Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

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This Garlic Butter Baked Salmon recipe makes tender, flaky salmon brushed with an incredible garlic butter sauce! Baked on a sheet pan with your favorite veggies, this easy salmon recipe takes just a few minutes of prep and makes a perfect weeknight dinner idea.

 

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon - Tender and juicy salmon brushed with an incredible garlic butter sauce and baked on a sheet pan with your favorite veggies. This delicious baked salmon takes just a few minutes of prep and makes for a perfect weeknight meal in just 30 minutes.

THE BEST BAKED SALMON RECIPE RECIPE EVER!

Garlic butter smothered salmon is, hands down, one of the easiest and tastiest seafood dinners you can make. It requires just a handful of ingredients and it comes together fairly quickly.

I almost always opt for a pan seared salmon because it yields a perfectly crisp exterior with a delicious and flaky interior. However, when I want to include a side dish together with our main dish, this Garlic Butter Baked Salmon recipe is my choice. This is especially true when I only have 30-ish minutes to get it all done.

Other times, it’s my One Sheet Pan Garlic Roasted Salmon with Brussels Sprouts – which is just as easy to make and it includes brussels sprouts!

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon - Tender and juicy salmon brushed with an incredible garlic butter sauce and baked on a sheet pan with your favorite veggies. This delicious baked salmon takes just a few minutes of prep and makes for a perfect weeknight meal in just 30 minutes.

HOW TO MAKE GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE FOR BAKED SALMON

  1. Mince 4 garlic cloves.
  2. Melt 6 tablespoons butter; whisk in brown sugar, oregano, thyme, and rosemary. Set aside.

Garlic Butter Sauce

A ONE PAN BAKED SALMON RECIPE

This baked salmon with vegetables is a complete meal on just one sheet pan. Broccoli, green beans, sugar snap peas, and asparagus work best because they cook in the same time as the fish. Root vegetables should be roasted for 10 minutes prior to adding raw fish to the pan.

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon - Tender and juicy salmon brushed with an incredible garlic butter sauce and baked on a sheet pan with your favorite veggies. This delicious baked salmon takes just a few minutes of prep and makes for a perfect weeknight meal in just 30 minutes.

HOW TO BAKE SALMON IN THE OVEN

  1. Arrange salmon fillets and broccoli florets on a lightly greased sheet pan.
  2. Prepare the butter sauce.
  3. Rub the minced garlic over the salmon fillets and pour the butter mixture over the salmon and broccoli.
  4. Squeeze lemon juice over everything and season with salt and pepper.
  5. In terms of how long to bake salmon: You should bake salmon in a preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.

Garlic Butter Baked Salmon - Tender and juicy salmon brushed with an incredible garlic butter sauce and baked on a sheet pan with your favorite veggies. This delicious baked salmon takes just a few minutes of prep and makes for a perfect weeknight meal in just 30 minutes.

If you’re missing an ingredient or TWO, don’t worry! This recipe is versatile and adaptable. No butter? Use olive oil. Can’t stand broccoli? Skip it! How about asparagus?! Can’t find brown sugar in your pantry? Grab some honey!

No need to fret – make it your own.

Just know that this baked salmon recipe is a restaurant worthy dish that you can make in the comfort of your own kitchen. AND, in 30 minutes, from start to finish.

HOW TO STORE COOKED SALMON

  • Properly storedcooked salmon will last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. Place completely cooled salmon in an airtight container; close and store in the fridge.
  • You can also freeze cooked salmon. Place completely cooled salmon in covered airtight containers or heavy duty freezer bags. Keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.

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ENJOY!

5 from 11 votes
Garlic Butter Baked Salmon - Tender and juicy salmon brushed with an incredible garlic butter sauce and baked on a sheet pan with your favorite veggies. This delicious baked salmon takes just a few minutes of prep and makes for a perfect weeknight meal in just 30 minutes.
Garlic Butter Baked Salmon Recipe
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Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Perfectly baked salmon in the oven! Brushed with garlic butter sauce, this recipe makes amazingly tasty salmon baked on a sheet pan with broccoli florets.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 447 kcal
Ingredients
FOR THE SALMON AND VEGETABLES
  • 4 (6 ounces each) salmon fillets
  • 4 to 6 cups broccoli florets
FOR THE GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, halved, divided
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Grease a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  3. Arrange broccoli florets and salmon fillets on prepared sheet pan.
  4. Rub minced garlic over each fillet. Set aside.
  5. In a mixing bowl whisk together melted butter, brown sugar, oregano, thyme, and rosemary.
  6. Pour the butter mixture over the salmon and veggies.
  7. Take half of a lemon and squeeze lemon juice over everything; then, season with salt and pepper.
  8. Place the sheet pan in the oven and cook for 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and internal temperature is 145F degrees.
  9. Remove from oven and garnish with parsley.
  10. Serve with lemon slices.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

HOW TO STORE COOKED SALMON

  • Properly storedcooked salmon will last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator. Place completely cooled salmon in an airtight container; close and store in the fridge.
  • You can also freeze cooked salmon. Place completely cooled salmon in covered airtight containers or heavy duty freezer bags. Keep in the freezer for up to 4 months.

 

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Nutrition Facts
Garlic Butter Baked Salmon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 838mg35%
Potassium 1170mg33%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 37g74%
Vitamin A 1160IU23%
Vitamin C 96.4mg117%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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33 Responses
  1. Lai Dalangin

    How do i warmed up my leftover garlic butter baked salmon which i just cooked 2 days ago. Around how many minutes so i can retain the yummy taste?

  2. Joan

    I really loved your recipes, especially the crack chicken beast and garlic butter salmon, but that video you’re forcing at the top right screen is annoying enough to chase me away. You have the video just below the recipe. I screenshot recipes in order to try them, and this ruins half the recipe! Please remove it. Make a small video box that video is available below. Please!

    1. Darlene

      Just got done cooking this. It was great! I will definitely be doing it again. The only thing I changed was, I used asparagus instead of broccoli, and I used salted butter. But everything was perfect👌🏽

    1. Hi! Marinating for more than 30 minutes is not recommended because the fish will start to break down and get mushy due to the acid content of the lemon juice. If you leave out the lemon juice, you can marinate it for up to 5 hours, just keep it in the fridge.

  3. The other day, we had dinner at a restaurant with salmon dishes and it wasn’t tasty. But we really like salmon,
    I tried it and it was excellent.
    I re-read several times, because I could not believe that everything was so simple and was looking for a catch.

    Thank you for your work, bookmarked your site.

    Time to surprise your loved girls Dear guys!

    1. Hi!
      You’ll need a tablespoon of light brown sugar. At the top of the post click on “Jump To Recipe” and that will scroll you down to the recipe card; there you’ll find all the instructions, ingredients, amounts of ingredients, nutritional analysis, etc…

  4. Rio

    Found your recipe and decided to try it. I initially made a small batch (good for two) and since it came out so good, I had to cook another batch. My husband says it’s a keeper. For some reason, 15 minutes was too long. I also used a cast iron skillet to bake it in and used fresh herbs and it came out perfect.

  5. Ayo Fashina

    You guys!! This is coming from a beginner chef and I became a pro in less than 40min!!! This recipe is easy and super tasty.

    Adjustments: added a pinch of garlic power, black pepper, salt before I added the garlic sauce

    Enjoy!

  6. Kim

    Yum, I’m going to try this. We usually have salmon once a week! We usually grill, but now that summer is over, I’ll try this recipe.

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