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side shot of four crab stuffed salmon fillets arranged on a long oval plate.

Crab Stuffed Salmon

Katerina | Diethood
This super easy Crab Stuffed Salmon is made with tasty salmon fillets and a homemade cream cheese and crab meat filling.
Servings : 4
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • 4 salmon fillets, (each fillet should weigh about 5 to 6 ounces)
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 ounces crab meat, drained well and finely chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup diced bell peppers, (red, green, or yellow peppers)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 whole egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon old bay seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons panko bread crumbs
  • cooking spray, for topping
  • chopped fresh parsley, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 425˚F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Arrange salmon fillets on top of parchment paper and season with salt and pepper.
  • Cut a ¼-inch-deep pocket in the center of each salmon fillet. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl combine chopped crabmeat, cream cheese, bell peppers, garlic, egg, parsley, and old bay seasoning; mix and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • Stuff the salmon fillets with the prepared crabmeat filling.
  • Sprinkle breadcrumbs on top of fillets and lightly spray the tops with cooking oil.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until salmon is cooked through, and internal temperature registers at 130˚F.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Garnish with parsley.
  • Serve.




Calories: 391 kcal | Carbohydrates: 7 g | Protein: 43 g | Fat: 20 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6 g | Trans Fat: 1 g | Cholesterol: 174 mg | Sodium: 682 mg | Potassium: 921 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 984 IU | Vitamin C: 20 mg | Calcium: 100 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Net Carbs: 6 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked salmon, how to bake salmon, how to cook salmon