Healthy Baked Salmon Recipes

Find healthy, delicious baked salmon recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Baked Garlicky Salmon Balls

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
These garlic-forward salmon balls are tender and flavorful. Add them to a salad or grain bowl for a boost of protein. Or, serve them with your favorite starch and vegetables for a healthy dinner.
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By Wendy Lopez

Salmon Rice Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 4
Inspired by the viral TikTok trend, this tasty bowl makes for a satisfying lunch or dinner. With a handful of healthy ingredients, like instant brown rice, heart-healthy salmon and lots of crunchy veggies, you'll have a filling and flavorful meal in just 25 minutes. Looking to cut down on carbs? Try swapping in riced cauliflower in place of the brown rice.
Mila Clarke
By Mila Clarke

Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

Rating: 5 stars 34
Salmon and walnuts are both great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Pair this easy salmon recipe with a simple salad and a side of roasted potatoes or quinoa.
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Salmon Noodle Casserole

This salmon noodle casserole is filled with creamy pasta, chunks of salmon and plenty of vegetables for a well-rounded meal. Dijon mustard flavors the dish, complementing the salmon and asparagus.
Jasmine Smith
By Jasmine Smith

Easy Salmon Cakes

Rating: 3.5 stars 51
These healthy salmon cakes are a delicious way to boost your intake of omega-3s. It is also a great way to use convenient canned (or leftover) salmon. The tangy dill sauce provides a tart balance to these easy salmon patties.
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Sheet-Pan Chili-Lime Salmon with Potatoes & Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 9
Busy weeknights beg for something simple like this salmon sheet-pan dinner. Like the name suggests, it's all cooked on one pan. The potatoes get a head start, followed by sweet bell peppers and finally chili-coated salmon fillets. It's a complete meal with easy cleanup!
By Carolyn Casner

Roasted Salmon with Smoky Chickpeas & Greens

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
In this healthy salmon dinner, you'll get a dose of greens and green dressing! Chowing down on 6 or more servings of dark leafy greens a week can help keep your brain in top shape. This dish features the Test Kitchen's current go-to method for doctoring a can of chickpeas: spice them up and roast until crispy.
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By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Salmon & Asparagus with Lemon-Garlic Butter Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 3
Looking for a recipe to help you eat more heart-healthy fish and veggies? Add this salmon and asparagus dinner to your rotation. Not only is it healthy and delicious, this sheet-pan dinner is also easy to make and a breeze to clean up.
By Carolyn Casner

Ginger-Tahini Oven-Baked Salmon & Vegetables

Rating: 5 stars 3
The tahini sauce does double duty in this healthy salmon recipe, serving as a glaze for the fish and also as a drizzle for the entire dish at the end of cooking. The green beans are cooked just slightly in this recipe, to still be crisp. If you like your green beans tenderer, look for thinner beans or haricot verts in the grocery store; they'll cook more quickly. This sheet-pan dinner recipe is not only delicious--it also comes together with just 25 minutes of active prep time, and there's only one pan to clean up afterwards!
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Roasted Salmon Caprese

Rating: 5 stars 6
This oven-ready recipe is snap to prep. Salmon fillets and cherry tomatoes roast side by side on one pan, then are drizzled with balsamic glaze to pull it all together.
By Carolyn Casner

Pesto Salmon

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Herby and bright pesto coats tender salmon fillets in this quick and healthy fish dish. Colorful cherry tomatoes burst and combine with shallots to complement the pesto in this fast and simple weeknight dinner.
Marianne Williams
By Marianne Williams

Salmon Potato Cakes

Rating: 3 stars 1
These crispy salmon potato cakes come together quickly when you use shortcut ingredients like canned salmon and frozen hash browns. Serve these cakes with your favorite dipping sauce or over a bed of leafy greens.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Salmon Pinwheels
Rating: Unrated 2
Don't be intimidated by this fancy-looking breaded-salmon pinwheel—it's quite easy to do. This technique works best when you use "center-cut" salmon fillet.
Smoked Salmon & Goat Cheese Sheet-Pan Eggs
Rating: Unrated 2
Meal-prep breakfast for the week with these easy sheet-pan eggs, which can be served as is or in a sandwich. Smoky salmon, briny capers and creamy goat cheese load these frittata-like slices with flavor.
Salmon & Quinoa Bowls with Green Beans, Olives & Feta
Rating: 4 stars 5

This flavorful and easy salmon quinoa bowl is a meal that keeps on giving. Pack up any leftovers for a next-day lunch, or make the entire recipe ahead and pack it into individual serving containers for ready-to-go meals.