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Oven Baked Salmon Recipe with Parmesan Herb Crust

Tender flaky Oven Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust. A fabulous 6-Ingredient dinnertime staple your family will love!

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Now that both of my babies are in their double-digits, grocery shopping has become much easier. I used to avoid taking them to the store at all costs, dreading the endless battle of…

“Can I have this cereal?”

“Not today, baby.”

“Well, can I have that orange soda instead?”

“You don’t need that, you’re sweet enough.”

“Well, what about these potato chips?”

“For the love of Pete, NO… Quit asking for junk!”

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For those of you who know exactly what I’m talking about, and need a stiff drink when you come home from the grocery store with your precious babies, I’m proud to announce my kids have suddenly, finally, become helpful during grocery shopping.

That’s right, after only eight thousand nine hundred and fifty two NOs at the market, they have taken the hint that we will not be buying excess junk food. They have started assisting me as well, offering to pick out the produce and hop over to the next aisle to get the item we forgot.

This is a major accomplishment. In fact, I’ve started waiting to go the grocery store, until I pick them up from school. On purpose.

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Although I never thought this day would come, and wished for it hundreds of times, it makes me sad they are so grown up.

Ahhh, the conflicting toils of parenthood.

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I noticed the other day, they are becoming very persnickety shoppers.

When asked to pick out fish for dinner, they came back with salmon, stating it was the only fish available today that was wild-caught.

Let’s all pause for a teary-eyed mommy moment.

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But I digress, this marvelous 6-Ingredient Oven Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust is what we made with the wild-caught salmon they chose.

It’s a quick go-to dinner, that you can serve in a pinch, or even at a dinner party.

To make Oven Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust you simply lay a whole wild-caught salmon fillet on a rimmed baking sheet. Then mix a quick bread crumb crust made with, of course bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, fresh herbs, and garlic.

Then sprinkle it over the salmon and bake for 10-12 minutes.

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Everyone loves this Oven Baked Salmon with Parmesan Herb Crust.

The moist rich salmon, covered with a crisp cheesy herbed topping, is a crowd-pleaser with a touch of elegance.

It pairs well with our Grilled Romaine and Avocado Salad, Market Bean Salad, and/or our Sautéed Eggplant with Honey.

Also check out our Oven Baked Salmon with Jalapeno, Lime and Garlic!

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Check out our video tutorial below!

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Oven Baked Salmon Recipe with Parmesan Herb Crust

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Easy Oven Baked Salmon Recipe with Parmesan Herb Crust with only 6 ingredients! This tender flaky baked salmon recipe is topped with a crunchy herb crust.
Servings: 6


  • 1.5-2 pound whole wild salmon fillet
  • 1/4 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh herbs, finely chopped (I used thyme and chives)
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Place the salmon fillet on the baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic, and herbs together. Drizzle the melted butter over the top and season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mix with your hand to coat the breadcrumbs in butter.
  • Sprinkle the mixture over the top of the salmon fillet. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the salmon is cooked through and the crust is golden. If the crust doesn’t brown, turn on the broiler for 1 minute, then remove. Serve warm.



Serving: 4ounces, Calories: 241kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 25g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 180mg, Potassium: 578mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 0g, Vitamin A: 4%, Vitamin C: 0.4%, Calcium: 7.5%, Iron: 7.4%
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Sommer Collier

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48 comments on “Oven Baked Salmon Recipe with Parmesan Herb Crust”

  1. Amazing and oh so easy! My hubby is super picky and he raved about this. I served it with quinoa and Brussels sprouts!!! Thank you for helping my hubby to like salmon!

  2. Amazing and oh so easy! My hubby is super picky and he raved about this. I served it with quinoa and Brussels sprouts!!! Thank you for helping my hubby to like salmon!

  3. I did this slightly different; added a bit more parmesan, a bit more melted butter so it crisped up easier, and red pepper flakes. Came out GORGEOUS. My boyfriend ate 2 1/2 salmon filets by himself!

  4. I just made this now. It’s so goood!! I can’t wait to make it for my mom. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. 

  5. I’ve made this a couple times now and it is definitely a new favorite! I use crushed rice chex cereal to make it gluten free, and dried herbs instead of fresh when I’m short on prep time. Thank you for the recipe!!

  6. Very delicious and so easy to make!

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  9. Made this tonight. Very good. Ten minutes was perfect for the doneness we like. However, it can not be called gluten free with bread crumbs on it. I used gluten free breadcrumbs since we have a family member with celiac disease. 

  10. I make a ton of salmon, almost every Friday night during the summer I’m making salmon for a crowd of 60 people on the Schooner Zodiac. I’m always looking for new flavor ideas and I’ve been meaning to make this one for awhile now, I finally got around to it, boy I wish I’d tried this sooner, it’s so great. I used your recipe more as a jumping off point, things can change so much when you multiply them for large groups, thanks for inspiration! Check out my blog if you’re interested in seeing where your creation was made. http://www.seasonedatsea.com/2018/tacoma-day-sails/

  11. I want restaurants in London serving this meal.

  12. I usually just sprinkle with a little bit of dill *optional* or fish seasoning of your choice, top with a few slices of fresh lemon, then bake. salmon is so good that you dont have to do much to it.

  13. This was a very nice recipe. I substituted almond flour for bread crumbs to make this lower in carbs.

    • This recipe was great as is, but to Maureen who used almond flour, I tried using almond flour and it all became like mush. Was it superfine almond flour you used? Did you add extra? I’d love to make this with almond flour.

  14. Really good and I used frozen salmon filets so wasn’t expecting too much, but I will be making this often!!! Oh…I just realized I never put the parmesan cheese in with the crumbs (I used Panko) but it was still darn good…with the cheese I’m sure it will be a five star!!!

  15. Really good and I used frozen salmon filets so wasn’t expecting too much but I will be making this often!!!

  16. It’s a WOW recipe and perfect for the winters!! Keep sharing!!

  17. I made this salmon recipe for dinner tonight. It was delicious! The salmon came out perfect – with just the right flavors of seasoning. I love salmon and am always looking for different recipes and new seasonings to try. This one is definitely a keeper and I will be making it again and again!

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  19. Made this tonight. I made the salmon exactly as instructed. it was delicious! I will make this dish again!

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  23. So, so delicious! Even my 11 month old gobbled it up! Thank you! 

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  25. recipe** 

  26. Made this in conjunction with my dad’s birthday. Everyone loved it! 
    Thank you for the awesome reception :)
    Can’t wait to make it again!  

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  33. made this tonight and it was so easy and DE-LISH! It smelled soo good while cooking,  like at a restaurant! The only thing i did differently was omitted the thyme and used a mix of  plain bread crumbs and panko and then added two slices of lemon on top! Cant wait to make again! Thank you!

  34. I adore both salmon and parmesan, it seems this recipe has been imagined just for me, thanks!

  35. So delicious and so healthy. Just how i love it. I would add two glasses of wine and my wife and me will have the perfect dinner. Thank you!

  36. So easy, so yummy!

  37. It’s hard to cook such a beautiful piece of salmon… sometimes I just want to gnaw on the fillet. But, hey, if you’re going to cook it, I’d say this is a pretty fab recipe. :-)

  38. This is a great recipe. I love making crusted salmon!

  39. This salmon looks absolutely delicious!

  40. I am so looking forward to that day – grocery shopping right now is a nightmare. In fact, most of the time, I wait until the kids are in bed and I go by myself. This salmon looks AMAZING, though!

  41. This is so perfect for a dinner party! No fuss and incredibly beautiful! Pinned :)

  42. That is one gorgeous piece of salmon.

  43. Josh and Caleb love salmon… this looks fabulous!

  44. It’s that way every time we go to ANY store!! I swear! this salmon looks SO good!

  45. I’m so proud of the kiddos too!
    The fish looks wonderful!

  46. That looks so amazing. Love how it flakes off perfectly.

    And !yes! to kids that grow out of the ‘gimme’ stage. It’s awesome when they instead learn to be helpers. My oldest two, ages 10 and 12 have become great assistants in my kitchen. And I love it!

    Have a great weekend Sommer!

  47. LOVE your discriminating children! With dishes like this, I’d be bringing home wild salmon every week, too :)