Easy Oven Baked Salmon Recipe

Last Updated on February 16, 2022 by Anne-Marie

Try this easy recipe for oven-baked salmon for dinner tonight. No need to fire up the grill!

Servings of Easy Oven Baked Salmon on a white plate.

Why this recipe works

This easy oven baked salmon recipe from my longtime contributor, Holly Clegg is the perfect recipe for anyone who doesn’t know how to make salmon.

Since it’s an easy oven baked salmon recipe, there’s no need to fire up the grill.

This recipe for salmon is works when you’re busy and need to get dinner the table.

It’s also an ideal fish recipe for serving up to guests, too.

Why I love easy baked salmon

What I love about Holly’s baked salmon recipe is there are only five ingredients! (I don’t count salt and pepper.)

And you can get dinner cooked up in 25 minutes or less.

It’s also healthy, diabetic friendly, and naturally gluten free.

If you're on a keto diet, use your favorite sugar substitute instead of the brown sugar.

I like Swerve Sweetener, Brown. It's all natural, zero calories, and terrific for anyone doing keto or low carb diets.

You can find more of Holly Clegg’s trim& TERRIFIC® recipes at The Healthy Cooking Blog.

Check out Holly’s trim& TERRIFIC™ cookbooks on Amazon, too!

Oven baked salmon on a white plate.

Try this Easy Oven Baked Salmon recipe tonight!

Does salmon intimidate you or you don’t know how to cook it?

For a fast dinner, try my five-ingredient easy delicious salmon recipe from Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age - 200 Simple and Sassy Recipes.

Just season the salmon, pop in the oven, and you have a terrific meal ready in minutes!

Line your baking pan with foil for easy clean up.

Also, try adding some vegetables on the side of the pan for roasted veggies to serve with the salmon.

More awesome recipes from Holly Clegg

Copycat Popeyes Blackened Chicken Tenders Recipe (Keto)

Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad

Easy Watermelon Tomato Basil Salad Recipe

Cabbage Roll Casserole Crock-Pot Recipe


Easy Oven Baked Salmon Recipe

Oven baked salmon on a white plate.

Love salmon? Try this easy recipe for oven-baked salmon.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 6-ounce salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar or Swerve Sweetener, Brown
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Preheat oven 400° F. Line baking pan with foil.
  2. In a resealable plastic bag, mix together brown sugar, chili powder, cumin, cinnamon, and season to taste. Add salmon, coating all over, and pat in seasoning.
  3. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until baked salmon flakes easily.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 383Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 331mgCarbohydrates: 8gNet Carbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 38g

Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 lean meat

Recipe and photographs used with permission of author.

Originally published on October 13, 2016.

34 thoughts on “Easy Oven Baked Salmon Recipe

  1. Ann

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    This cooked up so well. I Holly’s original Trim and Terrific cookbooks and all the recipes are wonderful. I want like to try some new recipes from her newer books, too.

  2. Candace Galan

    I really love salmon but never have cooked it very well at home so I would like to try this recipe of easy oven baked salmon.


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