The Best Smoked Salmon Pasta


 Smoked salmon pasta is a delicious and easy-to-make dish that combines the delicate flavors of smoked salmon with creamy pasta. This dish is perfect for a quick and easy dinner or as a special treat for a dinner party.

The Best Smoked Salmon Pasta

How To Make:

To make smoked salmon pasta, start by cooking your pasta according to the package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add diced shallots and minced garlic to the skillet and cook until the shallots are translucent about 3-5 minutes.

Next, add a cup of heavy cream to the skillet and bring it to a simmer. The cream should simmer for a few minutes or until it slightly thickens. Then, add thinly sliced smoked salmon and stir to combine. Let the salmon cook in the cream for a minute or two until it is heated through.

Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add it to the skillet with the smoked salmon and cream sauce. The spaghetti should be thoroughly coated with sauce after being tossed. Serve the smoked salmon pasta immediately, garnished with fresh chopped parsley and a sprinkle of black pepper.

This dish is perfect as is, but if you want to add some extra flavor, you can add a squeeze of lemon juice or a sprinkle of grated Parmesan cheese. The creamy sauce pairs perfectly with the smoky flavor of the salmon, and the pasta provides a satisfying base that soaks up all the delicious sauce.

Tips and Variations:


The Best Smoked Salmon Pasta

Use high-quality ingredients, including fresh smoked salmon, good-quality pasta, and fresh herbs.

Cook the pasta al dente, as it will continue to cook when you mix it with the sauce.

Reserve some pasta water to add to the sauce if it's too thick.

Be careful not to overcook the smoked salmon, as it can become rubbery.

Add a squeeze of lemon juice or a dash of white wine to brighten the flavors.


Creamy smoked salmon pasta: Add a splash of heavy cream or crème fraîche to the sauce for a rich and creamy texture.

Lemon and caper smoked salmon pasta: Add some lemon zest and capers to the sauce for a tangy and briny flavor.

Tomato and smoked salmon pasta: Add some canned tomatoes or tomato sauce to the sauce for a slightly sweet and savory flavor.

Smoked salmon and asparagus pasta: Add some blanched asparagus to the pasta for a fresh and vibrant flavor.

Smoked salmon and dill pasta: Add some fresh dill to the sauce for a herbaceous and aromatic flavor.


  • 1 pound pasta (spaghetti, linguine, or fettuccine)
  • 8 ounces smoked salmon, sliced
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

The Best Smoked Salmon Pasta


The pasta should be cooked according to the instructions on the package until al dente. Drain and set aside.

Put the butter to melt on moderate heat. Add the smoked salmon and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

When the cheese has melted and the sauce has somewhat thickened, add the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese to the skillet and stir.

Pasta that has been cooked should be added and combined with the sauce in the skillet.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley.