Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe
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Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce Recipe

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There's nothing like fresh salmon, and my mom bakes it just right so it nearly melts in your mouth. The sour cream sauce is subtly seasoned with dill and horseradish so that it doesn't overpower the delicate salmon flavor. —Susan Emery, Everett, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 salmon fillet (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 6 lemon slices
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • 3/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Pepper to taste

Nutritional Facts

4 ounces cooked salmon with about 2 tablespoons sauce: 418 calories, 33g fat (11g saturated fat), 100mg cholesterol, 643mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 26g protein.


  1. Line a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with heavy-duty foil; grease lightly. Place salmon skin side down on foil. Sprinkle with lemon-pepper and onion salt. Top with onion and lemon. Dot with butter. Fold foil around salmon; seal tightly,
  2. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Open foil carefully, allowing steam to escape. Broil 4-6 in. from the heat for 8-12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
  3. Combine the sauce ingredients until smooth. Serve with salmon. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce in Taste of Home February/March 2004, p35

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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PatLagace User ID: 1307810 265405
Reviewed May. 1, 2017

"I love salmon and this recipe just provided me with my new favourite way to cook it. For once in my life, I didn't make any changes to the recipe or the method because it looked pretty good. Well, let me say ... it was WAY better than pretty good. The dill sauce was excellent too. Well deserving of a five star rating!"

Cheryl User ID: 9124783 264095
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2017

"I made this - will make it again but prefer more dill and less horseradish - will use 1/2 teaspoon horseradish and full tsp dill."

Rita User ID: 9113036 263613
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2017

"I tried this recipe while vacationing in Hawaii with the was by far the best salmon I have ever made! So moist and the dill sauce was just the perfect added touch. Thank you Taste of Home. This is now a regular for when we have guests!"

geipa User ID: 8956666 263364
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2017

"Great recipe. Whole family loved it, a keeper for sure."

Erika User ID: 9097217 261981
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2017

"Found this looking for a dill sauce, however... Scary how many recipes out there still recommend cooking with aluminum foil."

Globetrotter76 User ID: 8689373 256362
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2016

"What can I say, it's delicious! We have it on rotation now. Thank you Susan for submitting an excellent recipe."

Debbiechris User ID: 8898463 251702
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2016

"This one is a keeper. The dill sauce can be used as a veggie or chip dip too. I had some fresh dill but I also added dry along with a zest of a lemon. Rely good and easy to."

JennyB3668 User ID: 7434948 249279
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2016

"quick and fantastic!"

lisahughes User ID: 8721992 247900
Reviewed May. 5, 2016

"This was great! No changes needed. Will make this again."

Ssandy02 User ID: 8824911 246597
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2016

"Loved this mild sauce... Very good"

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