Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta

  • Recipe By
  • Published Sep 1st
  • Ready In30m
  • Servings8
  • Calories398
This is a lighter version of pasta carbonara. For people who want the flavor but not the bacon, smoked salmon is the perfect substitute!

Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta for 8 servings:

  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 cup frozen green peas, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup canned mushrooms, drained
  • 10 ounces smoked salmon, chopped
  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta

Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta Cooking Instructions

  • Prep15m
  • Cook15m
  • Ready In30m

To cook Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta, you need about 15 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta is about 15 minutes , and you can serve your Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta within 30 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta easily:

  1. 1 Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  2. 2 Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion in butter until tender.
  3. 3 Stir flour and garlic powder into the butter and onions. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to just below boiling point, and then gradually stir in cheese until the sauce is smooth. Stir in peas and mushrooms., and cook over low heat for 4 minutes.
  4. 4 Toss in smoked salmon, and cook for 2 more minutes. Serve over pasta.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 398 calories; 13.7 grams of fat; 49.9 grams of carbohydrates; 20 grams of protein; 40 milligrams of cholesterol; 520 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Dec 12th 2012

    Great recipe and so quick to do! My wife, who is not a fan of “slap it all together” food, actually asked me how hard it was to do since she would like to make it again. The changes I ...

  2. Oct 28th 2008

    While I appreciate the submitter's attempts to make the cream sauce lighter by using skim milk and thickening with flour, I don't think it achieved the same effect as the real stuff. Hubby ...

  3. Sep 12th 2006

    I found this recipe searching for something creative to do with smoked salmon and I sure was not disappointed! The only modifications I made were to make it a little healthier...I used way ...

  4. Sep 17th 2005

    I really enjoyed this recipe ! It was delicious, I did change it somewaht, I used fresh mushrooms instead of canned. I grilled the salmon and I added a little white wine and a few t. spoons ...

  5. Sep 13th 2005

    I LOVE this recipe!!! I alter it a tiny bit - I use less butter (about 4 tablespoons), 1% milk instead of skim, 1 cup of Romano cheese (I really love Romano cheese), and a whole bag of froze ...

  6. Jun 19th 2005

    Well, how did I change THIS recipe? First of all, no onion! Then, I sauteed fresh mushrooms with the garlic & removed them from the pan before making a nice toasty roux. I used 2% mil ...

  7. Jun 30th 2004

    I love this recipe! I would change one thing, use cheese tortellini instead of penne pasta. I promise that you will love it! Thanks for the recipe.

  8. Aug 12th 2002

    In response to the reviewer who used leftover grilled salmon-Grilled salmon will not work in this recipe-at least for me. Smoked salmon has an alltogether different flavor and texture that m ...

  9. Jul 18th 2002

    This tasted like something you'd get in a restaurant. I added asparagas spears and my husband raved! The key is to get good quality salmon and not use something out of a can.