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I make this easy-peasy, one-pan pasta dish for new parents or stressed-out friends and it always seems to make the evenings go a little more smoothly. The smoked salmon and green pea combo plays up the salty-sweet flavors loads of people crave, and the lemon zest/breadcrumb topping brightens up what could be an over-the-top rich dish.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
34 mins
59 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole dish


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place peas in a large colander in the sink.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook fusilli in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until chewy and still firm to the bite, about 9 minutes. Drain fusilli over peas.

  • Return fusilli and peas to the pot. Add heavy cream and smoked salmon; mix well to combine. Season with salt and black pepper. Pour into a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

  • Combine bread crumbs, olive oil, parsley, lemon zest, and lemon juice in a small bowl; mix lightly with a fork. Scatter topping over casserole.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you are refrigerating the casserole before cooking it, double the baking time.

Nutrition Facts

611 calories; protein 17.5g; carbohydrates 61.5g; fat 34.2g; cholesterol 86.4mg; sodium 375mg. Full Nutrition