Healthy Fish Recipes

Find healthy, delicious fish recipes including salmon, cod, catfish, tuna. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Baked Garlicky Salmon Balls

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
These garlic-forward salmon balls are tender and flavorful. Add them to a salad or grain bowl for a boost of protein. Or, serve them with your favorite starch and vegetables for a healthy dinner.
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By Wendy Lopez

Salmon Noodle Casserole

This salmon noodle casserole is filled with creamy pasta, chunks of salmon and plenty of vegetables for a well-rounded meal. Dijon mustard flavors the dish, complementing the salmon and asparagus.
Jasmine Smith
By Jasmine Smith

Garlic Butter-Roasted Salmon with Potatoes & Asparagus

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This one-pan salmon and potatoes recipe makes a healthy and satisfying weeknight dinner. Melted garlic butter coats the salmon and vegetables, adding depth of flavor and richness to the dish.
By Carolyn Casner

Salmon Rice Bowl

Rating: 5 stars 4
Inspired by the viral TikTok trend, this tasty bowl makes for a satisfying lunch or dinner. With a handful of healthy ingredients, like instant brown rice, heart-healthy salmon and lots of crunchy veggies, you'll have a filling and flavorful meal in just 25 minutes. Looking to cut down on carbs? Try swapping in riced cauliflower in place of the brown rice.
Mila Clarke
By Mila Clarke

Skillet Tuna Noodle Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
Known as Tuna-Pea Wiggle to some, this family-friendly tuna noodle casserole tends to be made with canned soup and whole milk, which means high fat and sodium. We remedy this by making our own creamy mushroom sauce with nonfat milk thickened with a bit of flour. Look for whole-wheat egg noodles--they have more fiber than regular egg noodles (but this dish will work well and taste great with either).
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By EatingWell Test Kitchen

Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole

Use reduced fat soup and fat-free milk to make this favorite casserole lower in fat and calories. Adding a variety of vegetables makes it more nutritious than the traditional recipe.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

10-Minute Tuna Melt

Rating: 5 stars 1
This variation of a classic sandwich uses mayonnaise, but not where you think! Mayo is brushed on the outside of the sandwich in place of butter to make the sandwich golden and crispy as it heats in a skillet. Plain Greek yogurt takes mayo's place in the salad—along with crunchy celery, roasted red bell peppers and scallions—for a satisfying lunch with less saturated fat.
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By Joy Howard

Sheet-Pan Salmon with Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli

Rating: 5 stars 20
The vibrant combo of cheese, cilantro, chili, and lime—inspired by Mexican street corn—makes this salmon sheet-pan dinner burst with flavor.
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By Sara Haas, RDN

Rosemary Roasted Salmon with Asparagus & Potatoes

Rating: 4.5 stars 8
Yukon Golds are great here because they get crispy on the outside but completely creamy on the inside. A brush stroke or two of balsamic glaze provides a rich color and a sweet finish to the roasted salmon.
By Julia Levy

20-Minute Creamy Tomato Salmon Skillet

Rating: 5 stars 5
Salmon fillets cook quickly and are coated with a delicious creamy sauce made with tomatoes, zucchini and Italian seasoning. This easy salmon dinner is sure to become a new weeknight favorite the whole family will love. The best news: you can get this meal on the table in 20 minutes flat.
By Carolyn Casner

Sheet-Pan Chili-Lime Salmon with Potatoes & Peppers

Rating: 5 stars 8
Busy weeknights beg for something simple like this salmon sheet-pan dinner. Like the name suggests, it's all cooked on one pan. The potatoes get a head start, followed by sweet bell peppers and finally chili-coated salmon fillets. It's a complete meal with easy cleanup!
By Carolyn Casner

Walnut-Rosemary Crusted Salmon

Rating: 5 stars 33
Salmon and walnuts are both great sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Pair this easy salmon recipe with a simple salad and a side of roasted potatoes or quinoa.
By Andrea Kirkland M.S., RD
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Inspiration and Ideas

14 Salmon Dinners That Can Help You Lose Weight
These dishes combine fillets of heart-healthy salmon with creamy pastas, delicious fresh veggies and flavorful sauces.
13 Sheet-Pan Salmon Dinners
Make a healthy salmon dinner with these easy sheet-pan recipes. These dinners require just one sheet-pan to make the entire meal. Not only will you have a quick clean-up but you'll have a well-balanced meal featuring tasty salmon and fresh veggies like asparagus and broccoli. Recipes like Rosemary Roasted Salmon with Asparagus & Potatoes and Roasted Salmon Caprese are delicious, filling and a great choice for weeknight dinners.
Salmon-Stuffed Avocados
Rating: 4.5 stars 9

Canned salmon is a valuable pantry staple and a practical way to include heart-healthy, omega-3-rich fish in your diet. Here, we combine it with avocados in an easy no-cook meal.