Panko Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon


Panko Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon | Cooking Classy

Salmon is one of my favorite dinners to make so I should be sharing it a lot more often. It’s generally very easy to prepare, it’s incredibly healthy (it even makes the superfood list) and it’s something I feel great about eating that will fill me up thanks to those healthy fats.

This salmon recipe is definitely going to be added to my rotation! It is deliciously flavorful and it’s a breeze to make. Not to mention, even my kids loved it! I love the tang of the dijon mustard paired with the sweetness of the honey along with a faint zip from the lemon zest. Then of course I love that crunch from the herbed and oiled Panko mixture. All of the aforementioned ingredients are perfect compliments to salmon, when you try it you’ll see what I mean.

Now I just need to go buy more salmon so I can make it again this coming week. Enjoy!

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Panko Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 (6 oz) salmon fillets
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, honey and garlic. In a shallow dish toss together Panko bread crumbs, parsley and lemon zest. Drizzle olive oil over mixture then toss to evenly coat.
  • Working with one piece of salmon at a time, brush top with honey mustard mixture season with salt and pepper (don't overdue it, you'll be seasoning both sides), then rotate and transfer to bread crumb mixture (the honey mustard should be facing down to get the bread crumb mixture to stick to salmon), then brush top of salmon with honey mustard mixture and season lightly with salt and pepper and rotate to coat with crumb mixture. Transfer to baking dish and repeat with remaining salmon fillets.
  • Bake in preheated oven 13 - 15 minutes until salmon has cooked through. Serve warm with lemon wedges (from zested lemon) if desired.
  • Recipe Source: inspired by Ina Garten's recipe


  • Emily @ Table + Hearth: This looks amazing! We aren’t huge salmon fans but I will definitely be trying it with flounder or mahi. Thanks! October 16, 2014 at 11:18am Reply

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen: Looks absolutely delicious! I definitely don’t cook enough salmon and I need to start! Thanks for the inspiration! October 16, 2014 at 11:39am Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: This is the prettiest salmon ever! The panko is such a great touch and panko can do no wrong! Love the stuff! October 16, 2014 at 3:42pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Averie! October 16, 2014 at 11:26pm Reply

  • Kari@Loaves n Dishes: Salmon is a must in this house so I’m always looking for new, yummy recipes! This is simple and looks delish! October 16, 2014 at 5:34pm Reply

  • connie Gregory: Where do you find the freshest and best salmon to buy? October 16, 2014 at 6:09pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: For me it’s almost impossible so I actually just by frozen fillets because it seams to beat the quality of the fresh I can come by. October 16, 2014 at 11:23pm Reply

  • Danelle: Salmon is my oldest son’s favorite! Can’t wait to show him this for the next time it’s his turn to choose our dinner menu. It looks easy and so delicious! October 16, 2014 at 8:54pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s so fun you let the kids choose the menu, great idea! I hope your family loves it! I love your blog btw! October 16, 2014 at 11:18pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): Salmon has never looked better, love that panko crust! October 16, 2014 at 11:19pm Reply

  • Delia: This looks really, really good! :)
    Apart from the fact that I love salmon, panko is just amazing! I feel like it gets a lot more crispy than regular breadcrumbs.
    It’s one of the things the Japanese do so much better than we do (next to mayonnaise) October 17, 2014 at 2:29am Reply

  • Alexis @ Upside Down Pear: This sounds like a perfect addition to my salmon preparation. Usually I just add lemon salt to the top and bake, but I can’t wait to try this version as well. I like salmon, but it’s not my boyfriends favorite (he’s much more of a white fish guy). He eats it though because I make it and it’s healthy :) October 17, 2014 at 9:16am Reply

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet: Gorgeous! I love panko on fish! Pinned! October 17, 2014 at 11:07am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Anna! October 17, 2014 at 11:02pm Reply

  • Kiley- Rooks to Cooks: Yum! Salmon is always a winner, and the way you used some common ingredients to elevate them to the next level looks great! :) October 17, 2014 at 7:16pm Reply

  • ATasteOfMadness: I really need to start cooking with salmon! This looks amazing! October 19, 2014 at 10:43am Reply

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: Love the honey mustard pairing with salmon! October 20, 2014 at 12:12pm Reply

  • Megan {Country Cleaver}: Salmon is prized here in the PNW! I’m all for good salmon nad this is a total winner!! October 22, 2014 at 10:19pm Reply

  • Laura | Fork Knife Swoon: My husband brought home practically a whole freezer-full of fresh, local Chinook salmon from a guy at work, and I’ve been trying to come up with new ideas to prepare it (a good problem to have). This sounds amazing – can’t wait to try! October 24, 2014 at 12:49pm Reply

  • April Alex: Such a simple yet delicious meal. :) I’m so glad you gave me this great idea, because I wasn’t a huge fan of fish, but even I liked this one. November 28, 2014 at 7:01am Reply

  • Michelle: This was so simple to make and was delicious! Thanks for sharing! January 14, 2015 at 8:12pm Reply

  • Audrey: I made this last week, so simple and yummy! January 18, 2015 at 6:35am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Audrey! Thanks for leaving a comment! February 5, 2015 at 6:29pm Reply

  • Bonnie: Making this for the second time this week. Serving it with a quinoa, mushroom and spinach side. Lovely recipe. February 21, 2015 at 3:02pm Reply

  • Marny: This was delicious! Loved the honey mustard flavor! February 26, 2015 at 5:45pm Reply

  • Courtney {Alkeks Abroad}: This was solo good! It is going to be a new staple. April 14, 2015 at 10:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked it Courtney!! April 14, 2015 at 11:07pm Reply

  • Zana: made this and it was Great! April 29, 2015 at 4:11pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for leaving a review Zana! Glad you liked it! April 29, 2015 at 5:51pm Reply

  • Jen: Made this for dinner tonight – was so wonderfully tasty! Only thing was that I needed to cook it for an extra 10 minutes. Thanks for the great recipe! May 14, 2015 at 8:31pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it Jen! Thanks for leaving a comment!! May 16, 2015 at 2:00pm Reply

  • Michele: I only buy salmon a few times a year (I only buy when the fresh, Alaskan wild is in season). As a result, I don’t have many recipes or a lot of experience with salmon. This recipe is going into the keeper box! Truthfully, I do not care for salmon, but this is absolutely wonderful! I served it with brown rice and fresh green beans, that I seasoned with butter and Mrs. Dash. Yummy dinner! June 29, 2015 at 7:28pm Reply

  • Maz: making this right now and super excited to see how it turns out! Question: is each salmon coated with mustard mixture and breadcrumbs twice? July 20, 2015 at 7:13am Reply

    • Jaclyn: No just once. I hope you love it! July 21, 2015 at 11:04pm Reply

  • Teresa: Made this tonight and it was GREAT!! Will be making this again thanks for sharing!! August 2, 2015 at 11:09pm Reply

  • Dee: This was good and so easy to make! Thank you for the recipe! :) September 5, 2015 at 2:45pm Reply

  • Lauryn: Looks delicious!! Do I need to make any modifications if I use regular yellow mustard instead of Dijon? September 26, 2015 at 6:19pm Reply

  • Breana: Can you make this with skin-on salmon? looks delicious!! November 4, 2015 at 10:51am Reply

  • sgoel: totally exceeded my expectations. so tasty! December 19, 2015 at 12:29pm Reply

  • Melissa: This recipe is a keeper! I didn’t coat the skin side of the salmon with Panko/honey mustard mixture and I’m glad I didn’t – it was enough with the one side. Delicious! February 10, 2016 at 12:21pm Reply

  • Bonnie: Love love love this recipe! Our daughter sent it to me on Pinterest. I love salmon! My husband is not a fan, but I cooked this twice this week! He raved! I made Curried Salmon Cakes with Lemon Curry Aioli for leftovers the next two nights! Wow, salmon marathon! Took the leftovers to work for lunch, too! This Panko Crusted Honey Mustard Salmon is our new favorite! February 28, 2016 at 12:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you both enjoyed it Bonnie! Thanks for your comment! February 28, 2016 at 4:41pm Reply

  • Anders Svensson: Hello. It looks absolutely delicious. Salmon is my daughter’s favorite. I can’t wait to make this great recipe. I am very happy you gave me the great idea. February 29, 2016 at 8:01am Reply

  • Paula: This recipe by far is the best my family has tried. The pictures and instructions were very detailed. Thank you!! March 11, 2016 at 4:58pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad your family has enjoyed this salmon! Thanks for your review! March 12, 2016 at 11:27pm Reply

  • Diane: I made this recipe and loved it! Anybody ever tried it with chicken?? March 24, 2016 at 1:42pm Reply

  • Shawn Williams: Hi Jaclyn,

    I have to say I’ve made this easily 10 times now and it’s delicious. it’s our go-to method to prepare salmon. I wish I thought of it first! I’ve also tried it with chicken – which is excellent! March 29, 2016 at 8:44am Reply

  • Joanna: Does the olive oil get mixed with the honey mustard or the Panko? May 11, 2016 at 3:29pm Reply

  • Sandy: Favorite for entertaining and we don’t even like salmon! Excellent September 10, 2016 at 12:34pm Reply

  • astrid Jain: So great — keep in mind that obviously the thickness of the salmon steak will vary — our pieces must have been on the thicker side as it took a good 30 min to cook to just medium. September 10, 2016 at 6:26pm Reply

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