This easy oven Baked Salmon with a Parmesan Herb Crust recipe is absolutely delicious! Perfect for weeknight meals while elegant enough for entertaining.

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I’ve raved time and again about my love for salmon recipes. I could happily eat it for breakfast, lunch, and supper multiple times a week without complaint. It doesn’t hurt that I can always depend on my whole family enjoying it as much as I do. This baked salmon is out of this world delicious and is a salmon recipe that I turn to time and time again!

Baked Salmon Recipe with Parmesan Herb Crust

This oven baked salmon with Parmesan herb crust is definitely one of our favorites. Let me just say, it rivals any salmon I’ve ever eaten at a restaurant. And believe me, I’ve ordered more than my fair share!

How to Bake Salmon in the Oven

This baked salmon is one of my favorite salmon recipes to prepare – it is so quick and easy!

While my oven preheats, I line my rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and then place my salmon on the sheet pan.

I cover the salmon with another piece of parchment paper and then bake it in the oven for about 10 minutes. While it bakes, I mince my garlic and chop the parsley and Parmesan cheese and mix it all together.

Next, I remove the salmon from the oven and top it with the mixture of the Parmesan, garlic, and parsley, pop it back into the oven uncovered and bake until the Parmesan melts and is lightly browned.

The salmon should register 135º F on an internal temperature probe. Then, I remove it from the oven and allow it to rest for about 5 minutes.

There’s nothing like a quick and easy recipe to get you through those busy weeknights, but I especially love this salmon recipe when we have guests. Everyone loves it!

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What Temperature to Bake Salmon

I bake my salmon recipes at 425º F. You’ll then want to bake the salmon for 10 minutes, add the Parmesan herb topping and return to the oven until they have melted, the salmon easily flakes with a fork, and the salmon registers 135º F when checked with an internal temperature probe.

Then, allow the salmon to rest for five more minutes to allow for any carryover cooking before slicing and serving.

What to Serve with this Baked Salmon

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Here’s my Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust recipe. I think you are going to absolutely love it!

Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust Recipe

Baked salmon makes a weeknight meal that is easy enough for the busiest of nights while being elegant enough for entertaining. This oven baked salmon with a Parmesan herb crust is out of this world delicious!
4.9 from 64 votes

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Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time17 mins
Servings: 4
Course Main Course
Calories: 424kcal
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 1 salmon filet about 2 pounds, left whole

Parmesan Herb Crust:

  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup chopped Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425º F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for easiest cleanup.
  • Place salmon, skin side down, onto lined baking sheet. Cover salmon with another piece of parchment paper. Bake salmon for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and remove top piece of parchment paper. Top with garlic, Parmesan and parsley mixture. Return to oven uncovered and allow to bake until the cheese has melted, the baked salmon flakes easily with a fork, and the salmon registers 135º F when checked with an internal thermometer probe, about 5 more minutes. The Parmesan cheese should have melted and lightly browned.
  • Allow to rest about 5 minutes and serve.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 424kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 68g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 414IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 1mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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297 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. Love this recipe. So easy, and so very flavorful. So often salmon recipes have less savory toppings (which are good too), but his really compliments a good piece of salmon! Also baked a few lemon slices with olive oil on my pan.

  2. Incredible! Hands down, the best salmon recipe I have ever made and I used dried parsley because I didn’t have fresh, and tubed squeeze chunky garlic because I didn’t have cloves. I did use fresh Parmesan however. My husband said that the next time I have a dinner party, this is our go to recipe. It also presents beautifully once it’s done baking.

  3. Should this salmon have skin on? 😬😬😬🐟
    I want to make this but not sure if I should try and cut the skin off it is super scaly and shiny

    1. Emily, I bake the salmon filet skin side down. The butcher should have already removed all the scales from the fish before you buy it.

  4. How can you preserve leftoverst? Can I freeze? How long will it keep in frdge? Baked a full fillet but only ate 1/2.

    1. Margaret, you can store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Make sure the salmon is in an airtight container or wrapped tightly in foil or plastic wrap. I haven’t frozen any leftovers so I can’t tell how well it will do.

  5. This baked salmon is very tasty! It looks so good! I showed this to my mom and she agreed that we should definitely cook this at our next family gathering, thank you so much for sharing this!

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