A saucepan and small bowl serving pasta with salmon & peas

Pasta with salmon & peas

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(146 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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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27th Jul, 2020
After reading the comments I decided to use shallots and added a teaspoon of mustard and a little more water that suggested and we loved it. We will definitely be making this again.
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Ellen Pearce
15th Jul, 2020
I added mustard as suggested and used just over 1/4 of a double cream pot instead of creme freche simmered slowly with my veg stock - very creamy - needed some more flavour though! Great for a simple meal!
20th Feb, 2020
Delicious quick meal
19th Oct, 2019
Quick and easy but somewhat bland. I think the idea of adding mustard is probably a good one. Will try again with that addition.
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Allen Putzig
22nd Sep, 2019
We found this too loose for our taste. Low effort but not our favourite result.
2nd Sep, 2019
Love this recipe. It’s now one of my week day staples! I add a bit of Dijon mustard, sweetcorn and grated carrots too. I add the crepe fraiche at the end along with some cream cheese! Yum!!
Dot Cotton
29th Aug, 2019
Quick, easy & tasty. Ideal for the kids
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Lauren De Battista
18th Aug, 2019
Really delicious fast and easy meal. I used a whole stock cube, a big teaspoon of mustard and added some of the pasta water to loosen up the sauce. I also used trout and haddock instead of salmon (as I didn’t have any salmon) but still came really good.
9th Aug, 2019
Simple and quick to make. Great for mid week and my super-fussy 6 year old loved it. So, a major win all round! I also added a heaped teaspoon of Dijon as suggested.
30th Jul, 2019
Sauce split and looked all curdled... I should have followed my instinct and added the creme fraiche right at the end.


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Jo Rovery
6th May, 2020
Does the salmon cook in 3-4 minutes? Seems very quick!
lulu_grimes's picture
11th May, 2020
Hello, Salmon and other fish are much quicker to cook through than meat, if you are at all worried then split one of the chunks in half and check that it is cooked through. I hope this helps. Lulu
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Suzanne Williamson
15th Jul, 2019
Is this dish ok to re heat?
goodfoodteam's picture
16th Jul, 2019
Thanks for your question. It is safe to reheat the dish but the texture will be compromised.
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Katie Smyth
4th May, 2019
Can you replace the peas with broccoli and if so would you add them to the recipe in the same way?
goodfoodteam's picture
5th May, 2019
Thanks for your question. You can use broccoli instead of peas but it will take a bit longer to cook. We'd suggest cutting it into small florets and boiling it for 4 - 5 mins then stirring it through at the end. If you like you can add it the pasta water, timing the pasta and broccoli to be ready at the same time - it's slightly less accurate but saves on washing up!
12th Mar, 2019
When you add the salmon....is row ? And is cooked with the cream? Or I cooked before hand? Thanks
goodfoodteam's picture
13th Mar, 2019
Thanks for your question. You do not need to pre-cook any ingredients, just add them raw in the order detailed above.
6th Oct, 2018
Can this dish be frozen?
goodfoodteam's picture
12th Oct, 2018
Thanks for your question. No, we would not recommend freezing this dish.


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