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baked salmon with lemon slices
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5 from 4 votes

Healthy Baked Salmon

An easy and elegant healthy baked salmon recipe featuring butter and seasonings.  Salmon is a good source of nutrients-and tastes great! Step by step photos and easy instructions.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Calories: 242kcal


  • 14 oz salmon filet
  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • dill, optional


  • Heat oven to 500.  Line a large pan with foil and place salmon filet on pan.
  • Melt butter in microwave safe bowl then add seasonings to bowl.  Stir to combine then pour butter mixture over salmon and cover completely. 
  • Place lemon slices over filet.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes or until cooked.  Garnish with dill if desired.


Pro Tips:
  • Melt butter in a glass bowl in the microwave then add seasonings for one bowl prep.
  • Line cooking pan with foil for easy clean up.
  • Serving size for most people is 6-8 oz.  
  • Check out this fantastic guide on How to Buy, Prep and Cook Salmon from Cooks Illustrated.
  • Store any leftover cooked salmon in the refrigerator.


Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1.1mg