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4.94 from 15 votes

Perfect Baked Salmon Recipe

Baked Salmon that turns out perfectly every time. Ready in about 15 minutes, this baked salmon recipe is a weeknight and entertaining favorite!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Keyword: baked salmon, baked salmon recipe, easy baked salmon recipe, salmon recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 salmon filet about 2 pounds, left whole
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

Optional garnishes:

  • fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges


  • Preheat oven to 425ยบ F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easiest cleanup.
  • Place salmon, skin side down, onto lined baking sheet. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of salmon, making sure entire flesh side of salmon has a light dusting. Sprinkle garlic salt onto the salmon. Bake salmon until it has cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top the salmon with optional garnishes, if desired.


Calories: 62kcal | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 208mg | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg