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A piece of baked salmon on a plate with broccoli salad.

Easy Baked Salmon

Amy Duska
Baked salmon is moist, tender and flaky. It's a quick and healthy protein for easy weeknight meals.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 195 kcal


  • 1 lb. wild caught salmon
  • 1 tablespoon ghee or olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Place the salmon, skin side down, onto the foil. Brush the pink flesh with ghee and sprinkle the salt and pepper evenly on top. Fold the sides of the foil up and around the fish to lock in the moisture.
  • Bake the salmon for 10 minutes OR 5 minutes per ½" of thickness measuring from the thickest part of the filet. Serve immediately.
Keyword baked salmon