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Creamy Salmon Pasta

Creamy Salmon Pasta is a great classic that in no time allows you to bring to the table a first course that is always appreciated. You can also prepare it without cream if you like.
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Creamy Salmon Pasta
  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep 10 minutes
  • Cook 10 minutes
  • Servings 4 people

Indulge in the rich and flavorful world of Seafood Pasta with this mouth-watering Creamy Salmon Pasta recipe. Perfect for those who adore the delicate taste of salmon and the comforting embrace of creamy sauces, this dish is a harmonious blend of taste and texture. Whether you’re seeking easy dinner ideas for a busy weeknight or planning a special meal for the weekend, this Salmon Pasta Recipe promises to satisfy your cravings with its exquisite flavors.

The star of this dish is undoubtedly the salmon, known for its tender, flaky texture and health benefits. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is not only delicious but also a heart-healthy choice. When paired with a Creamy Sauce, the salmon’s natural flavors are elevated, creating a culinary experience that is both luxurious and nourishing.

This Creamy Pasta Recipe is a testament to the versatility of seafood pasta. It expertly combines the boldness of salmon with the smooth, rich texture of the sauce. The result is a dish that’s both comforting and sophisticated, making it a perfect choice for both casual family dinners and more formal gatherings. The ingredients are simple and accessible, ensuring that this dish is as easy to prepare as it is delightful to eat.

Another highlight of this recipe is its adaptability. Whether you prefer your pasta al dente or a bit more cooked, this dish caters to all preferences. Additionally, it’s a fantastic way to incorporate more healthy pasta dishes into your diet without sacrificing flavor.

In conclusion, this Creamy Salmon Pasta is not just a recipe; it’s a celebration of fine ingredients and simple cooking techniques coming together to create a meal that’s both satisfying and healthy. Ideal for seafood lovers and pasta enthusiasts alike, this dish is a must-try for anyone looking to elevate their culinary repertoire with easy, yet impressive, dinner ideas.

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  1. To prepare Creamy Salmon Pasta start by sautéing some chopped red onion in a pan with a drizzle of olive oil. Once browned, add the smoked salmon made into shreds.

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  2. Fry the salmon for 1 minute then add the cream, a pinch of salt, a grating of nutmeg, and the tablespoon of tomato puree. Stir everything well and cook for 5 minutes. Be careful that the sauce does not get too dry.

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  3. Drain the pasta al dente, keeping a little of the cooking water aside, add the penne to the sauce and saute for a few moments, adding a little cooking water as needed.

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  4. Knife chop a little bit of chives, scatter it over the pasta and there you have it, the Creamy Salmon Pasta are ready to be served and enjoyed.

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If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can whip up a delicious salmon pasta wihout heavy cream. Alternatively, you can use a vegan cream as a substitute. If you prefer, you can opt for fresh salmon and ensure to season it generously with salt and pepper while cooking. To switch up the flavors, you can replace the chives with dill, fennel, or pink pepper berries according to your taste preferences. For an added burst of flavor, you can even smoke the salmon after browning it, by adding a splash of whiskey or vodka.


To infuse the cream with the smoky goodness of the salmon, simply warm it by bringing it close to boiling. Be careful not to overcook the cream, as it can dry out if left for too long. It’s crucial to season the pasta al dente with the sauce, as this allows the starch in the pasta to meld with the sauce, creating a luxuriously creamy texture. Remember to garnish with freshly chopped chives right before serving for an extra burst of flavor.


The Creamy Salmon Pasta will keep in the refrigerator inside an airtight container for up to one day. We do not recommend that it be frozen.