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Garlic Butter Salmon and Asparagus

This GARLIC BUTTER SALMON AND ASPARAGUS all bakes together in one dish for easy prep and clean up! The salmon is perfectly juicy and flaky and the asparagus turns out tender-crisp with the most amazing flavor thanks to all the garlic butter. 

baked salmon and asparagus on sheet pan.

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a huge fish lover, but I’m trying hard to change my ways.

Fish can be such a healthy protein and it’s a nice change of pace when we’re getting tired of eating the same old chicken or beef. 

This baked salmon and asparagus recipe is loaded with flavor, but it’s super easy to throw together and it all bakes up in one pan so there is minimal clean up. 

I think you’re going to love this one!

Overhead view of salmon and asparagus on a plate.

How to bake salmon and asparagus: 

To start, you’ll want to spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.

Lay out your salmon fillets in the center of the baking dish with a bit of space between each piece of salmon. 

easy baked salmon recipe on sheet pan.

Surround the edges with trimmed asparagus.

Whip up some garlic butter – this is just melted butter, garlic, parsley, and onion powder. Super easy and super flavorful!

Drizzle the garlic butter over all of the salmon and asparagus. 

salmon drizzled with garlic butter.

How long to bake salmon: 

We’re baking this salmon and asparagus recipe at 450 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s a pretty hot oven, which means that it’ll go nice and quick!

Bake the salmon for 12-15 minutes. 

Salmon and asparagus on a baking sheet.

Wondering how to tell if your salmon is done? It should look opaque all the way through and flake easily with a fork. It’s totally fine to eat salmon a little under done, so if you think it looks done, pull it out of the oven! Better to have slightly under done salmon than over done, dry and tough salmon. 

I love that this easy baked salmon recipe is done so quickly – it makes busy nights a breeze! 

Is baked salmon good for you? 

A close up of salmon on a baking sheet.

Salmon is an excellent source of high quality protein, it’s high in B-vitamins, and it’s a good source of potassium. It’s also full of omega-3 fatty acids which is what makes it so good for your brain!

This is a low carb salmon recipe paired with healthy asparagus and topped off with a good fat – butter. All around, this baked salmon recipe is a great choice for your low carb diet!

A close up of garlic butter salmon on a baking sheet in front of a pile of asparagus.

More low carb seafood recipes to try: 

Keto Salmon Patties: Slather some homemade tarter sauce on them and dinner is served!

Tuscan Shrimp: The sauce that coats this shrimp is seriously outrageous.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp: Love the bright bold flavors in this shrimp recipe!

Baked Cod: It doesn’t get easier than this one.

Garlic Shrimp: Your family is going to love this easy dish.

Garlic butter salmon and asparagus on a white plate.

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Garlic Butter Salmon and Asparagus

This easy baked salmon recipe is paired with asparagus and drizzled with garlic butter. Ready in about 20 minutes, it's a hit on busy nights!

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 1.5 pounds salmon, cut into 4 fillets
  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 4 slices lemon


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray a large rimmed baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. Lay the salmon fillets down the center of the baking sheet, leaving space between each fillet.
  3. Arrange the asparagus around the top and bottom of the baking sheet.
  4. Whisk together the melted butter, garlic, parsley, and onion powder. Drizzle over the salmon and asparagus.
  5. Sprinkle the salmon and asparagus with salt and pepper.
  6. Lay 1 slice of lemon over each salmon fillet.
  7. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the salmon flakes with a fork and is opaque throughout.
  8. Serve immediately.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 587Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 168mgSodium: 832mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 41g

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14 thoughts on “Garlic Butter Salmon and Asparagus”

  1. Joy Trollinger

    This was my first time cooking salmon, I can tell you it will not be my last, so easy and so delicious. Thank you

  2. kristin Bria

    So quick, so easy, so delicious! Thank you for sharing the exact kind of recipe I was hoping to find 🙂

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Carol! So glad you enjoyed the recipe! The star rating is up in the recipe card – not super useful, right? We’re working on a new site design and will hopefully have that in an easier to find spot! 🙂

  3. What a quick, easy and delicious recipe! Took me about 5 minutes to put it together and 12 minutes in the oven, and I had all the ingredients on hand. Thank you for posting!

  4. Can you use frozen asparagus for this recipe at all? I have tons of frozen that needs to be used.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Veronica! I’ve actually never worked with frozen asparagus, so I’m not sure how it holds up to roasting.

  5. Stephanie R LeBlanc

    Since hubby and I DON’T like salmon at all, can another type of fish be used, like cod or halibut?

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