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Easy Baked Salmon with Honey Garlic Butter:

My Easy Baked Salmon recipe is our family's go-to recipe! Topped with a simple honey garlic butter and lemon, this easy salmon recipe is sure to become your new go-to as well!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 252kcal
Author: Kristin


  • 1.5 pounds salmon filet
  • 1 lemon zested, then sliced
  • 6 tablespoons butter softened
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh minced parsley
  • Kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed sheet pan with foil.
  • Lay the salmon skin side down on the foil.
  • Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, combine softened butter, honey, garlic, lemon zest and minced parsley. Spread evenly over the top of the fish, then top with lemon slices.
  • Bring up the sides of the foil around the salmon. This will help keep the juices from spilling all over the pan. Covering the salmon completely is ideal, but not a must.
  • Bake in the preheated 400 degree oven for 18-20 minutes. (Cooking time will depend on size and thickness; it's done when the salmon is a light pink color and is tender and flaky; it should register 125-140 degrees F on a meat thermometer.)
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for several minutes before serving. Serve with extra lemon wedges, if desired.


Nutritional facts do not include the honey or butter since it melts and a lot of it is left in the pan.


Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 879mg | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.5mg