20 Delicious Baked Salmon Recipes You’ll Want to Make Again and Again

Fresh, light, and always delicious.

By Lourdes Avila Uribe
mediterranean baked salmon with tomatoes, capers, and olives

Grilled, fried, roasted, raw—there are countless ways to make absolutely delicious fish recipes. But when you’re looking for a healthy, easy meal, there’s nothing like a simple baked salmon to really hit the spot. It’s a light yet deeply satisfying dish every time. That said, simple does not have to equal boring! We’ve been on the hunt for the best baked salmon recipes around, and you can rest assured that this collection won’t disappoint.

Fish dishes are some of our go-to’s for easy mid-week meals, but it’s also the perfect protein for a festive dinner. Think about it, you just prepare it ahead of time and then toss it in the oven, leaving you free to mingle with your loved ones while it cooks up. It’s all in the marinade and cook time. Between all the different kinds and cuts of fish, marinade flavors, side dishes, and additional ingredients, the possibilities are endless!

Today we are all about salmon, and baked salmon dishes are not only convenient, but they’re incredibly delicious and healthful. From what we can tell, the best baked salmon recipes all have one thing in common: the fresher the fish, the better! So take a trip to your local fishmonger and make yourself a truly tasty treat.

Scroll on for some of the best baked salmon recipes on our radar.

Baked Salmon With Lentils and Herb Sauce from Pinch of Yum

You’re gonna love this unique baked salmon dish full of zesty unexpected flavors and textures.

Parchment Baked Lemon Salmon and Potatoes With Dill Yogurt from Half Baked Harvest

This recipe is flavor-packed, delicious, and super easy to make and clean up thanks to its cute little parchment wrapping.

Dill and Garlic Baked Salmon from Fed and Fit

Easy, light and fresh, and tasty as can be. This is the perfect weeknight meal!

Crab Topped Salmon from How Sweet Eats

While this recipe is a touch more on the indulgent side, we couldn’t help but include it. It’s too good to resist!

Slow Baked Citrus Salmon With Fennel and Herbs

Get ready for the most tender, moist, and buttery salmon of your life with this perfect, go-to recipe.

Baked Salmon with Creme Fraiche from Foodie Crush

Get ready to feast on this drool-worthy baked salmon recipe. You won’t believe it’s not from a high-end restaurant!

Baked Pesto Salmon with Pesto and Broccolini

This just might be the easiest and most ideal dinner for one, but it’s also perfect to serve for a crowd. Quick, simple, healthful, and absolutely delish.

Hoisin Salmon With Zucchini Slaw from Half Baked Harvest

Hoisin sauce makes everything delicious, and paired with a refreshing, crunchy zucchini slaw, it’s a surefire crowd-pleaser.

Mediterranean Baked Salmon With Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers

You may want the fishmonger to remove the skin of your salmon for this scrumptious, bright, and super summery baked salmon dish.

Maple Glazed Baked Salmon from The Roasted Root

There’s nothing like a maple glaze to add a touch of sweet richness to any fish, but it really takes this salmon recipe to the next level.

Strawberry Basil Glazed Salmon from Life as a Strawberry

If you’re looking for a baked salmon dish that is completely unexpected, check out this strawberry basil glazed salmon recipe. It’s a bold dish that’s as easy as it is yummy.

Baked Salmon With Chile-Caper Vinaigrette from Southern Food and Fun

Add a little kick to your baked salmon dinner with this chile-caper vinaigrette recipe. The spiciness of the vinaigrette is a lovely juxtaposition to the usually mellow flavor of baked salmon.

Pistachio Crusted Salmon With Garlicky Smashed Potatoes

We can’t get enough of the delicious crunch the pistachio crust gives this easy, delicious salmon recipe.

Lemon Baked Salmon With Garlic Dill Sauce from Minimalist Baker

All you need are 20 minutes for this gluten-free baked salmon recipe from Minimalist Baker. It’s a lovely dish that’s loaded with flavor.

Cilantro Lime Baked Salmon from Food with Feeling

If you pull out your food processor you won’t even need to chop the ingredients! In just 20 minutes flat you’ll have a delicious, flavorful meal.

spicy baked salmon with lime from well plated

Spicy Baked Salmon with Lime from Well Plated

All you need for this zesty, baked salmon dish is a few ingredients, a big piece of foil, and a baking sheet. The added kick from the spices really makes it a festive, delicious meal that tastes much more complex than it actually is, which is always ideal!

garlic lime salmon from food with feeling

Sheet Pan Garlic Lime Salmon from Food with Feeling

Keep it fresh and easy with this sheet pan recipe from Food with Feeling. It’s as easy to whip up as it is to clean up afterward.

Baked salmon from I am a Food Blog

Baked Salmon from I am a Food Blog

The flavors in this baked salmon recipe are not to be believed. It is a warming, toothsome meal that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

parmesan garlic salmon from the recipe critic

Baked Parmesan Garlic Herb Salmon in Foil from The Recipe Critic

The parmesan crust on this baked salmon recipe is seriously drool-worthy.

baked salmon with lemon cream sauce from natasha's kitchen

Oven-Baked Salmon with a Lemon Cream Sauce from Natasha’s Kitchen

The lemon beurre blanc sauce elevates this yummy dish and is sure to make it a staple in your kitchen for years to come.