Cheesy Ranch Baked Salmon Recipe

An easy Cheesy Ranch Baked Salmon Recipe. Flakey salmon fillet topped with a creamy parmesan Ranch spread and loaded with cheese. You’re going to love this recipe that’s ready in under 30 minutes.

For other recipes that require little prep time, try our Salmon with Avocado or a family favorite, the Baked Salmon with Shrimp.

Cheesy Ranch Baked salmon on a cutting board topped with chopped greens.

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baked salmon-

Baked salmon is wonderful, it is my favorite method for cooking salmon. The fillet is quickly seasoned and the oven does the remaining work, yes! This baked salmon recipe is no different. Prepare a quick Parmesan Ranch mixture and generously spread it over the salmon. Spread the top with grated cheese. Then bake the salmon.

Serve the salmon with a side of mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables for a complete meal.

 Ranch Baked Salmon topped with fresh herbs on a baking sheet.

how to make baked salmon-

Preparing a juicy baked fish doesn’t get any easier than this recipe and you most likely already have all of the ingredients in your refrigerator. With 5 minutes in prep time, you can have dinner baking.

How to place the ranch and cheese on top of the salmon for this baked salmon with ranch and cheese recipe.

  • Combine the ingredients for the parmesan Ranch spread. Generously cover fillet with the spread.
  • Top spread with grated cheese.
  • Bake it until cheese starts to turn golden and salmon is fully cooked!

can I cut fillet into pieces?

Yes, you can either prepare the fish as a whole fillet or cut it into 4-5 pieces. Continue with the recipe per instructions. Bake a few minutes less than indicated bake time.

can I prepare the fillet in advance?

Yes, this recipe can be prepared in the morning, then covered and refrigerated.

Juicy baked salmon recipe topped with a cheese and mayo topping.

oven baked-

Though grilling salmon produces wonderful results as does pan searing it, oven baked salmon is just as good. The fish turns out juicy and flakey and it’s a pretty fool-proof method to preparing the fish.

how long do you cook salmon?

If the fillets are cut into pieces, the thickness of the fillet may slightly add or reduce cook time but for the most part, is baked in 12-15 minutes. If a fillet is baked, 15-18 minutes may be needed, depending on what the salmon is topped with and the thickness of the fillet.

salmon cooking temperature?

Salmon is usually baked in the oven at 400°F-450°F. Baking it at high heat cooks the fillet quickly allowing the salmon to retain its juices inside. If salmon is overbaked, it will become dry and lose its flavors.

I hope this quick recipe will become a family favorite. Our kids love the cheesy topping with Ranch on the salmon and hope yours will too.

Cheesy Ranch Baked Salmon Recipe

Easy Cheesy Ranch Baked Salmon Recipe. Salmon fillet topped with a Parmesan Ranch spread and loaded with cheese and baked until the cheese is browned.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 436kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner


  • 2 pounds salmon fillet
  • 2 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix
  • 2/3 cup Hellman’s mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 ½ Tbsp milk
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • tsp ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup mozzarella cheese, grated


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine Ranch dressing mix, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, milk, garlic and pepper.
  • Place salmon onto a baking sheet, spread ranch mayo mixture over the salmon. Top with shredded cheese, add more cheese if desired.
  • Bake 14-16 minutes, depending on the thickness of salmon. Broil 1-2 minutes, until cheese turns golden in color.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Ranch Baked Salmon Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 685mg30%
Potassium 747mg21%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 155IU3%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 92mg9%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Donna 08/28/2018, 8:35 pm Link Reply

    Made this tonight! It was amazing! Will definitely make it again!

    • Valentina's Corner 08/29/2018, 1:21 pm Link Reply

      That’s wonderful, Donna. I’m so happy to hear that and hope you come back and visit. 🙂

  • Marie 08/17/2017, 9:53 am Link Reply

    I think the printable version of this is missing on the page. It sounds delicious, hope to make for Sunday to enjoy with friends after church 🙂

    • admin 08/17/2017, 3:53 pm Link Reply

      Thank you for pointing that out, Marie. I sure appreciate it and it’s fixed! 🙂 Hope you and your friends love it. Sundays after church with friends are the best kind of Sundays 🙂 <3. Have a blessed time together.

  • Galina 02/28/2017, 11:00 pm Link Reply

    Valya, this salmon recipe was so so delicious! By far the best I’ve ever tried! We couldn’t get enough?Thank u so much for sharing it!!!

    • admin 03/01/2017, 3:49 pm Link Reply

      Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback. I love recipes the whole family can enjoy. ☺☺☺☺

  • Tanya 10/31/2016, 11:22 pm Link Reply

    Made this today and it was soooo yummy! Love your blog! I basically cook everyday from your blog!

    • admin 11/01/2016, 12:30 am Link Reply

      Tanya, I wish you could just see the HUGE smile you put on my face today. Feeling very appreciated and encouraged, THANK YOU. 🙂 <3
      (P.S. We had Salmon today as well. It was the Shrimp, Salmon and Asparagus One Pan Meal. A favorite in our home.)

  • Tzivia 09/06/2016, 1:10 pm Link Reply

    Wow looks really way good vala unfortunately I’m allergic to salmon would it work with another fish like cod or tilapia or flounder do wanna try it love fish and cheese

    • admin 09/06/2016, 1:59 pm Link Reply

      What a bummer thar you’re allergic, unfortunately, I’ve not tried it with any other fish and cannot share results. Sorry, that wasn’t very helpful..

  • Tonya 07/11/2016, 9:50 am Link Reply

    Yum! This looks and sound really good! Your timing couldn’t be more perfect! Off, I go into the kitchen…

    • admin 07/12/2016, 3:12 pm Link Reply

      Tonya.. I sure hope you enjoyed this recipe☺☺..

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