Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta

Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta


"This is a lighter version of pasta carbonara. For people who want the flavor but not the bacon, smoked salmon is the perfect substitute!"


30 m servings 398 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 398 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 13.7 g
  • 21%
  • Carbs:
  • 49.9g
  • 16%
  • Protein:
  • 20 g
  • 40%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 520 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onion in butter until tender.
  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. Toss in smoked salmon, and cook for 2 more minutes. Serve over pasta.
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  1. 176 Ratings


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 coul...

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 of l...

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 frozen pe...

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 made are...

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 makes...

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.

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% milk and no...

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.

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 less...