One-Pan Creamy Salmon Pasta | Easy, Healthy & Done in 30 Minutes
Today, we have another one-pan pasta dish that is packed with flavors and done in 30 minutes. We´re talking a One-Pan Creamy Salmon Pasta. This pasta dish is easy to make, super healthy and made with simple ingredients.
The beauty of this pasta dish, is that the pasta is cooked in the same pan as the rest of the ingredients. Which means, the starch in the pasta stays in the dish, which gives it the most incredible flavor.
This is the perfect dish for a quick weeknight dinner or for a relaxed weekend lunch, next to a bottle of Spanish wine. Either way, the flavors are amazing and the clean up is super easy.
TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: To give this pasta dish that beautiful creamy texture, I used Greek yogurt instead of heavy cream. The secret? Make sure to add in your Greek yogurt at room temperature. Otherwise it can easily curd.
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One-Pan Creamy Salmon Pasta
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
- 15 oz fresh salmon 500 grams
- 1/2 onion finely diced
- 4 cloves garlic roughly minced
- 1/2 tsp sweet smoked Spanish paprika 1.30 grams
- 15 oz can diced tomatoes 400 grams
- 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley 8 grams
- 2 cups water 473 ml
- 2 cups uncooked penne pasta 200 grams
- 2 cups bagged fresh spinach chopped 100 grams
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt 125 grams
- sea salt & black pepper
Heat a large fry pan with a medium-high heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Cut a 15 oz piece of fresh salmon into 2 fillets, season with sea salt & black pepper
After heating the olive oil for 2 minutes, add in the fillets of salmon, skin side up, using a spatula push down on the fillets for 30 seconds, after 3 minutes flip to cook the other side, after a total cooking time of 6 minutes remove the salmon fillets from the pan, set aside and cover with foil paper
Using the same pan with the same heat, add in 1/2 onion finely diced and 4 cloves garlic roughly minced, mix with the olive oil, after 2 minutes add in a generous 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika and quickly mix together, then add in a 15 oz can diced tomatoes, 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together, then add in 2 cups cold water and bring to a boil, then add in 2 cups uncooked penne pasta and mix around so the pasta is evenly distributed
Meanwhile, flake the reserved salmon and remove the skin
After 9 to 10 minutes and most of water has been absorbed by the pasta but there is still some water left, add in 2 cups chopped bagged spinach and the salmon, cover the pan with a lid and lower the heat to a low-medium, simmer for 4 minutes, then turn off the heat and remove the lid
After letting the pasta cool off for about 1 minute, add in 1/2 cup greek yogurt at room temperature, season the yogurt with black pepper and mix everything together until well combined, sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and serve at once, enjoy!
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