How to Bake Salmon (Video Recipe)

Learn How to Bake Salmon! Our Favorite Baked Salmon Recipe - juicy, flaky and super delicious. A 5-Star recipe!! |

This is one of the most popular baked salmon recipes online (not just on our blog). It consistently shows up on the front page of Google when you search for “baked salmon.” This video will teach you how to bake salmon!

This salmon is incredibly flavorful, juicy and flaky. It’s (close your eyes and grin big at the first bite) good! With one hundred+ 5-star reviews, you’re bound to love it and make it again and again.

Learn How to Bake Salmon! Our Favorite Baked Salmon Recipe - juicy, flaky and super delicious. A 5-Star recipe!! |

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What folks are saying about this recipe:

“Can’t seem to do salmon any other way. Very addicting recipe!” – Rob

“I have made this salmon so many times ! We just love it…it is my favorite salmon recipe. Thanks for such an easy delicious recipe!” – Char

“This is so delicious. I make it almost weekly. I’ve made it for company, and my kids love it, too.” – Heidi

“Excellent easy delicious. I am afraid of salmon in the oven because I don’t want it to dry out but this was delicious and juicy.” – Emilia

“My whole family thought this was the best salmon that I’ve ever made and better than most restaurants – everyone from the 5 year old up! Delicious!” – Lisa

This recipe has won over kids, husbands, in-laws, fiancés, party guests, and even apparently saved a few relationships ;). If you aren’t convinced yet, read hundreds more reviews here.

I love it when you all write in and share your recipe reviews. It always makes my day to hear when you try my recipes.

How to Bake Salmon (Video Recipe)

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Learn how to bake salmon! This salmon is flavorful, flaky, juicy and so easy. Our favorite recipe for how to cook salmon.
Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $10 - $12
Serving: 4 to 6 servings (depending on thickness of slices)


  • 1½ lb salmon fillet, cut into 6 slices
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • ½ Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 2 Tbsp light olive oil (not extra virgin)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 Lemon slices


Preheat oven to 450° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silpat liner.

  1. In a small mixing bowl, add parsley, pressed cloves garlic, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, olive oil and lemon juice. Stir to combine.
  2. Arrange salmon fillets, skin-side-down on lined baking dish. Generously brush tops and sides of salmon with marinade and top each filet with a slice of lemon.
  3. Bake at 450°F for 12-15 minutes or just until cooked through and flaky.


Learn How to Bake Salmon! Our Favorite Baked Salmon Recipe - juicy, flaky and super delicious. A 5-Star recipe!! |

This is just the easiest recipe! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how How to Bake Salmon.

Have a lovely Mother’s Day weekend!

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  • Marika
    March 6, 2018

    My go-to recipe!! So good! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 6, 2018

      I’m happy to hear that Marika! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Dina
    January 14, 2018

    Hi Natasha,
    I want to say thank you for your great recipies. I made most of your food and cakes. All of them are perfect.
    Bests. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 15, 2018

      Hello Dina! I’m glad to hear how much you’re enjoying the recipes. Thanks so much for following! Reply

  • Inga
    December 25, 2017

    I’ve made this for Christmas Eve dinner! Very impressive! You’re my hero, Natasha! Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 26, 2017

      You’re welcome Inga! I’m glad to hear how much you enjoy the recipe! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Nina
    November 13, 2017

    That looks so good!😋 I have a question if I want to make it for Birthday dinner, how can I do the prep work? And do I bake it before ppl arrive? Or right before serving? So it’s still warm and good? I am hoping to finish everything by the time ppl arrive if that makes sence, would love your recommendation 🤗 Thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      November 13, 2017

      Hi Nina, you can slice the salmon, arrange it on the baking sheet then cover with plastic and refrigerate. You can mix together the marinade in a small bowl, cover and refrigerate. 30 minutes before guests arrive, let salmon sit at room temp for 15 minutes while preheating the oven then top with the marinade and lemon slices and bake. Reply

  • Kitti
    October 18, 2017

    SO glad I found this recipe a few nights ago! I was to bring dinner to a neighbor who requires a heart healthy diet and the “go-to” creamy dill sauce or butter and lemon recipes were not going to cut it. They raved about this salmon! This recipe is so simple AND tasty, I went ahead and added asparagus to the pan before baking as well. Boiled wild rice with dried cranberries and pistachios… This one’s a winner! Leftovers the next day are great as well. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 18, 2017

      Awesome! I’m happy to hear how much everyone enjoys this recipe! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review Kitti! Reply

  • Julie
    May 26, 2017

    Hi Natasha. Is your salmon with the skin? If not, can I make and bake it with the skin on? Reply

    • Natasha
      May 27, 2017

      Julie, my salmon was with skin. It comes off really easy afterwards. Reply

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