Garlic Butter Salmon and Asparagus

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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.

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!

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.

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.

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. 

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? 

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!

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

Garlic Butter Salmon and Asparagus

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 17 minutes

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!


  • 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: 587 Total Fat: 44g Saturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 22g Cholesterol: 168mg Sodium: 832mg Carbohydrates: 7g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Protein: 41g

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