Creamed Spinach-Stuffed Salmon

For this easy baked salmon recipe, we've stuffed salmon fillets with a luscious creamed spinach mixture for a main and side in one dish. It all adds up to a healthy dinner that's elegant, simple and delicious--and ready in 30 minutes. Wider fillets work best for this salmon recipe because they're easier to stuff than the skinny ones. You could also serve the creamed spinach on the side if you don't feel like stuffing the salmon.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 fillets


  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ cup thinly sliced shallots

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach (about 5 cups)

  • ½ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • cup reduced-fat cream cheese

  • 6 (6 ounce) skin-on salmon fillets

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in crushed red pepper; cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add spinach in batches; cook, stirring until wilted before adding more, about 3 minutes total. Remove from heat. Add mozzarella and cream cheese; stir until the cheeses melt. Let cool for 10 minutes.

  3. Place salmon fillets skin-side down on a clean work surface. With a sharp knife, make a cut lengthwise down the middle of each fillet, cutting to but not through the skin. Transfer the salmon to the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper. Fill each pocket with about 1/3 cup of the spinach mixture. Bake until the salmon is opaque in the center, 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

312 Calories
14g Fat
7g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 stuffed salmon fillet
Calories 312
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 39g 78%
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Vitamin A 3644IU 73%
Vitamin C 17mg 19%
Folate 118mcg 29%
Sodium 426mg 19%
Calcium 205mg 16%
Iron 3mg 15%
Magnesium 89mg 21%
Potassium 737mg 16%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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