Smoked Salmon Pasta

This is a delicious salmon pasta recipe that can be ready in as little as 25 minutes! It may be a quick recipe, but it still brings a lot of flavor to the table!

Smoked Salmon Rigatoni in Cream Sauce Recipe- Smoked salmon insn't just for bagels and crostinis any more, toss it in your salad! | #smokedsalmon |

This Smoked Salmon Pasta recipe is a new way to use smoked salmon! You can prepare a delicious dinner in just 25 minutes! That makes this recipe perfect for a quick and scrumptious weeknight meal. Get your hands on this amazing smoked salmon pasta!

Rigatoni pasta, smoked salmon, peas, mushrooms, cheese and garlic. Sounds like the start of a amazingly easy Smoked Salmon Pasta recipe to me!

What is smoked salmon? Smoked salmon is the way the salmon is prepared, usually a salmon fillet that has been smoked hot or cold, cured, and partly dehydrated. It is considered a very desirable food item!

It’s typically eaten with cream cheese, red onion, lemon, and capers on a slice of bread, but can be used in multiple recipes like pasta, canapés, salads, quiches, appetizers, and can even be found in sushi rolls!

I love recipes that use smoked salmon because like in this Smoked Salmon Pasta, you just throw in the smoked salmon and only have to leave it cooking for a few minutes. This really helps to make the recipe easier!

Hubby plays a little game with me when we are in desperate need of cleaning out the fridge and pantry. The challenge? He picks out a couple of main ingredients and I have to create a dish.  It is like a Top Chef challenge and I love it! This challenge started with straw mushrooms and smoked salmon, and thats how this salmon pasta recipe came to be!

You can use any type of pasta you like, I happen to have a whole box of rigatoni, my husband’s favorite.  The mushrooms, too, can be substituted for a different type of shroom.  For some odd reason, my husband randomly picked up a can of straw mushrooms on a shopping trip.  They are really cute!


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Smoked Salmon Rigatoni in Cream Sauce- Smoked salmon insn't just for bagels and crostinis any more, toss it in your salad! | #smokedsalmon |
Smoked Salmon Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 600 kcal
Author: Jessica at Savory Experiments
  • 4 cups rigatoni , uncooked
  • 6 ounces smoked salmon , thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 12 ounce can straw mushrooms (look on the International aisle)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese , finely grated, plus extra for garnish
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon fin sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • crushed red pepper , optional
  1. In a medium saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Salt water well.
  2. Drain pasta. Return the same (empty) sauce pan to the stove top. Add heavy cream and garlic. Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add Parmesan cheese, frozen peas, salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Lastly, add salmon and straw mushrooms. Stir for an additional 3-4 minutes. The mixture should be thicker than when you started, but not super thick and creamy.
  5. Serve salmon and sauce over pasta and garnish with extra Parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper (optional). Enjoy your Smoked Salmon Rigatoni in Cream Sauce!
Nutrition Facts
Smoked Salmon Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 600 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 1180mg 49%
Potassium 463mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 4g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 28.5%
Vitamin C 27.4%
Calcium 22.9%
Iron 18.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!

Great idea for using smoked salmon. I love it so I definitely want to try this! Pinning!


    Thanks, Kristin!

Sophie Bowns

How wonderful does this look?


This recipe looks really yummy, as smoked salmon is one of my favorite foods. I love the fact that it takes under 30 minutes to cook, for an easy weeknight meal!

Joan Harrington

Looks so yummy!! Thanks for sharing 🙂


Oh yum! Saving this for another day (maybe tomorrow)! Thank you!


    Let me know how you like it!

Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads

This looks fantastic! I love smoked salmon and I can just imagine how wonderful it tastes with pasta! 🙂


    It is really great- I enjoy it too, but we had SO much after the holidays, I needed to get creative!

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