Easy Roasted Salmon For One

Perfectly cooked salmon that flakes so easily with a fork. This easy roasted salmon is topped with a sweet and tangy glaze – ready in 30 minutes! A healthy and delicious single serving meal.

A salmon fillet on a bed of fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber slices plated with lemon slices on a metal tray

On days when I’m not quite sure what to make for dinner, roasted salmon always comes to mind. I love cooking salmon and being that it’s often so warm here in Texas, I grill it outside most of the time.

Lately, with such cold temperatures, grilling outside is not an option. I’m a bit of a wimp, but I don’t grill when temperatures dip below 45 degrees. On those days, it’s the oven or nothing.

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Oven Roasted Salmon

Although I love to grill salmon, I love roasted just a little bit better. The salmon cooks so quickly when it’s baked in the oven and it’s always cooked perfectly -the flakiness and the taste just can’t be beat.

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A forkful of salmon from the fillet on a bed of fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber slices plated with lemon slices on a metal tray

Salmon Recipe

For this roasted salmon recipe, I mix together a little maple syrup and Dijon mustard along with a pinch of salt and pepper and pour it over the top of the salmon fillet before it bakes.

The heat from the oven gives the top of the salmon a slight crispiness and the flavor combination of the glaze is fabulous.

Since this is such an easy seafood recipe, I think you might be adding it to your rotating menu as often as I do.

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An overhead view of a salmon fillet on a bed of fresh spinach, cherry tomatoes, and cucumber slices plated with lemon slices on a metal tray

I like to serve the salmon over a bed of fresh spinach, but a side of rice and vegetables would be lovely as well.

I find that a 5-ounce salmon fillet is the perfect size for one person. This recipe can easily be doubled if you’re cooking for two or if you want to make a little bit extra.

Other Single Serving Salmon Recipes

If you like this roasted salmon recipe, you might like to try these single serving salmon recipes:

Salmon Baked In Foil

Broiled Salmon With Zucchini

Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus

Eggs With Smoked Salmon and Pesto

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Rice Pilaf

Black Eyed Peas

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Easy Roasted Salmon Recipe

Roasted Salmon with Maple and Mustard For One | One Dish Kitchen

Roasted Salmon with Maple and Mustard For One

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: seafood
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 230kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 5-ounce salmon fillet
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch black pepper


  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Whisk together the dijon mustard and the maple syrup.  
  • Place the salmon fillet on a lightly oiled baking sheet.  Sprinkle the top of the fillet with salt and pepper, then pour the maple/mustard sauce over the top of the fillet.
  • Place in preheated oven and bake until just cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 12g | Sodium: 29mg | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 11mg
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