There are so many nights I really don’t want to do the dishes, I mean who does?   But, this is especially true for me in the summer when I’d much rather be outside.  Plus, I have the twins home, so I’m trying to get as much “mom” time in as I can.

While I love to cook, I’ve always loathed doing dishes, especially emptying the dishwasher and I fill and empty both dishwashers everyday!  Believe me, I would ask for help, but I have a control issue in the kitchen and am the first to admit it.  I like to load my way and I like all my stuff in the right places.  I know, crazy!

So, this summer I decided to start doing a few meals on sheet pans, which means it’s a quick, easy, one pan dinner with little fuss and muss.  This first one was great with our starch, greens, and proteins literally on one pan.

Sheet Pan Dinner

Salmon with Potatoes and Green Beans

This makes 4 servings.

Need:

  • One large sheet pan with edges – I like the ones I use when making a tray of brownies
  • Foil or parchment paper for even easier clean up

INGREDIENTS

  • Olive oil
  • 1 pound of salmon – more if you like, we use 4 oz/person
  • 12 new potatoes, washed and sliced thin; store in ice water until ready to use for crisper potatoes when cooked – we use 3/person
  • 1 pound green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 1/2 pound small tomatoes, cut in half
  • Salt & pepper
  • Dill, chopped – fresh or dried
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 whole lemon cut in quarters to serve with dinner

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What you do is so, so easy!

PREPARATION

  • Warm oven to 375F
  • Lay parchment paper or foil on the tray and spread with olive oil
  • Sprinkle salt, pepper, and some dill on olive oil
  • Spread potatoes, green beans, and tomatoes on top
  • Sprinkle again with salt, pepper, and dill
  • Sprinkle 1/8 cup lemon juice on top and gently toss with hands
  • Put tray in oven for 15-20 minutes
  • While baking, prep salmon by sprinkling with a little salt, pepper, and a generous amount of dill
  • Remove tray from oven and add salmon on top
  • Pour remaining lemon juice on salmon
  • Bake an additional 15 minutes
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes before serving

You can serve with a salad or any appetizers of your choosing.  Enjoy!

 – DANA

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ONE DISH MEAL?