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

Author: Valentina
5 from 4 votes
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 Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings


  • 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.


436kcal Calories3g Carbs33g Protein30g Fat5g Saturated Fat102mg Cholesterol685mg Sodium747mg Potassium155IU Vitamin A0.3mg Vitamin C92mg Calcium1.3mg Iron
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.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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