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One-Pan Parmesan and Garlic Salmon and Asparagus

  • Author: Kim Lee
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


  • 2 4 oz salmon fillets (if frozen, let thaw before using)
  • 1 bundle asparagus (washed and ends trimmed off (about 20 spears)*)

Dry Spice Mix:

  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

Wet Mix:

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (juice from 1/2 lemon)
  • 1/4 cup low fat cottage cheese (blended in a blender**)
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking pan with foil, and spray with cooking spray. Place salmon fillets on one side of the baking pan, and the asparagus on the other (you could also use two separate pans, if desired).
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the dry mixture (the parmesan and the seasonings). Lightly spray the asparagus with cooking spray and sprinkle 2 tbsp of this dry mixture over the asparagus.
  3. Mix the rest of the dry mix with the wet mixture (lemon juice, cottage cheese and garlic). Drizzle this mixture over the salmon, spreading it out evenly over the fish. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until fish is cooked through (opaque in the thickest part) and the topping is starting to get lightly golden on both the fish and asparagus. Enjoy!

Grill Option:

  1. To grill this recipe, place the fish in one foil packet (spray with cooking spray first), and the asparagus in another and grill over medium high heat for 10-15 minutes, or until fish is cooked through and asparagus is tender.


*Feel free to swap out the asparagus with another favorite veggie.

**Plain Greek yogurt or Ricotta cheese could also be used.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main
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