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!
4.89 from 62 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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277 Comments Leave a comment or review

    1. Josette, you will follow the instructions in the recipe but baking time will be between 8 to 12 minutes. Just be sure the internal temperature reaches 135º F. Hope you enjoy!

    1. Cindy, I buy block or wedge Parmesan cheese and grate it and then roughly chop through the grated cheese so that it is in small pieces for the topping. Hope you enjoy!

  1. HI!
    I made this last night for our weekly ‘family night’ with prepackaged salmon steaks (about 1/2 lb each). It was so easy and had an excellent mixture of flavors…. LOL… let’s see: garlic, parsley, Parisian cheese…
    I served sour cream mashed potatoes and Italian green beans with the salmon….. HUGE thumbs up. It’s always a statement, when I am tasked with making to go boxes for my finicky family (big and little kids)
    YOU will enjoy this way to prepare salmon

  2. Made this yesterday for dinner. It was soooo yummy! I used Panko and fresh thyme as that is what I had on hand – it was excellent! Next time I’ll add a dash of salt/pepper. Easy to make. Restaurant quality.

  3. Made it last night. From now on, it will be a dinner staple in my home. So simple and yet so good!

  4. Outstanding, yet so simple! Made this last night for a social distanced, outdoor dinner with friends. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe! Thanks for another yummy salmon recipe!

  5. It was easy and delicious but I think your nutrition information is erroneous. It calls for 2 pounds for four servings but that would mean 8 oz per serving while the nutrition info is more reflective of a 4 oz serving, which is more appropriate anyway

  6. What a delicious recipe! I made this over the weekend and I am still reeling about this flavor combination. I’ve been a bit interested in the parmesan/salmon combo and I was VERY pleasantly surprised. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I’m not a seafood fan but my husband is. I am going to surprise him and make this tonight. I wondered if I can use the parmesan cheese in a can instead of grating it myself?

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