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Pan Seared Salmon with Tomatoes and Spinach - Quick and easy pan-seared salmon is smothered in a flavorful creamless creamy sauce prepared with evaporated milk, tomatoes, and baby spinach.

Creamy Pan Seared Salmon with Tomatoes and Spinach

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WW Freestyle: 6
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
This Creamy Pan Seared Salmon Recipe makes a restaurant quality dinner right at home! Flaky salmon smothered in a flavor-packed, creamy sauce that's ready in only 30 minutes!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 328


  • 2 tablespoons garlic-flavored olive oil
  • 4 (4-ounces each) skin-on salmon fillets
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 bag (6 ounces) baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup low fat evaporated milk (you can also use half & half or heavy cream)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season salmon fillets with salt and pepper and transfer to the skillet, skin-side up.
  • Cook for about 7 to 8 minutes, or until browned and cooked about three quarters of the way through.
  • Flip over and cook for 2 more minutes more; remove from skillet and set aside.
  • Add butter to skillet and melt over medium heat.
  • Stir in garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add cherry tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Continue to cook for 1 to 2 minutes, or until tomatoes begin to soften.
  • Stir in spinach and cook for 1 minute, or until spinach is beginning to wilt.
  • Stir in evaporated milk, parmesan cheese, basil, and parsley; bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce heat to low and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add salmon back to skillet and continue to cook for 3 minutes, or until salmon is heated through.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Spoon sauce over each fillet and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Creamy Pan Seared Salmon with Tomatoes and Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 328 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 250mg10%
Potassium 964mg28%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 4675IU94%
Vitamin C 30.9mg37%
Calcium 146mg15%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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