Sheet Pan Pesto Fish and Potatoes

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In search of a delicious yet healthy weekday dinner with minimal cleanup? Look no further than this sheet pan pesto fish and potatoes recipe!

Sheet Pan Pesto Fish and Potatoes

Sheet pan meals are one of my favorite ways to prepare dinner for a number of reasons.  First, there is usually minimal cleanup involved with sheet pan meals, since there is only one pan being used in the cooking process.  Also, the dishes that you do dirty while preparing the meal can be cleaned while your meal is in the oven.  This is great because it makes cleaning up after dinner a breeze!

This recipe combines some of Julian and my favorite flavors.  We both enjoy white fish for its great flavor and lighter texture.  Julian also loves potatoes, while I am all about that fresh basil pesto!  I decided to combine these elements into this sheet pan pesto fish and potatoes as a fun and healthy take on fish and chips!

Sheet Pan Pesto Fish and Potatoes

Tips to Make the Best Sheet Pan Meal

While the full recipe details are available below, here are some tips to consider when making sheet pan meals.

  • Preheat Oven: a common mistake that new chefs often make is to not preheat their oven sufficiently.  You want to give the oven enough time to reach your cooking temperature.  This is important because it ensures that your food will cook evenly and will be ready in the suggested time in the recipe.
  • Parchment paper:  I recommend lining your sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat if you have one.  This is super helpful because it makes cleaning your sheet pan after dinner much easier.  I used to skip this step, and I spent way more time cleaning than necessary!
  • Oven Configuration: it is generally best to not over fill your oven.  This is because the more you have in your oven, the longer it will take to cook everything properly.  I prefer to place my meals on the middle rack to cook without other foods in there.  This allows the meal to cook evenly and quicker.
Sheet Pan Pesto Fish and Potatoes

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Sheet Pan Pesto Fish and Potatoes

In search of a delicious yet healthy weekday dinner with minimal cleanup? Look no further than this sheet pan pesto fish and potatoes recipe!

Author:
Kirsten

Ingredients

For the Sauce

  • 1 + 1/5 tbsp pesto
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • pepper, to taste

For the Sheet Pan:

  • 1 + 1/2 cups baby potatoes, halved
  • 2 cups button mushrooms, halved
  • 2 cups broccolini, sliced into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, whole
  • 2 fillets sole or other white fish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, toss the potatoes with approx. 2 tbsp of the sauce, saving the rest of the sauce for later.  Toss well to ensure all of the potatoes are coated with the sauce.  Spread the potatoes evenly on the baking sheet and roast for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. While the potatoes are roasting, in the same large mixing bowl toss the mushrooms, broccolini, garlic, and approximately half of the remaining sauce.  Once the potatoes have been roasting for 15 to 20 minutes, take them out of the oven and flip the potatoes on the baking sheet.  Add the mushrooms and broccolini to the baking sheet with the potatoes and put back in the oven for 10 minutes.
  5. While the potatoes, mushrooms, and broccolini are in the oven, season the fillets of fish with salt and pepper and spread the remaining sauce over the fish using a pastry brush or spoon. When the potatoes, mushrooms, and broccolini have been in the oven for 10 minutes, take the baking sheet out and make space for the fish.  Add the fish to the baking sheet and place back in the oven.  Cook for another 8 to 10 minutes, until the fish is cooked through.
  6. Remove from the oven, dish out evenly between 2 plates, and enjoy!

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