One Sheet Pan Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Roasted Broccoli


Once you try this simple parmesan crusted salmon dinner you’ll be hooked! You get perfectly golden, parmesan crusted salmon, with a hint of lemon and herb flavor paired with crisp and tender roasted broccoli all in an easy single pan, making easy cleanup!

One Sheet Pan Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Roasted Broccoli

Sheet Pan Meals

One thing I’ve been intrigued with lately is the idea of cooking a meal on a sheet pan. I haven’t even tried one pot pasta recipes yet, probably because I fear soggy noodles or something. I don’t really understand how you can add traditional pasta noodles to cold water and then bring it to a boil and cook it with everything else and end with noodles that have a great texture. I shouldn’t slam it until I try it though, and they usually look really good.

I’ve seen a few sheet pan dinners around and I love the idea of that! To throw everything on a sheet tray and bake it all together in the oven seems genius! And in this parmesan crusted salmon and broccoli recipe the baking sheet is lined in foil so clean up is a breeze!


Parmesan crusted salmon filets ready to bake with broccoli on sheet pan

Easy to Make, Easy to Clean Up

Once you try this simple baked salmon and broccoli you’ll be hooked! You get perfectly golden, parmesan and breadcrumb crusted salmon with a hint of lemon and herb flavor paired with the deliciousness of crisp tender roasted broccoli. I do love healthy dinners and salmon and broccoli is as healthy as it gets.

I’m also all about less clean-up so this meal is definitely my kind of dinner! What’s not to love? You can even use a resealable bag for the breadcrumb mixture for one less dish to clean.

Baked parmesan salmon and broccoli ready to bake in ovenParmesan crusted salmon on lined baking sheet with broccoli


One Sheet Pan Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Roasted Broccoli

5 from 7 votes

Yield: 4 servings



  • 1 1/4 lbs broccoli crowns , stems cut and reserved for another use, florets chopped into bite size pieces
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • 4 (6 oz) skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice (zest lemon first)
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup slightly packed finely grated parmesan
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place broccoli in a mound in center of baking sheet. Pour olive oil over broccoli along with garlic and toss to evenly coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste and spread near edges of baking sheet, leaving enough space in center to fit salmon fillets (note that if you like your broccoli more browned and roasted then let it roast for 5 minutes first then remove and spread to edges, this just gives it a head start. If you like it crisp tender and slightly roasted then no pre-roasting needed).
  3. Season bottom of salmon with salt and pepper and place salmon in center of baking sheet, leaving about 3/4-inch between fillets so they can evenly cook. In a mixing bowl whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice and garlic and brush about 1/2 Tbsp over each fillet. Season top with salt and pepper. In a mixing bowl whisk together parmesan, bread crumbs, parsley, lemon zest and thyme, then drizzle 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil into bowl and stir with a fork until evenly moistened. Spread parmesan mixture evenly over tops of salmon fillets. Bake in preheated oven until salmon fillets have cooked through, about 12 - 15 minutes (for a more golden crust you can broil during the last 1 - 2 minutes of baking if needed).
  4. Recipe source: Cooking Classy


  • Krystle (Baking Beauty): The salmon look so amazing! Love the idea of cooking on a sheet pan, now if I could just figure out a way to shove said pan into my dishwasher! xD April 9, 2015 at 9:44pm Reply

    • Esil: Note the pan is lined with foil. March 22, 2016 at 5:51am Reply

    • Vicki: The pan is covered In foil. Easy clean up! July 26, 2016 at 3:53pm Reply

  • Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg: I love baking chicken and salmon. That parmesan crust looks to die for. I would definitely enjoy this meal. :D April 10, 2015 at 4:58am Reply

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: I need to try more sheet pan meals! This salmon looks incredible! April 10, 2015 at 7:23am Reply

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets: Such a beautiful presentation!! Wish this was my dinner tonight! April 10, 2015 at 8:14am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Aimee! April 10, 2015 at 9:54pm Reply

  • Lynda M O: The roasted broccoli makes me wish some had found its way into my market cart earlier today. Alas, next week !~! So many people love broccoli and roasting is a way that has heretofore eluded my repertoire of recipes; people insist that roasting is the best way to cook Brussel Sprouts, too.

    You’re an inspiration and I thank you. April 10, 2015 at 1:41pm Reply

  • Elena Shetty: OMG, this is perfect. I love healthy food. I’m on the way to clean my body. Then I saw this post. Thanks for sharing such a brilliant recipe. April 12, 2015 at 10:49am Reply

  • Cloey: Hi! Wonder if each piece of salmon is about 6 oz..I have a big (not the small pieces you have) one about pound. Can I use that one? Thanks April 12, 2015 at 12:20pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes, I bought 2 lbs of salmon and skinned it then cut it into individual portions. It should be just fine to cook it as one larger portion too you but you’ll probably need to cook it a little longer and if the topping starts to brown too much you can tent it with foil. April 12, 2015 at 4:46pm Reply

  • Sara: The salmon looks delicious! What would you serve it with? (rice, pasta, etc.) April 22, 2015 at 6:13pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: We just served it like this for a lo-carb meal but you could definitely serve it with either rice or pasta of some kind. A side of roasted potatoes would be good too. April 27, 2015 at 10:02am Reply

      • Jasmin: Thank you so much for the recipe. The presentation is beautiful. What wine would you pair this meal with? I am thinking of making this for a small engagement dinner and would love to have wine.

        Thank you!! November 20, 2015 at 1:48pm Reply

        • Avra: I often serve it with garlic roasted small potatoes… contessa recipe. It is a menu that I can make ahead and just enjoy my company November 24, 2015 at 6:33am Reply

    • Annie: Baked yam. Everything in oven, no clean-up if you put foil under yams March 25, 2016 at 6:10pm Reply

      • Avra: I’ve done roasted potatoes. Also, I have made Israeli couscous with pinenuts golden raisins and parsley. I make it ahead of time and then serve at room temperature. Very easy. April 4, 2016 at 12:19pm Reply

  • Wendy: This is to die for. I cooked a whole filet and put this on top rather than smaller steaks. It was scrumptious! May 1, 2015 at 11:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked the recipe Wendy! Thanks for your feedback! May 2, 2015 at 10:38am Reply

  • Toni: Made this last night. Delicious! Will make this again and again. May 25, 2015 at 9:52am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked it Toni! Thanks for your review! May 25, 2015 at 5:00pm Reply

  • Elizabeth – Cooking with Milton: Looks delicious – how long would I cook it if I used frozen salmon? June 1, 2015 at 12:39pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would definitely thaw the salmon out first, I wouldn’t cook it frozen. Just thaw in the fridge overnight and cook as directed. Hope you love it! June 1, 2015 at 10:57pm Reply

  • kate: I made this last night – everyone, including my picky husband and adventurous 14month old, loved it! I have the leftovers today for lunch, it was just as good cold! June 9, 2015 at 12:12pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad your family liked it Kate! Thanks for your comment! June 9, 2015 at 5:17pm Reply

  • Dale: I’m definitely classy but not much of a cook :-) I’ve been working my way through some of your one sheet pan recipes with great success. Great photos and easy to follow recipes – thanks! Dale June 17, 2015 at 7:12am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the recipes Dale! Thanks for letting me know! June 17, 2015 at 10:33pm Reply

  • Jenna: OMG THESE WERE SOOOO YUMMY!!! I did an assortment of veggies but WOW was this amazing. The lemon zest really did it for me. I was so satisfied !! June 18, 2015 at 5:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m happy to hear you enjoyed this salmon recipe Jenna! Thanks for your feedback! June 20, 2015 at 10:22pm Reply

  • Kim: This is our favorite salmon recipe of all time!! Thank you so much for sharing!! It is delish!!! June 22, 2015 at 1:50pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this recipe Kim! Thanks for letting me know! June 22, 2015 at 9:57pm Reply

  • angela: did you use wild or farmed salmon? I buy both but I am curious because I find they cook a bit differently (the wild usually being a little thinner and drier). July 21, 2015 at 3:29pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: This was farmed salmon. Where I live good wild salmon is hard to come by – the last time I bought it it tasted so old I had to toss it. I’ve been buying the farmed lately because I can always rely on it. But yes the wild can be a bit thinner so the cooking time should likely be reduced slightly. July 21, 2015 at 10:47pm Reply

  • Georgia: I don’t like mayonnaise is there something I can use in its place? August 22, 2015 at 11:32pm Reply

  • Avra: Would panko crumbs be ok to us? September 4, 2015 at 10:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes that should be just fine. Hope you love it! September 4, 2015 at 11:10pm Reply

  • Jenn: Just made this with a side of sweet potatoes….amazing!!! Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing! September 8, 2015 at 5:52pm Reply

  • Sheryl: Hi, please let us know what we may substitute for the mayonnaise. My husband will not eat mayonnaise. I was thinking maybe plain Greek yogurt or ricotta cheese? October 3, 2015 at 11:33pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’d try olive oil or maybe egg white. October 5, 2015 at 1:22pm Reply

    • Brenna R: I frequently substitute fat free plain yogurt for mayo. I am going to try the recipe this week & let you know how it works out. Sounds delicious! October 24, 2015 at 8:00am Reply

  • Angelica: Im going to make this tonight hope it comes out as good as it looks :) October 23, 2015 at 1:45pm Reply

  • Aziza: Aaahhh this is exactly what I’m making for dinner tonight! Thanks for the awesome idea! November 15, 2015 at 4:15pm Reply

  • Allison: For a more healthier option do you think i could use greek yogurt in place of the mayo? I know i see it swapped out in other recipes, but not sure how it would pair with salmon.

    Thank you December 16, 2015 at 7:41pm Reply

  • Susan Peterson: It is a no-fail, easy and always delicious recipe. It has now become one of the ready-to-cook recipes in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing, Jaclyn! February 21, 2016 at 1:09am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad to hear it Susan! February 22, 2016 at 7:58pm Reply

  • Dana: This is was so good!!! Probably my most favorite salmon recipe to date. Thank you! March 29, 2016 at 11:20am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked this recipe Dana, thanks for your review! March 29, 2016 at 11:30am Reply

  • Mindy: This is turned out delish. But, I over-roasted the broccoli, by putting it in earlier than the salmon, so it burned! Asparagus was included on the foil and that turned into tiny burned sticks. I believe I’ll roast the veggies in a foil “pocket” to avoid any overdoneness. The salmon was a real winner! April 11, 2016 at 6:23pm Reply

  • Carol McCord: this was fabulous! and what a pretty presentation. I had fresh salmon and a bag of broccoli and googled salmon and broccoli and came up with this recipe. We love garlic, thus, adding a bit more, used the extra lemon zest on the broccoli and added a bit of dijon to the mayo mix…added a butter lettuce salad. Will definitely be doing this one again!! Thanks a bunch! May 16, 2016 at 7:49am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So great to hear Carol! May 16, 2016 at 9:37am Reply

  • Christine Alexander: Super easy and yum, yummy! Thank you! June 26, 2016 at 9:10am Reply

  • Ashley: Can I use frozen broccoli with this August 12, 2016 at 10:51am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes but frozen broccoli won’t roast well, instead I’d just throw it in probably during the last 5 minutes or so. August 13, 2016 at 11:38am Reply

  • Christina: Omg delicious! I just made this for dinner. Thanx for the recipe! August 20, 2016 at 4:26pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome! August 25, 2016 at 2:08pm Reply

  • Suzie: In the oven now..just didnt have lemon for entire recipe…hubby not fond of lemon anyway…smells great…used frozen salmon filets…hope its done in the 15 min.. August 30, 2016 at 4:28pm Reply

  • Jeanette: Delicious! Just made it tonight. Thanks for the recipe. I wonder if I could replace the mayo for Greek yogurt instead to make it even more healthy. September 17, 2016 at 5:53pm Reply

  • Christine: I made this last night and my entire family including two young boys devoured every crumb. It was absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. September 20, 2016 at 8:01am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Christine! September 20, 2016 at 1:06pm Reply

  • michele: Oh my goodness..this is soo good! I am NOT a fan of salmon or any fish and I love this! January 4, 2017 at 4:02pm Reply

  • Barbara: I have made this recipe several times and follow it very closely. I use whole wheat Panko bread crumbs just because I like them and dried parsley because that is what I had on hand. It is delicious and can be served with rice, pasta or tonight it’s baby new potatoes. It is in our regular repertoire. Thank you for an excellent healthy recipe that is company worthy! January 8, 2017 at 7:10pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed this recipe Barbara! Thanks for your comment! January 8, 2017 at 8:20pm Reply

  • Amy: Seriously the best thing I have ever cooked in my life. I am learning how to cook healthy meals and this was PERFECT! I can barely wait to eat the leftovers. This will definitely become a regular recipe for me! January 11, 2017 at 7:06pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you tried it Amy! January 13, 2017 at 3:01pm Reply

  • Jenn: Can you use tilapia instead? February 28, 2017 at 12:23pm Reply

  • Helena Wayte: Made this tonight and it was a real hit. The crust was superb! Will become a favourite for sure. March 2, 2017 at 6:33am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the great feedback Helena! March 27, 2017 at 11:59am Reply

  • Kristi: this was by far, one of the best salmon recipes we’ve tried. We love salmon too. The recipe called for Thyme, which i don’t generally have on hand, so I replaced it with the lemon and pepper seasoning I already had. I figured it would go well with the lemon zest anyway! and it did! perfectly! May 9, 2017 at 5:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you liked it Kristi :)! May 11, 2017 at 9:38pm Reply

  • Christine @ myblissfulmess: Easy peasy! And so healthy too! I love these sheet pan dinners. Can’t get enough of them. June 17, 2017 at 11:11am Reply

  • Abb: I’ve made quite a few salmom recipes..but this one outdoes it all. Everyone in my family said this is the best salmon they ever had! June 24, 2017 at 6:16pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad they loved it – thanks for the comment Abb! June 28, 2017 at 12:15pm Reply

  • Patti: Great looking recipe! :) What could I sub for the parmesan cheese? My husband and I can’t eat dairy. :( I know it would add a nice flavor plus a little saltiness, but I wouldn’t know what to sub with…? Thanks! August 26, 2017 at 12:39pm Reply

  • juanita: this if my first attempt with salmon of any kind and first time eating it and I must say if all salmon tastes like this im in! I didn’t make the broccoli just the salmon as written and I love it! its a keeper, I made laoded cauliflower cass (weight watchers) and fresh steamed green beans cant get any healthier than that! October 9, 2017 at 3:44pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you enjoyed this salmon recipe Juanita! Thanks for your review! October 9, 2017 at 4:50pm Reply

  • Zack: I’ve made salmon many different ways and I typically don’t follow recipes but this turned out great! I love the simplicity of being able to put this together in less than 15 minutes of prep. I had to double the cooking time due to having a large 2inch thick salmon steak but the sauce and ask still turned out perfect. October 14, 2017 at 10:56am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you like it Zack! Thanks for commenting. October 16, 2017 at 4:08pm Reply

  • Sb: Easy, quick, all-in-one, healthy, delicious…it’s become a staple recipe for us! I think we eat it once a week! November 27, 2017 at 11:47am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy to hear this! November 27, 2017 at 2:43pm Reply

  • Caroline: I made this once, and it is Excellent, I’ll be making it again for tonight’s dinner,only thing I do differently is add more garlic, but it tastes so good, maybe I’ll take pictures this time. December 10, 2017 at 12:46pm Reply

  • Karen Theobald: Gorgeous, easy, quick and tasty! Thanks for the recipe! 👍🏼 January 6, 2018 at 8:28am Reply

    • Jaclyn: You’re welcome! Thanks for the review! January 8, 2018 at 11:35am Reply

  • Leslie: Made this recipe Christmas Eve and everyone loved it!!!!! Got so many compliments on it. January 24, 2018 at 4:23pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: So glad to hear it! January 26, 2018 at 9:31am Reply

  • Laura – The No Pressure Life: Just made this for dinner tonight – delicious! Even the kids liked it. :) February 6, 2018 at 6:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Laura! February 9, 2018 at 11:57am Reply

  • Courtney: I just got done making and acting it’s and OH MY GOSH-AMAZING! June 4, 2018 at 5:43pm Reply

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