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.

Insanely Good Creamy Tuscan Garlic Salmon

5 from 16 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.

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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. I posted the wrong names of the recipes I am so happy to get. They were supposed to be Creamy Chicken Marsala, Tuscan Garlic Chicken and the Insanely good Tuscan Creamy Garlic Salmon, Thanks again for these Can’t wait to try them.

  2. 5 stars
    SO easy and SCRUMPTIOUS! Love it.
    Didn’t change a thing except to add some thyme and lemon pepper to the other ingredients.

  3. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious !!!!!! The only thing different is I would make a little more sauce so I can put over angel hair pasta.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 5 stars
    Delicious! Did not use the spinach but added capers and some paprika. Very satisfying!
    Thanks for such an easy and tasty recipe.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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