Baked Salmon with Mayo

This Baked Salmon with Mayo is great for a quick weeknight dinner. The creamy mayo complements the flavors of the salmon perfectly while keeping it moist and juicy. It’s full of flavor, and healthy enough that everyone in your family can enjoy it without feeling guilty. Serve with a side of roasted vegetables or a summer salad for a complete meal.

birds eye image of a baked salmon filet on a white plate that is garnished with fresh parsley

One of my favorite things about this simple salmon recipe is that it is so versatile. You can add different seasonings, herbs, and spices to mix up the flavors. Or you can switch up the mayo for a different type of sauce like pesto or teriyaki glaze. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this easy Baked Salmon dish!

Are you a seafood lover like we are? If so, you may also enjoy this Easy Garlic Baked Shrimp recipe.

bit of baked salmon held on a fork in the air

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Quick and easy weeknight dinner when you don’t want to put a lot of effort in.
  • A fresh meal that the whole family will enjoy and it’s healthy, too!
  • A versatile recipe that can be changed up to fit any flavor profile.

🛒Ingredients

salmon fillets, parmesan cheese, mayo, salt, pepper, parsley and garlic on a white background

Making this recipe is easy and straightforward, as you’ll only need a few simple ingredients that are readily available at your local grocery store. So, add these ingredients to your grocery list because your entire family will rave about this simple recipe.

  • salmon filets
  • mayonnaise
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • minced garlic
  • fresh parsley
  • salt
  • pepper

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make Baked Salmon with Mayo Recipe

Plus, the instructions for making this dish are straightforward and require minimal effort on your part! With just a few basic ingredients, you can have an amazing meal ready to serve in no time. So, check out the directions in the recipe card below to make this tasty dish.

Step 1: Prepare your baking dish and preheat the oven

Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying it with cooking spray.  Set aside. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

mayo, garlic, parmesan cheese, black pepper in a glass mixing bowl

Step 2: Make the dressing

In a medium mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise. Parmesan cheese, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper.

Step 3: Coat the salmon filets

Place salmon filets on your prepared baking sheet. And, then brush the mayo mixture over the filets.

baked salmon on a foil lined baking sheet

Step 4: Bake the salmon

Bake salmon for 25-30 minutes or until salmon is pink, flaky, and browned a bit on top.  Bake time will depend on the thickness of your filets.

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Herbs: Add different herbs and spices to the mayo such as cilantro, oregano, or rosemary.
  • Yogurt: If you are not a fan of mayo, you can use Greek yogurt or even sour cream instead on top of your filets.
  • Breadcrumbs: Top with some crunchy seasoned breadcrumbs before baking for an extra layer of texture.

If you love serving salmon for dinner you may also enjoy these Air Fryer Salmon Bites. They are fresh healthy, and full of flavor.

birds eye image of a baked salmon filet on a white plate that is garnished with fresh parsley

Equipment

You only need a few simple kitchen tools to help you make this easy seafood dinner. One of the best things about making this

  • rimmed baking sheet
  • medium bowl
  • aluminum foil or parchment paper

🥫 Storage

Leftovers – Once cooled, store leftover salmon in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

Freezing – This recipe is not suitable for freezing. So, I recommend just making enough for your meal.

💭 Tips

Here are a few tips to make sure that this Baked Salmon with Mayo turns out perfectly every time that you make it.

  • If you are using frozen salmon, I recommend thawing it before you bake it.
  • Preheat your oven so that it is hot and ready when you add the salmon in. This will ensure even cooking.
  • To prevent making a mess in your oven I recommend that you use a baking dish with rimmed edges.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

How to reheat baked salmon?

Reheat your leftovers by baking in a preheated oven at 350F for 10-15 minutes or until heated through.

How to tell when salmon filets are done?

Your salmon is done when it flakes easily with a fork and the internal temperature registers at 145-150F.

What to pair with this recipe?

This dish pairs nicely with some roasted veggies or a fresh side salad. It also goes great with some crusty bread or steamed rice.

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birds eye image of a baked salmon filet on a white plate that is garnished with fresh parsley

🧾Recipe Card

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birds eye image of a baked salmon filet on a white plate that is garnished with fresh parsley

Baked Salmon with Mayo

This Baked Salmon with Mayo is so easy to make. It's the perfect healthy meal when you want something tasty but simple.
4.67 from 3 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 351kcal

Equipment

  • rimmed baking sheet
  • medium bowl
  • aluminum foil or parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 2 large salmon filets
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare a large baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise. Parmesan cheese, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper.
  • Place salmon filets on your prepared baking sheet.
  • Brush the mayo mixture over the filets.
  • Bake salmon for 25-30 minutes or until salmon is pink, flaky, and browned a bit on top. Bake time will depend on the thickness of your filets.

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 856mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 184IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg

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3 Comments

  1. Barbara Becker says:

    5 stars
    Can these be cooked in an air fryer?

  2. Barbara Becker says:

    5 stars
    Can these be cooked in an air fryer?

    1. Yes you can cook it as you would with any other salmon