How Long Does It Take to Cook Salmon in an Oven?

Exact baking times for salmon vary depending on the size of the salmon fillet and the specific recipe. The Food Network features an oven-baked salmon recipe that bakes in 12 to 15 minutes, and Taste of Home offers a baked salmon recipe that bakes in 20 to 25 minutes.

To make The Food Network's oven-baked salmon, cut a 12-ounce salmon fillet into 4 pieces, and season with salt and pepper. Place the salmon on a nonstick baking sheet, and bake at 450 F for 12 to 15 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through.

To make Taste of Home's baked salmon, place a 2-pound salmon fillet in a greased 13-by-9-inch baking dish, brushed with butter. Combine 1/4-cup chicken broth, 2-tablespoons lemon juice, 1/2-teaspoon dried tarragon and 1/2-teaspoon pepper, and pour the mixture over salmon. Bake uncovered at 425 F for 20 to 25 minutes, until the salmon flakes with a fork.