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Keto Salmon Spinach En Croute

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This keto salmon spinach en croute is a low carb & gluten free version of the classic fish baked in pastry recipe. A creamy spinach topped salmon fillet is wrapped like a parcel with Fathead dough and baked until golden.

This is an easy low carb fish recipe that is great for a dinner party as it can be prepared in advanced. It only takes 25 minutes to cook too. I found that the covered fillet needs to be baked in a bread tin to hold its shape as Fathead dough can spread out when cooking. My first attempt at this keto salmon spinach en croute looked like a giant pastry dish.

Keto salmon spinach en croute

Is Salmon OK for Keto?

Salmon is a great high protein low carb option and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins and potassium. Naturally low in carbs and an easy fish to make, it’s a great keto choice.

How to Make Keto Salmon Spinach en Croute

Making this salmon en croute is as easy as rolling out the fathead dough and wrapping it around a salmon fillet.

Cooking Tips

  • Season the salmon well before wrapping it in pastry.
  • If you don’t have spinach you could use cooked kale or broccoli instead. Creamy cooked mushrooms would work too.
  • If you don’t have a microwave for the Fathead dough, place the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water and stir until melted.
  • Baking this in a tin is essential to maintain an even shape.

What Can Be Served With This?

This low carb salmon dish is great with a side green salad or roasted asparagus with parmesan. A hearty cauliflower colcannon would make this a filling dinner too.

Other Low Carb Salmon Dishes to Enjoy

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salmon en croute

Keto Salmon Spinach En Croute

A low carb & gluten free version of the classic salmon en croute
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy salmon recipe
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 598kcal
Author: Angela Coleby


Fathead Dough

  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/2 cup almond flour


  • 4 salmon fillets, skinless
  • 1 cup spinach, cooked
  • 2 garlic cloves peeled & chopped
  • 1 shallot peeled & chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 oz Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten for egg wash


  • Preheat the oven to 190C/370F degrees.

Make the dough

  • Place the mozzarella and cream cheese in a bowl. Cook in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir and zap for another 30 seconds. If the mixture has not melted give it another blast in the microwave.
  • Give the cheese a good stir so it's evenly melted and add the egg and almond flour.
  • Mix until you have a dough mixture. Don’t be shy about using your hands to mix the dough. If it feels too sticky, add more almond flour.

Make the filling

  • In a frying pan, heat the olive oil on a medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and shallots and cook for 3-5 minutes until tender.
  • Add the spinach, cream cheese, Parmesan, salt pepper and nutmeg and mix well.

To Assemble

  • Cut the fathead dough into quarters.
  • Roll out a quarter of the dough in between two sheets of parchment paper large enough to wrap the salmon. Try to keep it to a rectangle as best you can.
  • Place the salmon in the middle of the rolled dough and spoon a quarter of the spinach mixture on place of the salmon fillet.
  • Bring up the sides of the dough over the salmon until it is covered and sealed.
  • Gently turn over the salmon parcel and place on a parchment paper loaf tin (use a loaf tin size that will fit around the salmon fillet).
  • Repeat for the other fillets.
  • Brush the salmon parcels with an egg wash.
  • Bake for 25 minutes until golden.


The net carbs will be the total carb count minus the fibre count. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols.
Any nutritional analysis on the website is based on an estimate, calculated by from the individual ingredients in each recipe. Variations may occur for various reasons, including product availability and food preparation. We make no representation or warranty of the accuracy of this information.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.8g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 43g | Fiber: 2.8g
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