Baked Salmon with Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce

Easy, healthy baked salmon with creamy lemon dill sauce is a tasty 30 minute meal with simple ingredients and incredible flavor.

Baked Salmon with Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce |

These days I’m eating salmon weekly at the very least. I’ve always been fond of seafood and in particular salmon, but lately I can’t. get. enough.

Send help!!!

One of these days I’ll rediscover chicken, beef, and pork but until then…. salmon up the wazoo you guys. Hope you’re on board with that.

Baked Salmon with Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce |

A few months ago we got together with some of our darling neighbors for a little dinner party and the hosts served salmon and steak for the main entree. Both were off the charts amazingly delicious, but I was blown away by the salmon.

It was so perfectly seasoned, and so tender it just fell apart with the touch of a fork. But the real star was the sauce! A creamy lemon and dill sauce I wanted to smother over all of my food that night.

Baked Salmon with Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce |

Ever since I’ve been dying to recreate a lemon dill salmon dish and this is IT. You know I’m not the type to boast, but this is kind of the perfect recipe. I mean it is incredibly simple, requires only 30 minutes, pretty healthy-ish, and honestly has the most unbelievable flavor going on.

This is easy enough to make it onto your regular dinner rotation, and so delicious it’ll become the ace up your sleeve for impressing dinner guests without breaking a sweat. You will love this dish!

Baked Salmon with Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce |

Baked Salmon with Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce |
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Baked Salmon with Creamy Lemon Dill Sauce

Easy, healthy baked salmon with creamy lemon dill sauce is a tasty 30 minute meal with simple ingredients and incredible flavor.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword dill, salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany


  • 1 large side of salmon or 4 to 6 4-6 ounce salmon fillets
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced, plus juice of 1 medium lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill

Creamy Dill Sauce

  • 1/3 cup plain greek yogurt (or sour cream)
  • 1/3 cup mayo (i use reduced fat)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill, plus additional for topping
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • milk to thin, as needed


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil. Season salmon generously with salt and pepper on both sides and place on prepared pan. Fold foil up around the sides slightly to create "walls" around the salmon to keep the juices from running out.
  • In a small bowl whisk together melted butter, honey, juice of lemon, garlic, and dried dill. Pour sauce over salmon. Add sliced lemons over salmon. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then broil for 3-5 minutes until edges begin to darken.
  • While salmon is baking, prepare the sauce by stirring together greek yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, dill, and pepper. Add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until mixture is very smooth.
  • When salmon is finished cooking, spoon sauces from the pan over the salmon. Serve pieces of salmon with creamy dill sauce and garnish with additional black pepper, lemon wedges, and fresh dill.

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hey girl- this looks so yummy!

Beautiful like you. I have to try it now. Thank you.

5 stars
This recipe is just superb. Looks as if I found the perfect recipe using baked salmons! Kudos to you

This looks great! We do Salmon at our house every Monday, going to give this a try for sure! Thanks 🙂

This looks fantastic. utilizing this recipe tonight for dinner. Thanks for posting!

Cant print recipes!

    Hi Elise – I’m sorry you’re having trouble printing. There is a print button on the recipe card that will open a new window with just that card included – from there you should be able to go to file>Print.

3 stars
Salmon did not glaze, everything slid off. going to try this again, but in a different way.

Why did i thinly slice a lemon and reseRve 3 tbs of juice?

    Hi DeeDee- You use the thinly sliced lemon on top of the salmon after its prepared. (step 5) The lemon juice is used in Step 4 when preparing the sauce for the dish! Hope this helps. 🙂

      I agree with dee dee. Step 4 and 5 Regarding the lemon and juice not easily understood

What waS the 3 tbsps of lemOn juice for ? 3 ingredients down the lIst

    The lemon slices are to be added on top of the salmon! There was a typo that is fixed where the lemon juice should be added! Thank you for pointing that out!

      Sorry, Im Still not sure where the “juIce of 1 lemon – approx 3 tablespoons” Comes into play. Its not ParT of the honey mixture and the topping has its own “1 tbs of lemon juice” .. i cant seem to Find where it is relevant in the recipe directions

        Sorry about that error, Kerry! Thanks for pointing that out. It is fixed and you can now find it in step 2!

This recipe did not work for me. The combo of honey sweet Glace with the tart yogurt dill sauce did not compliment each other. I cooked a large 2 pound piece of salmon, and 1/2 cup of melted butter resulted in fish swimming in butter.

    Sorry to hear that you weren’t completely satisfied with this- thanks for your input!

5 stars
I loved this recipe, the only change i made since i didnt have much honey was to make the sauce without the honey and then put brown sugar on top of the fish after the sauce then put the lemon slice on top. The Creamy sauce is good too but the fish is still very yummy without.

    Nice thinking, April! Thanks for sharing!

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