Learn how to make stuffed salmon in the air fryer in 10 minutes! The juicy and flaky salmon paired with the creamy stuffing cooks perfectly in the air fryer in a matter of minutes. Perfect for easy lunches or dinners, air-fried stuffed salmon is an amazing go-to meal!
Those prepared meals at the grocery store are an excellent option for busy days when you want to make a healthy meal for your family but don’t have time. They are a less expensive way to feed your family while still tasting amazing. They are also a great compromise between healthy cooking and ordering takeout.
Stuffed salmon, in addition to being great for weekdays, is also an easy and impressive main dish to serve during the holidays. Not only does it look amazing and tastes great but everyone loves it too! You might not always have time to make it from scratch but when cooked in the air fryer it will taste as if you did. With nothing to prep, stuffed salmon from the grocery store is amazing in the air fryer. The fish is perfectly crispy but still moist and juicy on the inside and the creamy seasoned filling is warm, melty, and totally delicious.
Turn this air fryer recipe into a full meal when paired with your favorite potato, rice, or pasta dish, or when served with a simple garden salad. This quick and easy seafood dinner is a filling and healthy meal that your family or guests are sure to enjoy!
How to make air fryer stuffed salmon
I bought this stuffed salmon fresh, from the refrigerated area in the supermarket. If you have frozen salmon, leave it in the fridge overnight to thaw.
Easy air fryer recipe
The air fryer is a wonderful kitchen appliance and one that I like to use as much as I can. Not only because of how convenient it is but because of how delicious the food comes out.
The air fryer circulates hot air so it evenly cooks the food at a faster rate than the oven and even better than the microwave. There’s no waiting a long time for the oven to preheat just for it not to get as crispy as you were expecting.
Grocery store stuffed salmon in the air fryer is perfectly cooked in under 10 minutes with little prep or clean up. The quick cook time allows you to spend time preparing side dishes or simply enjoying time with your family without spending all day in the kitchen making a meal from scratch.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, because stuffed salmon cooks so fast in the air fryer it’s a good idea to preheat it for at least 5 minutes before adding the fish. Preheating helps the salmon start cooking immediately and the exterior becomes extra crispy.
Fish cooks fast, especially in the air fryer, usually in 10 minutes or less. The salmon won’t have a pink color anymore and it should have a crisp exterior with an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
If you don’t have a meat thermometer, fish is finished cooking when it can flake easily with a fork and the stuffed fish filling will be hot and nicely browned.
This recipe will work for stuffed salmon fillets. It doesn’t matter if you are using fish stuffed with spinach, crab meat, or cream cheese. Walmart, Sam’s Club, and Costco have some very delicious options in the refrigerated seafood section.
Totally! If you are using frozen stuffed salmon fillets, keep in mind that it might take a few minutes longer to cook compared to thawed or fresh fish.
Serve the stuffed fish with a drizzle of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh lemon juice, chopped fresh herbs, or freshly ground black pepper. You could even try adding a sprinkle of your favorite seasonings to the fish before cooking it in the air fryer to give it an extra pop of flavor.
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Hope you will like this Air Fryer Stuffed Salmon recipe as much as we do. Rate the recipe and instructions if you made it and leave a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions.
- 2 stuffed salmon pieces
- chopped cilantro
- Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees.
- Place stuffed salmon pieces in the air fryer and cook for 7-9 minutes, depending on the thickness.
Store cooked salmon leftovers in the fridge in the air tight container for up to 4 days. If you don't use containers, leave it on the plate and cover with foil tightly.
Freeze in the freezer safe plastic bag or container. Reheat in the microwave.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 467Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 469mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 55g