Easy Orange Glazed Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Recipe

We’re always looking for an easy dinner idea that tastes good, too. This orange glazed salmon sheet pan recipe falls into that category. It goes from ingredients to table in less than 30 minutes!

30 minute orange glazed salmon with asparagus sheet pan meal

We’ve made great salmon recipes before, but this is even easier. Not only that, it’s healthy, too! And it tastes good!  This easy weeknight meal is checking off alllll the boxes. Did I mention that the prep time is basically nil, too?  Oh yeah!

Orange Glazed Salmon Sheet Pan Recipe with Asparagus

You’ll want a good sized sheet pan that has decent sides on it. This helps keep the juices in the pan, and minimizes oven cleanups due to spills. No one wants that!  You might also want a non-stick baking mat, like this one. It helps prevent your food from sticking. Because, after all, what’s the point of a great easy dinner recipe if half of it gets stuck to the pan?

Serves 4

Easy Orange Glazed Salmon and Asparagus Sheet Pan Recipe

A quick dinner recipe that's oh so easy. Did I mention it's healthy, too. No refined sugar, gluten free, and Paleo friendly.

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 4 6-oz. each salmon filets, preferably wild-caught Alaskan
  • 3 T. fresh orange juice
  • 2 t. honey
  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1½ lb. asparagus, trimmed and cleaned
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. Place the salmon filets skin side down in the center of the baking sheet and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the orange juice, honey, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and garlic. Generously season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and brush over the salmon.
  3. Add the asparagus to the bowl with the orange juice marinade mixture and gently toss to combine. Season asparagus with additional salt and black pepper, to taste.
  4. Arrange asparagus around the salmon filets in a single layer and place sheet pan in pre-heated oven. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or just until the salmon is flaky and the asparagus develops a bit of color, being careful to not overcook the salmon.
  5. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Isn’t that easy? The only real work is trimming the asparagus, and making the marinade.  I mean…COME ON!  That’s not even work! This orange glazed salmon recipe makes a great weeknight meal, or a fantastic weekend date night meal.  Your significant other will never know how easy it really is, but they’re sure to be oh so impressed. And with the sheet pan recipe, cleanup is pretty much just as easy as cooking was. WHOA!

Love this sheet pan recipe? Be sure to check out our Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas, too!

This delicious orange glazed salmon sheet pan recipe goes from ingredients to table in less than 30 minutes. It's a great dinner idea, and is oh so healthy and delicious. Paleo and Whole30 too!

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