Baked Salmon with Cheese Recipe

Baked salmon with cheese, garlic and lemon juice. Moist, quick, delicious and healthy baked salmon recipe. |

Baked salmon with cheese is a common dish in Russian households. Salmon fillet is baked with white wine, mayo and cheese. For years, I wanted to recreate this salmon a healthier way.

I skipped mayo because I thought cheese was a splurge enough. Also cheese is fatty, salmon is oily, end result should come out quite moist. And it did! Instead of wine, I squeezed lemon juice on salmon, then rubbed with freshly grated garlic and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Topped with cheese. 

Baked open for 15 minutes at 450 degrees. So, salmon had  a chance to cook through and not over dry.


Also make sure to try my Thai salmon and honey garlic salmon with rave reviews.


Baked salmon with cheese, garlic and lemon juice. Moist, quick, delicious and healthy baked salmon recipe. |

Baked salmon with cheese, garlic and lemon juice. Moist, quick, delicious and healthy baked salmon recipe. |


Baked Salmon with Cheese Recipe

Baked Salmon with Cheese Recipe


  • 2 lbs whole salmon fillet, boneless (skin on or off)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, grated
  • 1/4 large lemon, juice of
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan pink salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2/3 cups cheese, shredded
  • Parsley, finely chopped (optional)
  • Cooking spray (I use Misto)


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F, line large baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place salmon fillets skin side down (if any) on a baking sheet. Rub well with garlic, squeeze lemon juice on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with cheese spreading evenly.
  3. Bake on the lower rack uncovered for 15 minutes. You can broil at the end quickly for browned spots. Serve warm garnished with parsley if desired.
  4. Storage Instructions: Refrigerate covered for up to 3 days.


You can use some white wine in place of lemon juice.

Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 6

Amount Per Serving = 1 slice:
Calories: 306.8
Total Fat: 17.8 g
Cholesterol: 92.9 mg
Sodium: 169.9 mg
Total Carbs: 0.0 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
Protein: 35.9 g
WW Points+: 8

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5 comments on “Baked Salmon with Cheese Recipe

  1. Serves 6? Olena, your salmon recipe looks so delicious that I don’t think so. Not at my house anyway. Once started, I don’t think either myself or husband could stop with one serving. We don’t eat junk, but we do sometimes go overboard with really good food! Especially him.

    Also, after 43 good years of marriage, we still have those “happy, joy” conversations sometimes! Means we are still alive and comunicating lol!

    I love, love, loved your photos and family story. It is very different now, having to make play dates for children and never inviting or simply dropping by at a friends home for coffee. I think that ended when moms began working more often, and kids were so scheduled into activities several times a week. Now, stopping by would offer an empty place unless it’s family and you know know the schedule. It’s kind of sad that we have lost so much spontinaity.

    1. I go overboard with healthy food often too thus no wine or sugar for me for a while. Everybody goes overboard because healthy food is tasty too!:)
      I think my “happy, joy” conversations are only gonna get worse with age. I can see two of us in a nursing home still bickering LOL. We kind of enjoy it at times.
      Working moms are partially a reason. When I was a child all moms worked too. We had no stay at home moms. Way less than in America. I still think it is due to different cultures PLUS the modern materialistic society we live in today. Honestly, I do not know how it is in Ukraine now since they have many things too. Where I live, in suburbs, I can see how everyone has a house to clean, car to drive, a boat to enjoy, 100 TV channels to watch, Facebook to read, iPhone to play etc. People became very self sufficient.

      1. Oh boy, it is true! So many things, we don’t need friends and neighbors like we did, I suppose. I guess I am glad to not have had so many distractions when my kids were small. We did have a a heated swimming pool, but it drew neighbor kids and moms and dads and we had lots of fun, sharing lunches and yes, wine, and beer, but we never were always responsible, watching the kids swim. Different era in the 80’s than now.

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