Sheet pan salmon and brussels sprouts is a quick and easy one pan dinner idea! Tangy-sweet fig balsamic dressing glazes the salmon and brussels sprouts for delicious flavor. When roasted in the oven, the brussels sprouts get crisp and caramelized, while the salmon remains flaky and fork tender. Serve with rice, quinoa, or roasted potatoes for a well-balanced meal! Ready in 30 minutes.

salmon and brussels sprouts roasted together on a sheet pan

As a Registered Dietitian, I love a sheet pan meal for an easy and healthy weeknight dinner.

They’re quick to make and easy to clean up since you only have to wash one pan!

Just like my sheet pan shrimp fajitas, this sheet pan salmon and Brussels sprouts features high quality protein, lots of vegetables, and delicious flavor.

You’ll glaze the salmon and toss the brussels sprouts in my fig balsamic dressing.

The sugars in the dressing caramelize over everything is roasted in the oven, leading to crispy brussels sprouts and moist, flaky salmon.

This recipe takes 30 minutes to prepare, and serves three.

To make it an even more filling and well-balanced meal meal, I like to pair it with a starchy carbohydrate such as quinoa, rice, oven roasted mini potatoes, or air fried fingerling potatoes.

sheet pan salmon and brussels sprouts ingredients measured out

Ingredients

Everything you need to make this recipe:

  • Salmon: Salmon is rich in essential omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and other nutrients – more about salmon nutrition benefits, below. Use fresh salmon or frozen salmon that has been defrosted completely for this recipe. I recommend using a larger piece of salmon (as opposed to 3 smaller filets) because it takes longer to cook, allowing the Brussels sprouts on the same pan enough time to fully cook.
  • Brussels sprouts: Brussels sprouts are packed with nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, and fiber. For this recipe, you’ll remove the stems and cut the sprouts into quarters – the smaller pieces cook a bit faster and expose more surface area to get extra crispy 🙂
  • Shallot: Sliced shallots are delicious when roasted with the Brussels sprouts! When roasted, they have a mild, sweet, caramelized onion flavor.
  • Thyme: Fresh thyme complements all the ingredients in this meal.
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Fig balsamic dressing
    • Balsamic vinegar: This type of aged vinegar has robust flavor that is sweet and acidic.
    • Fig jam: Sweet and jammy fig jam perfect complements the acidity of balsamic vinegar. You can also use the fig butter from Trader Joe’s!
    • Extra virgin olive oil: Extra virgin olive oil is less processed than regular olive oil, so it has a more robust flavor. It adds vegetal and nutty flavor notes to dressings.
    • Salt: A pinch of salt enhances the other flavors in this dressing.
    • Shallot: Minced shallot is a salad dressing flavor enhancer. You can also use minced garlic!

Kitchen equipment needed

  • Half sheet pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife, 6 or 8 inch
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl

Step-by-step instructions

fig balsamic dressing in a small mixing bowl with a tiny whisk
1. Make the fig balsamic dressing in a small mixing bowl, and set aside.
chopped Brussels sprouts and shallots on a wooden cutting board
2. Cut off and discard Brussels sprouts stems and quarter them. Peel and slice shallots.
Chopped Brussels sprouts in a mixing bowl with a mixing spoon
3. In a mixing bowl, mix the Brussels sprouts and shallots with thyme, salt, pepper, olive oil, and 2-3 tbsp of the fig balsamic dressing.
salmon with fig balsamic glaze on a sheet pan
4. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the salmon in the center. Coat salmon with 3-4 tbsp of fig balsamic dressing and top with thyme, salt, and pepper.
Salmon and brussels sprouts on a sheet pan before being cooked
5. Spread the Brussels sprouts and shallots out all around the salmon.
Salmon and brussels sprouts on a sheet pan
6. Roast in the oven for about 20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and Brussels sprouts are crispy.

Serving suggestions

This meal provides high quality protein and non-starchy vegetables, so I like to pair it with a starchy carbohydrate to make it a well-balanced meal. Try it with:

Storage

Keep any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container. Eat within 3 days.

Reheat individual portions in the microwave for about 1 minute, or in the oven set to 300°F until salmon is warmed through.

Plate with salmon and brussels sprouts with a brass fork

Salmon nutrition benefits

Salmon is known for being one of the best food sources of the heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA.

This type of fat is essential in our diets, because our bodies do not produce them.

Eating 2-3 servings of fatty fish like salmon per week may promote heart health.

Salmon provides several other nutrients, too! Three ounces of Atlantic salmon provides:

  • 17 grams of protein
  • 172 mg phosphorus (17% of your daily needs)
  • 422 mg potassium (12% of your daily needs)
  • 31.4 mcg selenium (45% of your daily needs)

Brussels sprouts nutrition benefits

Brussels sprouts are packed with nutrients! One cup of Brussels sprouts provides:

  • 3.3 grams of dietary fiber (12% of your daily needs)
  • 3 grams of plant-based protein
  • 0.122 mg thiamin (10% of your daily needs)
  • 0.193 mg Vitamin B6 (15% of your daily needs)
  • 53.68 mg folate (13% of your daily needs)
  • 74.8 mg Vitamin C (83% of your daily needs)
  • 155.8 mcg Vitamin K (130% of your daily needs)

Brussels sprouts are part of the cruciferous vegetable family, which also includes kale, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.

Cruciferous veggies have a powerful plant compound called sulforaphane. This compound helps reduce inflammation.

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Salmon and brussels sprouts on a sheet pan before being cooked

30-Minute Fig Balsamic Sheet Pan Salmon & Brussels Sprouts

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh, RD
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 3
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Description

Sheet pan salmon and brussels sprouts is a quick and easy one pan dinner idea! Tangy-sweet fig balsamic dressing glazes the salmon and brussels sprouts for delicious flavor. When roasted in the oven, the brussels sprouts get crisp and caramelized, while the salmon remains flaky and fork tender. Serve with rice, quinoa, or roasted potatoes for a well-balanced meal! Ready in 30 minutes.


Ingredients

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Salmon and Brussels sprouts

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts, ends cut off and quartered
  • 1 large shallot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves, divided
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 lb salmon, preferably center cut

Fig Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fig jam
  • 1 tbsp shallot, finely minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil


Instructions

  1. PREP: Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Make the dressing: In a small mixing bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, fig jam, shallot, and salt.
  3. Slowly drizzle in the extra virgin olive oil, whisking vigorously until the dressing is cohesive and has thickened.
  4. Combine the Brussels sprouts and shallots in a medium mixing bowl. Add half the thyme leaves, olive oil, a pinch of salt salt, a few grinds of pepper, and 2-3 tbsp of fig balsamic dressing. Toss to coat the sprouts in everything.
  5. Place the salmon in the center of the baking sheet, skin side down.
  6. Drizzle 3-4 tbsp fig balsamic dressing onto the salmon and use a spoon to evenly coat the flesh in the dressing.
  7. Sprinkle salmon with the remaining thyme leaves, a pinch of salt, and a few grinds of pepper.
  8. Spread the Brussels sprouts around the salmon evenly on the baking sheet.
  9. Roast in the oven for 17-20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through. It will be done when it flakes easily with a fork and the center of the fish is opaque.
  10. Use a spatula to serve portions.

Notes

Serving suggestions

This meal provides high quality protein and non-starchy vegetables, so I like to pair it with a starchy carbohydrate to make it a well-balanced meal. Try it with:

    • Rice

    • Sweet potatoes

    • Farro

    • Mashed potatoes

Storage

Keep any leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container. Eat within 3 days.

Reheat individual portions in the microwave for about 1 minute, or in the oven set to 300°F until salmon is warmed through.