Welcome to 2023! Start the year off with an incredibly easy sheet pan dinner featuring tender sweet potatoes and a delicious honey mustard salmon. It’s the perfect mess-free dinner!
A Flavorful and Nourishing Meal
Prepare to satisfy your taste buds with this flavor-packed yet nourishing dish. You’ll find yourself craving this salmon and sweet potato combo for a while!
We’re keeping things simple with the ingredients, allowing the salmon and sweet potatoes to shine. Plus, it won’t break the bank!
This Honey Mustard Salmon Features:
- Melt-in-your-mouth salmon roasted in a flavorful honey mustard sauce.
- Garlicky, buttery roast sweet potatoes.
- Less than an hour to make, all on one sheet pan.
Making the Honey Mustard Salmon
Gather Your Ingredients
To make this incredible dish, you’ll need:
- Sweet potatoes
- Unsalted butter
- Dijon mustard
- Whole grain mustard
- Apple cider vinegar
- Salmon fillets
Preparing the Salmon
For this recipe, you’ll want about 1-1/2 lbs of salmon. We recommend buying a side of salmon and cutting it into 6-ounce fillets. This way, you can control the size and ensure uniformity.
Feel free to remove the skin before roasting, or leave it on if you prefer.
Tips for Perfect Salmon and Sweet Potatoes
Here are a few tips to ensure your salmon and sweet potatoes turn out perfectly:
- Par-cook the sweet potatoes: Since sweet potatoes take longer to cook than salmon, start by par-cooking them on the sheet pan for about 20 minutes before adding the salmon.
- Use two kinds of mustard in the sauce: Dijon mustard and whole-grain mustard add a lovely balance of flavors to the honey mustard sauce.
- Don’t overcook the salmon: Salmon can go from perfectly-cooked to dry in a matter of seconds. Roast the salmon for 10-12 minutes and test with a kitchen thermometer. Aim for an internal temperature of 125-130F.
Give these variations a try to give the recipe a unique twist:
- Use different veggies: Experiment with butternut squash, kale, asparagus, baby potatoes, sweet pepper, or green beans. Feel free to mix and match!
- Make it maple-mustard: Substitute maple syrup for honey in the sauce for a delightful twist.
- Try it with chicken: Replace the salmon with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Keep in mind that the cook time will need to be increased.
Make Ahead Instructions
You can prepare several components of this sheet pan dinner ahead of time for easy assembly:
- Prep the sweet potatoes: Cut them and store them in cold water in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Prep the salmon: Cut it into fillets and store them in the fridge for up to 4 days.
- Make the sauces: The garlic butter sauce and honey mustard can be made and stored in the fridge for up to 6 days. Note that the garlic butter sauce may solidify in the fridge, so heat it in the microwave for 30-60 seconds to bring it back to a liquid form.
The tangy sweetness of the honey mustard sauce, combined with the garlicky sweet potatoes and melt-in-your-mouth salmon, creates an explosion of flavors in this easy sheet pan dinner. It’s both easy to make and nourishing. What more could you ask for in a dinner?
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Watch this salmon being made step-by-step on Google web stories.
More sheet pan dinners to add to your lineup:
- Gnocchi with Harvest Vegetables
- Pesto Mozzarella Chicken and Zucchini
- Bursting Tomato Pesto Salmon