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Baked Honey Mustard Salmon

Fresh salmon fillets, baked with sweet honey mustard sauce and a crunchy, buttery Panko topping? Yes please! My easy Honey Mustard Salmon is guaranteed to be your new favorite dinner.

An Easy Baked Salmon Recipe

So how has everyone been? Let me guess: busy. Me too. For the past few days, I have practically lived in my car, dropping off, picking up, and running errands. I’d like to know when a weekend that actually includes a day of rest is going to come along!

In the meantime, there’s always this easy honey mustard salmon recipe to make dinner come together fast! I’ve told you about my amazing recipe for honey mustard, right? It’s so good, I could drink it from the bottle! And this recipe combines that golden, perfect sauce with fresh salmon and a crunchy crumb topping. Serious yum.

I love serving this honey mustard salmon on busy nights. It shows my family a little love, and gives everyone a one-two punch of healthy fat and healthy protein.

Honey mustard baked salmon on grill pan.

What You’ll Need

One thing that makes this recipe so easy is that it only uses a few basic ingredients! Even the Honey Mustard Sauce is made from pantry staples you probably have on hand.

  • Honey Mustard: You’ll need one ⅓ cup of my killer Honey Mustard Sauce, plus extra for dipping.
  • Salmon Fillets: This recipe makes four fresh and tasty salmon fillets. That’s about 1 pound.
  • Butter: Melt 2 tablespoons of butter, for creating the crumb topping.
  • Panko: These ultra-crispy breadcrumbs are my fave. I like to use the low-sodium, but you can use any type.
  • Parsley: A little chopped fresh parsley adds color and a nice herbal taste.

Can I use frozen salmon fillets?

Yes, you can! Just thaw them out overnight before using, and be sure to pat and/or squeeze excess moisture out of them, using paper towels.

Sliced raw salmon fillets.

How to Make Honey Mustard Salmon

  1. Prep the Oven and Baking Sheet. Preheat your oven to 400F. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray, or cover it with foil, and set it aside. (Note: you can also use a lightly greased grill pan!)
  2. Brush Fillets with Honey Mustard. Brush each salmon fillet with the prepared honey mustard sauce and set aside.
  3. Top Fillets with Crumb Topping. In a small bowl, combine the two tablespoons of melted butter, the Panko crumbs and parsley. Mix well and then press the Pankocrumbs mixture evenly over each fillet.
  4. Bake! Transfer your fillets to the previously prepared baking sheet, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Serve.
Sliced raw salmon fillets with honey mustard and panko crumbs.

Tips for Success

Cooking fish doesn’t have to be tricky! Keep reading for my easiest and most helpful tips for making the perfect fillet.

  • Use a Thermometer: An instant-read thermometer can be a lifesaver when making fish! It’s the easiest and most accurate way to tell if the fish is done, and prevent over- or under-cooking.
  • Skins On: For easy cooking, you can leave the skins on the fillets while they bake. Once cooked, the skin can easily be separated from the meat using just knives and forks at the table
  • Pin Bones: These small, translucent bones are usually removed from fillets before you purchase them, but if you find more (rub your finger along the fillets to feel for them) pull them out. A good pair of pliers works perfectly!
  • Thin Fillets: For uneven fillets, tuck any thin, flat ends underneath. This will make the fish pieces a more even thickness/height.

Serving Suggestions

To serve this salmon, I like to make an easy side dish or two. Lots of things go well with salmon and honey mustard, so there are plenty of options! Here are a couple of my favorites.

  • Potatoes: My Crispy Air Fryer Potatoes with Herb Butter have savory, buttery flavor for days! So perfect with salmon, and so easy.
  • Casserole: This Creamy Vegetable Casserole is a kid-friendly way to put lots of veggies on the table. You’re going to love this simple, hearty side.
  • Roasted Veggies: A blend of colorful fresh vegetables gets the sheet-pan treatment and comes out crisp-tender and fragrant with garlic in this easy recipe for Oven Roasted Vegetables .
Baked honey mustard salmon with a side of broccoli.

How to Store and Reheat Leftovers

  • To store, place leftover salmon fillets in shallow, airtight containers and refrigerate for up to three days. 
  • To reheat, place fillets on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven until just heated through.
Honey Mustard Salmon - Flavorful and juicy salmon fillets brushed with tasty honey mustard and coated with a deliciously crunchy crumb topping.

Honey Mustard Salmon Recipe

Katerina | Diethood
Honey Mustard Salmon – Flavorful and juicy salmon fillets brushed with tasty honey mustard and coated with a deliciously crunchy crumb topping.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


    • 4 fresh salmon fillets (about 1 pound), rinsed and dried
    • 1/3 cup Honey Mustard Sauce
    • 2 tablespoons butter , melted
    • 1/4 cup low sodium panko crumbs
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


    • Preheat oven to 400F.
    • Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or cover with foil, and set aside. (you can also use a lightly greased grill pan)
    • Brush each salmon fillet with the prepared honey mustard sauce; set aside.
    • In a small bowl, combine melted butter, panko crumbs and parsley; mix until thoroughly wet and combined.
    • Press panko crumbs mixture evenly over each fillet.
    • Transfer fillets to previously prepared baking sheet.
    • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
    • Serve.


    Serving: 1 g | Calories: 378 kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.1 g | Protein: 28.7 g | Fat: 21.3 g | Saturated Fat: 6.7 g | Cholesterol: 99.3 mg | Sodium: 465.2 mg | Fiber: 0.2 g | Sugar: 9.1 g | Net Carbs: 14 g

    Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

    Course: Dinner
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: easy salmon recipe, salmon dinner recipe, salmon recipes
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    15 comments on “Baked Honey Mustard Salmon”

    1. I’ve made it twice now. My family’s new favorite! Be sure to leave a little sauce to top each serving. Fabulous!

    2. I just put this in the oven! Along with some asparagus and crescent rolls! SO excited for this to come out of the oven! I am absolutely already in love with the honey mustard sauce, so I am betting the salmon is going to be fabulous as well! Thanks ahead of time!

    3. I love love love salmon, and this recipe looks awesome, but why is a serving size 6 to 8 oz each? That seems like a lot per person.

      1. Katerina - Diethood
        Katerina Petrovska

        Hi Becky!! Thanks for catching that typo – not sure where I was looking, but that should say 1 pound. 😀

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      Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen

      I love anything slathered in honey mustard and this salmon looks like a winner!

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      Angie | Big Bear's Wife

      Great idea for cooking salmon! We alway do the same ol same ol so I can’t wit to change it up!Ps. I LOVE clean out the fridge bowls for dinner hahaha

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      Sandi (@fearless_dining)

      OMG, I totally am living in the car lately too. I feel your pain. This salmon looks like a fabulous dinner idea 🙂

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      Holly N @ Spend With Pennies

      I don’t eat a lot of fish so I don’t always know what to do with it… but my one daughter is CRAZY for salmon and I bet she’d love this! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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