A saucepan and small bowl serving pasta with salmon & peas

Pasta with salmon & peas

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(30 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins - 12 mins


Makes enough for 2 adults + 2 children

Make this salmon pasta in under 20 minutes for a dinner the whole family will enjoy. Kids will love the fun-shaped pasta while packing in fibre and omega-3

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: Per serving (4 average portions)

  • kcal463
  • fat19g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre7g
  • protein25g
  • salt0.23g
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  • 240g wholewheat fusilli
  • knob of butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 140g frozen peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 2 skinless salmon fillets, cut into chunks



    With its delicate, sweet flesh and wide availability, salmon is one of the most popular fish.…

  • 140g low fat crème fraîche
  • ½ low salt vegetable stock cube (we used Kallo)
  • small bunch chives, snipped


  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook 240g wholewheat fusilli according to the pack instructions.

  2. Meanwhile, heat a knob of butter in a saucepan, then add 1 large finely chopped shallot and cook for 5 mins or until softened.

  3. Add 140g frozen peas, 2 skinless salmon fillets, cut into chunks, 140g low fat crème fraîche and 50ml water. Crumble in ½ low salt vegetable stock cube.

  4. Cook for 3-4 mins until cooked through, stir in small bunch snipped chives and some black pepper. Then stir through to coat the pasta. Serve in bowls.

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14th Oct, 2018
I was looking for a simple, easy to make dish to introduce salmon to our family meals. This one is a winner - even my finicky 10 year old wolfed it down. As ever I made a couple of alterations to fit my family - I used 200ml tub of lf creme fraiche as they like things saucy. I also added some chopped frozen asparagus & sweetcorn that needed using. This is great base sauce and can see chicken, prawns or monkfish being used too.
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Veronica Maidstone
12th Oct, 2018
Quick and easy to do, ideal mid week dinner. Same as Beckie 1982, added Dijon mustard - nice. Edit: forgot to add, had no creme fraiche so used full fat Greek yoghurt!! The diet is going well :)
4th Oct, 2018
My sauce split and looked horrible, does anyone know why?
Sam the bam
6th Sep, 2018
Absolutely delicious! I used runner beans and broccoli spears as well as the peas.
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Ferne Smith
10th Aug, 2018
I really enjoyed this! Easy to make and can be heated up the next night. Changed a little bit of the recipe, chicken instead of salmon and next time I think I will try and throw in some curry powder.
23rd Oct, 2017
Fab quick mid week dinner my husband and kids loved it. Will definitely make again maybe adding a little dijon mustard to the sauce.
6th Oct, 2018
Can this dish be frozen?
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12th Oct, 2018
Thanks for your question. No, we would not recommend freezing this dish.
23rd Aug, 2017
When do you add the salmon? Couldn't see that step in the recipe...
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28th Aug, 2017
Thanks for your question. You add it in step 2, along with the frozen peas, crème fraîche and water. Enjoy!
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