Snappy Stuffed Salmon

Author Stephanie Laska says, “The first time I had this dish, I was dining at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle. I’m slightly afraid of heights, but I forgot all about my fears when a gorgeous plate of spinach-stuffed salmon arrived at the table. Hello, beautiful! I spent the rest of the evening trying to figure out how I could make it myself when I got home from my trip without spending all day in the kitchen. When choosing your fillets for this dish, make sure they are thick enough to slice horizontally and allow for stuffing.”
[Reprinted with permission from The Dirty, Lazy, Keto No Time to Cook Cookbook: 100 Easy Recipes to Save Money & Time by Stephanie Laska, MEd, and William Laska (Adams Media, 2021).]
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Serves 4 One Serving: 1 salmon fillet


  • Air Fryer

Ingredients List


  • 1/2 cup chopped spinach
  • 6 Tbsp full-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Tbsp 100% lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper


  • 4 (6-ounce) salmon fillets
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  • Grease bottom rack of an air-fryer drawer, then preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine all Salmon Stuffing ingredients. Stir until well mixed.
  • In a small bowl, whisk to combine all Salmon Glaze ingredients.
  • Brush both sides of all 4 salmon fillets with Salmon Glaze.
  • Using a sharp knife, carefully slice each salmon fillet horizontally to create a deep pocket for stuffing.
  • Using a silicone spatula, slide equal amounts of Salmon Stuffing into each fillet.
  • Place fish on greased bottom rack in air fryer basket with plenty of space around each fillet.
  • Cook 10–12 minutes until fillets are flaky throughout. Serve warm.

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2 reviews

  1. 5 stars
    Love this recipe and it was very easy to make!

  2. 5 stars
    You would pay handsomely in a very fine restaurant for this salmon dish. We really like it.


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