Insanely Good Creamy Tuscan Garlic Salmon

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!

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.

  • 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.

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.

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

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

Insanely Good Creamy Tuscan Garlic Salmon

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 4
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!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American, Mediterranean

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

  1. 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. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Insanely Good Creamy Tuscan Garlic Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 91mg30%
Sodium 372mg16%
Potassium 611mg17%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1796IU36%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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. 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!

  4. 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 !!!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.??????

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

    The recipe looks delicious!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

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