Sheet-Pan Lemon-Garlic Salmon with Delicata & Kale

In this easy sheet-pan dinner, salmon is roasted alongside vegetables for a filling, flavorful meal. The sweetness of the squash balances the bitter kale, while a squeeze of lemon juice brightens the dish. Be sure to spread the kale out on the baking sheet to encourage even browning.

Sheet-Pan Lemon-Garlic Salmon with Delicata & Kale
Photo: Photographer: Will Dickey, Prop Stylist: Christina Brockman, Food Stylist: Jennifer Wendorf
Active Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 pound delicata squash, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced (1/2-inch)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¾ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 6 cups coarsely chopped stemmed kale

  • 1 ¼ pounds skinned salmon, cut into 4 portions

  • ½ teaspoon dried dill

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice


  1. Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 425°F.

  2. Toss squash with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes.

  3. Toss kale with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in the bowl. Stir into the squash on the baking sheet.

  4. Sprinkle salmon with dill, garlic powder and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Place the salmon on top of the vegetables. Roast until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily and the vegetables are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  5. Transfer the salmon and vegetables to a serving platter; drizzle with lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

320 Calories
16g Fat
14g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 30g 60%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 78mg 26%
Vitamin A 13217IU 264%
Vitamin C 48mg 53%
Vitamin E 3mg 18%
Folate 90mcg 23%
Vitamin K 171mcg 143%
Sodium 512mg 22%
Calcium 98mg 8%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 83mg 20%
Potassium 1113mg 24%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Vitamin B12 5mcg 208%
Omega 3 3g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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