Main dish, fish/seafood

20-Minute Creamy Tomato Salmon Skillet


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.

20-Minute Creamy Tomato Salmon Skillet
Prep time 20
Cook Time 0
Total Time 20
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Nutritional Information

Makes: 4 Servings
Calories 366kcal
Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 92mg
Sodium 263mg
Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Total sugars 5g
Protein 30g
Potassium 1064mg


STEP 1 Pat salmon dry and sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the salmon and cook until the underside is browned and releases easily from the pan, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the salmon and continue to cook until opaque in the center, another 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
STEP 2 Meanwhile, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil, zucchini and onion to the pan. Cook, stirring, until starting to soften, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium-high and add wine. Cook, stirring, until the liquid has mostly evaporated, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, cream cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the cream cheese is melted, 4 to 5 minutes. Return the salmon to the pan and turn to coat with the sauce. Serve topped with basil.
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1.25 pounds salmon fillet , skinned and cut into 4 portions

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon ground pepper

2 tablespoons olive oil , divided

1 medium zucchini , halved lengthwise and thinly sliced

½ cup chopped onions

⅓ cup dry white wine

1 15-ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes, drained

2 ounces cream cheese , cut into cubes

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ cup fresh basil

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