This Keto Baked Garlic Parmesan Salmon Recipe is the easiest ways to make a healthy and delicious low carb salmon dish! It is a fool proof recipe that’s best made with frozen salmon and has only 1g net carbs per serving!
I originally published this recipe in 2016, ever since it’s been on of the most popular recipes here at HSITK and I figured it was time to give it a little 2020 update. Fresh new photos AND I’ve found that it’s not necessary to cook the topping, if you are using room temperature butter.
Is Salmon Keto?
First things first, since there are zero carbs in salmon and is chock full of healthy fats & protein it’s one of the most perfect low carb, keto friendly foods.
What is the Best Keto Salmon?
I can’t stress enough the importance of choosing Wild Caught Salmon for it’s health benefits. Wild caught salmon has a healthier ratio of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats to inflammatory omega-6 fats, as well as an overall better nutritional profile. Farmed salmon is not sustainable and may harm the environment by spreading disease to wild-caught fish and encouraging overfishing.
For this low carb salmon recipe, you can use any type of salmon that you prefer; Coho Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, King Salmon, etc.. If you don’t know the difference in the types of salmon, read THIS Guide to Every Type of Salmon you can Buy.
We live in a small rural town and finding high quality foods like wild caught salmon can be challenging. So, I love that I can rely on Thrive Market not only for pantry staples but they also offer wild caught fish, too
Most people are only familiar with the mildest salmon version; Atlantic Salmon. Unfortunately you aren’t going to find it available from a wild caught source for this Keto Baked Garlic Parmesan Salmon Recipe. If you have your heart set on Atlantic Salmon, you can purchase it HERE. While it is farmed salmon, it’s certified by The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch® program. They help consumers and businesses choose seafood that’s fished or farmed in ways that support a healthy ocean, now and for future generations.
Can you cook Frozen Salmon?
One of the best attributes of this recipe is that there is no need to thaw your salmon before cooking! It not only makes it the easiest way to cook salmon but it also is what makes it a fool proof way to make perfect salmon every time!
By baking frozen salmon, you get a little extra time for the garlic parmesan topping to get nicely golden brown without over cooking your salmon on the inside.
My other favorite frozen salmon recipes are my 5 Minute Pressure Cooker Salmon and Rice Pilaf and my Oven Baked Salmon Asparagus & Spaghetti Squash with Lemon Beurre Blanc!
Of course, if you’re lucky enough to have freshly caught salmon available to you, it will work just as well in this low carb salmon recipe, it will just take less time to bake!
How to make Garlic Parmesan Topped Salmon
Healthy and delicious can’t get much easier, this Keto Garlic Parmesan Salmon will become a new family favorite meal. And in less than 30 minutes from the freezer to the table!
Simply combine butter, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, garlic and parsley. I like to use my mini food processor, however a bowl and spoon will work good too.
If your butter is not room temperature/soft, feel free to melt it on the stove or microwave before combining.
Give your salmon a lightly season the skin salt and pepper and place it skin side down on a a baking sheet lined with unbleached parchment paper.
Then top it with the garlic parmesan mixture. And don’t be afraid to spread it on thick!
This recipe will work perfectly with either one large filet or several individual pieces, whichever works best for you!
Bake your garlic parmesan topped salmon at 350 degrees F. Frozen salmon will take 20-25 minutes depending on how thick your filet(s) are, thawed salmon will be done in roughly 15 minutes.
I’m not afraid to admit that I often make this low carb Baked Salmon recipe several days a week for lunch. It’s just so darn easy and healthy!
If you like this keto salmon recipe, then you gotta try my Easy Roasted Garlic Parmesan Green Beans recipe!!!
Keto Baked Garlic Parmesan Salmon
- Preheat your oven to 350F and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
- Place salmon on prepared pan and lightly season with sea salt and pepper. Set aside while preparing the topping.
- Combine butter, garlic, parmesan cheese, mayonnaise and parsley, mix well.
- Spread mixture over salmon filet and bake at 350F.
- Frozen salmon will be done in roughly 20-25 minutes (depending on the thickness of your filet). Thawed salmon will be done in roughly 15 minutes. To check salmon lightly flake with a fork – don't over cook it you want it to still look slightly translucent.