Insanely Good Creamy Tuscan Garlic Salmon

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Creamy Tuscan Garlic Salmon is an easy 30 minute restaurant quality meal. The pan seared salmon gets smothered in the most amazing creamy tuscan garlic sauce with sun dried tomatoes and spinach. This is one unforgettable meal!

We love Tuscan inspired recipes at our house. They are some of the top searched recipes on the blog! Be sure to also try this Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken, Stuffed Tuscan Garlic Chicken, Creamy Tuscan Garlic Shrimp, and Tuscan Vegetable Chicken Stew ASAP!

Tuscan garlic salmon in a frying pan.

Salmon Recipe

My collection is now complete with this creamy tuscan garlic salmon. And quite honestly, I think salmon just might be my favorite version. It is so stinking good with the creamy garlic sauce. I am reminded why the creamy tuscan recipes are the top searched on my blog… the sauce is finger licking good! My favorite part about this recipe is that you can get a restaurant quality meal RIGHT AT HOME! This meal is ready in under 30 minutes and better than any restaurant I have had. The salmon gets pan seared with a slightly crispy edge and a tender and flaky center, and it is drowning in the most amazing creamy garlic sauce with sun dried tomatoes and spinach. This meal is one that you will make over and over again!

How do you make Creamy Tuscan Garlic Salmon?

  • To start, add oil to a large skillet and salt and pepper your salmon.

Uncooked salmon fillets.

  • Pan sear the salmon by placing skin side down and turn to medium low heat. Let it cook for about 7 minutes and then flip the salmon over and cook for an additional 3 minutes until it is barely pink in the center. Set aside on a plate.
  • Add minced garlic to your pan and cook for a minute and then add the heavy cream, chicken broth, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. Whisk in the cornstarch and let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add spinach and sun-dried tomatoes and let simmer until spinach starts to wilt. Add the salmon back to the pan.

Salmon fillets being cooked in a frying pan.

How do I tell if salmon is cooked fully?

The meat is cooked with the fat liquifies and runs out. Cook the salmon further only to get the degree of doneness that you desire. When flakes separate easily but the meat is translucent, its rare but edible.

What is tuscan style food?

It is a blend of garlic, Italian style herbs, and can include spinach and sun dried tomatoes. It is great served as a pasta dish.

Creamy Tuscan garlic salmon in a frying pan.

Looking for even more tuscan inspired recipes? Look no further!

Tuscan garlic salmon on a white plate.

Watch a video on how Tuscan Garlic Salmon is made here:

Insanely Good Creamy Tuscan Garlic Salmon

5 from 15 votes
Creamy Tuscan Garlic Salmon is an easy 30 minute restaurant quality meal. The pan seared salmon gets smothered in the most amazing creamy tuscan garlic sauce with sun dried tomatoes and spinach. This is one unforgettable meal!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup spinach chopped
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes

Instructions
 

  • To start, add oil to a large skillet and salt and pepper your salmon. Pan sear the salmon by placing skin side down and turn to medium low heat. 
  • Let it cook for about 7 minutes and then flip the salmon over and cook for an additional 3 minutes until it is barely pink in the center. Set aside on a plate.
  • Add minced garlic to your pan and cook for a minute and then add the heavy cream, chicken broth, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. 
  • Whisk in the cornstarch and let simmer for 1-2 minutes. Add spinach and sun-dried tomatoes and let simmer until spinach starts to wilt. Add the salmon back to the pan.

Video

Nutrition

Serves: 4

Calories371kcal (19%)Carbohydrates14g (5%)Protein8g (16%)Fat33g (51%)Saturated Fat17g (85%)Cholesterol91mg (30%)Sodium372mg (16%)Potassium611mg (17%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar5g (6%)Vitamin A1796IU (36%)Vitamin C11mg (13%)Calcium221mg (22%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American, Mediterranean
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. 5 stars
    This salmon was amazing my husband said the best meal he has had in 6 months.
    The sauce is fabulous I added A bit more spinach and A bit more cream I actually used half and half

  2. I love some of your recipes that are posted and would love to get more of them without all of the junk mingled inside the recipes

  3. 5 stars
    My husband and 2 younger kids loved this meal. I served it with mashed potatoes, broccolini and baked pumpkin. It was amazing!

  4. Hello;
    If pasta where to be used with the salmon dish, what kind would you recommend?

    Also your thoughts of serving the salmon with a potato/celery root mash.
    Maybe to heavy?

    I’ve made the sauce with chicken before and the addition of a couple of teaspoons of capers adds a nice pop!

    1. I like to use a bowtie pasta or a thick pasta that can soak up the cream sauce.

      The potato celery root mash sounds delicious. The capers sounds great too! Enjoy!

  5. 5 stars
    Amazing!!!! We forgot the cheese. I will add next time, but it is so delicious even without that I plan on serving often. Thank you !!!

  6. Great recipe!
    Pro-tip: If you live outside the US like me or simply dont have cornstarch in your cupboards, you can substitute the 1 tablespoon of cornstarch for 2 tablespoons of plain flour 😉

    1. Hi Anais, in Europe we call cornstarch ‘cornflour’! I hope that helps! It’s generally found in most supermarkets. But yes, some self raising flour will do in a pinch!

  7. 5 stars
    Omg. This was amazing. I saw this on FB and immediately got excited. I shared the post and headed to store. My sister rushed over after I posted pics and my husband rushed home from work to devour. I had to save my son some. I passed out without knowing afterwards. Thanks a mil.??????

  8. Do you think this will hold with skinless salmon? Or does the skin help with keeping the prices together?

    The recipe looks delicious!

  9. 5 stars
    Very good!! I made it with skin on but then peeled it off at the table before eating. The skin came off easily. Very good flavor. I served it over bow tie pasta. I would probably double the sauce portion if I were to make it again to better accommodate the pasta. Kids turned their noses up and wouldn’t eat it, but my husband and I enjoyed it!

  10. It looks so yummy. I love salmon! Do you think substituting the spinach with broccoli will taste as good?

  11. 5 stars
    My new go-to recipes when I want to impress. Also great with shrimp and chicken. Had my g’friends over and they all but licked their plates. No leftovers to take home!

  12. 5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious. I realized that I am not a fan of sun-dried tomatoes but I like the extra layer of flavor they impart. I also added cooked pasta at the end. This will be a part of my rotation. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!!

  13. 5 stars
    I am so happy I made enough for two days. It tasted wonderfully delicious . I had to substitute the spinach with frozen one, but the taste was perfect.

  14. 5 stars
    Amazing recipe! Have made this a couple times. Very flavorful. I only made 2 portions of salmon and kept the sauce recipe the same. I combine it with Farfalle pasta like another reviewer did. Also you may want to add more than 1 cup of spinach.

  15. 5 stars
    Delicious! Did not use the spinach but added capers and some paprika. Very satisfying!
    Thanks for such an easy and tasty recipe.

  16. 5 stars
    Wonderful recipe, and not too difficult or time-consuming! Like Yvette B. above, I also made only two portions of salmon, but I halved the sauce recipe as well; it was perfect.

    Just one thing – I think it should specify in the recipe that the sundried tomatoes should be chopped or sliced before adding. I wasn’t sure whether they should be, but I chopped them anyway because it seemed to make sense – and then I saw your video, which does seem to show the tomatoes sliced thinly.

  17. 5 stars
    Can’t wait to make this version. I’ve done the chicken & the shrimp & both were delicious. Plus it’s easy peasy to make

  18. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious !!!!!! The only thing different is I would make a little more sauce so I can put over angel hair pasta.

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