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Salmon Gnocchi

This easy one skillet salmon gnocchi recipe with spinach and creme fraiche is perfect for quick and easy weeknight dinners. It's made in less than 10 minutes, and everything is cooked in the same frying pan.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: creme fraiche, easy, gnocchi, healthy, quick, salmon, spinach
Servings: 2
Calories: 668kcal
Author: Tonje


  • Skillet


  • 1 cup gnocchi
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lemon (juice only)
  • 3 cups spinach
  • ½ cup creme fraiche


  • Heat up olive oil in a skillet or frying pan on medium heat. Add salmon fillets.
  • Season the salmon with salt and pepper, and cook for a few minutes on both sides until the fish is almost cooked through. Remove the salmon from the pan, and set it aside.
  • Add gnocchi and red pepper flakes to the frying pan. Sauté for a few minutes until the gnocchi is warm.
  • Add creme fraiche and spinach to the pan, and stir to combine.
  • Sauté the gnocchi until the spinach has wilted down.
  • Add Parmesan cheese and pan seared salmon to the frying pan. Roughly chop up the salmon with your spatula; it will flake very easily. Stir to combine everything thoroughly, and add lemon juice and additional black pepper to taste.



  • Store leftovers in a refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat and serve.
  • If you want to add extra vegetables, make sure to use soft veggies that cook in less than 5 minutes.
  • Replace the fresh salmon with smoked salmon or canned salmon for an even quicker version of the dish.
  • If you want to use frozen salmon, you will have to thaw it beforehand.
  • Use store bought gnocchi, or make your own.


Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 1067mg | Potassium: 1178mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4473IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 253mg | Iron: 7mg