Creamy Tuscan Salmon Recipe

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This creamy Tuscan salmon recipe has an amazing cream sauce with sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, garlic, and lemon juice. The best part? It only takes about 20 minutes to make!

Prep Time 5 minutes | Cook Time 15 minutes | Total Time 20 minutes

creamy tuscan salmon recipe


  • 1 pound fresh salmon cut into 4 pieces
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or dry white wine
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (see note)
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 cup (packed) fresh baby spinach


  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil sliced thin 
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese 


  1. Prep your salmon and sprinkle each piece on both sides with salt & pepper and garlic powder, then dredge the salmon in flour. 
  2. Add the oil and butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the salmon. Cook the salmon for 3-4 minutes/side or until it has a nice crust (careful not to overcook – it should not be fully cooked yet). Take the salmon out of the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, and sun-dried tomatoes to the pan. Let it bubble for a couple of minutes.
  4. Stir in the cream and let it cook for a couple more minutes. 
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and add the spinach to the skillet. Let it wilt for 30 seconds or so, then add the fish in. Cook for a few minutes until the salmon is cooked through and the sauce thickens up a bit.
  6. Serve with the basil and fresh parmesan if desired. 

Recipe Notes

  • I had 1 piece of salmon that I cut into 4 smaller pieces. Anything around 3/4-1 pound of fish would work. The salmon was about an inch thick in the thickest part, so use that for reference when considering how long to cook it. 
  • I used the oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, which tend to taste more concentrated. If using a variety not packed in oil, you may want to add more if desired.
  • This dish is delicious served over pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes.

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