Baked Lemon Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus in Foil

Flaky, perfectly baked lemon parmesan salmon & asparagus in foil is an easy and healthy 30 minute meal with fantastic flavor. 

Baked Lemon Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus in Foil | |

This recipe. It’s EVERYthing. It’s the dinner for rescuing busy Tuesdays and the dish to impress company for any occasion. Healthy, delicious, easy, quick….


Baked Lemon Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus in Foil | |

My brother drove up from Arizona last week and showed up completely unannounced at my Dad’s birthday party. It was a total surprise and much needed. We chat almost daily – usually via text, often at 1:30 in the morning, sometimes on the phone – but I only see him in person a couple of times a year. Annnnnyway, back to the point. We had my brother and my sister (whom I see on a much more regular basis but who has never come over for dinner before) and this salmon was on the menu.

Baked Lemon Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus in Foil | |

It a huge hit and that ginormous salmon you see in these photos?? We devoured every last bite of it. Also? There are very few things I love more in this world than a main dish and a side dish made on one pan. ONE PAN. So little prep, so little cleanup, and everything is done at the same time! WHERE has this delicious magic been all my life?

Baked Lemon Parmesan Salmon & Asparagus in Foil | |

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Flaky, perfectly baked lemon parmesan salmon & asparagus in foil is an easy and healthy 30 minute meal with fantastic flavor.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 large salmon fillet (or 4-6 single portion fillets)
  • 1 pound asparagus spears, ends trimmed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup butter
  • juice of 1 medium lemon, plus additional lemon slices for garnish (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • optional: fresh herbs for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with foil and lightly grease with cooking spray.
  2. Arrange salmon in the center of the pan and arrange asparagus around the sides of the pan. Arrange lemon slices under the edges of the salmon. Season salmon and asparagus with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small sauce pan, melt butter over medium high heat. Once melted stir in garlic and Italian seasoning. Pour mixture over salmon and asparagus. Sprinkle parmesan over salmon and asparagus.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, then change oven to broil and cook another 5-7 minutes. Top with fresh herbs if desired and serve.


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This looks delicious! I hope to make it tonight. When do you add the lemon juice?

    Thays what i was wondering!!

    Yes, this is what i was wondering too?

Salmon is by far one of my favorite seafood to eat. I love coming across different ways to prepare it to revitalize a favorite protein that I revisit again and again, so definitely bookmarking this.

Have tried a few of your outstanding dishes!! Especially the Salmon recipes !! Great job !!

This is one of my most favorite kinds of dinners! Salmon and asparagus could not be a more perfect combination!

    I couldn’t agree more! 🙂

I must make this over the summer at the lake! Can I ask how you serve it to company? Looks like it would fall apart if you tried to lift it off the pan onto a serving platter…

Tiffany, what is broil?

    Broil is the setting on your oven that cooks the food directly under high heat.

We made this for dinner tonight. So quick, yet elegant and delicious! We were trying it out at home to see if it’s something we could make over at my folks. It’s a definite yes. Thank you!

Did I miss what you’re supposed to do with the Lemon juice?

You didn’t say what to do with lemon juice.

    Thanks for letting me know, I will add it in. The lemon juice should go in step 3 with the garlic and Italian seasoning.

      I actually excluded the lemon juice altogether and found that just the slices underneath added enough acidity to the dish for me. I’m not a huge fan of lemon and it was perfect for me. I will make it again!

I have made two of your other salmon recipes and they are fantastic. I am about to try this one but I’m not sure where the lemon juice comes in. Do I add it to the melted butter or just pour it over the salmon? I don’t see it mentioned (just the optional lemon slices). Thank you so much

I tried this today and it was delicious!!!!

I am always a bit intimidated by salmon because on the one hand everyone says it’s healthy but on the other hand I read so many conflicting articles about what kind of salmon to buy… so when I go to the grocery store, what do I ask for? I want healthy high quality salmon…

Which setting on broil are you suppose to use? Low or High?

    I use high and watch closely so it doesn’t burn. 🙂

Wow I’m now a major fan of your site and now

BAKing the LEMON PARMESAN SALMON & ASPARAGUS IN FOIL as I type this now!!!!!

We buy fresh salmon caught in Alaska every summer. We just picked up our supply for this year. I just used this recipe and it will be my go to from now on. Yummmm!

This was fabulous! I made w/o the parm (per families request) & it came out perfect! I’m sure the parm would be good too, but we’ll try that another day. Thank you!

Hi! Do you wrap everything in foil before baking or just line the pan with it?

this was heavenly, one of the very best salmon recipes i’ve tried thanks

I made this dish for dinner tonight. It was quick and easy and really delicious! Thanks!

Delicious, fast and. Easy! I Forgot the lemOn juice and just used slIces and It was still great!

Omg so good! Even my salmon hating daughter loved it!

    This is a dish I try to get the salmon haters I know to try- they all love it and never look back!

Is this gluten free

Made this tonight And it was a hit! All 3 of my kids chowed and we are fighting over leftovers! We will be making this again (just without so much bUtter…)

    You can’t beat kid approved! Right? Happy to hear that you all enjoyed this dish!

Mine didn’t look like your finished product … did you bRoil your salmon for the photos? Also a little disappointing in the flavor department – i won’t bE making thIs aGain

    Hi Teresa- Yes, I did broil it at the end! The last step of the recipe calls for the salmon to be broiled. Sorry you didn’t love this dish! 🙂