Salmon Breakfast Bake

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy weekend breakfast and this salmon bake with peppers, onions and mushrooms is the lazy cook’s dream.   Now that the weather is getting cooler, we all cherish those lazy Saturday mornings where we eat our breakfast in our pajamas and take our time getting started with the day.   The oven does the work for you here with just 5 minutes of a quick veggie saute to get started.

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I’m currently doing the Whole30 thing and loving it.  I’m on Day 7 and feeling great.  I decided to do this because I like the idea of no extra additives whatsoever and I was interested to see how I’d feel at the end of it.  I have to say, I’ve already noticed a difference.  And it’s not difficult either.  Just a little bit of planning required so you don’t get an attack of the hungries.

I’m also fasting one day a week.  That is a whole other story that I’ll share in my next post.  The recent Nobel Prize winner in physiology, Yoshinori Ohsumi, has discovered some very interesting correlations between food, fasting and our longevity and it’s got me super curious.  I’ll let you know how it goes.


Ok, let’s talk about this easy deliciousness!  I saw this recipe on Dr. Axe’s site and thought it was the perfect Whole30 breakfast.  He used smoked salmon but I prefer baked salmon. The cool thing is that it’s a super versatile recipe so go ahead and use milk instead of kefir and butter instead of ghee.  I made it both ways and it’s equally delicious.

I love to bake my salmon because I find it’s always super tender and it’s hands free while you saute the veggies.  Then simply put them in your baking dish or individual ramekins, top with your pieces of  salmon and the egg mixture and you’re ready to go.  Thirty minutes in the oven and breakfast is ready.  If you’re a shrimp fan, I’m thinking it would be delicious in this as well.


When the cool weather comes I’m all about mushrooms and onions so this dish gives me my favourite flavours along with all the nutrition I need.

I’m finally doing stories on Instagram so you’ll see a video of this being made.  Oh boy, I need practise in videos, ha!  I’m about to do one this week as I finally open my Instant Pot to get going on some fun recipes with that so those videos will be quite funny because I’m scared of it!  Pressure cookers are a little intimidating, don’t you think?

Salmon Breakfast Bake | Simply Fresh Dinners

What are you cooking up these days to stay healthy?  I’d love it if you’d share your photos with me on Instagram.  You know how curious I am to see what you’re up to!  Just hashtag #simplyfreshdinners so I can share with my readers.  Cheers!

Salmon Breakfast Bake

Print Recipe
Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 40 mins


  • 2 tbsp ghee (or butter)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup red, yellow and/or orange peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup kefir (or whole milk)
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 1 tbs chopped fresh dill
  • Sea Salt and black pepper
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 6 oz. wild caught Alaskan salmon fillet
  • Optional:
  • 3/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F


Place tin foil on baking tray. Pat salmon dry and place on tin foil. Season with salt and pepper and bake for 14-16 minutes. Remove and cut into bite sized pieces.


Melt the ghee in a 10-inch sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and peppers and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and turning translucent, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until softened and slightly browned, another 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat.


Spread mixture with ghee over bottom of greased pan


Spread salmon pieces over onion mixture


Beat the eggs in a medium bowl with the kefir, 1 tbsp of the dill, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp. pepper, and the nutmeg.


Pour egg mixture over onion mixture


Bake for 35 minutes


Sprinkle goat cheese over top and serve (if desired, not Whole30 compliant)












A quick and easy weekend breakfast and this salmon bake with peppers, onions and mushrooms is the lazy cook's dream.


  • Reply
    October 22, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    This salmon bake looks easy and delicious! Great nutritious benefits added by incorporating salmon into the eggs! Yum! Feast for the eyes!

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    Anita Rivera
    October 23, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Dear Robyn, hello!

    This is the first time I’ve heard of WHOLE30, and as I read the limitations, I see that I practically eat this way all the time except I do eat my 1/3 cup of raw oats every morning, and I do confess I eat beans but limit intake of starches. Lots of veggies and fruit have always made me feel fantastic. I am glad you are enjoying this!!! OK, now for this dish. SUPER! Anything with salmon makes me taste buds happy, but I think this would be a great baking project on cold weekends, and super delish! And I am glad to find your hashtag, though I doubt I will have any food photos to share…you know how I struggle taking photos of food!

    Are ya enjoying your weekend? I sure have. I had both Thursday and Friday off, then a glorious Saturday enjoying the colors of fall. Hugs to you dear friend! Anita

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      October 23, 2016 at 1:08 pm

      I eat much the same way, Anita but I was curious to see the effect on my body by following this strictly. Even giving up wine, lol. Glad you enjoy the dish, friend.
      Your food photos are lovely and you just need a little practise and they will be magazine worthy like all of your photos. Food has it’s special challenges!
      The weekend has been fabulous. Good to hear you’re getting some time off and able to spend it outside! Lots of love to you. oxox

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    Blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    October 23, 2016 at 7:40 am

    Hooray for salmon at breakfast (and lazy weekend mornings)! I have smoked salmon in the fridge to enjoy for breakfasts this week, so we’re obviously thinking along the same lines. 🙂

    Hope you have a great Sunday, Robyn!
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    sue | theviewfromgreatisland
    October 23, 2016 at 10:59 am

    This is HEAVENLY, sharing it!
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    Anita Rivera
    October 23, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    Hello Robyn! Thank you always for your encouragement and you too follow a similar eating style! We feel great, non? Oh what a Sunday. Glorious from morning to now, late afternoon. I went to a waterfall only about 8 miles from our house and was it every spectacular. I used my TV setting to play with the shutter speed and I now will do post processing to see the results!

    Have a wonderful new week of autumn goodness!

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    October 23, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Sound like a wonderful, easy breakfast dish, Robyn! Pinning it for the future!
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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    October 23, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    An absolutely perfect lazy weekend breakfast dish! Especially with this cooler weather we are having. Love the idea of salmon in the morning. Can you do coffee on fast days? I’m pretty sure I could live on just coffee for a day 😉
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      October 23, 2016 at 5:33 pm

      LOL, no it’s just water on the fasting day, Jennifer, but that’s a good thing for me because I’ve never had a cup of coffee! Can’t even stand the smell of it! I’m so ready to hunker down for the winter!

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    October 23, 2016 at 6:35 pm

    This is a super breakfast or anytime meal. Love it!!!
    Good luck on the Whole30!


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    Bam's Kitchen
    October 23, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Gorgeous breakfast! Love the use of fresh baked salmon instead of smoked. Good luck with the whole30 and with the one day of fasting. I know many people who do a day of fasting. Good luck, as if I was reading your posts I would not last 5 minutes before I would be raiding the refrigerator. Sharing, of course!
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    geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    October 24, 2016 at 10:39 am

    What a great easy breakfast, Robyn. I’m going to send this to my mom because she loves salmon and dill too. I don’t think I could do the fast thing for one day – I would find that very hard – so I’m impressed! Have a great week.
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    October 25, 2016 at 11:16 am

    HI Robyn, just read about whole30. Good for you, very interested in the fasting, can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

    Great breakfast, salmon is my favorite!
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    October 25, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    I cannot wait to make these! I love everything about this recipe – thanks so much Robyn! Hope you’re doing well 🙂
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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    October 26, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Love salmon! SO much flavor. And so good for you. This looks like a terrific way to start the morning — or it’d make a good dinner, too. Heck, I’ll just eat it all day! 🙂 Good stuff — thanks.
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    Chris Scheuer
    October 26, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    This looks amazing Robyn! Although I love salmon I haven’t thought of it as a breakfast dish – till now!

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    GiGi Eats
    October 27, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    You know exactly what I am going to say about these because you know my thoughts about salmon, a duh. I am sure whenever you see salmon you think of me! 😉
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    October 28, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    Hi Robyn,
    Wow this sounds delicious. I love Salmon and this sure would make any day worth getting up just to eat this fabulous healty breakfast. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!
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    Raj @
    November 29, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    Enjoy that Instant Pot. Looking forwardown to seeing what you come up with in there.

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    Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    January 28, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Looks so delicious Robyn! Trying this recipe soon xxx
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      January 29, 2018 at 8:22 am

      Thanks, Michelle. It’s one of my quick, go-to recipes when company is in town.

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    March 11, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Robyn, thank you very much! I really liked the recipe, I took it to my recipe book)

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      May 4, 2019 at 10:05 am

      Hi Alyssa! So glad you liked it. I use it a lot when I have overnight guests! Enjoy 🙂

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