Baked Dover Sole with Lemon, Potatoes, Dill and Leeks – a simple healthy sheet pan dinner that can be made quickly and easily. 

Dover Sole with Lemon, Dill and Leeks, a simple healthy sheet pan dinner that can be made quickly and easily. 

You are made of stars. (Serbian proverb)

This Baked Dover Sole recipe couldn’t be any easier or tastier!  Paired with leeks, new potatoes, lemon and dill – this meal is simple yet full of lovely spring flavor. Dover Sole if unfamiliar is a very delicate, mild, flakey white fish, that cooks very quickly – perfect for busy weeknights!
Feel free to swap out other white fish for the sole, adjusting the cooking time for thicker cuts.

How to make Baked Dover Sole

This easy Dover Sole recipe is made on one large sheet pan in the oven.

Dover Sole with Lemon, Dill and Leeks, a simple healthy sheet pan dinner that can be made quickly and easily. 

STEP 1: Slice potatoes and leeks. Since potatoes and leeks take a little longer to bake than the thin filets of Dover Sole, start by roasting them in the oven with salt pepper and olive oil- until tender, before adding the fish.

STEP 2: Then make the herby lemony Dill sauce.

Dover Sole with Lemon, Dill and Leeks, a simple healthy sheet pan dinner that can be made quickly and easily. 

STEP 3:  Add the Dover Sole filets on top of the potatoes.

The Dover Sole only takes about 8-10 minutes to bake.

Dover Sole with Lemon, Dill and Leeks, a simple healthy sheet pan dinner that can be made quickly and easily. 

STEP 4: When the fish is done, divide among plates and drizzle with the lemony dill oil.

If you happen to have fresh dill growing in your garden, garnish with some of the pretty blossoms to add a little special touch.

Dover Sole with Lemon, Dill and Leeks, a simple healthy sheet pan dinner that can be made quickly and easily. 

Voila!

This simple healthy meal is light and lovey and full of vibrant flavor.  Serve it with a leafy green salad and a glass of Sauv Blanc or Viognier.  Perfect for a spring lunch or light summer dinner.

Dover Sole with Lemon, Dill and Leeks, a simple healthy sheet pan dinner that can be made quickly and easily. 

Hope you love this simple recipe for Baked Dover Sole. Cheers!

Sylvia

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Dover Sole with Lemon, Dill and Leeks

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at home
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main, fish
  • Method: Sheet-Pan Dinner
  • Cuisine: Nordic
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Baked Dover Sole with Potatoes, Lemon, Dill and Leeks, a simple healthy sheet pan dinner that can be made quickly and easily. Note: this recipe serves 2, feel free to double or triple!

Ingredients

Scale
  •  8 ounces baby potatoes, sliced to ⅛ inch thick ( about 2 cups)
  • 2 medium leeks, thinly sliced into ¼  thick rings ( about 1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper
  • zest from ½ a lemon

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  • 810 ounces Dover sole
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • zest from other ½ half a lemon

Dill Oil:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

 Preheat oven to 425F
Place sliced potatoes and leeks in a medium bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon zest. Place on a parchment lined sheet-pan in a single layer in the oven. Bake for 20 minutes, tossing halfway through.
Add the fish to the same bowl, drizzle with oil, salt, pepper and remaining lemon zest and toss to coat all sides. Set aside.
Make the dill oil by mixing ingredients together in a small bowl.
Once the potatoes are fork tender ( after about 20 minutes) lay the fish over top and place it back in the oven.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until fish is cooked to desired doneness.
Divide the leeks and potatoes among two bowls, top with the fish and spoon the flavorful dill oil over top. Scatter with fresh dill sprigs or dill blossoms.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 422
  • Sugar: 1.5 g
  • Sodium: 367.9 mg
  • Fat: 27.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.7 g
  • Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 24.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 68 mg

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. This was delicious. I made extra potatoes for my vegetarian daughter to have without the fish. The one note is this is for 2 people. I think a couple more fillets of sole and you are good to go for three.

  2. Thank you so much for posting these recipes. My hubby & I have been making one of your dishes every week for the past few weeks. This recipe by far is my favorite one so far.

  3. Beautiful dish! I made ours with halibut, because it’s what we had, and it was delicious. I paired it with a NY Times spicy green bean recipe and a nice bottle of wine. Perfection. My partner and I are huge fans of yours! Thank you again.

  4. Hi Sylvia,
    I’ve been looking for sheet pan meal recipes lately because that’s how my husband and I have been cooking our vegetables: oven roasting on a deep cookie sheet. Now that our son is living away from home it’s just the right amount of food that fits on that sheet for the two of us. I made the Dover sole recipe. I just happen to have all of the ingredients, including the sole that had been in our freezer for quite some time. It turned out great! And I’m not too much of a fan of fish anymore. I did add a little garlic to the oil that goes on the fish (I just can’t seem to cook without garlic). In any case, I will continue to be inspired by your sheet pan recipes!

  5. Sylvia,
    As true Dover sole is close to unavailable in the USA, do you have a favorite sole variety that you recommend to make this recipe as good as possible?!

    1. Hi Allen- I didn’t know this! I actually just used the sole at our local market. I’ll have to look more into this. 🙂