A saucepan and small bowl serving pasta with salmon & peas

Pasta with salmon & peas

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(70 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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Lauren De Battista's picture
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.
6th May, 2019
Very nice , kids ate it all , quick and easy to do
caramelclee's picture
10th Mar, 2019
Great recipe for the family. Have also made it scaling down amounts and using left-over cooked peas, green beans and salmon; added these after the crème fraîche and worked a treat.
18th Jan, 2019
Yummy! Not rating as I changed quite a bit; gluten free pasta; lightly smoked salmon fillets as that is what I had; spring onions instead of shallots; dairy free soft cheese instead of creme fraiche (dairy intolerances in our house); and the addition of a bit of tinned sweetcorn and then lemon juice at the end. But otherwise followed the recipe!! A lovely dinner that didn't taste 'free from'...the smokiness of the salmon helped boost the flavour.
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Jennifer Leach
7th Nov, 2018
absolutely delicious! I may add some more veg stock cube next time because it didn't really come through but definitely one of my new favourite dishes!
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?


Suzanne Williamson's picture
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.
Katie Smyth's picture
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.
23rd Aug, 2017
When do you add the salmon? Couldn't see that step in the recipe...
goodfoodteam's picture
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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