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All Recipes, Main Dishes / January 20, 2023

20-Minute Canned Salmon Pasta | CRAZY Good Restaurant-Quality Recipe

This 20-Minute Canned Salmon Pasta is truly what simple and delicious home cooking is all about. We´re talking a ton of flavors, super easy to make and all done using basic pantry staples. Serve this pasta dish next to a garden salad and a crunchy baguette for a restaurant-quality meal.

Canned Salmon Pasta
The beauty of this pasta dish, as stated above, is that we´re using canned salmon instead of fresh salmon. Making this recipe so much more affordable and accessible, but without comprising flavors or textures.

Canned Salmon Pasta
The secret to this recipe is using Greek yogurt. Not only does the Greek yogurt add a great flavor, but it adds a beautiful creamy texture to the pasta. Make sure to add the yogurt at room temperature, otherwise it will easily curdle.

Canned Salmon Pasta

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Make sure to save the water the pasta was cooked in. As adding a splash of the water to the sauce will give it a beautiful silky texture.

Canned Salmon Pasta

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Canned Salmon Pasta
5 from 6 votes

Creamy Canned Salmon Pasta with Spinach & Mushrooms

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 512 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 8 oz fettuccine 225 grams
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 45 ml
  • 1 onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 8 white mushrooms
  • 7 oz fresh bagged spinach 200 grams
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.15 grams
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .50 grams
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine 120 ml
  • 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt 170 grams
  • 2 cans salmon 6 oz / 170 grams each
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper
  • handful fresh parsley


  1. Fill a stock pot a little over half ways with water, season generously with sea salt and heat with a high heat, mix together

  2. Meanwhile, finely chop the onion, roughly chop the garlic, roughly chop the spinach and cut the mushrooms into 1/4 inch (.635 cm) thick slices

  3. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in the olive oil

  4. After 1 minute add in the onion, mix with the olive oil, after 3 to 4 minutes and the onion is translucent, add in the mushrooms, continue to mix together, after 4 minutes and the mushrooms are lightly sauteed, add in the chopped garlic, mix together and cook for 30 seconds, then add in the paprika, thyme, sea salt and black pepper, quickly mix together, add in the wine, mix and simmer for 3 minutes, then add the spinach over the mixture, place a lid on the pan and turn off the heat

  5. Once the water comes to a boil in the stock pot add in the pasta, cook until al dente (check package instructions)

  6. After letting the spinach sit for 3 minutes remove the lid, mix everything together, then add in the Greek yogurt at room temperature and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together

  7. Once the pasta is cooked al dente, using tongs, transfer it directly from the stock pot into the pan with the sauce, it´s ok if a little pasta water get´s into the sauce, mix together until well mixed, then add in the canned salmon (drained and chopped into large chunks) and give it one final mix, making sure to be gentle to not break the salmon apart

  8. Serve directly out of the pan or on serving dishes, sprinkled with chopped parsley, serve at once, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Canned Salmon Pasta with Spinach & Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 512 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 120mg40%
Sodium 685mg30%
Potassium 959mg27%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 35g70%
Vitamin A 4873IU97%
Vitamin C 18mg22%
Calcium 370mg37%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Josephine

    Hi Albert,

    Thanks for this recipe. I want to cook something simple, but nice for my husband and this is perfect! I just have to run to the store tomorrow to get some of the Ingredients. Otherwise I pretty much have everything at home. Thank you and Merry Christmas!! 🎄🎄

    22 . Dec . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Hope you all enjoy 🙂 Much love

      23 . Dec . 2023
  2. Lenka

    Hello is it possible don’t use a wine? Any alternative? ( I am pregnant) thank you for your advice.

    07 . Nov . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      The alcohol in the wine get´s cooked off so your are ok, otherwise, you can just add in a couple tablespoons (30 ml) of vinegar or some broth with a squeeze of lemon juice 🙂 Much love

      08 . Nov . 2023
  3. Elaine

    5 stars
    Loved this! Was like going to an Italian restaurant. Can’t wait for the leftovers tonight! Shared on FB. I usually marked a salmon loaf so this was a beautiful change. Will be checking out more of your recipes. Thank you!

    30 . Oct . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      31 . Oct . 2023
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  5. Caterina

    A potentially silly question (I’m new to cooking), but what do you mean by add the Greek yogurt at room temperature? Thanks for your time! So excited to try out this recipe.

    15 . Aug . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      It means keep the yogurt out of the fridge for at least 1 hour before adding, if you add it in there cold, it can curdle 🙂 Much love

      16 . Aug . 2023
  6. Lori Jean Finnila

    5 stars
    Canned salmon never tasted so good. Thanks. I posted it on my blog.

    18 . Jun . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      19 . Jun . 2023
  7. Mike

    5 stars
    Perfect recipe for canned salmon ( a great product IMHO). Great recipe and technique, Albert. This is a great dinner or many easy go-to lunch portions. I’m partial to a little dab of hot sauce on it.:)…and it’s a complete meal. Thanks!

    12 . May . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Thanks for the comment Mike! Much love 🙂

      13 . May . 2023
  8. Lena

    5 stars
    Simple and yummy pasta. Came together pretty quickly.

    01 . May . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      01 . May . 2023
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  10. Hunter

    5 stars
    What do you recommend if we don’t have wine on hand?

    16 . Feb . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      You can use broth with a little squeeze of lemon juice 🙂 Much love

      17 . Feb . 2023
  11. Jackie

    5 stars
    Just made this, didn’t have wine or stock but used a good squeeze of lemon on cooked mushrooms and loosened with pasta water. I also only had frozen spinach, so I heated it in microwave, drained and stirred through at end. It was very delicious and easy, hardest part was to stop stealing the mushrooms as they cooked. Thanks for another great idea for a quick, nutritious and reasonably economical meal.

    31 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment Jackie 🙂 Much love

      01 . Feb . 2023
  12. Bernie Lewis

    I enjoy you clear presentations and tasty recipes, You inspire me to cook these delicious dishes!
    Thank you so much, Bernie Lewis

    20 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Much love

      21 . Jan . 2023
  13. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me can i use coconut yogurt and more mushrooms i love mushrooms and pasta soooooooooooo much i never had 20 minute canned salmon pasta before perfect for my after office meals love your recipes as aalways brightens up my day everyday after work

    20 . Jan . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      21 . Jan . 2023

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