Easy Smoked Salmon Pasta


A really quick, easy sauce for pasta asciutta (dry pasta). This smoked salmon pasta recipe is not overloaded with sauce but one that appreciates the simple smokiness of good smoked salmon. Serve sprinkled with some Parmesan or garnished with some parsley. This is not a creamy, thick sauce: just one that brings out the simple yet fantastic flavors of smoked salmon.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 (8 ounce) package linguine pasta

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 ounce smoked salmon, cut into small pieces

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-fat cream cheese


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Cook linguine in boiling water until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain, reserving 2 tablespoons pasta water.

  2. Melt butter with olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat; when mixture begins to bubble, add shallots and cook until softened. Stir milk, salmon, and cream cheese into shallots. Mix in reserved pasta water until incorporated.

  3. Transfer salmon mixture to a large serving bowl. Add linguine; toss until evenly combined.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

577 Calories
18g Fat
87g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 577
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 32%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 194mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 87g 32%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 367mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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