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

Garlic Butter Roasted Asparagus Recipe

Instant Pot Brown Rice

If you aren’t a fan of asparagus, these Blistered Green Beans Recipe are also perfect in this meal.


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 56 votes

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Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time17 mins
Servings: 4
Course Main Course
Calories: 185kcal
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 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


  • 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.


Nutrition Information

Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 203mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 5.7mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Robyn xo

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  1. Thanks for this amazing recipe. So simple and easy but it still had great flavor. My family loved it. Thanks again for sharing

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome salmon ! (I had no idea cheese on top of salmon would taste so good!) Even though I’m calorie counting I couldn’t help eating two helpings lol.

    (Sadly I couldn’t use fresh herb of Parsley or a block of Parmesan cheese but I did slice spain’s tetilla cheese which comes close to the taste of Parmesan also I used already minced garlic from a jar .)

    An I’m looking forward to tomorrow so I can try my hand at your Lo Mein Recipe!

    1. Fresh ingredients are just SO much better and really do make a huge difference in the taste.  I am learning that as I spread my culinary wings!

  3. My husband usually dislikes any kind of salmon. He says it’s too fishy. Pairing this with roasted asparagus and herb and butter rice he ate it right up! I finally found a salmon recipe he likes!! I did squeeze some lemon juice on the salmon before I put it in the oven just in case it was still to fishy without

  4. Robyn thanks for the new twist on baked Salmon. Prepared it tonight , very good. Hubby liked very much but his taste buds are always looking for the pop in dishes like these. What can I do different to give it a little more zing? New to your site , thanks Bev

  5. Are the cooking directions any different if the salmon is frozen? Or should I just defrost it and then follow the directions above?

  6. Wow ! What a great recipe! Simple and Delish,,,,we are not big salmon fans, but this has changed our mind. Thank you for for sharing!

  7. I get confused when they say to cook Salmon 10 minutes per inch of thickness, yet this recipient seems to incorporate a thinner piece of fish, rather than a steak. It doesn’t get overdone in 20 minutes?

  8. Thanks for this great recipe. I made a mixture of olive oil, garlic salt, pepper, paprika, and lemon juice and spread on the salmon before baking. It was extremely flavorful!

  9. I made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious. The only thing I did different was to serve with lemon wedges to squeeze on the salmon. I love lemon and fish so it was a natural addition for me. Thanks for the great recipe!

  10. Since I am the only one in the family that loves fish, salmon especially, can you freeze portions of this so I can pull it out and eat later? How would you go about reheating frozen salmon? Thank you for any help with this! 🙂

    1. I would defrost it in the fridge over night or if you are going to have it for your tea then I would still defrost it in the fridge that morning but stil leave it in the fridge until you are ready to reheat it in the oven on a medium heat for 10 minutes more than you normally cook it that’s the way that I would do it and it is still tastes great

  11. Made this last night and my family absolutely loved it! Great recipe, definitely part of my weeknight dinners now!

  12. Should I buy fresh parsley or can I use the mccormicks jar of dried parsley? should I use a block of parmesan to grate, or I can I use the plastic jar of grated parmesan?

  13. Amazing flavors! Quick and easy for a busy day. I took the same parm crust mix and tossed it on some buttered noodles and it turned out to be a flavorful side dish!

  14. I made this for dinner this evening with a side of roasted broccoli and carrots and red lobster bisquits. Totally Delicious!!!!!!!

  15. We just had this for dinner! Used a pound and a half piece of salmon. Put under the broiler for a few minutes at the end to crisp up the crust. Easy and absolutely delicious. Served it with steamed brown rice and spinach sautéed with onions in olive oil, topped with a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.

  16. This is my go-to salmon recipe. Love it! Quick and easy and so delicious! I’ve made this at least 5 times and even my kids love it. Thanks for sharing!

    1. That’s my question, too. I had high hopes because of the salt content in parmesan cheese, but I thought it tasted a little bland. I’m going to make it again, though, only I’ll salt it before I cook it because it smells divine!

    1. I don’t either. The total cooking time shows 15 minutes, so I’m going to cook for five minutes after adding the parm and hopefully that works.

    2. It takes 8 – 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Test it by poking it with a fork in the thickest part and see if it flakes. I hope this helps.

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