One pan keto creamy salmon

When you think salmon couldn’t get any better… This one pan keto creamy salmon will easily become a staple in your house. This keto recipe is easy to make and requires only a few simple ingredients.

This is the perfect recipe for both all the salmon lovers out there and those who still need some more time to learn how to love fish.

One pan keto creamy salmon

Salmon is an oily fish rich in essential fatty acids called omega-3. It’s a highly nutritious choice, easy to cook and quite versatile. Perfect for a quick meal, a comforting curry or stew or a handy traybake dinner: there are so many recipes you can make with salmon.

Salmon fillets or darnes are the handiest choices for this recipe (and many other quick meals). Based on the size of the pieces of salmon you are using, you may need to use two of them for each serving instead of one. The cooking time will also change according to the thickness of the fillets/darnes.

To make this one pan keto creamy salmon, you will need:

  • fresh salmon fillets or darnes
  • fresh mushrooms (any kind will work, so feel free to pick your favourite!)
  • fresh cream and cream cheese (for extra creaminess)
  • shallots
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • fresh thyme

The preparation is really easy. All you have to do is following these steps:

  • Prepare the finely sliced mushrooms and shallots (the slices of mushrooms should not be too thin).
  • Place the vegetables in a baking pan, add a drizzle of olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper, then mix well.
  • Place the salmon on top of your vegetables.
  • Add the fresh cream.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper on top of the salmon.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for approx. 15 minutes or until well cooked through.
  • When the salmon is ready, remove the pan from the oven and, in a small bowl, mix 3/4 of the liquid with some cream cheese. Once you get a creamy consistency, put back this mix in the pan. Warm up the sauce in the oven for approx. 1 minute.
  • Serve warm with fresh thyme on top.

The additional step that involves mixing some cream cheese with the liquid mixture that’s already in the pan may seem useless but it will help you to create a meal with a special tasty finish. If you don’t have (or don’t like) cream cheese, you could also opt for mascarpone or ricotta.

How to pair this one pan keto creamy salmon?

Options are basically endless. Try this creamy salmon with some low-carb bread or a fresh salad for a delicious simple meal. Add some cauliflower rice for a more cosy and comforting dinner.

Ingredients for one pan keto creamy salmon
Raw one pan keto creamy salmon
One pan keto creamy salmon

One pan keto creamy salmon

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes

This one pan keto creamy salmon will easily become a staple in your house: it's simple, tasty and requires only a few selected ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 2 fresh salmon fillets or darnes (approx. 240 g)
  • 150 g white or brown fresh mushrooms
  • 50 ml fresh cream
  • 40 g cream cheese
  • 15 g shallots
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • a pinch of salt 
  • a pinch of pepper
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme

Instructions

    1. Prepare the finely sliced mushrooms and shallots (the slices of mushrooms should not be too thin).
    2. Place the vegetables in a baking pan, add a drizzle of olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper, then mix well.
    3. Place the salmon on top of your vegetables.
    4. Add the fresh cream.
    5. Add a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper on top of the salmon.
    6. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for approx. 15 minutes or until well cooked through.
    7. When the salmon is ready, remove the pan from the oven and, in a small bowl, mix 3/4 of the liquid with some cream cheese. Once you get a creamy consistency, put back this mix in the pan. Warm up the sauce in the oven for approx. 1 minute.
    8. Serve warm with fresh thyme on top.

Notes

You can easily opt for ricotta or mascarpone instead of cream cheese.

Nutrition Information
Yield 2
Amount Per Serving Calories 381Total Fat 27.4gCarbohydrates 5.4gNet Carbohydrates 4.4gFiber 1gProtein 29g

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Creamy salmon in a baking tray

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