Garlic Butter Salmon Bowls

This Garlic Butter Salmon Bowl recipe is brought to you by Gorton’s Seafood. Thank you for supporting the brands that encourage my creativity.

Hands down, a delicious and easy way to serve up salmon on a busy weeknight right here, my friend. This Garlic Butter Salmon recipe is your next winner-for-dinner recipe!

Easy sheet pan garlic butter salmon bowls with roasted veggies over rice

Whenever I make garlic butter salmon for dinner, I think of my husbands’ and my second date. We went out to eat dinner at an Italian restaurant in New Orleans on a Friday night during Lent season. New Orleans, a place known for its abundance of rich food, also adheres to many traditions; many of which include seafood menus on Fridays and Church fish-frys.

Years later, I find myself adding a seafood recipe once a week during the year, like my Bang Bang Shrimp Salad, Poke Bowls, and shrimp tacos. But during Lent, I support his request for seafood with easy recipes like this one.

garlic butter salmon bowl ingredients

As you know, sometimes this gal must find easy and delicious freezer shortcuts to make impressive dinners that satisfy even the pickiest eaters, and many of Gorton’s Seafood products are my kids’ favorites.

garlic butter salmon bowl ingredients

Salmon tends to be a hit or miss with my kids when eating out so I tend to not order it because I end up bringing it home most of the time. However, they love Gorton’s Simply Salmon, which is not breaded and it’s baked! The salmon has a restaurant-inspired, rich and creamy garlic-butter sauce that my kids can’t get enough; and therefore, making it a winner for dinner.

If you want to add another tasty garlic butter meal to your dinner rotation try my chicken spaghetti squash recipe made with an amazing garlic butter sauce!

sheet pan dinner garlic butter salmon bowls

The truth is that I like to keep my Friday night dinners easy and simple, mostly because after a long week, I just want to put my feet up and relax with my family.

What I love about this recipe is that I prep all the veggie ingredients the night before and then quickly assemble them onto a sheet pan before placing it in the oven with the salmon and sauce packets. Or, if you want to spread some of the garlic butter sauce love onto the veggies, you could remove the salmon from the packets and place it directly onto the pan.

Easy sheet pan garlic butter salmon bowls with roasted veggies over rice

Many Friday nights, this is a dinner for two meal, since the kids go to Grammies house and Eric and I can feast on a bowl of colorful veggies and garlic butter salmon over rice with a salad for dinner. Almost like our second date, almost!

While the sheet pan is in the oven cooking the vegetables and salmon I can make the rice on the stove top, often with my earbuds on listening to some of my favorite tunes.

Easy sheet pan garlic butter salmon bowls with roasted veggies over rice

Unlike going out to eat during Lent season in New Orleans, I can enjoy a simply delicious meal with my husband (and sometimes the kids) at a fraction of the cost. Plus, I love a rainbow of veggies next to my salmon and with this recipe, I don’t have to settle for just broccoli.

Easy sheet pan garlic butter salmon bowls with roasted veggies over rice

What are some of your favorite ways to serve up salmon?

Garlic Butter Salmon Bowls

  • Author: Laura Fuentes


  • 1 large yellow squash, cut into 1/2-inch thick rounds
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 small red onion, diced into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 Gorton’s Simply Baked Salmon Filets (2 boxes)
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 3 cups cooked rice, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the yellow squash, broccoli florets, and red onion onto the baking sheet, leaving enough room in the middle for the salmon fillets and grape tomatoes. Drizzle the veggies with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the salmon fillet packets in the center of the baking sheet. Place the baking sheet into the preheated oven and bake for 12 minutes or until the veggies are beginning to soften.
  4. Remove from the oven and add the cherry tomatoes. Place back in oven and bake for another 12 to 14 minutes or until the salmon is completely cooked and veggies are fork tender.
  5. While the salmon and veggies are roasting, prepare rice according to package directions.
  6. To serve, layer a bowl with rice, veggies, and salmon.


Garlic Butter Salmon Bowls that are all that and more. They are an easy sheet pan dinner for two or for a family!

Easy sheet pan dinner garlic butter salmon bowls

sheet pan dinner garlic butter salmon bowls

8 thoughts on “Garlic Butter Salmon Bowls”

  1. Sarah says:

    These look amazing! I added to next week’s meals. Thanks!

  2. Johanna says:

    Another winning recipe with my family. Thanks for providing a link to the site, I was able to see where they were sold in my area (in my go-to grocery!) and I tried it. The salmon was delicious.

  3. Searah says:

    Just added this to my weekly plan. Thanks Laura! We use Gorton’s all the time since my kids don’t like fresh fish but only theirs!!

  4. Stella B says:

    I made these last night. They were delicious!

  5. JennaLynn says:

    I’m going to try this recipe and Gorton’s salmon. I can’t get my family to eat salmon for the life of me (possibly bc I over cook it) so maybe this sauce will do it. thanks for the inspo

  6. Julia says:

    Such a great recipe. I used Gorton’s Baked Cod because that’s what I have in my freezer. Came out GREAT

  7. Sherri says:

    This is making me so hungry now, so smart to keep your protein frozen – this way its always on hand!

  8. SarahBeth says:

    I MADE THESE!!! I finally had the chance to come back and tell you they were great. Thanks Laura for another terrific recipe for my family.

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