Roasted Salmon with Maple Mustard Glaze

Tender salmon fillets are slathered in a sweet maple mustard glaze then roasted to perfection! This easy salmon dinner takes 10 minutes to bake & is the perfect blend of sweet and savory!

3 fresh salmon fillets on a metal baking sheet slathered in a maple mustard glaze with fresh parsley and lemon slices on top

Adding yet another salmon recipe to the blog because…why not?! (In case you haven’t guessed it by now, salmon is one of my favorite proteins to cook with.😉) It’s just so easy to make and tastes soo good with everything! Sweet & spicy salmon, lemon dijon salmon, chipotle salmon… I’m pretty sure I now I have a salmon recipe for just about anyone. And this roasted salmon recipe with maple mustard glaze is another winner! Tender salmon fillets are slathered with a sweet and savory maple mustard glaze then seasoned with simple spices and baked until perfectly flakey! It’s only a handful of ingredients and takes 10 minutes to bake making it perfect for an easy weeknight meal!

Ingredients used to make maple mustard salmon in the oven

Ingredients For Maple Mustard Salmon

  • Salmon fillets: Try to use fillets similar in size to ensure an even baking time. (You can use fillets with or without the skin for this recipe.)
  • Maple syrup: Always use pure maple syrup!
  • Dijon mustard: We use smooth dijon mustard but grainy dijon can be used instead. (Grainy dijon will add texture and give your salmon a more mustardy flavor.)
  • Garlic: An essential ingredient to any recipe! (You’ll only need 2 cloves.)
  • Spices: Salt, cracked black pepper and and touch of paprika are all you need for this roasted salmon recipe!
3 fresh salmon fillets sitting on a metal baking pan lined with parchment paper surrounded by a bowl of maple mustard glaze and fresh lemon wedges
Skinless salmon fillets brushed with a maple mustard glaze then sprinkled with salt, cracked black pepper and paprika ready to be baked in the oven

How To Bake Maple Mustard Salmon In The Oven

  1. Preheat your oven. Turn your oven on to 400 degrees and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Make your glaze. Mix your maple syrup, dijon mustard and garlic together then set it aside. (You can reserve some of your glaze for serving later if you prefer. We’ll usually take a few spoonfuls out and put them in a separate bowl.)
  3. Prepare your salmon. Place the salmon fillets in your prepared dish and brush them with your glaze. (If using fillets with the skin on, place your salmon skin side down in the dish.) Then sprinkle each fillet with salt, pepper and paprika.
  4. Bake. Place the dish in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Serve! Serve immediately with your reserved glaze and enjoy!
Close up photo of a maple mustard glazed salmon fillet served with lemon wedges and fresh parsley sprinkled on top

FAQ’s

  • Can I prep any ingredients beforehand? Yes! You can easily make the glaze 1-2 days in advance. (Just note the longer it sits the more “garlicky” it will become.)
  • How do I know when my salmon is done baking? Your salmon should be a pinkish orangish color throughout and flake easily with a fork.
  • Can I save my leftover salmon? Absolutely! Just place your leftover fillets in an airtight container and keep them stored in the fridge. They should stay good for 3-4 days is stored properly.
  • How do I reheat my leftover salmon? It’s best to do it low and slow! Place your salmon in a baking dish and heat it in a 275 degrees oven for 10-15 minutes or until it reaches your desired temperature.
Roasted maple mustard glazed salmon fillets pulled fresh from the oven sitting next to a small wooden bowl filled with lemon slices

Why you’ll love this oven baked salmon recipe

  • So easy! Only a handful of ingredients & bakes in 10 minutes! It doesn’t get any easier than that!
  • Perfect blend of sweet & savory! Sweet maple syrup & tangy dijon mustard combine to make the ultimate sweet & savory glaze! It’s bold flavors elevates this salmon dish to the next level!

Need it gluten free? Great news, it already is!

Need it dairy free? Great news, it already is!

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Roasted Salmon with Maple Mustard Glaze

Tender salmon fillets are slathered in a sweet maple mustard glaze then roasted to perfection! This delicious salmon recipe is so easy and the perfect blend of sweet & savory! It will become a family favorite meal in no time!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Keyword: baked, maple mustard glaze, oven baked, roasted salmon, salmon recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Caitlin

Ingredients

  • 4 salmon fillets (skin on or skin off)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard (smooth or grainy)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Next mix your maple syrup, dijon mustard and garlic together. (Reserve some of your glaze to serve with the salmon later.)
  • Then place your salmon fillets in the dish (skin side down if using fillets with skin) and brush your glaze over the top. Sprinkle salt, pepper and paprika over each fillet.
  • Next place your dish in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  • Serve immediately with your reserved sauce on the side.

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