Grilled Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Creamy Pesto Sauce


"This velvety and versatile sauce is also delicious served with chicken or other varieties of fish. For even more flavor, additional pesto could be brushed over the salmon before grilling."


20 m servings 351 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 351 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 25.4 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 28 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 86 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 226 mg
  • 9%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • Prep

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  1. Heat grill to medium heat.
  2. Brush both sides of fish with oil. Grill, skin-sides down, 10 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork.
  3. Meanwhile, cook cream cheese and milk in saucepan on medium heat 2-3 min. or until cream cheese is completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring constantly. Stir in pesto.
  4. Serve fish topped with sauce and parsley.


  • Kraft Kitchens Tips
  • Serving Suggestion
  • Round out the meal with hot cooked rice and steamed vegetables. For added flavor, drizzle fish lightly with fresh lemon juice before serving.
  • Cooking Know-How
  • When salmon is done, it will appear opaque and flake easily with fork.
  • Food Facts
  • Check salmon fillets for bones before cooking by running fingers over surface. Small bumps are usually a sign of bones - use tweezers to remove them.
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  1. 52 Ratings


This was a very tasty sauce to top grilled salmon. I used sun-dried tomato pesto and sprinkled capers on top. A warning - don't try to make ahead of time and reheat the sauce. It gets thick n...

simply amazing. i added a little white wine to the sauce.

The best salmon recipe that my husband and I have ever had! I didn't change anything. I used skim milk and reduced fat cream cheese in the sauce. DELICIOUS! Will probably be on our weekly me...

I thought this was a really great, easy dish. I used a low fat cream cheese instead of regular and it was just fine.

adding 1/4 white wine and mushrooms makes it a 5 star from a 4 star :)

SO GOOD! Didn't change anything (which is rare for me) used extra pesto to cook veggies. Will be making this on regular basis

super easy and delicions. added fresh basil and parmesan, since i didn't have pesto.

this is so good, I doubled the recipe to have enough for the angel hair as well...cant wait to try it on other meats!

Loved the pesto sauce, I made extra to put over pasta served on the side. Delicious!!