One-Pan Salmon Asparagus Recipe (VIDEO)

One-Pan Salmon Asparagus recipe with a lemon-garlic-herb butter. Every bite is so juicy and flavorful! A reader favorite, 20-minute salmon dinner. | natashaskitchen.com

The lemon-garlic-herb butter melts over this baked salmon and asparagus as it bakes and every bite is so flavorful! This one-pan salmon asparagus recipe is a reader and family favorite (read the glowing reviews here). The flavored butter here is gold. It is the same butter we use on our popular turkey recipe. It comes together quickly and everything it touches always gets rave reviews.

Seriously though, this salmon recipe is a must-try. Make it once and you’ll make it again and again. It’s just THAT good – perfect for special occasions and easy enough for a busy weeknight. It’s delicious and looks so pretty on that baking dish. Make this and you will impress your family.

Don’t miss the quick video recipe to see just how easy this is!

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SO MUCH FLAVOR!! I hope you all love this easy dinner idea. I’d pass you a slice if I could because I really want you to discover this juicy salmon recipe! P.S. I’ve been making this salmon with 6 Tbsp butter instead of 8 and it works just as well which is why the recipe states 6 Tbsp butter. 

One-Pan Salmon Asparagus recipe with a lemon-garlic-herb butter. Every bite is so juicy and flavorful! A reader favorite, 20-minute salmon dinner. | natashaskitchen.com

Also, salmon is so good for you with all those wonderful Omega 3’s. I just think salmon is the most satisfying dish that leaves you feeling full but light at the same time. And this one is lip-smacking good!!

One-Pan Salmon Asparagus recipe with a lemon-garlic-herb butter. Every bite is so juicy and flavorful! A reader favorite, 20-minute salmon dinner. | natashaskitchen.com

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One-Pan Salmon Asparagus Recipe (VIDEO)

4.81 from 26 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
One-Pan Salmon Asparagus recipe with a lemon-garlic-herb butter. Every bite is so juicy and flavorful! A reader favorite, 20-minute salmon dinner. | natashaskitchen.com
A one-pan easy salmon dinner idea. The lemon-garlic-herb butter is GOLD!! It melts into the salmon and asparagus as it bakes and every bite is so flavorful.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $30-$35 (Varies by Season)
Servings: 6 as a main course

Ingredients

For the Salmon and Asparagus:

  • 2 lbs salmon filet cut into six 6 oz portions
  • 2 lbs 2 bunches asparagus, fibrous ends removed
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small lemon sliced into rings for garnish

For the Lemon-Garlic-Herb Butter:

  • 6 Tbsp 85 grams unsalted butter, softened (*see quick softening note)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice from 1 small lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed or minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt we used sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

Prep:

  1. Preheat oven to 450˚F with oven rack in top third. Line large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper, trimming the paper to just fit so it doesn't go over edges of pan (this prevents the paper from charring under broiler).

How to Make One-Pan Salmon Asparagus:

  1. Place salmon filets in a row down the center of your lined baking pan. Arrange trimmed asparagus on the sides of the salmon. Drizzle asparagus lightly with olive oil and roll to coat. Sprinkle both asparagus and salmon with salt and pepper.
  2. In a medium bowl, use a fork to mash together all ingredients for flavored butter. It takes a couple of minutes to come together but keep mashing and it will happen. You can also use a food processor for the job if you prefer.
  3. Spoon 3/4 of your flavored butter over the salmon and spread evenly (no need for perfection). Dab remaining butter mix over the asparagus. Top each salmon filet with a slice of lemon and bake uncovered at 450˚F for 10-12 minutes (a thinner fillet will take 10 minutes and larger fillet takes 12 minutes). Set the oven to BROIL and bake another 2-3 minutes to give the salmon a golden glow. Bake until salmon is flaky and cooked through.

Recipe Notes

**How to Speed-Soften Butter: Place wrapped stick of butter in airtight ziploc bag and submerge bag in warm (100˚F) water, placing a weight over the top so it doesn’t float. Let sit 10 -15 mins until softened.

 

One-Pan Salmon Asparagus recipe with a lemon-garlic-herb butter. Every bite is so juicy and flavorful! A reader favorite, 20-minute salmon dinner. | natashaskitchen.com

P.S. Spoon some of those scrumptious pan juices over your salmon for even more amazing flavor! What is YOUR favorite way to enjoy salmon? 

One-Pan Salmon Asparagus recipe with a lemon-garlic-herb butter. Every bite is so juicy and flavorful! A reader favorite, 20-minute salmon dinner. | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Chris Mack
    May 7, 2018

    So, made this recipe tonight and missed the whole measurement on the butter for the salt and pepper! Booo to me! So, it was definitely beautiful, but it could’ve used a little more salt and pepper, other than what I put on top of everything. Will try again next time and 6 oz of butter is definitely enough! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 7, 2018

      I’m glad to hear the recipe was a success Chris! Thanks for sharing your great review with other readers! Reply

  • Robert H.
    May 7, 2018

    This meal was amazing and so simple to prepare. We like our salmon lightly cooked and the combination with the lemon-garlic-butter and parsley was great. Asparagus was the perfect vegetable. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 7, 2018

      I’m glad you love this recipe just as much as I do Robert! Thanks for sharing your outstanding review! Reply

  • Lianella R
    April 25, 2018

    Made this salmon recipe so many times and never enough for my husband! His all time favorite meal! I also made it for a birthday party last night and all the guest loved it! It’s easy to make and so so juicy and flavorful! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 25, 2018

      I’m happy to hear the recipe is enjoyed by everyone! Thanks for sharing your excellent review with other readers Lianella! Reply

  • Tania
    March 31, 2018

    Hi!

    Is there a way to cook it without using butter?

    Thank you in advance! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 1, 2018

      Hello Tania! I’ve heard other users try vegan butter and earth balance avocado oil butter with great success. Maybe try that? Reply

  • Sheila
    March 26, 2018

    Delicious! Will definitely add to my recipe book. Everyone loved it and washed they had seconds! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 26, 2018

      I’m glad to hear everyone loves the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Sheila! Reply

  • Hoang Nguyent
    March 24, 2018

    I don’t like the smell of salmon, my daughter doesn’t like too much vegetables, lemon, pepper… Your recipe reconciles us.
    Tonight will be the fourth time I make this dish for both of us. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 24, 2018

      WoW! I am so glad to hear this recipe is so well liked by your entire family! Thanks for sharing your excellent review, it put a big smile on my face! Reply

  • Diana Poliuk
    March 22, 2018

    I absolutely love every recipe I have ever made from Natasha kitchen! This is no different. I added shrimp (cooked) and on the side I made plain penne with pasta sauce . I wish I had a way of adding pictures! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 22, 2018

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes Diana! Thanks for following and sharing your excellent review! I would love it if you joined our private Facebook group where you can share your yummy photos!! Reply

  • Charlotte
    March 17, 2018

    Made the Salmon last night was outstanding….My husband does not care for salmon but he loved this recipe I had Trader Joes clam chowder on the side it was very tasty I will do this again……Thank you for sending me this recipe……
    Charlotte Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 17, 2018

      My pleasure Charlotte! I’m glad you both enjoy the recipe so much. Thanks for sharing your fantastic review! Reply

  • melvin
    March 16, 2018

    Hi Natasha! Was wondering, do I cut the recipes in half if I am only doing 1 pound? Salmon is quite expensive where I live 🙁 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 16, 2018

      Hi Melvin, I would cut everything in half if just doing half the salmon. If you wanted more vegetables, you wouldn’t have to cut that part down and there should still be plenty of butter in the pan for the asparagus. Reply

      • Melvin
        March 17, 2018

        Great thank you! Reply

  • Fran T
    March 10, 2018

    Made this for the SECOND time tonight. It was just as good as the first. The whole family loved it. It’s in rotation now. Thank you for such an easy delicious recipe. <3 <3 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 12, 2018

      My pleasure Fran! I’m glad the whole family enjoys the recipe. Thanks for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Teri Butler
    March 6, 2018

    Excellent dish, especially liked the
    Lemon garlic herb butter on the
    asparagus. Love your recipes. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 6, 2018

      I’m glad you love it Teri! Thanks for following and sharing your great review! Reply

  • Alexis Lyons
    March 6, 2018

    Is the Salmon well done or in between , Either way it looks Amazing 😍 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 6, 2018

      Hi Alexis, it is fully cooked but still juicy 🙂 Reply

  • Elizabeth
    March 2, 2018

    This is a great meal! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2018

      I’m glad you like it Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Jaime Kerhulas
    February 13, 2018

    I never leave reviews but I made this last night and WOW this was so amazing I cannot wait to make it again. My kids were upset because I didn’t buy more salmon lol. Great flavor and so super easy. Just added some Jasmine rice and was a complete meal. Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2018

      You’re welcome Jaime! I’m glad to hear how much everyone enjoys the recipe. Thanks for sharing your wonderful review with other readers! Reply

  • Audrey
    January 31, 2018

    Do you have the nutritional info for this recipe? My husband has several diet limitations. Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 31, 2018

      Hi Audrey, I don’t typically include calorie counts because of the time constraint that I have. I really need to hire some help to do that for me! When I need a quick answer though; I have used Caloriecount.com (their recipe analyzer is free). ps. I’m planning to do a site refresh this spring and looking to include nutritional labels in the recipes a that time so stay tuned. Reply

  • Patrick Coleman
    January 18, 2018

    Just made this tonight. Extremely simple and tasted incredible! Will definitely make again. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 18, 2018

      I’m glad you love it Patrick! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Michelle
    January 16, 2018

    I have been mixing my butter for 15 mins and the lemon juice is still separated. Help. 🙄 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 16, 2018

      Hi Michelle, no worries at all, even if some of the lemon juice is separated, just drizzle it over the salmon after you spread on the butter and it will still be just as good. 🙂 Sometimes a food processor helps to blend it together but I usually don’t like to dirty it up for the spread. It doesn’t have to incorporate 100% – it’s pretty forgiving 🙂 Reply

  • Linda
    January 13, 2018

    I made this last night for dinner and it was absolutely delicious and very easy to prepare. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 13, 2018

      I’m happy to hear that Linda! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Kasi
    December 11, 2017

    Wow! Made this tonight as my keto dinner. Even better tasting than I imagined. Definitely keeping this recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 11, 2017

      I’m glad you love the recipe Kasi! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Kathy
    November 4, 2017

    Love this recipe. Tried it with six people, and we all loved it! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 6, 2017

      I’m happy to hear that Kathy! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Neeha
    November 3, 2017

    hi! can i use aluminum foil paper instead of parchment paper? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 3, 2017

      Hi Neeha, from what I have read, acid is not a good idea with foil and may eat through the foil. It can potentially cause metals to leach from the foil which will contaminate the food. Reply

      • Irene L
        February 4, 2018

        Absolutely a brilliant recipe! My family loves it Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          February 4, 2018

          I’m glad you love it Irene! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Vivian
    November 1, 2017

    This looks delicious! I wish to try my hand at it but will the recipe also work with steaming or pan fry? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 1, 2017

      Hi Vivian, I think it has the best flavor when roasting in the oven because the flavor really penetrates deep into the salmon as it roasts and I think you would lose some of that by sautéing both sides. If sautéing, you might keep half of the butter mixture to spread over the sautéed top of the salmon for the last few minutes of cooking. That should definitely help enhance the flavor 🙂 Reply

      • Vivian
        November 1, 2017

        I only have a steamer oven and microwave to work with, which is why pan fry and steam would be the options I have to try this recipe. Unless I wrap the fish in foils? I’ll keep in mind for the tip with sauteeing. Thank you very much for your help ☺ Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          November 1, 2017

          Ok got it! 🙂 I would go with the pan option then 🙂 Reply

  • Aly
    October 24, 2017

    Normally when I bake salmon with skin, I bake it for a few minutes skin up, remove the skin and then flip it and bake the other side. How can I bake the salmon with skin? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 24, 2017

      Hi Aly, when baking this salmon with skin on, I just roast it the entire time with the skin-side down and then remove the skin to serve it. It’s an extra step to flip the salmon that way and it may not work well in this recipe since you spread the tops with all the flavor and you couldn’t really do that if you start skin-side up. Reply

      • Aly
        October 25, 2017

        great, thank you : ) Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          October 25, 2017

          You’re welcome! 🙂 Reply

  • Sylvia Cahue
    October 16, 2017

    Do you buy skinless salmon Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 16, 2017

      Hi Sylvia, I have tried this recipe with both and both work well. In the photos this time, I used skinless, just for ease of serving. Reply

  • Rose
    October 9, 2017

    I have all ingredients for this except fresh parsley 🙁 would it be just as good with dried parsley or would you suggest another herb to use? I have just about every dried herb imaginable in my cabinet! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 9, 2017

      I have not tried this with the dried parsley but I think it’s worth an experiment. The salmon is also good with fresh dill or even cilantro. Reply

  • Dawne
    October 6, 2017

    Fantastic! My husband thought he was in a high class restaurant! Said he would pay $100 for his dish. Thank you for sharing. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 6, 2017

      That’s awesome! I’m glad you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review Dawne! Reply

  • Viv
    September 30, 2017

    Whoa!!!! Just made this!! It was delish!! Loved it, so easy too. We didn’t hold back on the butter at all haha!! Yummmm!!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 2, 2017

      I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Viv! Reply

  • Cindy
    September 9, 2017

    Did you remove the skin underneath before cooking it? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 9, 2017

      Hi Cindy, this particular piece of salmon was purchased with the skin removed. You can remove it or leave it on – whatever you prefer 🙂 Reply

  • Uwe
    September 2, 2017

    Cooking for 10-12 minutes and then 3 minutes under the broiler will overcook and dry out the salmon Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 2, 2017

      We found the timing to work well with very tender and juicy results but a thinner piece of salmon would require less baking time. Reply

    • Darcie Becker
      September 23, 2017

      I agree. Unless wrapped in foil. Reply

  • Marlene Moore
    August 30, 2017

    I absolutely have to try this. I loved your video just couldn’t find the thumbs up to click on. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 30, 2017

      It’s one of my most popular recipes! Please let me know what you think Marlene! Reply

  • Valya
    July 15, 2017

    It’s very simple, quick and amazing! Thank you for our delicious dinner 😀 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 15, 2017

      My pleasure Valya! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Natalie
    July 4, 2017

    The flavors here are delicious!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 4, 2017

      Thank you! 🙂 Reply

  • OLGA
    June 29, 2017

    This looks delicious. I really want to make it. Melt in your mouth recipe for sure! I loooove asparagus and salmon, so this is a good combination. Yum! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 30, 2017

      This recipe is really popular and for good reason! Please let me know what you think of the recipe Olga! Reply

  • Natasha
    natashaskitchen
    June 26, 2017

    I’m not familiar with the air-fry method. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Carrie Kappel
    June 25, 2017

    Made about half of this recipe, with fillets about 8 oz, so baked a couple minute longer and was fabulous! Fish was flaky and the asparagus had a slight bit of crunch. Very easy and made ahead to just pop in the oven when ready to eat. Will definitely make this again. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 25, 2017

      Hi Carrie, I’m so happy you enjoyed the recipe so much you would make it again. That’s fantastic!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review 🙂 Reply

  • GT
    June 25, 2017

    The recipes look good, except I don’t like to use so much butter. I would like to know if anyone has tried it successfully with much less butter. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 25, 2017

      Hi GT, I think it would still work with 4 to 6 Tbsp of butter. Keep in mind, alot of the butter stays in the pan but it does flavor the salmon well and makes it very juicy 🙂 Reply

    • Shiries
      September 3, 2017

      I actually used a vegan butter because I’m dairy free. I used the earth balance avocado oil butter, and it was still amazingggggg. Reply

  • Greg Pavich
    June 24, 2017

    One of my favourite recipes of all times. So easy and so tasty. Thank you again for making me look good in the kitchen. Lol Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 25, 2017

      LOL, my pleasure Greg! I’m glad you love the recipe as much as I do! Reply

  • Suzanne Cuffaro
    June 19, 2017

    Hi!!!!

    I’m def going to try this recipe because it’s so healthy, looks so good and I love salmon and asparagus!!!!

    Question: how long can you keep cooked salmon in fridge for leftovers?? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 20, 2017

      Hi Suzanne, This one does reheat well and keeps well in the fridge for up to 2 days – possibly longer but we haven’t had leftovers of this recipe longer than that 🙂 I like to warm the salmon up on a skillet, but it’s also pretty good eaten cold if you wanted to put it into a salad 🙂 Reply

  • Guadalupe
    June 15, 2017

    Hi Natasha!!! I just want to say Thank you for this recipe. I cooked this for dinner tonight and it’s DELICIOUS!!! I used tilapia fish because I didn’t have salmon and I was lazy to go to the store… The flavor is so good. Thank you again for your great recipes! 💕 Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 15, 2017

      You’re welcome Guadalupe! I’m so glad to hear how much you love the recipes! Thanks for sharing your great review 🙂 Reply

  • J Huston
    June 14, 2017

    Would be nice to have the option to print the recipe with out all the pictures. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2017

      Hi J, there is a print button at the top right of the recipe and towards the bottom of the page that prints with just 1 small photo of the dish. Reply

  • Patty
    June 13, 2017

    Can you tell me the nutrition breakdown? We are trying to be salt, fat, calorie conscious. I could not find the breakdown. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 13, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Patty! Reply

  • Yum! That butter sounds divine. Have you tried this with other types of fish? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 13, 2017

      Hi Laura, I haven’t tried other fish with this method but the flavored butter works well on many other fish and even shrimp and lobster. If you experiment with something, let me know how you like it! 🙂 Reply

  • Sandra S Templeton
    June 12, 2017

    Would it be possible to split this recipe? There are just two of us. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 12, 2017

      Hi Sandra, yes absolutely! You can cut it in half and keep the baking time the same 🙂 Reply

  • Linda Baxter
    June 10, 2017

    what could you use instead of asparagus..neither my husband or myself like asparagus..but love salmon.. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 10, 2017

      Linda, I would use broccoli or green beans instead. Reply

      • Linda Baxter
        June 13, 2017

        I tried it with green string beans and wasn’t happy with it ..think I will try broccoli or cauiflower next time.. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 13, 2017

          Hi Linda, good to know it doesn’t work well with string beans. It takes some experimenting if you are switching out the vegetables since some veggies cook faster/slower. Reply

          • Rachelle
            September 4, 2017

            Maybe you could blanch the green beans first then they would work. I’m assuming they didn’t cook enough.

  • Made this recipe last night for my family and they loved it!! Love your recipes! Thank you!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 9, 2017

      Hi Melissa! I’m so glad you loved it 🙂 Thank you for sharing your wonderful review! Reply

  • Vicki
    June 9, 2017

    I really like this recipe. My personal trainer really recommended me to eat asparagus and salmon. So this will definitely work for me. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 9, 2017

      Your trainer is on to something and I hope you love this recipe!! 🙂 Reply

  • June 9, 2017

    Yum! This looks delicious. Love one-pan meals! We eat a lot of salmon around our house; I need to try this. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 9, 2017

      Oh that’s awesome! I hope you fall in love with this one 🙂 Reply

  • June 9, 2017

    Not gonna lie Natasha, I have been BINGE watching your youtube channel for the past coupe days. I love them. Would this recipe work just as well with cod or halibut? Not a salmon lover over here. Thanks for sharing! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 9, 2017

      Hayley, I haven’t tried it with other fish but I think they should work. Make sure the fish is flaky and cooked through. If you test it, let me know how it goes. 😁 Reply

  • Alana
    June 9, 2017

    Thats a crazy amount of butter for 2lb fish!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 9, 2017

      No worries, a good amount of it stays in the pan and keep in mind it’s 8 Tbsp of butter for 6 servings including 2 lbs of asparagus 🙂 You can absolutely cut down to 6 Tbsp and the recipe will still work 🙂 Reply

  • vera
    June 9, 2017

    This is exact recipe as the other one with the whole salmon right? In this recipe you just have the salmon cut….anyway I still love your recipes 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 9, 2017

      Yes! I found it was easier to serve it this way so I like this method a little better but it is exactly the same recipe. It’s one of our most popular recipes so we created a video so more people can discover it 🙂 Reply

  • This is so ideal because my husband is a fisherman and actually catches his own salmon. And we save a lot of money this way! Plus, this is so easy!!!! Thank you. I like the eye-popping green it adds too =) Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 9, 2017

      You’re welcome Laura! Please let me know what your family thinks of the recipe! Reply

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