easy baked dill butter lemon sauce salmon

Are you looking to make a delicious and healthy meal? Look no further than dill butter lemon salmon! This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves seafood and wants a quick and easy meal to make.

Let’s get started…

You start out with one large salmon fillet, skin on or you could also use individual salmon fillets. All you need is a few simple ingredients combined with an easy cooking method and you have a super easy salmon recipe to keep in your weeknight dinner arsenal. Creating your own butter mixture with fresh dill, melted butter and a topping of lemon slices infuses the so much flavor into the fish and creates a very tender salmon. To create the lemon dill butter sauce you could melt butter first or let it come to room temperature. Either way works great.

I always like to line my baking sheet with parchment paper for an easy cleanup. Next I place skin-on salmon on the baking sheet salmon skin side down. This is my favorite way to get fresh salmon skin nice and crispy. Now you will season fillets with some salt and pepper. Now let’s put together the classic combination of lemon-dill butter.

Whats next…

In a small bowl combine your butter (room temperature or melted) add in some minced garlic, dill sprigs and salt and pepper. Pat dry your salmon or salmon pieces with a paper towel and to the top of the salmon fillet smear on the delicious, savory butter mixture. Now for the best part, I slice up some thin lemon slices and arrange them on top of the salmon. You could hit it with a squeeze of lemon as well.

Cooking salmon depends on the type of salmon you are using. If you are using wild salmon you may want to bake it in the oven for a minute or two less. You are looking at about 12-15 minutes at 425 degrees. You could use a thermometer to get an accurate read on the temperature of the salmon but 12 – 15 minutes seems to always be the sweet spot.

Once your salmon is done, remove from the oven and I love to top with fresh lemon juice and and a little olive oil – 10 /10 you will have the best salmon fillet every time. Its really such an easy recipe that gets a 5 star rating from anyone I make it for – my whole family included.

Why you need to make this…

  1. It’s healthy: Salmon is a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining good health.
  2. It’s easy to make: This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and requires minimal preparation.
  3. It’s delicious: The combination of butter, dill, and lemon gives this salmon a flavorful and refreshing taste that everyone will love.
  4. It’s versatile: You can serve dill butter lemon salmon with a variety of side dishes, such as rice, my creamy mashed potatoes, or salad.

Overall, dill butter lemon salmon is a great meal that is both healthy and delicious. So next time you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner option, give this recipe a try!

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easy baked dill butter lemon sauce salmon recipe

  • Author: Vinessa Rae
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Are you looking to make a delicious and healthy meal? Look no further than dill butter lemon salmon! This recipe is perfect for anyone who loves seafood and wants a quick and easy meal to make.


  • 1 large salmon fillet or 4 salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F.
  2. Place the salmon fillets in a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine the softened butter, chopped dill, and minced garlic. Mix well to combine.
  4. Spread the dill butter mixture evenly over the tops of the salmon fillets.
  5. Arrange the sliced lemon on top of the salmon fillets.
  6. Bake the salmon in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  7. Serve the salmon hot, garnished with additional fresh dill and lemon slices



  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: bake
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 1

Keywords: roasted salmon, easy salmon, healthy dinner, easy dinner, one pan dinner, one pan meal

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