15-Minute Baked Salmon with Lemon

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15 minutes, and some salt, pepper, and lemon are all that's needed for perfectly cooked simple salmon fillets.


  • 4 salmon fillets (Atlantic, 5 oz each)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 lemon (large)
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    1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
    2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    3. Rinse the salmon filets under cool water. Gently pat them dry with paper towels, then place on the baking sheet, skin side down.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium15% DV360mg
    Fat28% DV18g
    Protein45% DV23g
    Carbs2% DV5g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories270Calories from Fat160
    Total Fat18g28%
    Saturated Fat5g25%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat160
    Total Carbohydrate5g2%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A4%
    Vitamin C45%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Stephanie Araujo 12 days ago
    It was quick & easy also SUPER delicious
    Alexandra Joy 14 days ago
    Easy and awesome first time ever i cooked salmon
    Hello 17 days ago
    Turned out perfect! Super easy and delicious recipe.
    Madi Popescu 25 days ago
    this recipe is the best
    Gail a month ago
    Great!! Delicious and really quick. I will be making this often.
    Aaa Bbn a month ago
    This recipe is delicious
    Melissa Longo a month ago
    Super easy & surprisingly flavorful
    Rene Cain a month ago
    Fantastic. I think my favorite part about this dish was adding lemon. :)
    Enedelia Sanchez a month ago
    I had to cook mine for 20 mins. My salmon was pretty thick and big but love the recipe!
    Vandenberg 2 months ago
    Very easy and tasty though I missed the crispy skin that I usually get when cooking salmon
    Annie 2 months ago
    We really enjoyed this recipe and it helped me feel confident about cooking Salmon.
    Tasha Raglin 2 months ago
    It was delicious and very easy to make . My picky 8 yr old loved it.
    Laura Cruzaley 3 months ago
    i loved the buttery flavor. added garlic pepper and 3 more mins. Immediately took off the lemons once it was done. delicious. would make again!
    Candace Rauschuber 3 months ago
    Easy to make and family liked it!
    Madelyn Melchert 3 months ago
    Keep lemon slices thin. How to avoid fat coming out of salmon?
    christopher boggess 3 months ago
    it was great and super easy
    Natalie Barros 3 months ago
    Loved it!! Even my kids recommend it.
    Lexinda 5 months ago
    delicious simple bake, added stir fried salsa vegitables and brown rice with extra squeeze of lemon juice.
    Joie 7 months ago
    This recipe is so simple and so yummy! I will definitely be making this again
    INEEDA B. 7 months ago
    turned out great and I dont even like salmon like that.
    Nicole Crudup 8 months ago
    delish! another great recipe
    Charles Stewart 8 months ago
    Great!! I would definitely make again
    Randi F. 8 months ago
    Excellent! My go to recipe for baked salmon.
    Roxana Alvarez 10 months ago
    Delicious...very easy
    Joyce T. a year ago
    Tasted great and so easy to make!
    Barbara W. a year ago
    Family said best fish dish yet
    Cherokee a year ago
    very good easy to make . fast dinner for the kids .
    James Benson a year ago
    Enjoyed it. Easy to make.
    Mrs. Allen a year ago
    Salmon tasted blahhhh... maybe I should try a different recipe with bolder flavors. 🤷🏾‍♀️
    Ghizlane a year ago
    Very easy and delicious