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This list of 7+ Salmon Pasta Recipes combines my two favorite foods for easy, delicious salmon pasta dishes that the whole family can enjoy!
Salmon Pesto Pasta on blue and white plates

Salmon is a family favorite for its juicy texture, rich flavor, and numerous health benefits. This list of 7+ Salmon Pasta Recipes combines my two favorite things (pasta and salmon) for easy, delicious dishes that the whole family can enjoy!

Green tip:  Look for Marine Stewardship Council and Friend of the Sea labels on your fish to ensure they were harvested sustainably.

As an environmental scientist, sourcing seafood sustainably is very important to me.

Salmon farming, when not done with great care, poses a risk to the environment for several reasons. Firstly, the antibiotics used in salmon farms can leach into the surrounding environment. Additionally, the depletion of other wild fish harvested to feed the salmon.

On the other hand, wild-caught salmon poses different, but equally damaging risks, including overfishing and bycatch. Not to mention, there are often issues with availability and access to wild-caught salmon.

So where does that leave us when it comes to sourcing sustainable salmon? We have two great options: sustainably farmed salmon, or wild-caught Alaskan salmon.

Salmon Pasta Recipes

  1. One-Pot Cajun Salmon Pasta
  2. Salmon Spinach Pasta with White Wine Sauce
  3. Creamy Blackened Salmon Pasta
  4. One-Pot Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta
  5. Salmon and Crème Fraîche Pasta
  6. 4-Ingredient Salmon Pesto Pasta
  7. Creamy Blackened Salmon Pasta


1. One-Pot Cajun Salmon Pasta

Cropped Picture of plated One Pot Cajun Salmon Pasta

One-Pot Cajun Salmon Pasta

This Cajun Salmon Pasta is comprised of creamy, slightly spicy pasta with crispy Cajun Salmon sitting on top. It’s easy to make and requires only one pot and 30 minutes from start to finish!
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2. Salmon Spinach Pasta with White Wine Sauce

plated salmon spinach pasta with white wine sauce served with a lemon wedge

Salmon Spinach Pasta with White Wine Sauce

This Salmon Spinach Pasta with White Wine Sauce is zesty, buttery dinner perfection that comes together in 30 minutes and with just 10 ingredients.
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3. Creamy Blackened Salmon Pasta

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Creamy Blackened Salmon Pasta

This Blackened Salmon Pasta consists of crispy, flavorful salmon atop creamy, well-seasoned pasta accompanied by tasty veggies.
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4. One-Pot Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta

Two plates of One-Pot Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta

One-Pot Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta

This Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta Parmesan is the perfect balance of rich and creamy sauce and the smoky and salty flavor of lox. Only one pot and 20 minutes required!
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5. Salmon and Crème Fraîche Pasta

Salmon and Crème Fraîche Pasta with salmon in a skillet

Salmon and Crème Fraîche Pasta – The Jam Jar Kitchen

This Salmon and Crème Fraîche Pasta is a simple and oh-so-delicious kid friendly recipe that works great for lunch, dinner and meal prep!
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6. 4-Ingredient Salmon Pesto Pasta

Salmon Pesto Pasta on blue and white plates

4-Ingredient Salmon Pesto Pasta

With just four ingredients, one pot, and 30 minutes, you can whip up this easy and delicious Salmon Pesto Pasta to feed four.
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7. Creamy Blackened Salmon Pasta

Close up of 2 servings of Blackened Salmon Pasta

Creamy Blackened Salmon Pasta

This Blackened Salmon Pasta consists of crispy, flavorful salmon atop creamy, well-seasoned pasta accompanied by tasty veggies.
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I hope this list of 8+ Salmon Pasta Dishes provides recipe ideas that inspire you to whip one up for dinner! If you’re still not sure where to start, I’ve included the recipe for Salmon Pesto Pasta below, which requires just four ingredients, one pot, and 30 minutes to develop delicious flavors!

Salmon Pesto Pasta on blue and white plates

7+ Salmon Pasta Recipes, including Salmon Pesto Pasta

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This list of 7+ Salmon Pasta Recipes contains a wide range of different flavors and ingredients to make the best salmon and pasta dishes, including this Salmon Pesto Pasta.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 16 ounces pasta (short or long)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 ounces salmon (1 portion = 3-5 ounces)
  • 8 ounces pesto (8 ounces pesto = approx 1 cup)

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta to al dente according to the directions on the box. Before straining, make sure to conserve at least 1/2 cup of the pasta water. Set pasta aside in a colander or large bowl.
  • Remove the skin from salmon if necessary and pat the salmon dry with paper towels (use these bamboo paper towels for a more sustainable option!). Cut it into small cubes, about 1 cubic inch in size.
  • Add the salmon to the pot with the olive oil and about 1 tablespoon of pesto. Cook over medium heat for about 5-7 minutes, tossing frequently so the salmon cooks evenly on both sides.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and add the pasta to the pot with the salmon.
  • Add the pesto to the pasta and toss to coat. While you are tossing, slowly add the pasta water, about 1 tablespoon at a time, assessing the consistency as you go. You should only need about 2-3 tablespoons of pasta water to successfully coat the pesto in the pasta. Serve hot and enjoy!
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, 5 Ingredients or Less, One-Pot, Pesto Pasta, Salmon Dinner, Salmon Pasta
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