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Easy Salmon Pasta Recipe

This easy salmon pasta recipe is great for busy weeknights. It's simple, quick to make, and you can use the leftovers for lunches and dinners throughout the week.

Having easy to make recipes on hand is a must when you have kids, a job, a life of any kind…the last thing we want to do is spend hours making a meal at the end of the day. This simple pasta recipe with salmon is a lifesaver.

It's unique, something a little different to mix things up, and it's quick to make because salmon cooks so quickly! By the time the pasta is ready so is the salmon and we're ready to combine and serve!

Pin showing the finished salmon pasta with title across the middle.

Check out what I mean below, you won't be disappointed in this quick and easy weeknight salmon dinner. You don't have to wait for a special occasion to serve this one. It's mild in flavor so you can definitely make this one family friendly as well!

I've always tried to make sure that we eat a well rounded diet, we don't have super picky eaters in our house, that being said, here are some other recipes you might enjoy if you need kid friendly fish recipes! Try out 5 Tilapia Recipes for Kids, 17 Easy Tilapia Recipes for the Whole Family!

Bowl of the finished salmon pasta ready to eat.

Why use salmon in pasta?

This salmon pasta recipe is delicious. You might not automatically think of putting salmon and pasta together but it's a really nice change of pace from the usual chicken, turkey, or beef pasta recipes that we make.

Close up of the finished pasta ready to eat.

One of the main reasons I love making weeknight pasta recipes with salmon is the time. Fish cooks so quickly. It's nice to be able to have that cooking while I finish up the pasta and other prep work and then it's just a matter of putting it altogether.

Also, the salmon brings a nice light texture to the pasta and the flavor is not so fishy that I can't serve this one up to the whole family. It's a great way to get more healthy fats into your diet too! A win win!

Finished salmon pasta recipe ready to eat.

What do I need to make this weeknight salmon pasta recipe?

You will need a few simple ingredients, some of these you might already have on hand. Find the full amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. Add the following items to your shopping list so you can make this recipe for the coming week!

uncooked salmon

You'll need:

  • Salmon, cooked and flaked 
  • Dry cellentani (or your favorite) pasta 
  • Frozen peas 
  • Yellow onion, chopped 
  • White wine
  • Butter 
  • Coriander 
  • Fresh dill 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Lemon juice
Ingredients needed to make salmon pasta recipe.

How to make this quick and easy dinner recipe:

I'll show you have I quickly throw this meal together. Honestly once you make it a time or two you'll be an expert and wonder why you didn't add this to your monthly meal plan rotation sooner! I like to keep an eye out for a good deal on salmon and then I stock up. It thaws out really quickly or can be cooked from frozen so it's a really nice protein option to have on hand!

cooked salmon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees 

Season salmon with salt and pepper and cook in a pan coated with nonstick spray until flaky – set aside 

ingredients simmering in a pan

Boil pasta, per package instructions, along with the peas until both are tender, drain and set aside

Veggies and butter cooking in a skillet.

In a skillet, saute the onions in butter until fragrant

Cooked pasta being added.

Add salt & pepper and wine, simmer for about 10 minutes 

Salmon being added.

Gently fold  in cooked pasta & peas, flaked salmon, fresh dill, and lemon juice 

Everything well mixed ready to simmer and then serve.

Plate and enjoy! 

A scoop of the finished pasta ready to serve.

Looking for more seafood and fish recipes to try?

Here are some of my other favorite seafood and fish recipes for you to try. They're all easy, family friendly, and perfect for serving up all week long. If you are in a slump and need some new meals in your usual rotation these will help!

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Printable Weeknight Salmon Pasta Recipe:

Yield: 6 Servings

Salmon Pasta Recipe

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This easy salmon pasta recipe is great for busy weeknights. It's simple, quick to make, and you can use the leftovers for lunches and dinners throughout the week.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12oz salmon, cooked and flaked
  • 2 cups dry cellentani (or your favorite) pasta
  • 8oz frozen peas
  • ½ yellow onion, chopped
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 3 tablespoons fresh dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees 
  2. Season salmon with salt and pepper and bake in a pan coated with nonstick spray until flaky - set aside 
  3. Boil pasta, per package instructions, along with the peas until both are tender, drain and set aside
  4. In a skillet, saute the onions in butter until fragrant
  5. Add salt & pepper and wine, simmer for about 10 minutes 
  6. Gently fold  in cooked pasta & peas, flaked salmon, fresh dill, and lemon juice 
  7. Plate and enjoy! 

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 15g
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