Skip to Content

Pan-Fried Mustard Dill Salmon

Make this pan-fried mustard dill salmon in less than 20 minutes! Made with red onions, Dijon mustard, dill, and heavy cream this is a quick and healthy dinner for the whole family.

pan fried salmon with a creamy mustard Dill sauce

*This mustard dill salmon recipe may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I will get a small commission at no extra cost to you*

I am a sucker for salmon! It is probably one of my favorite things to cook, and to eat. My kids love salmon as well, so I try to make it as often as possible. 

Since we cook it so often, I am always looking for fun new ways to make salmon. Some of our favoritefamily-friendly recipes for salmon have been Creamy Salmon & Shrimp, Creamy Dill Crusted Salmon, and Burbon Salmon

Since we cook salmon so often, sometimes it can be difficult to come up with something new, so honestly, I don’t even try to get too out there and creative. Sometimes, simple is best, especially when it comes to seafood. You honestly can’t go wrong with a simple pan-fried salmon. Add in some red onions and a creamy dill mustard sauce and you have yourself a weeknight dinner that is done in less than 20 minutes! 

Pan-Fried Mustard Dill Salmon Recipe

pan-fried salmon in a ceramic pan with cooked red onions

As I said, sometimes simple dinners are the best, so I went super simple with this pan-fried dill mustard salmon.  You likely have most of the ingredients in your house already, so make sure you check the pantry and fridge before you run to the grocery store. All you need to recreate this easy weeknight dinner is:

  • Salmon Fillets
  • 1 Red Onion
  • Ground Mustard
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Dill 
  • Heavy Cream
  • Butter

That’s it, maybe some salt & pepper to taste and you have everything you need to make this super simple pan-fried salmon recipe. The creamy dill mustard sauce is really only 3 ingredients too! Mustard, heavy cream, and Dill. It really can’t get any easier than this. 


More family friendly recipes available hereHow to make your pan-fried salmon

Salmon doesn’t take very long to fully cook, especially if you are doing a simple pan-fried salmon. 

Start by melting a little butter in a hot ceramic pan. For this recipe, you will want to cook your thinly sliced red onions first, since they will likely take a little longer to cook than your salmon. Toss the onions in the hot pan for about 5 minutes before adding your salmon to the pan.

Season your raw salmon with salt, pepper, and ground mustard. Then cook your salmon for about 5 minutes on each side until it is done. 

That’s all it takes to get a perfect pan-fried salmon. 10 minutes and one hot pan and you have yourself a delicious seafood dinner! 

creamy dill mustard salmon with red onions

Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce for Pan-Fried Salmon

Once your pan-fried salmon is fully cooked, you can make your mustard dill salmon sauce! This creamy mustard sauce really makes this salmon delicious, and it is so simple. 

This mustard sauce isn’t just for salmon though, you can make this with chicken, pork, steaks, even with roasted veggies! It is a very versatile sauce and honestly good on pretty much anything as long as you like mustard. 

I will say though, I hate yellow mustard. I don’t like it on sandwiches or hot dogs, it just isn’t for me. This creamy mustard dill salmon sauce though? Sign me up to put it on absolutely everything I cook from here on out!

To make this creamy mustard sauce, take your Dijon mustard, heavy cream, and Dill and start adding it to the hot pan right after removing the salmon and onions. Don’t clean the pan first. You want all of the drippings and little crispy bits that have been leftover from cooking your pan-fried salmon and red onions. This will help add extra flavor to your creamy mustard sauce. 

Add your ingredients a little at a time. You can always add more but can never take any away once it has been added. I started with 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard to 1/4 cup Heavy cream and about 1 Tbsp Dill. Feel free to modify this though. Add more cream, more dijon, more dill, you know your taste so trust yourself. 

When you have your sauce the way you like it, top your salmon and onions and enjoy your delicious and easy dinner!

Pan-fried salmon with mustard dill salmon sauce

Pan-Fried Salmon with a Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce

Made with red onions, Dijon mustard, dill, and heavy cream this is a quick and healthy dinner for the whole family.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 minute meals, Keto salmon recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • Salmon Fillets
  • 1 Red Onion
  • Ground Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tbsp Dill
  • 1 tbsp Butter


  1. Melt butter on a hot pan on the stove.

  2. Cook sliced red onions for about 5 minutes.

  3. Add your salmon to the hot pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side.

  4. Remove the salmon and onions from the pan when completely cooked.

  5. Add your Dijon mustard, Heavy Cream, and Dill to the hot pan.

  6. Cook until bubbly, thickened, and well combined, about 5 minutes.

  7. Sauce your salmon and onions and enjoy!

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Keto Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce — The Coffee Mom

Wednesday 9th of August 2023

[…] and recently we have been incorporating more and more salmon into our weekly meal plan. This Keto salmon with creamy dill sauce has become a new favorite for not only me, but for my kids as […]

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.