Once you try this simple Parmesan Crusted Salmon Dinner, you’ll be hooked! You get perfectly golden Parmesan salmon with a hint of lemon and herb flavor paired with crisp and tender roasted broccoli. All in a single pan, making easy cleanup!
Parmesan Crusted Salmon Recipe
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 up 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. 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.
Parmesan Crusted Salmon Ingredients
For the Parmesan salmon and broccoli, you’ll need:
- Broccoli crowns
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- Skinless salmon fillets
- Lemon juice
- Grated Parmesan
- Bread crumbs
- Fresh parsley
- Lemon zest
- Dried thyme
How to Bake Salmon and Broccoli
- Place broccoli on a foil-lined baking sheet in a mound.
- Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat. Spread broccoli to edges of baking sheet.
- Season salmon with salt and pepper, and place in center of baking tray.
- Whisk together mayo, lemon juice and garlic and brush over salmon.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together bread crumbs, Parmesan, parsley, lemon zest, thyme and olive oil. Sprinkle over salmon.
- Bake until salmon is cooked and broccoli is crisp-tender.
How Long Should I Bake Salmon?
Unsure what the correct salmon bake time is? This recipe calls for you to bake salmon in a 400-degree F oven for 12 to 15 minutes. You’ll know the salmon is done baking when it’s easy to flake with a fork.
Can I Use Frozen Broccoli in This Recipe?
While you can technically roast frozen broccoli, I don’t recommend using it in this recipe. Fresh broccoli is best for this baked salmon recipe!
Tips for the Best Parmesan Crusted Salmon
- If you like your broccoli more browned and roasted, then let it roast for 5 minutes before spreading it to the edges and adding the salmon to the sheet pan.
- For a more golden brown crust on your salmon, broil it the last 1 to 2 minutes it’s in the oven.
- Serve this salmon with a lemon wedge for an extra pop of flavor.
More Easy Salmon Recipes You’ll Love:
- Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon
- Honey Mustard Baked Salmon
- Salmon and Asparagus in Foil
- Honey Glazed Salmon with Citrus Avocado Salsa
- Salmon Roasted in Butter
- Sheet Pan Salmon Fajitas
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Sheet Pan Parmesan Crusted Salmon with Broccoli
- 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
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray.
- 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.
- 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).
- If you like your broccoli more browned and roasted, then let it roast for 5 minutes, then remove from oven and spread to edges before adding salmon to sheet pan. If you like it crisp-tender and slightly roasted, then no pre-roasting needed.
- Recipe source: Cooking Classy