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Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Asparagus

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Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Asparagus – the best way to cook salmon with just a few easy ingredients! Delicious, healthy dinner that is naturally gluten free!

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Roasting garlic + parmesan on top of salmon and asparagus results in a nice flavorful crust:

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Here is how easy it is to cook salmon: First, coat the salmon and the asparagus with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Then, place the salmon and the asparagus on parchment paper lined baking sheet:

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Top with minced garlic and grated Parmesan cheese:

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Bake in the preheated oven at 400 F for about 15-20 minutes. The dinner is ready!

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Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Asparagus

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 3 - 4 servings

Garlic Parmesan Crusted Salmon and Asparagus


  • 3 - 4 salmon fillets
  • 1 pound asparagus (ends trimmed)
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, or more
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper (make sure the parchment paper packaging says that it's safe to use at 400 F).
  2. Pat dry salmon. Brush with 2 tablespoons of olive oil from all sides. Season with salt and pepper. Place the salmon, skin side down, on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Coat asparagus with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and place around salmon on a baking sheet.
  3. Spread minced garlic on top of the salmon and the asparagus. Top with grated Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake at 400 F for 15-20 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven, top with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

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{ 36 comments… add one }
  • Lauren December 29, 2016, 6:30 pm

    Going to try this tonight but am wondering if you can tell me what internal temp the salmon should be when it’s done

    • Julia January 2, 2017, 11:27 pm

      Lauren, I did not measure the temperature. With salmon, I find, the most difficult thing is not to overcook it. So, as soon as the salmon starts flaking in the middle of the fillet (slice one of the fillets open in the middle to check), it’s time to take the salmon out of the oven.

  • Kirah January 5, 2017, 1:44 pm

    Do I have to use parchment paper?

    • Julia January 31, 2017, 1:44 pm

      You don’t have to – I prefer to use parchment paper to minimize the clean up.

  • Savannah January 15, 2017, 8:42 pm

    Tried this recipe tonight and I LOVED it. I added a little bit of lemon juice to it because my husband won’t eat it without it. It was so yummy and easy to make. Cant wait to have the left overs for lunch tomorrow!!

    • Julia January 31, 2017, 3:17 am

      Thank you, Savannah, for your comment! I am glad you enjoyed the recipe! Lemon juice is always good with fish! πŸ™‚

  • Ganesh Names January 24, 2017, 10:56 am

    I made this, and it’s delicious!

    • Julia January 31, 2017, 12:31 am

      Thank you – good to hear you enjoyed this! πŸ™‚

  • Carla February 28, 2017, 7:54 pm

    Made this for dinner today. It was a hit. Totally delicious! I have 2 children who are vegetarian so I used tofu for them and it was a thumbs up from my 16 year old daughter. Didn’t have parchment paper so I used foil and everything stuck! Next time I will definitely use parchment paper. Anyway thanks for sharing this recipe :-)!

    • Julia March 11, 2017, 1:36 am

      Thank you, Carla! So glad you liked the recipe! Thank you for your feedback about not using the foil! πŸ™‚

  • Kayla March 8, 2017, 7:52 pm

    I made this tonight and LOVED it! If you don’t have parchment paper you can totally use aluminum foil just the same. 10/10

    • Julia March 11, 2017, 12:00 am

      Thanks, Kayla! So glad to hear you liked the recipe! πŸ™‚

  • Darcy March 15, 2017, 7:04 am

    Can you use the frozen filets?

    • Julia March 17, 2017, 3:12 am

      You can, but they will need to be defrosted first.

  • Laura March 21, 2017, 10:00 am

    About how big were your salmon fillets? Going to make this tonight!

    • Julia March 29, 2017, 12:50 am

      They were average size salmon fillets – about 7 inches long but sliced pretty narrow as you see on the photos. Each of those salmon fillets was a moderate size (not overly large) portion for one person.

  • foodwasteaced02 March 22, 2017, 12:18 pm

    Yum! I made this recipe for dinner last night and it was amazing! The whole family ate it up within a matter of minutes. Great pictures as well πŸ™‚

    • Julia March 29, 2017, 12:45 am

      Thank you! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  • Meryl March 24, 2017, 12:35 pm

    This looks delicious. Do you think this would work well as a meal prep recipe? I’m getting tired of the plain ole chicken but I’m not sure how long salmon would be good for stored in the fridge. Thanks!

    • Julia March 29, 2017, 12:38 am

      You can freeze this meal (once it’s cooked) for up to 1 month. In my experience, if you keep the fish frozen for longer, you run the risk of getting the freezer burn.

      • Katie October 2, 2017, 2:44 pm

        What is the best way to reheat if you froze this meal?

        • Julia October 31, 2017, 7:23 pm

          My first choice would be reheating it in the oven – that way you can get back some crunchiness, and you can just put frozen meal right in the oven and let it reheat to the desired temperature. My second choice would be to let it thaw and then reheat it in the microwave, but then you lose the crunchiness.

  • Rachel March 24, 2017, 1:01 pm

    Just made this meal following your recipe exactly. We absolutely loved it. It’s a definite do again. Thanks!

    • Julia March 29, 2017, 12:35 am

      Rachel, thank you so much for such a sweet comment! VERY HAPPY you enjoyed this recipe! πŸ™‚

  • Neka Jones March 24, 2017, 3:50 pm

    Tried this tonight for dinner. It was wonderful ! I used foil and it was fine. Adding this recipe to the rotation ! Thank you for sharing !

    • Julia March 29, 2017, 12:34 am

      Thank you! Glad to hear you liked it! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • loran March 29, 2017, 7:35 pm

    do you know the nutrition facts of this meal?

  • Aly April 26, 2017, 9:32 am

    I love this recipe! I just moved into my new apartment and needed something quick and delicious; it is so convenient for students or anyone else who is busy but also trying to eat healthy! Thank you for sharing!

  • Katrina June 8, 2017, 2:36 pm

    Can you please share nutritional information?
    Calories, Carbs, Fibre, protein, etc

    Sorry if this is posted somewhere and i missed it

  • Lauren July 14, 2017, 4:06 pm

    Hey! New here to the salmon world! Love it in restaurants and want to make it at home! I bought some today to make this recipe for dinner and didn’t realize I bought the kind that the skin has been cut off of already, the woman in the deli gave me the option but I figured skin off was a plus… Wondering if it’s still okay to follow this recipe with!?? Thanks!!

  • DMTP August 17, 2017, 11:20 pm

    The recipe says grated cheese, but this look like shredded cheese. Can you tell me if it shredded (the kind you buy in the refrigerated section) or grated (the kind you buy in the isles with the dry goods). Making this tomorrow for a dinner party.

    • jessie October 3, 2017, 11:08 am

      hello i know this is super late to give you an answer but i just came across this post and comment, the cheese is grated but its fresh block cheese so it looks like the shredded cheese in bags!

      • Julia October 31, 2017, 7:22 pm

        Yes, it’s shredded cheese!

    • Julia November 3, 2017, 7:21 pm

      It’s the shredded cheese. I actually shred it myself. I buy a block of Parmesan cheese, and shred it or grate it using a grater/shredder. When shredding the cheese myself (like I usually do), it doesn’t matter if it’s grated or shredded cheese. Buy the shredded Parmesan cheese in the refrigerated section in the store – it will work perfectly here. You can see in one of my photos in this post what the shredded cheese looks like before it’s cooked.

  • Debra October 9, 2017, 8:28 pm

    This is absolutely yummy! It’s also quick and easy to make. It has become one of our go to meals since starting a diet.

    • Julia October 31, 2017, 6:55 pm

      Thank you, Debra! I am glad you like this recipe!

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