creamy salmon pasta recipe

This Creamy Salmon Pasta recipe is a simple yet impressive dish. This creamy and healthy pasta recipe is easy to make, delicious, and ready in just under 30 minutes. This Healthy Salmon Pasta recipe is made with fresh seared salmon, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, seasonings, garlic, and milk. Comes together in just 30 minutes or less Serve this pasta dish as a complete meal you can easily swap the salmon for another protein. Loaded with flavor and very nutritious, this salmon pasta will surely satisfy your tastebuds.

How to make salmon pasta ?


  • hort pasta of choice (gluten-free if needed), also consider using lentil pasta
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Skinless salmon fillets
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic Cloves
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Gluten-free flour
  • Skimmed Milk
  • Fresh Spinach


  • First, Cook the pasta: according to package directions, cook pasta just until done to al-dente. Drain, drizzle with a tiny bit of oil, and season with salt and pepper; Toss well then set aside.
  • Next, season the salmon: Season the salmon with salt and Italian seasoning on both sides.
  • Cook the salmon: Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add salmon and cook for 3-5 minutes, then gently flip and cook for 3-4 minutes more, or until flaky. Set aside on a plate.
  • Make the Pasta: To the same preheated skillet add garlic and sun-dried tomatoes. Cook for a minute then stir in the flour. Pour the milk little by little, stirring continuously until a smooth sauce forms.
  • Add the spinach and stir until wilted. Season with salt and pepper to your taste.
  • Next, add cooked pasta to the sauce and cook for a couple of minutes more, just until heated through. 
  • Meanwhile, flake the salmon with a fork and once the pasta is hot, stir it in and take off the heat.
  • Finally, garnish with freshly chopped parsley and freshly ground pepper if desired.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!
creamy salmon pasta
creamy salmon pasta

TIPS For Recipe

  • Salmon: we prefer you to use fresh and skinless but you could use frozen. Salmon substitutes can be chicken breast or shrimp.
  • Pasta: Use any pasta of choice. For a low-carb alternative, use lentil or chickpea pasta.
  • Spinach: best to use fresh, but you may use frozen, or another option would be to use kale in place of the spinach.
  • Flour: Any flour can be used to thicken the sauce. Alternatively, you can use cornstarch.
  • Milk: we used skimmed milk, but any other milk would work.
  • Storing: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.


What spice pair well with salmon?

almon is one that pairs well with many seasonings. Try Italian seasoning, dill, basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary, sage, and coriander.


You can store this easy salmon pasta in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


To reheat the salmon pasta, place leftovers in a pan on the stove and saute on medium heat until warm. I recommend adding a splash of cream, broth, or water to help thin the cold sauce.


I do not recommend freezing this salmon pasta recipe due to the cream-based sauce. The cream and the water will separate and will not reheat very well.

Is it better to bake or pan fry salmon?

One would argue that baking is better than pan-frying. Salmon can be prepared either way while keeping the dish as healthy as possible. You may need to use just a tad bit more oil to pan-sear your salmon as opposed to baking. If you do not feel like cranking up your oven you can certainly pam sear your salmon which may be quicker and easier for some.

What temperature should salmon be cooked at?

The FDA recommends that all fish be cooked at an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. Use a food thermometer if you aren’t certain whether your salmon is cooked through or not to prevent over or under-cooking your salmon.

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