One pot smoked salmon pasta recipe

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One pot salmon pasta
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Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories877 Kcal44%
Fat37 g53%
Saturated Fat17 g85%
Carbohydrates93 g36%

Colourful and tasty, this creamy one pot salmon pasta dish will go down a treat!

If you need some inspiration for midweek dinners, add this one-pot salmon pasta to your list! We are sure it will quickly become a family favourite. It’s easy to swap ingredients around, for example, spinach instead of chard, smoked mackerel instead of salmon (or no fish at all for a veggie option). You can also swap soured cream for creme fraiche.

Pasta recipes are always popular during the winter months as it’s great comfort food. It’s also perfect around Christmas time when there is usually lots of smoked salmon around and less time to spend cooking.

It’s not always easy to find linguini but spaghetti works well too. If you’re looking for a healthier recipe then you can use wholewheat pasta which is higher in fibre and low-fat creme fraiche to reduce the fat content. It also has a nice nutty flavour too.


  • 500g linguini
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed 200g
  • 200g rainbow chard, leaves and stalks separated, both sliced
  • Small glass white wine or prosecco
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 200g Creme fraiche
  • 3tbsp capers
  • 300g smoked salmon, sliced




  1. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan. Gently fry the onion until soft, stir through the rainbow chard stalks and garlic cloves and cook for 2 mins until just soft. Add the lemon zest, stir well and cook for 30 secs.
  2. Drain the pasta, reserving some of the liquid and set both aside. Pour the wine and lemon juice into the frying pan and cook for 1 min. Add in the sliced chard tops, creme fraiche, capers and smoked salmon.
  3. Stir well then add the pasta. Combine carefully, adding some of the reserved pasta water if needed.
Top Tip for making One pot smoked salmon pasta

You could also use cooked salmon fillet, simply flake it in at the same as the smoked salmon. Leave out the smoked salmon for a vegetarian option.

Samuel Goldsmith
Freelance food writer

Former Assistant Headteacher, Samuel has a BSc in Food from the University of Birmingham and is also Co-Vice Chair of the Guild of Food Writers and a Trustee of 91 Ways CIC. His work has featured in national and international publications including Waitrose Food, Australian Delicious, and the LAD Bible Group. Samuel has also consulted on a number of best-selling food and drink books, and was a nutritional consultant for BBC’s Eat Well for Less.