butternut squash
  • 2 cups halved Brussels sprouts
  • 4 rainbow carrots, sliced
  • 2 portions wild salmon
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons water to thin
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, and line a sheet pan or baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Add cut vegetables to the lined baking tray, and drizzle with avocado oil or ghee. Sprinkle with sea salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Roast the vegetables 15 minutes.
  4. While the vegetables are roasting, make the dressing. Combine the tahini, maple syrup, garlic cloves, one tablespoon of water, and the sea salt and pepper in a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and incorporated. Add another tablespoon of water if necessary.
  5. After 15 minutes, remove the vegetables from oven.
  6. Add the salmon to the sheet pan or baking tray and season with sea salt and pepper. Place the pan back in the oven and cook for an additional ten minutes.
  7. Remove the salmon and vegetables from oven and divide into two bowls. Drizzle with tahini sauce and enjoy!

Related Recipes

Asian Salmon

Asian Salmon With Broccoli: One Pan Wonder

A delicious recipe can be made in just one sheet pan in less than 30 minutes. This Asian salmon and broccoli recipe is easy and healthy!

brussels sprouts quinoa salad

Hearty and Warm Vegan Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Salad

This plant-based and gluten-free warm butternut squash and Brussels sprouts quinoa salad is the perfect meal for cool wintery days.

This Salmon Burger Recipe is a Match Made in Kale Salad Heaven

Salmon Burger and Kale Salad: A Recipe Match Made in Drool Heaven

This salmon burger recipe only looks complicated. Reality: you just need a food processor, a pan, and a bed of kale to achieve this burger perfection.

corn salad

Baked Wild Salmon With a Zesty Tomato, Avocado, and Corn Salad

Celebrate the flavors and colors of summer with this simple tomato, avocado, and corn salad recipe with wild salmon. Bonus: it's done in 20 minutes.

garlic tahini bowl

Crave-Worthy Vegan Roasted Veggie Bowl With Garlic-Tahini Sauce

This vegan veggie bowl made with roasted root vegetables, winter squash, and healthy spinach is the perfect meal to nourish and satisfy you!

baked salmon recipe

Bookmark this Honey Mustard Baked Salmon Recipe ASAP

It's ready in 15 minutes. Really. Just a handful of delicious ingredients are needed for this Honey Mustard Baked Salmon Recipe.

roasted sheet pan chicken with rainbow carrots and potatoes on a platter.

Roasted Sheet Pan Chicken with Smashed Potatoes and Rainbow Carrots [Video]

Colorful, seasonal, and positively layered with flavor with garlic, fresh herbs and nutty ghee. Watch the video now.

sweet potato pasta

Cozy Dinner Alert: Sweet Potato Pasta with Garlic Tahini Sauce

Made with just a handful of pantry staples, plus everyone’s favorite root vegetable, this sweet potato pasta can be on the table in less than thirty minutes.