Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

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Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce is a light, delicious meal with tons of dill flavor. This is a simple meal that’s perfect for the warmer months.

Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce


The salmon is baked wrapped in foil with lemon slices, onion, and butter. It’s then topped with a cool and creamy dill sauce. I love salmon paired with a creamy sauce and this dill sauce is my favorite. It tastes like summer and I don’t think there’s any better herb to pair with salmon.

Salmon is baked in the oven with onion and lemon slices.


The sauce is made from a mixture of mayonnaise and sour cream for ultimate creaminess. A little onion, horseradish, lemon juice, and a whole lot of dill give it just the right flavor.

Salmon is baked in the oven and covered with a creamy dill sauce.


You’ll love the fresh herb and citrus flavor in this Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce. Serve with a glass of white wine for a simple, but elegant meal that’s both light and refreshing.

Baked salmon covered in a creamy dill sauce.

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Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce

Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce is a light, delicious meal with tons of dill flavor. This is a simple meal that's perfect for the warmer months.
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Course: Main Dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Christin Mahrlig



  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill, or 1 teaspoon dried dillweed


  • 4 (5-ounce) salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 4 thin slices sweet onion
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients for sauce in a small bowl and refrigerate until needed.
  • Place each piece of salmon on a square piece of foil. Sprinkle with lemon pepper and season to taste with salt.
  • Place an onion slice on top of each salmon filet. and 2 slices of lemon on top of the onion.
  • Place 1 tablespoon butter on top and then wrap the foil around each piece of salmon.
  • Place on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  • Remove salmon from oven. Carefully unwrap foil. Carefully remove onion and lemon slices. (You may want to put them back on for presentation.)
  • Broil salmon for about 5 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Serve salmon with sauce.

Recipe adapted from Taste of Home

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