How to Cook Salmon from Frozen

  • Author: Jill Hough
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 14 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Discover how to cook salmon fillets from frozen so that they come out moist, tender, and delicious every time! You’ll never have to worry about remembering to defrost again!


  • 4 (4-6 oz.) salmon fillets
  • 2 tsp. olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Salt, pepper, and/or other seasonings or sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  2. Remove the frozen fish from all packaging and rinse under cold running water to remove any ice crystals.
  3. Arrange the salmon in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Brush lightly with oil on all sides and sprinkle with salt, pepper, or any other seasonings.
  4. Bake for 4-5 minutes. Remove from the oven and add any sauce.
  5. Continue to bake until the salmon is hot and flaky in the center, 8-12 more minutes. (If your sauce is getting too brown, cover the salmon loosely with foil.) Thicker fillets may need a few extra minutes to cook through.

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