5-Ingredient Spinach-Stuffed Salmon

5-Ingredient Spinach-Stuffed Salmon

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If you love creamy spinach dip and moist tasty salmon you are sure to love this dish which I created for my book Eat What You Love Quick & Easy. 

While there is nothing healthier for your heart than salmon, nothing warms my heart more than a fuss-free recipe that can be made in minutes and impress for days!

The first time I made this entree I actually did so for two very last-minute dinner guests. Remarkably, less than 30 minutes after I extended the invitation I had a restaurant-worthy meal on the table.

Seasoned instant brown rice, mashed cauliflower or spiralized veggie “noodles” are all good accompaniments, as are Easiest Ever Glazed Carrots (which you can roast right along with the salmon :).


2 cups finely chopped fresh spinach
3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons Panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 (5-ounce) thick, center-cut, skin-on salmon fillets


1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside. In a small bowl, combine first 6 ingredients (spinach through salt).

2. Cut a slit lengthwise along the top of each piece of salmon, taking care to not cut completely through. Pull sides apart and spoon 3 tablespoons of the spinach mixture into the middle of the slit, and smooth the filling into a mound.

3. Transfer fillets to the baking sheet, and bake for 17 minutes, or until the center of the fillet is cooked through. Use a spatula to remove the skin before serving.

Marlene Says: Salmon is high not only in heart-healthy Omega-3  fatty acids but in unique, high-quality proteins. The powerful combo makes salmon good for your brain, bones, eyes, and mood!

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING: (1 fillet) Calories 225 | Carbohydrate 3g (Sugars 0g) | Total Fat 13g (Sat Fat 1.5g) | Protein 26g | Fiber 0g | Cholesterol 75mg | Sodium 300mg | Food Exchanges: 4 Medium-Fat Meat, (Sat Fat 1.5g) | Protein 26g | Fiber 0g | Cholesterol 75mg | Sodium 300mg | Food Exchanges: 4 Medium-Fat Meat,  1/2 Fat | Carbohydrate Choices: 0 | Weight Watcher Plus Point Comparison: 6          Weight Watcher Smart Point Comparison: 2

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