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Roasted Salmon Fillets with Crab Cake Topping

This crab stuffed salmon recipe looks fancy and tastes delicious, but is quick and easy to make … This is a meal that can be prepped ahead of time and just baked when you’re ready to eat it. .

Roasted Salmon Fillets with Crab Cake Topping

Fresh wild salmon is a sure sign of spring, and it’s certain to please anyone who isn’t a fan of ham, or just tired of ham being the centerpiece for Easter, or anytime you need a real showstopper of a meal. This salmon recipe, with a creamy crab cake topping, will really have you drooling, especially once you drizzle it with the velvety Dill Hollandaise.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crab Cake, crabmeat and cream cheese stuffing, Roasted Salmon, salmon recipe, stuffed salmon
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 348kcal


  • Measuring Cups/Spoons Set
  • Glass Nesting Bowls
  • 18 x 24-Inch Plastic Cutting Board
  • Zester/Grater
  • 8" Chef's Knife
  • Half-Sheet Pan
  • Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil
  • 7-Speed Digital Hand Mixer
  • High-Heat Scraper



  • ¼ cup Chive & onion cream cheese spread, such as Philadelphia
  • 2 Tbsp. Milk


  • cup Panko
  • 2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. Minced fresh dill
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. Minced lemon zest
  • 1–2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce


  • 1 pkg. Frozen chopped spinach (10 oz.), thawed and squeezed dry
  • ½ cup Canned jumbo lump crabmeat (4 oz.)
  • ½ cup Cooked, peeled, deveined, salad shrimp (100–150 count)


  • 6 Center-cut salmon fillets (6 oz. each)
  • Salt and black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with foil, then coat with nonstick spray.
  • Beat together cream cheese and milk in a bowl with a hand mixer until smooth, 1 minute.
  • Stir in panko, mayonnaise, dill, Dijon, zest, lemon juice, and Worcestershire.
  • Fold spinach, crab, and shrimp into cream cheese mixture.
  • Arrange salmon fillets on prepared baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. Spoon about ¾ cup crab mixture onto each fillet.
  • Roast fillets until they flake when tested with a fork, 8 minutes.
  • Preheat broiler to high with rack 6 inches from element. Broil fillets until crab topping begins to brown, 3–5 minutes; remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before transferring to a serving platter. Serve fillets with Dill Hollandaise.

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories348
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 15g 24%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Cholesterol 146mg 49%
  • Sodium 427mg 18%
  • Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
    • Protein 47g 94%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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      Written by Lisa Yarde

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