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Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce
  • prep time: 15 min
  • total time: 30 min
  • serves: 4 people
  • calories: 418 1 serving

This foolproof recipe, rich in healthy omega-3  fats, is quick and easy to prepare.  Simply pan-sear the salmon and nestle it into a flavorful sauce made with cream of mushroom soup and prepared pesto.  The vibrant grape tomatoes and spinach add a burst of freshness and contribute to making the recipe an excellent source of Vitamin A and C.  Serve it over cooked brown rice, which provides additional fiber and whole grain.   

Ingredients

cost per recipe: $13.04

  • 4 salmon fillet (about 1 pound)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups small yellow and/or red grape tomatoes
  • 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup or 98% Fat Free Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup prepared basil pesto
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups hot cooked brown rice or white rice

Instructions

  • Step 1

    Season the fish as desired. Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add the fish and cook for 3 minutes (try not to turn it sooner- it may stick to the skillet). Turn the fish over. Cook for 2 minutes or until well browned. Remove the fish from the skillet.

  • Step 2

    Add the tomatoes to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes or until they begin to burst, stirring occasionally.  Stir the soup and water in the skillet and heat to a boil.  Stir in the pesto and spinach and cook until the spinach is wilted.

  • Step 3

    Return the fish to the skillet.  Reduce the heat to low.  Cook for 1 minute or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.  Serve the fish and sauce over the rice.

Reviews

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  • So easy.

    Jamie L.
    January 19, 2019

    Really easy but really tasty. Great way to get the husband to eat his fish and lower the cholesterol!

  • Salmon hater

    Kelly D.
    December 19, 2018

    My husband loves salmon and I hate it, way too fishy. This really disguises the salmon so you don't taste the fishiness. I liked this recipe more than he did, but then he actually enjoys the taste of salmon. It took longer to cook our 1 lb piece of fish. We had it with cauliflower rice. I will make this again.

  • Summer fun

    Phillip S.
    July 6, 2018

    This is so easy to make. It’s quick and tasty. Also, it’s better the next day with leftovers.

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Calories 418
Fat Calories 169
Total Fat 18.7 g
Sat. Fat 2.8 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Sugar 3.11 g
Vitamin A 141
Vitamin C 14.4 mg
Calcium 46 mg
Iron 0.93 mg
Potassium 747 mg
Cholesterol 52 mg
Sodium 806 mg
Total Carb 31.1 g
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
Protein 26.9 g
Total Fat %DV 24 %DV
sat-fat-dv 14 %DV
Vitamin A 16 %DV
Vitamin C 16 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 5 %DV
Cholesterol 17 %DV
Total Carb %DV 11 %DV
Potassium 16 %DV
Fiber 9 %DV
added-sugars 0 g
vitamin-d 11.3 mg
vitamin-e 1.19 mg
vitamin-k 80.4 mg
thiamine 0.039 mg
riboflavin 0.043 mg
niacin 9.464 mg
vitamin-b6 0.089 mg
folate 49 mg
vitamin-b12 4.54 mg
biotin 0 mg
pantothenic-acid 1.21 mg
phosphorus 414 mg
iodine 0 mg
magnesium 93 mg
zinc 0.2662306452 mg
selenium 44.1 mg
copper 0.078 mg
manganese 0.25 mg
chromium 0 mg
molybdenum 0 mg
chloride 0 mg
choline 0 mg
Sodium %DV 806.585004 mg
added-sugars-dv 0 %DV
Vitamin D 57 %DV
Vitamin E 8 %DV
Vitamin K 67 %DV
Thiamin 3 %DV
Riboflavin 3 %DV
Niacin 59 %DV
Vitamin B6 5 %DV
folate-dv 12 %DV
Vitamin B12 189 %DV
Biotin 0 %DV
Panthothenic Acid 24 %DV
Phosphorus 33 %DV
Iodine 0 %DV
Magnesium 22 %DV
Zinc 2 %DV
Selenium 80 %DV
copper-dv 9 %DV
Manganese 11 %DV
Chromium 0 %DV
Molybdenum 0 %DV
chloride-dv 0 %DV
choline-dv 0 %DV
Calories 394
Fat Calories 139.8
Total Fat 15.8 g
Sat. Fat 2.5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Sugar 0 g
Vitamin A 0
Vitamin C 14.4 mg
Calcium 46.9 mg
Iron 0.93 mg
Potassium 0 mg
Cholesterol 52 mg
Sodium 734 mg
Total Carb 31.7 g
Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
Protein 26.3 g
Total Fat %DV 25 %DV
sat-fat-dv 15 %DV
Vitamin A 0 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 6 %DV
Cholesterol 15 %DV
Total Carb %DV 10 %DV
Potassium 0 %DV
Fiber 9 %DV
added-sugars 0 g
vitamin-d 11.3 mg
vitamin-e 1.19 mg
vitamin-k 80.4 mg
thiamine 0.039 mg
riboflavin 0.043 mg
niacin 9.464 mg
vitamin-b6 0.089 mg
folate 49 mg
vitamin-b12 4.54 mg
biotin 0 mg
pantothenic-acid 1.21 mg
phosphorus 414 mg
iodine 0 mg
magnesium 93 mg
zinc 0.2662306452 mg
selenium 44.1 mg
copper 0.078 mg
manganese 0.25 mg
chromium 0 mg
molybdenum 0 mg
chloride 0 mg
choline 0 mg
Sodium %DV 806.585004 mg
added-sugars-dv 0 %DV
Vitamin D 57 %DV
Vitamin E 8 %DV
Vitamin K 67 %DV
Thiamin 3 %DV
Riboflavin 3 %DV
Niacin 59 %DV
Vitamin B6 5 %DV
folate-dv 12 %DV
Vitamin B12 189 %DV
Biotin 0 %DV
Panthothenic Acid 24 %DV
Phosphorus 33 %DV
Iodine 0 %DV
Magnesium 22 %DV
Zinc 2 %DV
Selenium 80 %DV
copper-dv 9 %DV
Manganese 11 %DV
Chromium 0 %DV
Molybdenum 0 %DV
chloride-dv 0 %DV
choline-dv 0 %DV

This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.