Healthy and Delicious: Sweet Potato Salmon with Maple Walnut Glaze

Combining the rich flavors of salmon with the earthy sweetness of sweet potatoes creates a dish that is as nutritious as it is delicious. Our Sweet Potato Salmon recipe showcases this perfect pairing, offering a meal that is both satisfying and healthy. This dish features tender salmon fillets topped with creamy mashed sweet potatoes, drizzled with a maple walnut glaze, and baked to perfection. The result is a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that is sure to become a favorite in your meal rotation.

Salmon is renowned for its numerous health benefits. It is an excellent source of high-quality protein, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. These nutrients are essential for heart health, brain function, and overall well-being. Paired with sweet potatoes, which are rich in fiber, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants, this dish provides a powerful nutritional boost. The natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes complements the savory richness of the salmon, creating a balanced and wholesome meal.

In addition to being healthy, this salmon and sweet potato combination is incredibly versatile and easy to prepare. The sweet potatoes are cooked and mashed, then spread over the salmon fillets, adding a creamy layer that locks in moisture and flavor. A drizzle of olive oil enhances the salmon’s natural richness, while a sprinkle of Hot Under The Kilt Acadian Cajun Seasoning adds a touch of spice. The dish is then finished with a delightful walnut and maple syrup topping, which adds a satisfying crunch and a hint of sweetness.

This recipe is perfect for those looking for a nutritious and delicious meal that can be prepared quickly and easily. Whether you’re cooking for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion, this Sweet Potato Salmon dish is sure to impress. It not only highlights the wonderful flavors of salmon and sweet potatoes but also underscores the health benefits of incorporating these ingredients into your diet. Enjoy a meal that is both flavorful and nourishing, and discover the delicious potential of this classic combination.

A very generous thank you to  Logan’s Daily Catch for sponsoring this recipe. It is an honour to work with brands that align with our values and make it possible for us to share these recipes with you.

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Sweet Potato Crusted Salmon

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  • Author: The Kilted Chef
  • Yield: Serves 4


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  • 4 fillets of salmon, skin on
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes, cooked and mashed
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Hot Under The Kilt Acadian Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place the salmon skillets skin side down on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle each fillet with 1 tbsp olive oil.
  4. Divide the sweet potato into 4 portions and spread each evenly over each salmon fillet.
  5. Hea the remaining tbsp of olive oil and sautre the walnuts until they begin to turn golden, add the maple syrup and bring to a gentle simmer, turn off the heat, add in the green onions.
  6. Pour the mple mixture evenly over each salmon fillet.
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the salmon is no longer opaque.
  • Category: entrees, fish, recipes