Salmon on a foil on a plate.

Salmon Foil Packets

These Salmon Foil Packets are quick and easy to make! The perfect way to make juicy and flavorful salmon baked in foil packets, in the oven, in just 20 minutes.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword salmon foil packets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 295 kcal
Author Anna


  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 slices of lemon
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic divided
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter thinly sliced into four pieces
  • parsley and dill for garnish
US Customary - Metric


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Prepare sheets of aluminum foil, one per piece of salmon.
  3. Arrange salmon on foil. Season with salt and peppers.
  4. Place lemon slices and butter on top of each piece of fish.
  5. Bring the sides of foil together to make packets.
  6. Cook for 18 to 20 minutes in the oven.
  7. Once done, remove from the oven and baking sheet. Wait a few minutes until the packets are cooler and safer to handle.
  8. Serve with veggies, rice or pasta.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Salmon Foil Packets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 657mg29%
Potassium 833mg24%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 243IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.