Quick Salmon Pasta

Here is a recipe from my meal plans, that I cooked today. This recipe is unbelievably quick. I even surprise myself how quickly dinner is on the table when I make this dish, and despite salmon appearing like a luxury food you can buy it cheapily. I like to use smoked salmon trimmings which are very reasonably priced. Tesco sell a pack for around £1. This makes smoked salmon a cheaper protein than chicken or bacon. Sometimes I buy a large pack of smoked salmon and cut up into smaller portions and freeze. You can defrost on the day you want to use it and this spreads the cost of a ‘normal’ sized pack. I also look out for special offers on smoked salmon, then I buy several packs at once, cut and freeze as above.

This is one of my husband’s favourite meals and I cooked it for my little boy for the first time today. He happily ate the salmon, since it is packed full of omega 3 I’m glad he’s made  it an addition to his diet.

Salmon Pasta
Serves 4


  • 1 pack (120g-150g) smoked salmon trimmings
  • 100g cream cheese or creme fraiche
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • if possible fresh herbs (basil, chives, parsley)
  • 200ml liquid (white wine or milk)
  • Pasta 350g (any type, spaghetti or fettuccine work well)


1. Cook pasta in boiling water.
2. Fry spring onion with garlic and mixed herbs on a low heat, add black pepper – as much as you like.
3. Take cooked drained pasta and add to frying pan.
4. Add cream cheese and stir continuously until the cheese has melted and covered pasta, add liquid now to loosen mixture.
5. Mix salmon into pan stirring well, leave on a low heat with a lid (or you can use a plate if your frying pan does not have a lid) for 3-5 mins.
6. Stir in chopped herbs, if using, and serve.

Serving suggestion:

Salad of rocket, tomatoes and grated parmesan.

5 a day additions:

As in my photo you can add green beans to this dish, pop them in with the pasta when it is half way through cooking, then it can be added into the sauce alongside the pasta at stage 3. Cooking the pasta and green beans together saves on pans and washing up!

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8 Responses to Quick Salmon Pasta

  1. Jamie says:

    This dish is absolutely fantastic – the smoky flavour of the salmon is quite excellent. It is really that simple! Try it!

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  3. r sey says:


  4. Michael Lightfoot says:

    Thank you Victoria. I googled ‘Salmon Pasta’ and you were third on the list. I am going to make this for me and my friend tomorrow night.

    Michael from London

  5. Vicky says:

    Thanks Michael for leaving a comment. I hope you like the pasta – it is one of my husband’s favourites : )

  6. caitlin says:

    Hey Victoria

    Really yummy – made a few changes but great stuff – thanks for blogging 🙂

    Thanks from SA

  7. Vicky says:

    Glad you enjoyed it and it is all about adapting and making it your own!

  8. Maria says:

    Thanks for sharing this recipe, cooked it yesterday for dinner and my children loved it. I am trying to introduce more oily fish in our meals, so this will be added to our list of favourites

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