Salmon Pasta

How to Make Salmon Pasta

Salmon pasta is a delicious, light, and easy-to-make meal option that you can enjoy on any occasion. This dish is versatile enough to serve as either a main course or a complementary side dish, but what makes it truly special is the salmon. The salmon is undoubtedly the hero of this dish, providing an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids while also adding a delicious and delicate flavour.

What makes salmon pasta truly special is the fact that it can be customized to suit individual preferences. For example, if capers aren’t your cup of tea, you can easily omit them or replace them with a different ingredient of your choice. Additionally, the level of spiciness can be adjusted by adding more or less chilli, depending on your taste.

Whether you’re in search of a quick and easy weeknight meal or a dish to impress your dinner guests, salmon pasta is a crowd-pleaser. So why not give it a try and discover for yourself how delicious and easy it can be to make!

Watch the Salmon Pasta video recipe:

Vincenzo’s Dad introduced him to this delicious salmon pasta recipe and the duo recreated it on the beach of Pescara!

How to Make SALMON PASTA Like an Italian

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Vincenzo’s Top Tip To Make Salmon Pasta

Depends on how hot your pan is!

Firstly, the cooking time of the salmon can vary depending on how hot your pan is, so it’s essential to monitor it closely to avoid overcooking it.

Lemon zest it is

Add a generous amount of lemon zest to your pasta sauce to add more of citrus flavour!

Toss it!

Additionally, tossing your pasta in the pan can help create a creamier texture.

Cook the salmon just right

Be careful not to overcook the salmon, as it can become dry and tough. A good rule of thumb is to cook it for about 4-5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the fillet.


salmon pasta

Salmon Pasta

Vincenzo's Plate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4


  • Large fry pan
  • Large pot (for boiling pasta)
  • Pasta strainer


  • 350 grams Fresh salmon
  • ¼ Onion
  • Handful of cherry tomatoes
  • 200 grams Philadelphia cream cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil EVOO
  • Sea/Rock Salt
  • 5 L Water
  • 500 grams Mezze maniche pasta You can also use Rigatoni or Penne


  • To make your salmon pasta recipe, heat up a generous amount of EVOO in a large fry pan.
  • Once it has warmed up, add cherry tomatoes and chopped onion.
  • Let this simmer in the fry pan for 4-6 minutes until it begins to soften and turn into a liquid.
  • Boil the water on the stove in a large pot.
  • Sprinkle some sea salt on top of the tomato mixture and stir through using a wooden spoon.
  • Add the cream cheese and break it down into smaller chunks while it melts into a sauce-like texture.
  • Once the water has come to a boil, add a small handful of sea salt and let it dissolve. Then add your desired pasta for this salmon pasta recipe.
  • When the pasta has boiled, strain it well and add it to the sauce.
  • Smother your pasta with the sauce, mixing it through well with a wooden spoon.


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How to serve Salmon Pasta

HOT! Salmon pasta can be portioned onto flat plates or into bowls and toped with the chunkier pieces you didn’t break down. Garnish with some fresh parsley and enjoy.

You can also enjoy the pasta chilled as a fresh pasta salad.

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