pesto sheet pan salmon and delicata squash

Sheet Pan Salmon with Delicata Squash

Last Updated on January 4, 2022

This sheet pan salmon with delicata squash is simple to make, super quick to cook, and is packed full of nutrient-dense foods:⠀

Salmon: Wild-caught salmon is a source of Omega-3 and part of a healthy diet. ⠀

Delicata squash: Squash is a wonderful way of adding digestion boosting fiber to your diet while being relatively low carb.

Pesto: This pesto is made with fresh dill and spinach, and is a great way to sneak in extra leafy greens without you even noticing. Leafy greens are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

sheet pan salmon and pesto

Sheet Pan Pesto Salmon and Delicata Squash

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Protein: Fish / Seafood
Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1 cup chopped dill
  • 3/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 delicata squash
  • 2 salmon filets
  • 2 tablespoons oil, for cooking (we like avocado oil)⠀
  • salt
  • pepper


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. ⠀
  • Make the pesto: combine spinach, dill, almonds, olive oil, and lemon juice to the bowl of a food processor and blitz until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Slice the delicata squash lengthwise, remove the seeds, and slice into ½ inch thick slices.⠀
  • Pat the salmon dry, and top with a layer of the pesto.⠀
  • Lightly oil a sheet pan with the avocado oil and add the salmon and squash.⠀
  • Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Serve with a big green salad.⠀
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Jennifer Hanway is a board-certified holistic nutritionist, a certified personal trainer, and a sought after health and wellness writer, speaker, and podcast guest. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine, Well+Good, and the Party in My Plants Podcast.