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Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

My recipe for Garlic Butter Baked Salmon is made in one pan with fingerling potatoes, smothered in garlic, and coated in a bright fresh lemon butter sauce. The best part about this recipe is that you can have it on the table in just 30 minutes! It's the perfect way to squeeze a healthy, delicious, homemade dinner into your weeknights.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 517kcal


  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes or baby potaotes, washed and cut in half
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 4 salmon fillets skinless
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 tablespoon butter unsalted, melted
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 lemon cut in slices for garnish
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
  • In a large bowl add the potatoes olive oil 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper. Toss well. Spread them out in an even layer on a baking sheet and place the baking sheet in the preheat oven. Roast for 15 minutes until they just start to soften and turn golden brown.
  • Meanwhile, rub the salmon with the garlic. In a small bowl combine the melted butter with the lemon juice, remaining salt and pepper.
  • Push the potatoes to one side of the baking sheet and arrange the salmon down the other side. Pour the butter/lemon mixture over the salmon.
  • Return the baking pan back to the oven and roast for another 10 minutes or until the salmon is opaque and cooked through.
  • Garnish with parsley and lemon slices and serve warm.


  1. Your leftovers will last 3-4 days in an airtight container in the fridge. The salmon will reheat well in the microwave at 20-30 second intervals until heated through.
  2. You can also reheat on the stovetop over medium heat, but keep a close eye on your filets so they don't dry out.
  3. Want to freeze leftovers? They'll last 3-4 months. Since salmon can dry out easily, let the filets thaw in the fridge a day before you plan on eating them, then reheat using either the microwave or stovetop.


Calories: 517kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 1402mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 909IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3mg