Creamy, Dreamy Salmon

Cream cheese is rarely a bad idea, especially in a salmon dish. If you want a healthy fish dinner than you can forget about after you throw it in the oven, you’ll love this recipe.

Salmon baked with cream cheese, chives, and potatoes with a side of lemony spring greens.
Salmon baked with cream cheese, chives, and potatoes with a side of lemony spring greens.

Creamy, Dreamy Salmon

Two 4 oz. pieces of salmon
One lemon
Two Yukon gold potatoes, cut into small pieces
2 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp. chives
Two cups spring greens
Olive oil, salt

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Rinse salmon and pat dry. Season with salt. Place salmon in baking dish, with room in between. Drizzle with olive oil. Squeeze 3/4 of the lemon over salmon and place an ounce of cream cheese on top of each piece. Sprinkle with chives.
  3. Cut potatoes into small chunks. Add to the baking dish with the salmon. Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, depending on how thick or thin your salmon is. Use a spatula to carefully remove the salmon from the dish. Wrap in foil to keep warm. Let the potatoes have another 15 minutes or so in the oven.
  5. While your potatoes are browning, squeeze the remaining 1/4 lemon over the spring greens, drizzle with olive oil and add a pinch of salt. You could easily stop there, but I tossed in a teaspoon (alright, a tablespoon) of feta cheese, as I so often do.
  6. When your potatoes are browned to your liking, spoon them on a plates and top with salmon pieces with your greens on the side. Delicious andΒ easy!

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