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Baked Panko Salmon

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: baked


Baked Panko Salmon is an easy and nutritious dinner recipe served with a side of peas and pasta. Dinner is ready in 30 minutes!



  • 24 oz. salmon filets
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1/23/4 lb. pasta (fusilli or bow-ties)
  • 10 oz. bag of frozen peas
  • 23 oz. parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and start pot of water to boil.
  2. Arrange salmon filets on baking dish or sheet pan (lined with foil for easy clean up) and season with a little salt and pepper.
  3. Mix together mayonnaise and dijon in a small bowl and divide between salmon filets.
  4. Mix together panko and 1 Tbsp. olive oil and divide between salmon filets, spreading panko over the entire fish.
  5. Bake fish for about 15 minutes, until cooked through. If breadcrumbs aren’t golden brown, then broil  for 1-2 minutes, just until golden brown.
  6. While fish is baking, cook pasta as directed. When there is one minute left to cook the pasta, pour in frozen peas and let cook for one additional minute.
  7. Drain pasta and peas and return to pot. Drizzle with remaining 2 Tbsp. of olive oil, parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper to taste. Start with 1/2 tsp. of salt and add some red pepper flakes if you like a little spice.


  • 1/2 lb. pasta was enough for two adults, and two small children, but I’d make 3/4 lb. if you have hungry eaters or eaters who aren’t sure about salmon.

Keywords: fish, salmon, easy salmon