Pasta Dishes/ Seafood Recipes

Pasta with Smoked Salmon in a Creamy Sauce

Pasta with Smoked Salmon in a Creamy Sauce is made with heavy cream, onions and grated Parmesan cheese, then tossed with farfalle pasta to create a mouth watering seafood dish!  This pasta dish with a creamy smoked salmon will trump any seafood pasta in any restaurant for sure.

It’s super easy to make, and most delicious pasta dish for any salmon lover!   This recipe calls for only 5 ingredients and less than 10 minutes to make.  Tender farfalle pasta is tossed into a creamy salmon mixture with some grated Parmesan cheese.   And, yes I said CHEESE !…not very common in Italian seafood dishes – at least not in Southern Italy.  But this one does- and its outstanding!

I prefer to use smoked salmon that is all natural and contains no nitrates and no preservatives.  Since the smoked salmon is already salted,  there’s no need to add any salt nor pepper to this dish.  The smoked salmon along with the onion and the cream gives this dish it’s savory, salty flavors to the pasta.  It’s SO good!

I know what you are thinking….who needs another pasta dish? right ? Well,  I think you should add this one to your list of recipes to try!

When family or friends come to stay with us from Italy, its always exciting!  Our relatives from Naples stayed with us recently for a few weeks.  We cooked a lot of meals together.  Not only was it so much fun, it gave us the opportunity to learn more authentic Italian recipes.  And this Pasta with Smoked Salmon in a Creamy Sauce was one of the dishes we learned from them!

We hope you’ll try this recipe !


Pasta with Smoked Salmon in a Creamy Sauce

  • 1 pound of Farfalle pasta
  • 4 ounces of Smoked Salmon- chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 small onion – minced
  • 1/3 cup of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

Bring a large pot of water to boil and add some salt. Add the Farfalle Pasta.
Follow the directions on the package. About 6-8 minutes.

Use a large non-stick skillet. Heat the olive oil on medium heat.  Add the minced onion. Saute for a few minutes until the onion becomes translucent.

Using a food processor, or a mini chopper,  add the chopped pieces of smoked salmon and chop into tiny pieces.

Add the chopped salmon to the skillet.  Lower the heat and cook for 2 minutes.

Add  only 1/2 cup of heavy cream and saute for a 2 minutes. Turn off heat.

Check the pasta, should be al denteTurn off heat when ready.
Using a large ladle with holes, carefully ladle the pasta and place it directly into the skillet.

Turn flame back on to low heat, add the other half cup of heavy cream.
Gently stir the pasta until the creamy mixture and salmon is well combined.

Add the grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese on top. Stir again.  Serve immediately.

Serves 4-6


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  • Reply
    Barbara Bakes
    September 1, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I have smoked salmon in the freezer. My kids would love this recipe, and I love that it's so easy.

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    September 2, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Looks like a winner. I really enjoy creamy pesto sauce, too.

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    Inside a British Mum's Kitchen
    September 4, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Sounds delicious and I love the idea of only using 5 ingredients – YUM

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