Pasta with Salmon and Leeks

A cheesy, creamy and indulgent salmon and leek pasta dish that is ready in under 30 minutes. Perfect with a glass of chilled white wine and a soft baguette for mopping up the sauce.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
3 servings


  • 1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 leek, chopped

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 4 tablespoons sour cream

  • 7 ounces salmon fillets

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh savory (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh thyme

  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh Parmesan cheese, or to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes.

  2. While spaghetti is cooking, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir leek until soft, about 5 minutes. Pour in white wine and simmer until almost all the wine has evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream and 1 ladleful of spaghetti cooking water and mix well. Reduce heat to low. Add salmon and cook until it is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in savory and thyme.

  3. Drain spaghetti and toss with the creamy salmon. Serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Note:

Savory is an herb similar to thyme but not as strong in flavor. It may not be available in your local supermarket, so try looking online or in specialty shops. In a pinch, you can omit it.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

548 Calories
18g Fat
62g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 548
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 207mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 62g 23%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 5mg 23%
Calcium 128mg 10%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 522mg 11%

* 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.