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With just 5 ingredients, this sheet pan dinner is an easy way to get a healthy meal on the table — even on your busiest nights. Baked Maple-Glazed Salmon, sweet potatoes, and broccoli cook together on one tray, so there are very few dishes to wash at the end! Pair the fish and vegetables with biscuits, muffins, rice or a loaf of crusty bread for a delicious, family-friend supper.

Maple Glazed Salmon with sweet potatoes and broccoli on a sheet pan for dinner

Maple Mustard Glazed Salmon

You won’t believe how delicious 5 simple ingredients can taste! This maple glazed salmon is brushed with a simple yet flavorful combination of maple syrup, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. The sweet, salty, savory, and zesty components highlight the natural flavor of the fish without overpowering the meal. When it’s under the broiler, the sugar in the maple syrup caramelizes, creating a crispy exterior and moist, tender inside.

What is a Sheet Pan Dinner?

If you couldn’t tell, I love the idea of one-dish meals. Whether it’s made in a slow cooker, in a soup pot, or in a casserole dish, quick meals with very few dishes get my stamp of approval!

A “Sheet Pan Dinner” is simply a meal that cooks on one tray (or baking sheet). You don’t have to juggle meat on the stove, sides in the oven, or salad in a bowl! Instead, throw everything onto a single dish and you’ve got your protein, starch and veggies ready to go.

I had to play around with the timing on this particular sheet pan supper to get it just right in my oven, but I was finally very satisfied with the results…and I’m excited to share them with you today. The meal is packed with nutrition, it tastes delicious, and best of all…you have a complete dinner cooked on a single tray!

Broiled salmon fillet with sweet potatoes and broccoli on a blue and white plate

Ingredients for Baked Maple Glazed Salmon

This is a quick overview of the ingredients that you’ll need for the easy sheet pan salmon. As always, specific measurements and complete cooking instructions are included in the printable recipe box at the bottom of the post.

  • Sweet potatoes: peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes. Keep them small and uniform in size so that they’re evenly cooked by the time the salmon is done.
  • Broccoli: a fresh head of broccoli (or two) cut into florets.
  • Salmon: I use skin-on fillets. Frozen salmon works fine, just make sure to thaw it in the refrigerator overnight before using in this recipe.
  • Maple syrup: such a great companion with salmon and sweet potatoes, the sugars in the syrup caramelize under the broiler, giving the fish a crispy exterior.
  • Dijon mustard: for savory, zesty flavor.
  • Olive oil, salt and pepper: kitchen staples that I don’t actually “count” in my list of 5 ingredients, but that are essential to the perfect sheet pan salmon dinner!

5 ingredients for sheet pan dinner with salmon sweet potatoes and broccoli

How to Make Maple Glazed Salmon

Giving the potatoes and broccoli a head-start in the oven before adding the fish to the pan is the key to a perfectly-cooked sheet pan dinner. The veggies have time to cook until they’re tender, without drying out the salmon.

  1. Line a half sheet pan with foil (for easy clean up), and spread the broccoli and sweet potatoes in a single layer on the pan.
  2. Drizzle the potatoes and broccoli with olive oil, then toss to coat in the oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Roast the vegetables in the oven at 425°F for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are almost fork-tender.
  4. Whisk together the maple glaze for the salmon.
  5. Push the vegetables to the edge of the pan, and place the salmon in the center. Leave some space in between each piece of salmon to allow even cooking.
  6. Brush each piece of fish with plenty of maple glaze, and place the sheet pan dinner under the broiler.
  7. Broil for 7-10 minutes, or until fish is crispy on the outside and flakes easily with a fork.

Drizzling olive oil over broccoli and sweet potatoes on a baking sheet

Maple glaze for sheet pan salmon dinner in glass measuring cup with whisk

Raw salmon placed in the center of a baking sheet and surrounded by sweet potatoes and broccoli

Basting sheet pan salmon with maple glaze

What to Serve with Maple Glazed Salmon

If you’d like to offer an extra side dish with the salmon, sweet potatoes and broccoli, try any of these easy options:

Storage

Store leftover salmon and vegetables in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.

Can I freeze maple glazed salmon?

Yes! Cooked salmon can be frozen for four to six months, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Thaw cooked salmon in the refrigerator or immersed in cold water. Use cooked, thawed salmon in salads or as a substitution for canned salmon in casseroles, pasta dishes, sandwiches or wraps.

Recipe Variations

  • Can you bake salmon from frozen? Yes, you can. You’ll need to extend the baking time to account for the frozen fish. The extra moisture in the fish may prevent the final dish from becoming quite as crispy on the outside, too.
  • Swap out the Dijon and use yellow prepared mustard instead.
  • Season the fish with other herbs and spices before adding the glaze. We love to sprinkle on some of this all-purpose seasoning, but onion powder, garlic powder, dried herbs like rosemary, thyme, parsley or chives, paprika, or even spicy cayenne would all be great, too.
  • Double all of the ingredients to feed a larger family, or cut all of the ingredients in half to serve just one or two. The instructions and total cooking time will remain the same.
  • Use cauliflower or Brussels sprouts instead of broccoli. If you’d like to swap out the broccoli for asparagus, just pull the asparagus off of the pan before you add the fish.
  • Instead of the maple syrup, use honey or brown sugar.

Broiled sheet pan dinner with salmon sweet potatoes and broccoli on a spatula

Tips for the Best Maple Glazed Salmon Recipe

  • Line the baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup. The maple glaze drip down and burn on the pan, which is hard to get off later.
  • Total baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your fillets. You know the fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to overcook the salmon or it will become dry.
  • If your salmon fillets are particularly thick, you might need to add them to the baking sheet with the vegetables for a few extra minutes in the oven before switching the temperature to BROIL.
  • Broiling gives the salmon a beautifully crisp exterior, while keeping the inside moist and tender. It also produces a great char on the outside of the broccoli and potatoes, which gives them so much extra flavor!
  • If it looks like your broccoli or potatoes are getting too dark and charred before the fish is done, remove them from the pan and return the salmon to the oven on its own.
  • Garnish with lemon wedges and your favorite fresh herbs, such as parsley, basil, thyme or chives. These add a nice, bright, colorful finishing touch.Close up image of maple glazed salmon fillet on a spatula on a sheet pan

More Easy Salmon Recipes to Try

Maple Glazed Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

4.95 from 18 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 407 kcal
With just 5 ingredients, this sheet pan dinner with Maple Glazed Salmon, Sweet Potatoes and Broccoli is an easy way to serve a healthy meal!

Ingredients
  

  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 12 ounces broccoli florets
  • 4 salmon fillets (about 4-6 ounces each)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 425°F.
  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Spread sweet potatoes and broccoli onto prepared pan and drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, or more as needed to fully coat the vegetables. Toss the vegetables in the oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Roast for 10-15 minutes, or until potatoes are almost fork-tender.
  • While potatoes and broccoli are roasting, prepare the glaze for the salmon. In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup, mustard, ¼ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • Remove vegetables from oven and turn oven setting to BROIL on “high.” Spread broccoli and potatoes to outer edges of sheet pan to make room in the center for the fish.
  • Place salmon in center of tray, leaving at least ½-inch of space in between each fillet so that they cook evenly. Brush glaze on top of each piece of salmon.
  • Broil for 7-10 minutes, or until salmon flakes easily with a fork and top is browned and crispy. Potatoes and broccoli should be roasted and tender as well. The total broiling time will depend on the size and thickness of your fish.

Notes

  • Line the baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easy cleanup. The maple glaze drip down and burn on the pan, which is hard to get off later.
  • Total baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your fillets. You know the fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to overcook the salmon or it will become dry.
  • If your salmon fillets are particularly thick, you might need to add them to the baking sheet with the vegetables for a few extra minutes in the oven before switching the temperature to BROIL.
  • Broiling gives the salmon a beautifully crisp exterior, while keeping the inside moist and tender. It also produces a great char on the outside of the broccoli and potatoes, which gives them so much extra flavor!
  • If it looks like your broccoli or potatoes are getting too dark and charred before the fish is done, remove them from the pan and return the salmon to the oven on its own.
  • Garnish with lemon wedges and your favorite fresh herbs, such as parsley, basil, thyme or chives. These add a nice, bright, colorful finishing touch.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of the recipeCalories: 407kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 31gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 213mgPotassium: 1237mgFiber: 4gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 9810IUVitamin C: 77.4mgCalcium: 103mgIron: 2.3mg
Keyword: maple glazed salmon, salmon dinner, sheet pan dinner, sheet pan salmon
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Author: Blair Lonergan

This recipe was originally published in September, 2015. It was updated in January, 2019.

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  1. Just made this tonight! My boyfriend called it a “wife level meal while on a girlfriend salary” hahaha so safe to say we loved it. I did add some maple syrup to the veggies for the last 5 minutes as well. Soooo good. I added the Dijon and maple marinade to some vegetarian protein as well and it was delicious too (boyfriend had the salmon and loved it). Will absolutely make again ❤️