Parmesan Herb Crust Baked Salmon

This delicious baked salmon recipe from Add A Pinch is the perfect recipe for entertaining (and it takes less than 30 minutes to make! Perfect to make for a weekly night recipe or for when you have guests over, this dish is sure to come up as a request from family and friends.

The parmesan, garlic, and herb crust brings a new level to the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of the perfectly baked salmon.

Not only is this recipe off the charts amazing, but it also offers a ton of health benefits! Salmon is known for being rich in Omega-3s, which have been proven to reduce inflammation and lower blood pressure. On top of that, salmon is filled with high-quality protein, B vitamins, potassium, and may help reduce the risk of heart disease, benefit weight control, and protect brain health.

By incorporating this versatile, delicious, and satisfying fish into your diet a few times a week, you will be able to meet all your nutrition needs, reduce the risk of several diseases, and improve your overall quality of life.


  • 1 whole salmon filet (about 2 pounds)

Parmesan Herb Crust:

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


First, preheat oven to 425º Fahrenheit. The, line your rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil for an easy cleanup.

Next, place salmon skin side down onto the lined baking sheet. Cover the salmon with another piece of parchment paper. Then bake for 10 minutes. While the salmon is in the oven, combine parsley, parmesan, and garlic in small bowl. Set aside for later.

Remove the salmon from the oven and remove top piece of parchment paper. Top salmon with garlic, parmesan, and parsley mixture.

Return the salmon 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 minutes. The parmesan cheese should have melted and lightly browned.

Allow the salmon to rest for about 5 minutes to allow for any carryover cooking, then serve the mouthwater goodness.

Pair it with this Garlic Butter Roasted Asparagus recipe, instant pot brown rice, or blistered green beans for a dinner everyone will love!

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