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 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-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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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"

tjthomas1962 User ID: 8655746 244490
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2016

"This was the best ever salmon recipe I think I have made. The dill sauce was mouthwatering!!! Loved it."

harp10 User ID: 7024803 243919
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"This was so good! To lighten it up I only used a very small amount of butter and substituted fat free Greek yogurt for both the sour cream and mayo in the sauce. It was wonderful- will definitely be making again."

Lobstergirl User ID: 7734767 243798
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2016

"This dill sauce is so delicious, I could sit and eat it with a spoon. Just love it!"

dancingfool User ID: 7427237 225272
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"The salmon was moist and delicious! The dill sauce was incredible! I will definitely be making this again and again!"

Kackster User ID: 7102198 220514
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2015

"There is nothing that compares! Absolutely delicious sauce that can be eaten on anything you can think of! I paired the salmon with fried diced potatoes and cauliflower and my family was dipping everything in the sauce."

BarbKre User ID: 8217646 218119
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"Everyone loved this. A definite keeper!"

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