How to Bake Lemon Pepper Salmon

Close up photo of a lemon pepper salmon fillet, parmesan cous cous, and mixed vegetable plate.

Ready to learn how to bake lemon pepper salmon in the oven? In less than 30 minutes you can cook a delicious lemon pepper salmon meal for two following this simple, easy salmon recipe using lemon, pepper, garlic, and butter in the oven. Additionally, I love to cook salmon in the oven as a quick weeknight dinner that both my hun and I enjoy.

Here’s a super simple, easy, step-by-step, salmon recipe using lemon, pepper, butter, garlic, and Italian seasoning!


  • Two 5-6oz fresh salmon fillets (skin on, with no scales, fully thawed)
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 clove of garlic (can substitute w/ garlic powder)
  • 2 tsp pepper (1/2 tsp per fillet, per side)
  • 2 tsp salt (1/2 tsp per fillet, per side)
  • 2 large tbsp butter
  • 4 tsp lemon (1 tsp per fillet, per side)
  • 4 tsp Italian seasoning (1 tsp per fillet, per side)
  • 4 tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning (1 tsp per fillet, per side) – optional
  • Parmesan Cous Cous – optional
  • 1.5 Cups Frozen Mixed Veggies – optional

Makes 2 servings and a complete meal!



  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Finely mince garlic and set aside.
  3. Melt butter.
  4. Season both sides of salmon fillets with salt, pepper, and lemon pepper seasoning (optional).
  5. In a 7×11 glass baking dish, pour melted butter to coat bottom of glass dish. Add garlic to evenly coat the bottom of the pan.
  6. Place salmon fillets (meat side down) in butter-filled glass baking dish.
  7. Sprinkle lemon and Italian seasoning over salmon fillets, adding the remainder of the garlic. Flip and repeat on the other side.
  8. Place salmon in oven on the center rack. Bake salmon for 25 minutes.
  9. Prepare parmesan cos cos and mixed vegetables as directed on package.

Serve salmon hot out of the oven. Enjoy!


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YouTube thumbnail image - Lemon Pepper Salmon - easy salmon recipes. Frolic & Courage.
On January 9 you can see my step-by-step video on how to make lemon pepper salmon in the oven on YouTube!

Let me know how your dish turned out in the comments below!


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