Honey Mustard Baked Salmon

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Honey Mustard Salmon - this easy baked salmon recipe is an easy, delicious way to dress up salmon fillets! Takes only 20 minutes start to finish.

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

Take one part honey, one part Dijon mustard, mix, and now you have one of the most versatile sauces possible, for chicken, ham, corned beef, and in this case, baked honey mustard salmon. This baked salmon recipe never fails.

It’s one of those couldn’t-be-easier, how-to-impress-without-doing-much baked salmon recipes. Takes 10 minute to prep, and 10 minutes to bake the salmon in the oven.

The best baked salmon recipe with honey mustard glaze

Tips for Baked Salmon

  • First, use good quality salmon. That cheapest fillet at the fish counter that looks like it’s seen better days, has seen better days. There is nothing you can do to improve old fish. How do you tell? The best way is to smell it. If it smells strongly of fish (or something worse), don’t buy it. I’ve actually taken fish back to the market that didn’t smell right when I took it out of the package. Trust me, you don’t want to eat it.
  • Second, don’t overcook the salmon! It’s so easy to do. Do not bake the salmon until it is completely flaking apart, that’s overdone. When baked salmon fillets come out of the oven they should still be just a little bit rare in the center. They’ll continue to cook in the residual heat and be perfect when you go to eat them.

Honey Mustard Baked Salmon Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

If you don't have already prepared honey mustard, just combine equal amounts of honey and Dijon mustard.


  • 1 1/2 to 2 pounds (680 to 900g) salmon fillets
  • 3 tablespoons honey mustard (1 1/2 Tbsp honey plus 1 1/2 Tbsp Dijon mustard)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 3 teaspoons)
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (divided 2 T and 1 T)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • Pinch of salt


1 Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).

2 In a small bowl, whisk together the honey mustard, garlic, 2 Tbsp of olive oil, lemon juice, dill, and salt.

3 Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Brush the salmon fillets on both sides with olive oil. Place fillets skin-side down (if your fillets have skin-on) on the foil-lined pan. Use a basting brush to coat the top side of the fillets with the honey mustard mixture.

4 Place in oven and bake at 400°F (205°C) for 8 to 10 minutes, until just barely cooked through (please don't overcook salmon!). It's okay if the salmon is still a little rare in the center, when you remove it from the oven, the residual heat will cook it through.

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Asia

    Hey do you need to cover the salmon when it goes in the oven

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  2. LaylaH.

    This is a winner. I have been trying to get my carnivorous hubby to eat more fish. I don’t like dill so I substituted parsley and it was very nice. I pulled the fish out of the oven just underdone, wrapped it in foil and pulled together the rest. The fish was perfect and we ate the whole thing. I served it with brown rice (also trying) and a tomato salad. Lovely dinner.


  3. Stacey

    Fabulous…I also use just honey dijon mustard…its less sweet.
    One of my favorite salmon recipes.
    Big hit with guests too!


  4. Sandy

    This is one of my favorite ways to eat salmon. Infact, its the only way my hubby will eat salmon! Hes not a big fish eater. Thanks for sharing this!


  5. Adam

    My go to recipe. I have added a few ingredients over the many times I have made it. Quick, easy and very delicious!!


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