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Baked salmon fillets in a pan with garlic and herbs.
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5 from 29 votes

Best Baked Salmon

This baked salmon is what easy, weeknight dinners are all about! It's moist, flakey, and baked with a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Course: Main Meal
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon, baked salmon recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice plus more lemon slices for garnish
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped dill


  • Preheat your oven to 375F/190C and let the salmon come to room temperature for 15 minutes. Mix together the melted butter and lemon juice (I use the juice from 1/4 slice of lemon) in a small bowl. Then, place the salmon in baking dish and brush the butter mix all over.
    Baked salmon fillets with butter being brushed onto them.
  • Top the salmon with the minced garlic, salt, and pepper, and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cooked through.
    A pan with baked salmon fillets.
  • Sprinkle the fresh parsley and dill on the salmon before serving.



  • If you're dairy-sensitive you can use ghee or a light brush with olive oil as well.
  • I love to use this casserole pan for baked salmon, but I've got a few more options listed in the Shop page!


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 846mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 247IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg