Baked Salmon With Cheese And Mayo

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This cheesy baked salmon is so easy to make and truly mouthwatering! Slather the salmon with mayo, sprinkle with cheddar cheese and bake!

baked salmon with cheese and mayo

So tender and delicious, succulent salmon is baked under a layer of garlic mayo and melted cheddar cheese! This tastes so good, imagine biting into this cheesy yummy creation!

tender salmon with cheese closeup

This yummy salmon recipe is so easy to make and uses very simple ingredients: salmon fillet, mayo, shredded cheese, garlic, salt and pepper.  Who doesn’t love the coat of garlicky mayo and bubbling melted cheese?

Like my salmon dinner on the picture below?  I served the cheesy salmon with simple microwave corn on a cob and chopped caprese salad – so yummy!

salmon dinner with corn on a cob and tomato salad

How To Make Baked Salmon With Cheese And Mayo

This is a super simple recipe, anyone can make it!  First, preheat the oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.  Take a big salmon fillet (or small ones if that’s what you have), rub it with salt and pepper and put on a baking sheet.

large salmon fillet on a baking sheet

Mix the mayo with minced garlic in a cup, then spread it on top of the salmon.

salmon coated with mayo

Next, sprinkle the salmon with shredded cheddar cheese.

salmon sprinkled with shredded cheddar cheese

Bake the salmon for 20 minutes or until cooked through.  That’s all there is to this simple recipe!

baked salmon with melted cheese

If desired, sprinkle with fresh parsley for garnish!

Easy cheesy baked salmon recipe

Cheesy Baked Salmon Recipe Variations

Here are some ideas:

  • Use other fish instead of salmon – you can use any kind of fish – tilapia or white fish would be yummy too!
  • Use separate small fish fillets instead of one giant fillet
  • Use other types of cheese instead of cheddar cheese – try mozzarella or Parmesan or a blend of different cheeses (also see my baked Parmesan crusted salmon recipe – you’ll love it!)
  • Add minced jalapeno to mayo to make it spicy!
  • Rub the salmon with your favorite seasoning blend before spreading the mayo (try homemade Cajun seasoning for Cajun-style salmon)
  • Use sour cream instead of mayo
  • Use plain yogurt instead of mayo (check out my recipe for salmon with creamy garlic sauce that’s made with greek yogurt)

easy baked salmon with melted cheese

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Baked Salmon With Cheese And Mayo

This cheesy baked salmon is amazing! Slather the salmon with mayo, sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and bake! Super easy recipe and looks so impressive and tastes so yummy!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, mayo, salmon
Cooking Method: Oven
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 425kcal


  • 1 1/2 lbs salmon fillets (one large fillet like on the photo or single-serving pieces)
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • chopped parsley for garnish optional

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  • Preheat the oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Rub the salmon with salt and pepper and put on a baking sheet.
  • In a cup, mix the mayo and minced garlic.
  • Spread the mayo on top of salmon.
  • Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of salmon.
  • Put the baking sheet with salmon in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  • If desired, sprinkle baked salmon with fresh parsley for garnish before serving.


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Calories: 425kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 732mg | Potassium: 854mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. This looks delicious! My husband is not a big fan of salmon but I think he will eat it prepared this way.

  2. 5 stars
    This is probably the same that my Mom did as I was growing up. I just lost her and Dad, and since her name was Melanie also, I’m making this tonight.

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