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All Recipes, Main Dishes / April 3, 2024

HEALTHY Creamy Salmon Pasta | Easy ONE-PAN 30 Minute Recipe

This HEALTHY Creamy Salmon Pasta is loaded with flavors, seriously easy to make and done in just 30 minutes. Serve it next to a crunchy baguette and a bottle of Spanish red wine, more specifically from the region of Jumilla for a delicious meal.

HEALTHY Creamy Salmon Pasta
What makes this pasta dish special are two elements. The first one is that it’s a one-pan dish. This means the pasta gets cooked in the same pan as the rest of the ingredients. And for the second, we’re using Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream, making this dish so much healthier but still giving it that creamy goodness.

HEALTHY Creamy Salmon Pasta
To make this pasta dish I used penne pasta. But you can use any pasta you like. Just make sure to check the package instructions. That way you cook your pasta perfectly al dente. For the liquid, I used homemade vegetable broth. You can also use chicken broth, beef broth or even water.

HEALTHY Creamy Salmon Pasta

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: If you see your pasta is not cooked all the way through, just add in some more liquid and simmer until done. Make sure to add the yogurt at room temperature. Otherwise, it can easily curdle. If you see your cream sauce is too thick, just add in some more broth.

HEALTHY Creamy Salmon Pasta

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HEALTHY Creamy Salmon Pasta
5 from 2 votes

HEALTHY Creamy Salmon Pasta

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 391 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 35 ml
  • 1 shallot
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.25 grams
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme .50 grams
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5 oz / 410 grams
  • 2 1/2 cups vegetable broth 600 ml
  • 8 oz penne pasta 225 grams
  • 1 can salmon 6 oz / 170 grams
  • 1 containes plain Greek yogurt 5.3 oz / 150 grams
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 8 grams
  • sea salt & black pepper


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

  2. In the meantime, thinly slice the shallot and roughly chop the garlic

  3. Add the cut ingredients into the hot fry pan, mix continuously, after 2 to 3 minutes and the shallot is translucent, add in the paprika and thyme, quickly mix together, then add in the canned diced tomatoes and season with sea salt & black pepper, turn it up to a high heat, mix together and then simmer

  4. After 3 minutes and the juices from the canned tomato have slightly reduced, add in the broth, gently mix together, once it comes to a boil add in the pasta, mix every 1 to 2 minutes so the pasta doesn't stick together and it all evenly cooks

  5. After 8 to 9 minutes and most of the broth has been absorbed but there is still some broth left, place a lid on the pan and lower to a low-medium heat, simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until the pasta is cooked al dente, then remove the lid and the pan from the heat

  6. While the pasta is cooling off, drain the can of salmon into a fine sieve, gently flake the salmon

  7. Once the pasta has slightly cooled off, about 3 to 4 minutes, add in the canned salmon, greek yogurt at room temperature, the chopped parsley and season generously with black pepper, mix together until well mixed

  8. Transfer into serving dishes or serve directly out of the pan, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
HEALTHY Creamy Salmon Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 391 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.02g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 329mg14%
Potassium 565mg16%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 446IU9%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 219mg22%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Frank

    You had a tuna dish similar to this that I enjoyed so I tried it and the only thing I did differently was to throw in a hand full of baby spinach. Turned out amazing. Keep the recipes coming.

    10 . Apr . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

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

      11 . Apr . 2024
  2. Raul Antonio Plasencia

    I made this dish last night ,but substituted fresh for the canned salmon. The dish was tasty and very easy to make. As a matter of fact, taking the leftovers for lunch today!

    09 . Apr . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great! Glad you liked it 🙂 Much love

      11 . Apr . 2024
  3. Will

    5 stars
    This is really simple and incredibly tasty, thank you for sharing this.

    06 . Apr . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

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

      08 . Apr . 2024
  4. Rob Haskins

    5 stars
    I’m making this today, but I am going to substitute heavy cream and crab meat. 🙂

    06 . Apr . 2024
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Rob! Hope you enjoy 🙂 Much love

      08 . Apr . 2024

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