Recipe By Alicia
Published Feb 6th
Smoked Salmon Pesto Pasta
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 servings Calories 571.4

A rich, tasty recipe that’s so simple to make!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 5 ounces smoked salmon, cut into small pieces
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • ¾ cup prepared basil pesto sauce
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ cup water
  • 8 ounces spaghetti

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until al dente.
  2. 2 In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, mushrooms, and garlic until onion is transparent and mushrooms are tender. Stir in tomato paste, pesto sauce, fresh basil, water, and smoked salmon; cook gently for 5 to10 minutes, or until desired consistency is achieved.
  3. 3 Drain pasta. Serve sauce over noodles.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 571.4
  • Carbohydrate 51.1 g
  • Cholesterol 23.1 mg
  • Fat 30.6 g
  • Fiber 4.5 g
  • Protein 24.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 7.2 g
  • Sodium 737.5 mg
  • Sugar 4.7 g


  1. I liked this....a healthy change from the tomato cream sauce I usually make with smoked salmon. Used homemade pesto added some chopped sun dried tomato and served over whole grain rotini. With a glass of sauvignon blanc it was a delectable meal.
  2. the idea of smoked salmon and pesto totally intrigued me so i had to give it a go. first time we made it as printed with the exception of doubling the amount of salmon tasted it and decided to add a sprinkling of lemon juice and a couple of dashes of tabasco. That helped a - Read more ...
  3. Very very good and simple to make. Next time I'm adding dry white wine instead of water plus a smidge of fresh-ground pepper and some pine nuts. I used fiori (flower shapes) instead of spaghetti because that's what I had on hand -- I too would use ziti next time.
  4. To make sure that this dish turns out delicious you need to use a good quality pesto or one you know you like as it really makes a lot of difference! I did make slight changes to this recipe: I used rucola added a dash of white wine added porcini mushroom and used half the - Read more ...
  5. This was GREAT! I used a low carb penne pasta. The only thing I changed was the amount of smoked salmon. I doubled the amt. called for. At my grocery they sell smoked salmon tidbit for 5/lb. They come packaged from the same company making the 16 a pound. This is be my new favorite - Read more ...
  6. This recipe is great! Although I changed a few things... First of all, I grilled salmon filets last night in an orange juice, soy sauce and ginger marinade. I used the leftovers in this dish (rather than smoked salmon). I also used Prego tomato sauce with sausage rather than the tomato paste. I didn't have - Read more ...
  7. This dish looked bad smelled bad and tasted awful. The mix of tomato paste and pesto resulted in a brown unappetizing sauce. My husband and I ate it because we had nothing else but we threw out the leftovers.
  8. I served this dish for company that we had who are picky eaters. We all loved it even my three children! It was quick and easy to make and full of wonderful taste!
  9. This is a really tasty dish and it takes no time to make. Also if you don't liked smoked salmon you could substitute any kind of salmon. We grilled and then added it.