Easy Roasted Salmon For One

An easy to make roasted salmon recipe that can can be ready in 30 minutes! A salmon fillet topped with a delightfully tangy maple mustard sauce and roasted to perfection makes a wonderful and healthy single serving meal.

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On the 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 find that I almost always grill the salmon outside.

This winter has been a strange one, for sure. One week we’ll have temperatures in the mid-70’s and the next week they’ll be in the 40’s. Call me a wimp but I don’t grill when temperatures dip below 45 degrees. On those days, it’s the oven or nothing.

Oven Roasted Salmon

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

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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 my salmon fillet before it bakes.

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

The tangy Dijon mustard and sweet maple syrup are so great together. Since this is such an easy seafood recipe, you’ll find that you’ll be adding this baked salmon to your rotating menu as often as I do.

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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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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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