salmon and pasta recipes

14 Salmon And Pasta Recipes To Elevate Your Dinner Spread

Salmon and pasta is a combination that you can serve for a simple family meal as well as elaborate indulgent dinners. The silver-colored fish with orange-pink-red flesh has a mild flavor that pairs wonderfully with a variety of ingredients. And when paired with versatile pasta, you get a lot of freedom to experiment and create exceptionally irresistible dishes.

If you’ve managed to find some salmon filets, try your hand at these scrumptious salmon and pasta recipes that’ll have everyone reaching for seconds!

1. Asian Salmon and Noodles

This fantastic salmon and pasta recipe makes for an incredibly flavorful meal. It is made by tossing seared salmon, which has been seasoned with a honey-soy mixture, with Asian noodles and veggies. Then, smother it all with a sriracha-flavored sauce for a punch of flavor in every bite. It gets ready in just 40 minutes, making it perfect for hectic weeknights.

2. Baked Mac and Cheese with Salmon and Capers

How do you improve on the classic mac and cheese? By adding luxurious salmon and capers to the mix! The recipe also includes sharp European cheeses like shredded manchego and Parmigianino as well as unsweetened almond milk to deliver a creamy meal. The combination of briny capers and creamy cheese with hearty pasta and salmon creates this perfect comfort meal.

3. Cajun Salmon Pasta

This pasta recipe features protein-rich salmon, but it’s the sauce that really makes it special. Made with rich coconut milk, sweet yet slightly citrusy red bell peppers, and savory Cajun seasoning, this sauce is creamy with just enough spice to it. This is a delectable, flavorful entrée that can also be made gluten-free!

4. Creamy Salmon Pasta

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this salmon and pasta meal comes together quickly and will disappear off your dinner table at the same speed, or even faster! To prepare, boil pasta and cook seasoned salmon until the skin is crisp, then smother them with a creamy sauce prepared with butter, onion, garlic, cream, fresh dill, a squeeze of fresh lemon, and seasonings. Serve warm!

5. Creamy Salmon Pasta with Mixed Greens

This recipe offers a genius way to add some quality greens to your diet. Sear well-seasoned salmon filets in a skillet, and then combine them with pasta and a creamy white wine sauce. The addition of mixed greens like spinach, arugula, and watercress along with shallots adds a fresh flavor to this meal.

6. 15 Minute Spicy Salmon Linguine

The real attraction of this incredible 15-minute meal is the rich, spicy tomato sauce that is smothered over the salmon linguine. It gets a salty, citrusy kick from capers and a sweet, buttery flavor from the aromatic garlic. You can finish it off with a squeeze of lemon and a garnish of fresh parsley and parmesan before serving!

7. Lemon and Chilli Salmon Spaghetti

Bursting with mouth-watering flavors, this meal will tempt everyone at the dinner table to ask for seconds and thirds. Make this appetizing dinner with salmon filets, pasta, brown onion, red chili, garlic, and lemon juice. Add chopped parsley and top it off with freshly grated parmesan to serve.

8. Light Lemon Garlic Pasta with Salmon

This light lemon garlic pasta with salmon is full of fresh, summer flavors. You can prepare this wonderful dinner with sweet and savory basil, pungent and aromatic garlic, acidic lemon juice, some high-quality olive oil, salty capers, and of course, salmon and pasta. Finish it off with a sprinkle of shaved or grated parmesan, and dig in!

9. Pappardelle with Salmon and Shiitake Mushrooms

Made with some incredible ingredients, this dish delivers amazingly hearty and earthy flavors. Simply sauté leek in butter until soft, then add wine, broth, salmon, and mushrooms. Next, season it with salt and pepper and add cream to give the dish both depth and flavor. Combine with al dente pappardelle pasta, sprinkle with dill and some lemon juice, and serve.

10. Pasta with Salmon, Mediterranean Style

Salmon, veggies, pasta, and fresh Mediterranean flavors — this dish has all the makings of the perfect scrumptious meal. In it, salmon gives the dish a boost of protein, pasta stretches the dish and makes it more filling, and anchovies add a wonderful umami taste. You can serve it with grape tomatoes, kalamata olives, fresh herbs, and a sprinkle of feta on top.

11. Pasta with Skillet Salmon, Mushrooms and Parsley

Make this quick and delicious Mediterranean recipe with skillet-cooked salmon, meaty mushrooms, and various aromatics and seasonings like garlic, ginger, and sweet chili flakes. It is filling on its own but you can also serve it with a simple vegetable or salad with vinaigrette to round up your meal. The best thing? You can get it on the table in only 20 minutes!

12. Salmon Pasta Salad

This salad is filling enough for a lunch dish, yet light enough to be served with a side for dinner. Make it by tossing cooked pasta, veggies, and grilled salmon with a sweet and tangy dressing that will infuse delectable flavors in every bite. This recipe is adaptable, so feel free to explore the variations and tailor the salad to your preferences.

13. Spring Roasted Salmon Pasta

Here’s a meal that looks and tastes like spring on a plate! Tender balsamic-glazed salmon is paired with fresh cherry tomatoes, asparagus, as well as gorgonzola crumbles, acidic lime juice, and crunchy toasted pine nuts. It’s a bright, refreshing, and hearty meal that is the perfect marriage of texture and flavor.

14. Warm Salmon and Arugula Pasta Salad

In this pasta salad recipe, you cook salmon filets with a dressing made with tangy lemon zest, bright, fresh ground coriander, and kosher salt, and then broil them until it’s medium-done. Flake the filets into a bowl and add juicy tomatoes, shallots, peppery arugula, crumbled goat cheese, and al dente linguine. Add some freshly ground pepper and serve!

AboutRibana Hategan

Ribana is a certified pastry chef and passionate home cook who curates and develops recipes that are high on nutrition. She develops and tests cost effective, nutritious meals using quality ingredients to help people better their everyday eating experiences.