45+ Salmon Recipes to Try for Dinner Tonight!!!

In this roundup post, we’re sharing some of our favorite salmon recipes. We’ve got everything from simple grilled salmon to more elaborate dishes like salmon en croute and smoked salmon salad.

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No matter what your taste or skill level, you’re sure to find a salmon recipe that’s going to be perfect for dinner tonight!


Most of these recipes take 30-minutes or less to cook!

Here’s a sneak peek at some of our favorite salmon recipes you’ll find in this post:

With so many delicious options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect salmon recipe for your next meal.

PS – These recipes also work with trout. Wondering what the differences are? Check them out here.

PS – Be sure to check out these 45+ sides for salmon, salmon wine pairings, and 15+ sauces for salmon too!

The BEST Salmon Recipes for Dinner Tonight!

Salmon filets and asparagus in air fryer basket.
Learn how to cook crispy air fryer salmon with this foolproof guide. This EASY method gives you flaky and tender salmon in about 10 minutes!
Air Fryer Salmon
Everything bagel salmon on plate with fennel salad.
This Everything Bagel Salmon coats salmon filets in a seasoning combined of all the ingredients you would find on an "everything" bagel.
Everything Bagel Salmon
Salmon on baking sheet with green beans, potatoes and lemon slices.
This 5 Ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon is the perfect dinner for busy weeknights! This complete seafood dinner cooks in just 30 minutes and the cleanup is easy too! 
Sheet Pan Salmon
Finished air fryer salmon bites on plate with sesame seeds and green onions, and a spoonful of chipotle crema.
These Air Fryer Salmon Bites strike the perfect balance between crispy, juicy, and downright delicious! Seasoned with a smoky-spicy dry rub and cooked quickly in the air fryer, they’re always a popular snack to serve at parties or a protein to top on grain bowls, salads, and tacos.
Air Fryer Salmon Bites
Piece of salmon on top of rice drizzled with wasaba and sriracha mayo.
These Spicy Salmon Sushi Bowls feature broiled salmon (no fear of raw fish!), wasabi sauce, and all of the fresh toppings you want. Served over rice, these deconstructed sushi bowls are perfect for both lunch and dinner and can be made in under 30-minutes!
Salmon Sushi Bowls
Lemon butter sauce being spooned on salmon.
Easy Grilled Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce. Salmon filets are grilled until tender and flaky and served with the most amazing, lemon caper sauce that comes together in just 5-minutes! It’s a delicious, foolproof and healthy weeknight dinner!
Grilled Salmon with Lemon Butter
Close up of miso salmon on plate.
Miso Glazed Salmon is an easy meal perfect for busy weeknights. Best of all, it’s baked on ONE sheet pan with flaky salmon, crispy veggies, edamame and a flavorful miso glaze.
Miso Salmon
Overhead shot of salmon sliced on baking sheet with zucchini noodles.
This Glazed Honey Sriracha Salmon served with zucchini noodles makes the perfect quick & easy dinner that's as delicious as it is healthy. 
Honey Sriracha Salmon
3 crispy rice sushi bites on plate topped with creamy sauce and spicy peppers.
Crispy Rice Sushi Bites feature creamy spicy salmon (or tuna). Crispy, crunchy and so flavorful! Cook the crispy rice in the air fryer or on the stove, and top with all your favorite toppings. The perfect appetizer for any occasion! 
Salmon Sushi Bites
salmon with asparagus and lime wedges on white plate
Sous vide salmon is easy enough for a quick weeknight meal but so delicious you'll want to serve it at your next special dinner! Cooked in just an hour to tender, moist perfection, this simple salmon recipe is sure to be a new family favorite.
Sous Vide Salmon
Baked salmon on plate with lemon slice, green beans and potatoes.
Learn How to Bake Salmon that’s flaky and buttery every time! Salmon filets are lightly seasoned before going into the oven for less than 15 minutes. It’s the best foolproof and healthy weeknight dinner!
Oven Baked Salmon
Piece of salmon on plate next to salad.
Instant Pot Salmon served with a delicious lemon-dill sauce will be on your dinner table in less than 15 minutes. You can cook from fresh or frozen.
Instant Pot Salmon
Easy, healthy, gluten free and chock full of flavor, this baked teriyaki salmon is the perfect dinner recipe. It’s ready in under 30 minutes!
Recipe: Eat With Clarity
Baked Teriyaki Salmon
These crispy air fryer salmon patties are the perfect meal prep recipe! They’re so easy to make, high in protein and full of fresh flavor.
Recipe: Eat With Clarity
Air Fryer Salmon Patties
This maple soy glazed salmon is an easy and flavorful dinner that requires only 5 simple ingredients and 20 minutes of cooking!
Recipe: Eat With Clarity
Sheet Pan Maple Soy Glazed Salmon
Adorable open-faced mini smoked salmon bagel sandwiches perfect for tea time. Topped with red onions and capers, these mini sandwiches are easy to make.
Recipe: Oh How Civilized
Smoked Salmon Mini Bagel Sandwiches
This creamy lemon and fresh tomato salmon pasta is a fresh and decadent pasta dish that’s ready in only 20 minutes!
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Creamy Lemon and Fresh Tomato Salmon Pasta
This smoked salmon pasta salad recipe is simple but feels a little fancy! You’ll love the bright and zesty creamy lemon dressing.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Smoked Salmon Pasta Salad
In just over half an hour this bright and flavorful salmon coconut curry recipe is on the table! It’s easy to make with grocery store staples, and the rich red curry broth is totally irresistible.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Salmon Coconut Curry
Parmesan-panko crusted salmon feels fancy enough for fine dining, but is easy enough for weeknight dinner at home. Ready in under a half hour, it’s one of our favorite ways to prepare salmon.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Parmesan Crusted Salmon
Tender salmon paired perfectly with coconut rice, creamy avocado, mango, cucumber, and a zippy sauce that pulls the whole bowl together.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Coconut Rice Salmon Bowl
Coral-hued baked salmon stands in for the traditional tuna in this olive-studded, vinaigrette-drizzled summery riff on the classic Niçoise salad.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Salmon Niçoise Salad
Easy smoked salmon crostini made with simple ingredients for the perfect appetizer or snack. Great for brunch and ready in just 20 minutes!
Recipe: Ambitious Kitchen
Smoked Salmon Crostini
Sheet Pan Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa: made all on one sheet pan, these tacos are quick, vibrant, and so delicious!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Sheet Pan Chipotle Salmon Tacos
Blackened Salmon Burgers with Herbed Cream Cheese – healthy, delicious and easy, what more could you ask for!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Blackened Salmon Burgers
This smoked salmon quiche with creamy egg custard and crème fraîche comes together quick and easy thanks to a store-bought puff pastry crust.
Recipe: Foodie Crush
Smoked Salmon and Crème Fraîche Quiche
This salmon sushi bake is a delicious twist on traditional sushi – made with flaky salmon, sushi rice, and flavorful toppings.
Recipe: The Soccer Mom Blog
Salmon Sushi Bake
Here is an easy and comforting recipe, perfect for cold winter nights: a Finnish salmon soup.
Recipe: La Cuisine de Geraldine
Finnish Salmon Soup
This light, creamy Indian Salmon Curry is packed with spice and fragrance. An intense hit of colour and taste. Super easy and super quick to put together, it’s a perfect curry for any time.
Recipe: Cook Eat World
Indian Salmon Curry
Salmon cream cheese dip is a delicious and easy appetizer option for any gathering or celebration. This dip tastes like lox and cream cheese!
Recipe: Just Dip Recipes
Salmon Cream Cheese Dip
This smoked salmon cheese ball recipe is always a party favorite! It’s a highly addictive, creamy, savory appetizer recipe everyone will love.
Recipe: Downshiftology
Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball
This yummy Pesto Crusted Salmon includes a zesty panko crust. Herby pesto-covered salmon is the perfect main dish during the week.
Recipe: Bites with Bri
Pesto Crusted Salmon with Garlic Lemon Panko
This quick weeknight dinner features crispy salmon fillets prepared a la meunière, in a French brown butter sauce with lemon, capers, shallots, and herbs.
Recipe: Home Cooking Collective
Salmon Meunière
This Creamy Cajun Stuffed Salmon recipe is easy, delicious, and quick! Perfectly-cooked salmon fillets stuffed with a Cajun-spiced cheese filling.
Recipe: Diet Hood
Creamy Cajun Stuffed Salmon
This Christmas Salmon recipe is made with a pomegranate glaze and garnished with pomegranate seeds and scallions. This dish is made to impress and is perfect for sharing on the holidays.
Recipe: New South Charm
Christmas Salmon
This grilled salmon is one of the best salmon recipes I’ve tried and it only takes five ingredients. Bonus: there’s minimal prep and minimal clean up.
Recipe: Cooking Classy
5 Ingredient Grilled Salmon
These Grilled Salmon Skewers are an easy 35-minute dish that is perfect for summer. Salmon is cut into bite sized cubes, quickly marinated in a ginger, garlic and coconut aminos and then grilled until browned on the outside and tender and flaky in the center.
Recipe: Every Last Bite
Asian Grilled Salmon Skewers
Made with fresh salmon, salty bacon and hearty potatoes this creamy and buttery salmon chowder is the ultimate comfort food.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Salmon Chowder
Cooking salmon in parchment with vegetables is nearly fool-proof—the steam-cooking that happens en papillote guarantees that your fish comes out of the oven beautifully moist and tender.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Salmon en Papillote
Salmon pasta with green goddess dressing is a delicious dish. Salmon pasta uses delicious fresh green herbs to make a rich and luscious green goddess sauce.
Recipe: The Woks of Life
Salmon Pasta with Green Goddess Pesto
Salmon so good, it will have everyone falling in love! Marry Me Salmon is soft and flaky, smothered in an buttery, creamy sun-dried tomato sauce. Trust me, it’s one of the best dishes you’ll ever make!
Recipe: The Recipe Critic
Marry Me Salmon
Miso ginger glazed salmon comes together in minutes and is heavenly served over a bowl of flavorful zucchini sesame soba noodles.
Recipe: Whole and Heavenly Oven
Ginger Glazed Salmon with Soba Noodles
Pecan Crusted Salmon is a delicious, easy-to-make dinner that is perfect for a weeknight meal or special occasion. It’s got a crispy pecan panko crust!
Recipe: Well Seasoned Studio
Pecan Crusted Salmon
This simple and elegant recipe for Salmon Crudo showcases fresh salmon in the most delicious form. This recipe is light, healthy, and easy.
Recipe: Tasting With Tina
Salmon Crudo
This Salmon Quinoa Salad is a simple, quick, and healthy meal. This is great for meal prep, lunch, or dinner!
Recipe: Tasting with Tina
Salmon Quinoa Salad

Tips for Cooking Salmon

  • Use fresh salmon if possible. Frozen salmon can also be used, but make sure it’s thawed completely before cooking.
  • Salmon is a delicate fish, so don’t overcook it. The flesh should be opaque and flaky when it’s done.
  • There are endless ways to season salmon. Some popular options include salt, pepper, garlic, paprika, and dill.
  • Salmon can be cooked in a variety of ways, including grilling, baking, pan-frying, air frying, and poaching.

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45+ Easy Salmon Dinner Ideas

Here's 45+ easy & healthy salmon recipes to try out for dinner. From simple grilled salmon, to air fryer salmon, to baked salmon. Try this 5 Ingredient Sheet Pan Salmon. This complete seafood dinner cooks in just 30 minutes and the cleanup is easy too! 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4



  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Add potatoes to a large bowl. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons Italian dressing and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Arrange potatoes cut-side down on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until potatoes are tender, 20-25 minutes.
  • While the potatoes roast, trim green beans and place in the same large bowl used for the potatoes. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons Italian dressing and season with salt and pepper; toss to coat.
  • When potatoes are tender, remove from oven and preheat broiler to high.
  • Arrange salmon in center of baking sheet with potatoes and add green beans. Drizzle remaining tablespoon Italian dressing over the salmon and season with salt and pepper. Squeeze lemon halves over entire baking sheet and, if desired, slice lemon slices and add to baking sheet.
  • Broil salmon, green beans, potatoes, and lemons 10 minutes, or until salmon is no longer translucent but still moist in center and green beans, potatoes, and lemons are lightly browned. Serve with tartar sauce, if desired.


  • If your potatoes are browning too quickly under the broiler, tent them with some tin foil. 
  • Feel free to use fat-free Italian dressing in this recipe too for a healthier option. 
  • Swap out the green beans or potatoes for your favorite vegetable. The options are endless! 
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Calories: 405kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 1640mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 850IU | Vitamin C: 37.9mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 3.6mg

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