Our Best Baked Salmon Recipes

Salmon is the little black dress of main dishes — you can easily dress it up or down, depending on your preference. These baked salmon recipes cover everything from one-pan weeknight dinners to elegant dishes that are ideal for entertaining.

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The Best Baked Salmon

This simple baked salmon really hits all the right notes: tangy, sweet, savory, a little spicy and crunchy. Cooking a larger piece makes for a nice presentation. Topped with buttery golden breadcrumbs and parsley, it's perfect for a weeknight dinner yet fancy enough to serve to guests.

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Healthy BBQ Salmon Sheet Pan Dinner

Protein- and fiber-packed, this healthy and streamlined salmon dinner for two can be cooked all on one sheet pan. The veggies get a head start, then BBQ-rubbed salmon fillets join in and everything finishes the race at the same time. Use Parmesan in place of Cotija — a crumbly Mexican cheese —if you prefer.

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Oven-Baked Salmon

This salmon dinner couldn't be simpler. Season the fish with salt and pepper, then pop it in the oven to bake to perfection in 15 minutes. An easy-to-make parsley and almond salsa goes on top.

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Brown Sugar Spiced Salmon

It takes only four ingredients to make the bold topping for Katie's moist salmon. While the brown sugar promises sweetness, the chile powder balances the flavor with a punch of smokiness.

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Salmon en Papillote

Dinner comes together in no time with these easy salmon fillets cooked in parchment paper and served with Yukon gold potatoes and fennel. The dish is finished off with a briny tapenade.

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Spanish Baked Salmon

"Salmon is particularly wonderful because it cooks really, really quickly!" says Ree.

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BBQ Potato Chip-Crusted Salmon with Watercress Salad

If you have a picky eater at home, Katie’s salmon recipe is sure to do the trick. She brushes the fish with Dijon mustard, then presses crushed potato chips on top for a crunchy, crowd-pleasing crust.

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Salmon Baked in Foil

Baking the salmon in foil allows it to fully soak up the lemon juice and flavor of the herbs without the need for added fats.

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Pesto-Rubbed Baked Salmon with Smashed Cucumber and Green Apple Salad

Ready to eat in only 40 minutes, Geoffrey's simple salmon fillets are topped with a Dijon-spiked pesto sauce before being baked. He rounds out the dish with a refreshing salad featuring cool cucumber and apples, plus chewy dates and crunchy pine nuts for texture.

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Puff Pastry-Wrapped Salmon

For a presentation that’s perfect for dinner parties, wrap salmon in puff pastry and bake until golden.

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Salmon and Zucchini Sheet Pan Dinner

This recipe for salmon, tomatoes and zucchini is simple to make with minimal clean up. Pair with some fluffy couscous for a well-balanced meal.

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Chia Crusted Salmon with Soy Bok Choy

Chia seeds make a crunchy, satisfying crust for baked salmon.

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Flaxseed-Crusted Salmon with a Grape and Walnut Salsa

How many superfoods can you pack into one, quick-and-easy meal? This delicious weeknight dinner has four: walnuts, flaxseed, raw honey and salmon.

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Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce

"This salmon is so easy and elegant. And all the ingredients are kitchen staples!" says Valerie.

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Glazed Salmon and Bok Choy Sheet Pan Dinner

This simple-yet-satisfying meal can be assembled and cooked in minutes on just one sheet pan; what's better than that? Pair with steamed sticky rice for a fast and filling meal.

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Everything Salmon Fillets and Cream Cheese Potatoes

This quick dinner version of a favorite breakfast has all the flavors of an everything bagel with lox: fillets of salmon are coated in a bagel chip-crust, scallion mashed potatoes have a cream cheese boost and a side of tomatoes and onion completes the dish.

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Salmon Sheet Pan Supper with Horseradish Sauce

You only need one sheet pan to make the perfect dinner for two. Molly whips up a tangy horseradish sauce that’s the perfect dressing for baked salmon, potatoes and broccolini.

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Sheet-Pan Salmon with Potato Hash

Cook salmon, peppers and potatoes all on the same pan for an easy dinner that’s light on cleanup.

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Warm Salmon and Potato Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Serve baked salmon on a bed of arugula, green beans and potato salad for a satisfying meal that’s packed with flavor.

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Sesame-Ginger Salmon en Papillote

Bake salmon with bok choy, bell peppers and bean sprouts for a satisfying dinner that’s ready in a snap.

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