One Pan Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Salmon

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Introduction: One Pan Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Salmon

One Pan Creamy Spinach and Artichoke Salmon is the quick and easy dinner for busy weeknights, yet also fancy enough for company! The creamy garlic Parmesan sauce is reminiscent of spinach and artichoke dip, with the addition of heart healthy salmon! And the best part is that it's all made in one skillet in 30 minutes, so dinner is on the table fast and clean up is easy!

Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies

Gather and prep ingredients for this 4-serving recipe.

You will need:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 (4 oz.) salmon fillets, skin removed
  • Salt and pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 (14 oz.) can artichokes, drained and roughly chopped
  • Additional grated Parmesan for garnish
  • Large skillet with high sides and cover
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Grater
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spatula
  • Knife for chopping

Prep ingredients: Chop and measure onion. Grate and measure Parmesan cheese. Drain and coarsely chop artichokes. Set all aside.

Step 2: Season and Sear Salmon

Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat until oil is hot.

Season salmon fillets with salt, pepper and paprika. Add salmon fillets to oil in pan and cook 2-3 minutes, until salmon is lightly browned. Carefully turn fillets over and continue cooking 2-3 minutes longer, until salmon is cooked through. Remove salmon fillets from pan and set aside.

Step 3: Cook Onions

To the same pan, add butter and chopped onions. Cook over medium heat, 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until onion is transparent and butter begins to brown.

Step 4: Add Cream, Cream Cheese and Garlic

Add heavy cream, cream cheese and garlic powder. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cream cheese has melted and sauce is smooth and creamy.

Step 5: Add Remaining Sauce Ingredients

Add grated Parmesan, spinach and chopped artichokes. Cook 3-4 minutes, stirring often, until spinach is wilted.

Step 6: Return Salmon Fillets to Pan

Return salmon fillets to pan. Cover and cook over medium low heat 2-3 minutes, until salmon is heated through.

Step 7: Plate and Serve

To serve, spoon spinach, artichokes and sauce onto plate and top with a salmon fillet. Garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

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16 Comments

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seerena
seerena

12 months ago

You are a Genius! Great work!

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MaraCreates
MaraCreates

1 year ago

This sounds so delicious, I wonder if I could make it with frozen spinach instead since fresh is out of season right now, what do you think?

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Elizabethinmn
Elizabethinmn

Reply 1 year ago

You could definitely substitute frozen spinach! Just thaw it and squeeze out the excess water before adding it to the skillet.

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MaraCreates
MaraCreates

Reply 1 year ago

Fantastic, definitely trying out your recipe!

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mollux
mollux

1 year ago

My, that looks rather scrumptious!

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brainfarts
brainfarts

1 year ago

I too love salmon and spinach and I love artichokes, ate one yesterday. But I really love the idea of substituting asparagus for the artichoke. I don't cook meals really, but this Instructable has inspired me to begin. Can't get the image of the finished dish out of my head. Must make - mmmmmmm, salmon (as drool trickles down my COVID beard...)

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Elizabethinmn
Elizabethinmn

Reply 1 year ago

Glad this one an inspiration for you! I think asparagus would make a great substitution! Good luck!

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msheidi
msheidi

1 year ago

Looks delicious and nice to find another way to prepare salmon. Unfortunately for me, the calorie count is way too prohibitive for me. I’ll try to find another way without the heavy cream etc. Maybe use yogurt. Thanks for the idea.

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Elizabethinmn
Elizabethinmn

Reply 1 year ago

Yes, you could try substituting a mixture of Greek yogurt that is thinned down with milk. Another option is whole milk, half and half, or evaporated milk.

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cossackpw1
cossackpw1

Reply 1 year ago

Use Greek yoghurt and sour cream. Leave out the Parmesan except as a topping. Leave out the cream cheese, substitute with a much smaller amount of cheddar. Use beet leaves or chard instead of spinach.

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shalnachywyt
shalnachywyt

1 year ago on Step 1

I love salmon; I love spinach; I can't stand artichokes, but! I can substitute asparagus or some other veggie. Anyhow... Wonderful recipe! Thanks.

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Elizabethinmn
Elizabethinmn

Reply 1 year ago

Using asparagus is a great idea for a substitute!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

1 year ago

That looks amazing! Gorgeous photos :)

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Elizabethinmn
Elizabethinmn

Reply 1 year ago

Thank you!