Smoked Salmon Pasta

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This one pot pasta is made with smoked salmon and capers in a light sauce, on the table in 20 minutes! 

Smoked Salmon Pasta

I try really hard to make some sort of seafood once a week for dinner.  We eat a lot of shrimp and sometimes scallops, but our number one fish on the menu is salmon.  I love it prepared many ways, but smoked salmon?  So good!


Smoked Salmon

When I was growing up, salmon wasn’t something we ate, unless it was lent and my mom made salmon patties, and I am pretty sure that was canned salmon?  But what I do remember is that when my dad and his brothers and my grandpa would go fishing, my grandpa would smoke fish.  I ALWAYS loved smoked fish.  I’m not sure when I had smoked salmon for the first time, but I remember thinking — oh my goodness!! Heavenly.



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Our local town market makes some pretty amazing smoked salmon.  We have it a lot when guests come over, it’s always devoured in no time.  Recently my sister in law found a great recipe for smoked salmon, and this weekend I will be smoking my first one on our Traeger . Yes, I know.  I am kind of putting the cart before the horse, and sharing the pasta made with smoked salmon before the recipe for smoked salmon.  But hopefully it’ll make you come back!


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What do I need to make this Smoked Salmon Pasta?

  • thick spaghetti or other pasta noodle
  • 1/2 – 3/4 pound of smoked salmon
  • salt & pepper
  • shallots
  • cream cheese
  • capers


Smoked Salmon Pasta

The “sauce” on this pasta is very light.  You are really only using pasta water and cream cheese to make the sauce.  The shallots and capers enhance the flavor.  This pasta was super good the next day! Even cold!


See ALL of my Pasta Recipes & All of my Seafood Recipes


Smoked Salmon Pasta

Pour yourself a glass of your favorite white wine, and enjoy this super easy, super tasty recipe! M.


Smoked Salmon Pasta on a white plate
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Smoked Salmon Pasta

This one pot pasta is made with smoked salmon and capers in a light sauce, on the table in 20 minutes! The presentation looks fantastic!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Cuisine: continental
Keyword: Smoked Salmon Pasta
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 232kcal
Author: Michaela Kenkel


  • 1 16 ounce package Thick Spaghetti, cooked al dente
  • 1/2-3/4 pound smoked salmon flaked
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon shallots chopped
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons capers
  • 1/2 cup hot pasta water


  • Cook pasta til al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water. Drain and place pasta back in pot.
  • Add in shallots, cream cheese (drop in by spoonfuls,) and pasta water. Stir until cream cheese is smooth and coats pasta. Toss in capers and flaked smoked salmon, combine and serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 2104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g





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  1. A simple recipe that has so many great things going on …. we just got some fresh smoked salmon that my sister in law sent from Alaska — I cant wait to try this!

  2. I love how simple and easy this recipe is. Yet so much flavor because of the smoked salmon and the capers. A winning combination. Cannot wait to make it!

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