Pasta with Salmon – Gypsy Dish

East salmon paste it is absolutely divine, loaded with incredible flavors that come from perfectly grilled salmon. It’s creamy salmon pasta, but not totally drenched in fat and cream, but full of comforting flavors.

Ready in about 30 minutes, it’s fit for a normal everyday dinner, but it’s elegant and beautiful enough to be fit for a date night dinner.

You’ll find thick, flaky, perfectly seasoned and cooked chunks of salmon generously spread over ziti, with cherry tomatoes and asparagus in a delicious creamy garlic sauce.

This salmon pasta is absolutely divine, loaded with amazing flavors that come from perfectly grilled salmon.  All set in about 30 minutes!

Pasta is your answer if you are looking for quick meals that satisfy the whole family. We have some great pasta recipes on GypsyPlate.

Mix shrimp and sausage for Jambalaya Pasta, or try our quick and very popular Gigi Hadid Pasta for easy meals with amazing flavors.

And if you have a good salmon, try this excellent seafood pasta recipe… Salmon pasta, ready on the table in no time.

This salmon pasta is absolutely divine, loaded with amazing flavors that come from perfectly grilled salmon.  All set in about 30 minutes!

1. Salmon is healthy. Salmon is one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. It’s very low in saturated fat and a good source of protein, along with essential nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids. This pasta is a great way to incorporate salmon in an innovative and comforting way.

2. It’s super easy and quick to do. This pasta dish is yours in about 30 minutes. All you’re doing is baking the salmon in the oven. While it’s baking, cook the pasta, make a quick garlic cream sauce, and then simply toss the pasta with the sauce and top with thick pieces of salmon.

3. Elegant food feeling. You don’t have to settle for boring dinners for your daily food night. You can cook elegant, restaurant-quality meals for your family, or impress your guests, with a few simple ingredients.

4. No more cooking your salmon with just salt and pepper. Yes… Go further and surprise yourself with different new flavors.

This salmon pasta is absolutely divine, loaded with amazing flavors that come from perfectly grilled salmon.  All set in about 30 minutes!
  • Salmon – Use any type of salmon available. Fresh wild-caught salmon would be very delicious. We love sockeye salmon when it’s in season.
  • Pasta – You can use any larger shape like ziti, rotini, or penne for this dish. Long string pasta like pappardelle, spaghetti, fettuccine, or linguine can also work.
  • Rub for salmon – Onion powder, dried parsley, smoked paprika, paprika, red chili flakes, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper.
  • plant power – Cherry tomatoes and asparagus.
  • Creamy Garlic Sauce – Olive oil, butter, garlic, thyme, heavy cream, red chili flakes, cayenne pepper, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese.

1. Bake the salmon: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pat the salmon dry and place it on a baking sheet. Squeeze ½ lemon juice on top and then add honey all over. Mix dried parsley, onion powder, smoked paprika, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Generously distribute this dressing all over the salmon.

Drizzle olive oil on top and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let it cool and break it into large, flaky pieces.

baked salmon on a blue plate

2. Boil the pasta: While the salmon is baking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the pasta (we used ziti) and cook until al dente, about 10-11 minutes. Drain and reserve in the pot. Drizzle a little olive oil and mix to prevent the pasta from sticking.

3. Make a creamy garlic sauce: Heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the cherry tomatoes and asparagus and sauté for a couple of minutes.

cherry tomatoes and asparagus cooked in a pan

Reduce heat to low and stir in heavy cream, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes. Add half of the lemon juice and the Parmesan cheese, and stir until the cheese melts.

cream added to the dish

4. Add the pasta and salmon: Toss pasta in creamy garlic sauce until well coated.

stirred pasta

Add salmon to pasta. Garnish with additional red pepper flakes and grated Parmesan cheese on top, along with lemon wedges.

the end product
  • Make it creamier by adding more cream. Alternatively, make it lighter by using half and half instead of heavy cream. You can thicken the sauce by adding a little cornstarch.
  • Add other vegetables like bell peppers, spinach, peas, green beans, or mushrooms for great flavors with this salmon pasta.
  • You can brown the salmon in a pan with olive oil instead of baking it in the oven, so as not to heat up your kitchen.
  • Try using other seafood like shrimp or even other proteins like chicken.
This salmon pasta is absolutely divine, loaded with amazing flavors that come from perfectly grilled salmon.  All set in about 30 minutes!
  1. Don’t overcook the salmon. Perfectly grilled salmon is flaky and the center is no longer translucent. We recommend using a meat thermometer and baking until the internal temperature rises to 145 degrees F.
  2. Salt the pasta water by adding about 1 tablespoon of salt to the boiling water. This simple step adds so much flavor to the pasta! Drizzle a little olive oil over the cooked pasta and toss to prevent the pasta from sticking.
  3. If you like a crispier salmon with good color, broil the salmon for 2-4 minutes after it is fully cooked for a nice crispy top.

You can refrigerate this creamy salmon paste in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To reheat, heat leftovers in skillet on stove over medium heat until warm. We recommend adding a splash of cream, broth or just a little water to make it spicier again.

You can also reheat the salmon pasta in the microwave.

We do not recommend freezing this salmon pasta recipe, due to the cream-based sauce. The cream and water will separate and it won’t reheat very well.

This salmon pasta is absolutely divine, loaded with amazing flavors that come from perfectly grilled salmon.  All set in about 30 minutes!

There you have it, one more seafood cracker recipe on the way. Make this easy and delicious salmon pasta the next time you want to create a tasty, restaurant-worthy meal in your own kitchen.

Treat that salmon a little differently and make this Creamy Salmon Pasta for dinner tonight!

salmon pasta bowl on top of gypsy plate

Try these other great pasta recipes!
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Mediterranean Pasta
Creamy Sausage Pasta
scallop pasta
Linguini with clams
Prawns Fra Diavolo
Rasta pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 pound of salmon

  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes

  • 1 tablespoon of honey

  • 1 lemon, divided

  • salt to taste

  • pepper to taste

  • 8 oz ziti or pasta of your choice

  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes

  • 1/2 bunch of asparagus

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

creamy garlic sauce

  • 2 butter spoons

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced

  • 1.5 cups heavy cream (see note 1)

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Pat the salmon dry and place it on a baking sheet. Squeeze the juice from half the lemon on top, then add honey all over. Mix dried parsley, onion powder, smoked paprika, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Generously distribute this dressing all over the salmon. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on top and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let it cool and break it into large, flaky pieces.
    2. While salmon is baking, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain the pasta and reserve it.
    3. Heat the butter and 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and thyme and cook for 2 minutes, or until fragrant. Add the cherry tomatoes and asparagus and sauté for a couple of minutes.
    4. Reduce heat to low and stir in heavy cream, cayenne pepper, and red pepper flakes. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the juice of the remaining half lemon, along with the Parmesan cheese and stir until the cheese melts.
    5. Toss pasta in creamy garlic sauce until well coated. Add salmon to pasta. Garnish with additional red pepper flakes and grated Parmesan cheese on top.

grades

  1. For a lighter version, you can use half and half, although the sauce would be thinner.

Nutritional information

Yield 4

Portion size 1

Amount per proportion

calories 684total fat 42gSaturated fat 16gTrans fat 1gunsaturated fat 22gCholesterol 131mgSodium 502mgcarbohydrates 42gFiber 4gSugar 8gProtein 36g

Nutritional information calculated by Nutritionix.

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