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Salmon With Dill Cream Cheese Sauce

Updated: Dec 22, 2023

a dinner plate of salmon with dill cream cheese sauce, broccoli and rice
Salmon with Dill Cream Cheese Sauce

This "salmon with dill cream cheese sauce" is packed full of dill flavor and super easy to make. Topped with a smooth and creamy, cream cheese dill sauce, it makes salmon taste like a guilty pleasure and not a healthy piece of fish. A few years ago I randomly created this flavor combination and it has become one of our favorites. My oldest daughter really loves salmon and likely loves the cream cheese dill sauce even more. Everything is made better by a good sauce in my opinion. I would wager that this might even turn some salmon haters into lovers. Only one way to find out.


For the fish:

2 salmon fillets

3 to 4 tbsp dried dill

Sprinkling of salt and pepper

4 tbsp butter

For the sauce:

1/4 cup cream cheese

1/4 cup sour cream

2 tbsp butter

Pinch of salt and pepper

2 tbsp dried dill ( can also use dill and lemon mix)

1 tsp lemon juice

images showing the salmon pre and post cooking and the sauce ingredients before and after cooking
Salmon and cream cheese sauce process


- Preheat oven to 400F

- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

- Pat your salmon dry and place on a lined cookie sheet.

- Coat the top of your salmon gently with butter. Then sprinkle salt, pepper and dill on top.

- Bake for 14 to 18 minutes.

- While the salmon is baking, start on the sauce. Place all the "sauce" ingredients in a pot. On medium to low heat, melt together until combined, stirring constantly.

- Once salmon is cooked, remove from the oven then add the drippings to your sauce.

- Simmer the sauce until drippings are incorporated.

- Pour over your salmon and enjoy.

a fork with cooked salmon with cream cheese sauce on top, up close
Bite of cooked Salmon

Whether it's Sweet or Savoury, let it be made with love.

Check out my video creating this dish on my you tube channel "Sweet and Savoury @hollysrecipes22".

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