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Make this Easy Creamy Salmon and Potato Skillet recipe any day of the week for the family to enjoy. Made with simple healthy ingredients and ready in just under an hour. Filling and nutritious.

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This Creamy sautéed salmon recipe with potatoes is a delicious and hearty meal that the whole family will enjoy. The salmon fillet is cooked until it is tender and flaky, and then sautéed with olive oil, cream cheese, chives, and garlic. Potatoes are boiled until tender and then mixed in with the salmon and they are all cooked together as a one-pot meal. You will end up with a salmon and potato dish that is rich and flavorful, and perfect for a satisfying dinner.

Why you should make this recipe

  • So good and satisfying: It is a delicious and hearty meal that is perfect for a satisfying dinner that is great for any day of the week. If you are into meal prepping too, this will be perfect.
  • Healthy and good for you: Salmon is a healthy source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for your heart and brain health. Why not!
  • Easy to make and ready in less that one hour: The dish is easy to prepare, making it a great option for busy weeknights when you want a tasty and nutritious meal in a hurry.
hand holding spoon to pour over creamy white sauce on salmon

Ingredients you will need

  • Baby potatoes: You may use any color baby potatoes. If the baby potatoes are larger in size, you can cut them in half so they cook faster.
  • Salmon Filets: its is better to use skinless salmon filet if possible. But if you have salmon with skin handy you may use that. You will have to cook the salmon with the skin down first and give it another minute to cook.
  • Seasonings: Garlic cloves, salt, pepper, fresh chives, and chili flakes
  • Oil: we used olive oil, but you may also use avocado oil
  • Vegetable stock: this works best, if you only have chicken stock its fine to use.
  • Creamy cheese: you may use a light cream cheese to cut down on the fat content.
ingredients to make creamy salmon and potatoes

How to make this creamy salmon and potato recipe

Place the potatoes in a pot of water and boil just until they begin to soften.
Do not overcook as they’ll get mushy. Once ready, drain and season with salt and pepper.

cooked halved potatoes in a pot

Season the salmon skillets with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and fry the salmon until golden on both sides, then set aside.

sauteed salmon fillet in a pan

In the same preheated pan, saute the garlic for 30 seconds. Deglaze the pan with the stock and allow it to bubble for a couple of minutes. Add the cream cheese and use a whisk to incorporate and get a creamy sauce.

vegetable stock with sauteed garlic and creamy cheese on a pan

Stir in the chives, chili flakes, and potatoes. Return the salmon back into the pan and drizzle with the creamy sauce. Garnish with freshly ground black pepper, and extra chives, if desired.

potatoes added over a creamy white sauce in skillet

Storage recommendations

The best way to store sautéed salmon and potatoes is to place them in airtight containers and store them in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. When reheating, you can either reheat using the microwave or reheat on the stovetop. For the microwave, place the salmon and potatoes in a microwave-safe dish, cover with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap and heat on high for 1-2 minutes. For the stovetop, place the salmon and potatoes in a skillet over medium heat and stir frequently until heated through, which should take about 5-7 minutes.

top view of salmon and potatoes in a creamy white sauce in a skillet

More salmon recipes to try

close up salmon in skillet with creamy potato sauce

Frequently asked questions

Does salmon taste better with butter or oil?

Doesnt everything taste better with butter? Even though butter may add in a rich flavor to your food and have a high smoke point, using olive oil or avocado oil is a much healthier option than using better and it will taste just as great and flavorful.

How long Should I cook Salmon?

The cooking time for salmon can vary depending on the thickness of the fillet or steak, as well as the cooking method used. As a general rule, salmon should be cooked until it reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).
If baking the salmon in the oven, a 1-inch thick fillet should take around 12-15 minutes at 375°F (190°C). If grilling, a 1-inch thick fillet can take around 4-6 minutes per side, depending on the heat of the grill. Alternatively, if you are pan-searing on the stovetop, a 1-inch thick fillet should take around 4-5 minutes per side over medium-high heat.
It’s important to note that salmon will continue to cook for a short time after being removed from the heat, so it’s best to remove it from the heat source just before it reaches the desired temperature and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

Is salmnon skin safe to eat?

Yes, salmon skin is safe to eat and is actually quite nutritious for you. The skin of salmon is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and other nutrients. However, it’s important to make sure that the skin is cooked properly, as undercooked salmon skin can be tough and chewy.
If you’re cooking salmon with the skin on, make sure to cook it until it is crispy and golden brown, which should take around 3-4 minutes per side over medium-high heat. This will help to ensure that the skin is both safe to eat and enjoyable in texture.

side shot of creamy salmon filet with potatoes in a pan

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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Salmon and Potato Skillet

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
top view sauteed salmon in a creamy white potato sauce
Simple sautéed salmon fillets in a creamy garlic sauce and potatoes cooked to perfection and ready in less than an hour. Made with just a handful of simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb baby potatoes, halved
  • 4 skinless salmon filets
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Sauce:

  • 3-4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 cup low-sodium vegetable stock
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes

Instructions

  • Place the potatoes in a pot of water and boil just until they begin to soften.
  • Do not overcook as they'll get mushy. Once ready, drain and season with salt and pepper.
  • Season the salmon skillets with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and fry the salmon until golden on both sides, then set aside. 3-4 minutes on each side.
  • In the same preheated pan, saute the garlic for 30 seconds.
  • Deglaze the pan with the stock and allow it to bubble for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the cream cheese and use a whisk to incorporate and get a creamy sauce.
  • Stir in the chives, chili flakes, and potatoes. Return the salmon back into the pan and drizzle with the creamy sauce.
  • Garnish with freshly ground black pepper, and extra chives, if desired.

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Notes

  • use any other oil like avocado oil in place of olive oil
  • if you prefer using low fat cream cheese that is fine.
  • you may use dried or fresh chives
  • we prefer that you use skinless salmon filets
  • any baby potatoes will work

Nutrition

Calories: 566kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 40gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 1081mgPotassium: 1404mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1096IUVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! Welcome to my blog. I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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