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A quick and easy recipe for salmon in creamy dill sauce for two. Seasoned baked salmon paired with a sour cream sauce infused with lemon and fresh dill.

Salmon in Creamy Dill Sauce

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1 lb. salmon fillets
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Dill Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream style horseradish, add as needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoons fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Line a baking pan with foil and grease lightly
  2. Season both sides of salmon with lemon pepper seasoning and onion salt
  3. Place salmon on baking pan and dot with melted butter
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes depending on the thickness of the salmon
  5. Combine sauce ingredients and mix until smooth. Refrigerate until ready to serve
  6. Dish and serve hot with chilled dill sauce


Baking time will vary depending on how thick your fillet is. The standard rule of thumb is to cook for 10 minutes per inch of thickness which is measured from the salmon’s thickest point.

If you prefer a thinner sauce, add a few teaspoons of milk.

Substitute greek yogurt for sour cream for low fat option

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins