Sweet Potato Crusted Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

Sweet Potato Crusted Salmon is a healthy Sheet Pan Dinner that is surprisingly different and super impressive for guests yet made with simple ingredients and totally effortlessly!

salmon fillet baked with a crust of crushed sweet potato chips surrounded by baked vegetables

Salmon – always a likely candidate when we want to eat something that feels wholesome but also a little bit fancy! It’s healthy, widely available and easy to cook at home but still has a bit of a restaurant vibe making it perfect for guests! And when you prepare it on a sheet pan, you only have one dish to clean when the show is over. WIN!

I am currently OBSESSED with  this sweet potato chips crusted sheet pan salmon dinner recipe! it is interesting and refreshingly different yet made with simple ingredients and next to no effort!

a sheet pan with a potato chips crusted salmon fillet surrounded by vegetables

So, to get this out of the way – yes we are using store-bought chips for this recipe. Now, I am not usually one to go throwing potato chips on my food. But I have really come to enjoy Terra’s veggie chips and sweet potato is my favorite! Sweet, earthy, and crunchy –  I am so intrigued by this new snack that I wanted to find ways to include it in a dinner recipe. Potato Chips Crusted Salmon Fillets have popped up on my feed lately so I thought why not try a healthy spin on that!

The crumbled sweet potato chips provide the perfect crunch contrasting the soft and tender salmon! We keep the crust on the salmon by using some seasoned mayo as a “glue”! The added sriracha and cinnamon in the mayo tickle the tongue in the most perfect way and make this salmon recipe perfect.

How to make Sweet Potato Crusted Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

mayo being mixed with soy sauce, cinnamon and sriracha to make crust for salmon sheet pan dinner

Step 1 & 2 – In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, soy sauce, sriracha and cinnamon.

In another bowl, crush the sweet potato chips (check label: if chips are not salted, add a pinch of salt). Pat salmon dry.

Preheat oven to 400F/200C.

picture collage demonstrating how to bake salmon fillet on a sheet pan along with vegetables

Step 3 & 4- Place bell peppers, onions and broccoli florets on the center of a large sheet pan and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Spread evenly on sheet pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Step 5 – Remove sheet pan from the oven. Toss the vegetables and push them to the edges of the pan to make room for the salmon. Place salmon in the center of the pan (skin side down if skin is attached).

mayo and sweet potato chips crust being put on salmon fillet before baking

Step 6 & 7 – Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly over the top (you might have leftovers depending on the size of the salmon).

Step 8 – Press crushed sweet potato chips into the mayonnaise. Spread veggies around salmon. Bake for about 17-18 minutes (20 max) in the preheated oven, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. If your salmon is thinner, reduce the baking time. If the chips start browning before salmon is ready, reduce oven temperature to 350F/180C.

When is my salmon done?

Salmon changes its color turning opaque as it cooks. If in doubt, err on the side of undercooking and check your salmon fillets for doneness, by taking a sharp knife to peek into the thickest part. The salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork. It should not be totally raw in the middle but a little translucency in the middle is no problem at all.

sweet potato chips crusted salmon fillet

Tips:

  • When adding the mayo and chips, not that your salmon will start cooking a bit from the bottom so consider that the longer you take for this step the less time it will need in the oven.

  • If you have a steady hand, you can also put the crust on the salmon on a plate, then transfer the crusted salmon straight onto the sheet pan, but it might be a bit messier.

  • I used a mix of red and yellow bell pepper, broccoli and red onion but you could use asparagus, cauliflower and carrots and roast some spring onions instead of the red onions.
  • Feel free to use potato chips, parsnip chips or beet chips instead of sweet potato.
  • You can skip the cinnamon and add some ground coriander, smoked paprika or cumin instead.
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Sweet Potato Crusted Salmon

Sweet Potato Crusted Salmon is a healthy Sheet Pan Dinner that is surprisingly different and super impressive for guests yet made with simple ingredients and totally effortlessly!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword potato chips crusted salmon, salmon sheet pan dinner, sheet pan salmon dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 -6
Calories 849 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 head broccoli cut into small florets (equal in size)
  • 2 bell pepper sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 3- lb fresh salmon fillet 1-1.5 kg
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Sriracha sauce
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 8 ounce bag weet potato chips crushed * (I used the Terra brand)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F/200C.

  2. Place bell peppers, onions and broccoli florets on the center of a large sheet pan and toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Spread evenly on sheet pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

  4. While the veggies are baking, prepare the salmon. In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, soy sauce, sriracha and cinnamon. In another bowl, crush the sweet potato chips (check label: if chips are not salted, add a pinch of salt). Pat salmon dry.

  5. Remove sheet pan from the oven. Toss the vegetables and push them to the edges of the pan to make room for the salmon.

  6. Place salmon in the center of the pan (skin side down if skin is attached). Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly over the top (you might have leftovers depending on the size of the salmon). Press crushed sweet potato chips into the mayonnaise. Spread veggies around salmon.

  7. Your salmon will start cooking a bit from the bottom so consider that the longer you take for this step the less time it will need in the oven.

  8. If you have a steady hand, you can also put the crust on the salmon on a plate, then transfer the crusted salmon straight onto the sheet pan, but it might be a bit messier.

  9. Bake for about 17-18 minutes (20 max) in the preheated oven, or until fish flakes easily with a fork. If your salmon is thinner, reduce baking time. If the chips start browning before salmon is ready, reduce oven temperature to 350F/180C.

Recipe Notes

  • When adding the mayo and chips, not that your salmon will start cooking a bit from the bottom so consider that the longer you take for this step the less time it will need in the oven.

  • If you have a steady hand, you can also put the crust on the salmon on a plate, then transfer the crusted salmon straight onto the sheet pan, but it might be a bit messier.

  • I used a mix of red and yellow bell pepper, broccoli and red onion but you could use asparagus, cauliflower and carrots and roast some spring onions instead of the red onions.
  • Feel free to use potato chips, parsnip chips or beet chips instead of sweet potato. 
  • You can skip the cinnamon and add some ground coriander, smoked paprika or cumin instead. 
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Crusted Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 849 Calories from Fat 522
% Daily Value*
Fat 58g89%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 124mg41%
Sodium 680mg30%
Potassium 2254mg64%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 47g94%
Vitamin A 2354IU47%
Vitamin C 181mg219%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 Comments
  1. What a healthy and beautiful sheet pan dinner! My kids love salmon so I’m sure they’ll love it with the sweet potato crust!

    1. Thanks so very much! It’s such a neat hack with those crushed chips – easier to make than a crust made from scratch!

  2. This dish combines my husband’s 2 favorites, salmon and sweet potato. He’s going to be over the moon when we have this for dinner.

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