An easy recipe for Crab Stuffed Salmon! Juicy salmon fillet loaded with a cheesy crab filling. This is the ultimate stuffed salmon recipe!

Two stuffed salmon fillets topped with filling and chopped greens on a white plate.

stuffed salmon-

This stuffed salmon recipe is such a simple yet delicious recipe! The tender and flakey salmon fillets stuffed with a creamy crab filling. This is a great dish to make when having guests or just for dinner on a weeknight.

Step by step collage on how to make homemade stuffed salmon recipe.


  1. Prep ingredients: You’ll want to chop the crab and finely chop the celery.
  2. Make the salmon stuffing: In a bowl, mix together the ingredients for the stuffing. Mix the crab meat, celery, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, mayo, shredded cheese, pepper, and butter.
  3. Salmon seasoning: In a bowl combine the ingredients for the salmon seasoning. Combine the Italian seasoning, pepper, garlic, paprika, salt, and oil.
  4. Cut salmon: Take the salmon and slice it in the center about 3/4th of the way, you don’t want to cut all the way through.
  5. Season salmon: Generously brush the salmon with the seasoning on all the sides.
  6. Stuff salmon: Gentle open up the salmon and stuff it with the crab stuffing.
  7. Bake stuffed salmon: Cover the salmon with foil and bake. Remove the foil and finish baking.
Uncooked crab stuffed salmon on a baking sheet ready to be baked.

Frequently Asked Questions-

What crab can I use?

Any crab will work in this recipe. Fresh crab, canned crab or imitation will work as well.

How do I reheat the salmon?

Cover the salmon with foil and bake until reheated.

Can I use frozen salmon?

No! You don’t want to cook with frozen salmon. Thaw the salmon overnight in the refrigerator.

Can I use skin-on salmon?

Yes, you can use either skin on or skinless salmon for this recipe.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

This recipe is great to make ahead of time. You can prepare the crab filling and stuff the salmon and refrigerate until ready to cook!

Three crab stuffed salmon fillets on a baking sheet topped with chopped greens.

Serve with-

You can serve the salmon with your favorite side dish:

Crab stuffed salmon over a bed of rice topped with fresh chopped greens.


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Crab Stuffed Salmon

5 from 6 votes
An easy recipe for Crab Stuffed Salmon! Juicy salmon fillet loaded with a cheesy crab filling. Thi is the ultimate stuffed salmon recipe!
Author: Valentina
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3 servings


  • 1 pound salmon fillet




  • Preheat the oven to 365°F and line a 9×13 baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the salmon seasoning.
  • Cut the salmon into 3 fillets. Make a cut in the middle of each fillet, not cutting all the way through. Rub all sides of the fillets with the seasoning using a pastry brush.
  • In a large bowl, add the chopped crab, chopped celery, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, mayo, shredded cheese, pepper, Italian seasoning and melted butter and mix until well combined.
  • Open the salmon and stuff with the crab stuffing, repeat with all of the fillets. Cover with foil.
  • Bake at 365°F for 10 minutes and an additional 10-15 minutes uncovered, until cheese melts. Do not overbake the salmon.
  • Enjoy!


** You can use any of your favorite types of shredded cheese. 


Calories: 605kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 41gFat: 48gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 147mgSodium: 1111mgPotassium: 876mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 652IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 148mgIron: 2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)