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Pesto Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner with potatoes and green beans is a simple and delicious dinner recipe that’s ready in less than forty minutes and leaves you with only one pan to clean up. This seafood sheet pan meal is a healthy addition to your weekly meal plan.
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Disclaimer: This recipe was developed through a sponsored partnership with Gorton’s. As always, all opinions are my own.
When do you need an easy dinner recipe like Pesto Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner? When life feels like a really bad word problem:
The little guy had individual school pictures on Monday and his class picture on Tuesday.
The big guy had Spirit Week at school, and had to wear yellow on Monday, brown on Tuesday, blue on Wednesday, and green on Friday. Also consider that he has gym on Tuesday, art on Wednesday, and was going to work with daddy for Take Your Child to Work on Thursday.
After school, the little guy had teeball practice on Monday and a game on Wednesday, and the big guy had Cub Scouts on Wednesday and baseball practice on Friday.
It was going to be cool and rainy on Monday and Tuesday, cloudy on Wednesday, and warm and sunny on Friday.
Solve for X, where X = what clothes my children are going to wear.
These are the weeks I need a meal like this…
Easy prep, fast cooking time, and only one pan to clean up makes Pesto Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner with potatoes and green beans the solution to all of your busy day dinner problems.
While the oven preheats, you wash and cut the potatoes, then toss them in some pesto. Pop them in the oven for ten minutes, and during this time, wash and snap the green beans (or buy them already snapped to save even more time). Pull the pan out of the oven, toss on the green beans with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then it’s back into the oven for ten minutes. During this time you can even put the pesto in a bowl for topping the fish and get the table set, because a little help from Gorton’s makes this sheet pan meal even easier…
The first thing that might come to mind when you think of the Gorton’s Fisherman might be their Delicious Classics line, including Popcorn Shrimp or the ever-popular Fish Sticks like I used in these Chili Lime Fish Stick Tacos. However, Gorton’s has plenty of other options to make it fast and easy to serve the wholesome goodness of seafood to your family. I have a gluten allergy, so I love knowing that Gorton’s has plenty of products that are gluten free. That means no going to special grocery stores or having to search for what I want in certain sections of the store, or preparing something different for myself than I prepare for the rest of the family. And no paying higher prices for a specialty gluten free product. You’ll find these grilled and baked options, some simply seasoned and others saucy, right in the freezer aisle alongside the Gorton’s Delicious Classics. And when you pair the salmon, cod, tilapia, and more with other simple ingredients, you get easy, nutritious meals that are naturally gluten free and don’t require special ingredients or preparations.
Check out the full line of Gorton’s products, including grilled, gourmet, and saucy varieties, in addition to the classics and gluten free products, to make weeknight seafood meals totally do-able. Then follow @GortonsSeafood on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube for more ideas and inspiration.
More easy weeknight meals with Gorton’s
Their Roasted Garlic and Herb Grilled Cod would be delicious with an Italian Style Wedge Salad. Serve Garlic Butter Shrimp Scampi atop Browned Butter Cauliflower Rice. Or for a gluten free option, swap out the fish sticks in these Chili Lime Fish Stick Tacos with Signature Grilled Tilapia.
And if you love this recipe, here are some others you’ll enjoy. Huevos Rancheros Sheet Pan Nachos from Melanie Makes are a fun fusion of two favorites. Creamy Pesto Pasta from She Wears Many Hats looks divine, and you can even add some Gorton’s shrimp or fish. And if you are in a poultry mood with your beans and potatoes, try this Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner from The Little Kitchen.
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Pesto Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner
- 1 pound small potatoes halved or quartered (or larger white or red potatoes cut into about ¾ inch pieces)
- 4 tablespoons pesto, divided, plus additional for serving, if desired
- 1 pound fresh green beans washed and ends trimmed off
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
- ½ teaspoon pepper, divided
- 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese, plus additional for serving, if desired
- 1-1 ½ pounds salmon, cut into four 4-6 oz. filets
- Preheat oven to 400°F and lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil or cooking spray.
- Place the potatoes on one side of the sheet pan, drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the pesto, and toss to coat. Spread in an even layer covering about one-third of the sheet pan. Bake at 400°F for 10 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and place the green beans on the other side of the pan, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Toss to coat, and spread in an even layer covering about one-third of the sheet pan, opposite the potatoes. Return to the oven and ake at 400°F for 15 minutes.
- While in the oven, sprinkle the salmon filets with the remaining ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and spread the remaining 2 Tablespoons pesto over the salmon.
- Remove the pan from the oven. Gently toss the potatoes and green beans and move them over to the opposite sides of the pan. Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the green beans and place the salmon fillets down the center of the pan.
- Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until the potatoes and green beans are tender, and the salmon flakes and reaches an internal temperature of 135°F.
- Remove from the oven and let rest fior 5-10 minutes. The salmon should then reach a final internal temperature of 145°F. Serve the salmon, green beans, and potatoes with additional pesto and parmesan cheese, if desired.