Salmon Farfalle Pasta – Simple Summer Meal

Delicious creamy salmon farfalle pasta

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Salmon farfalle pasta is an easy and filling meal ready in less than 30 minutes.

Delicious creamy salmon farfalle pasta

Protein Rich Ingredient – Salmon

Theme of the week is cooking with a protein rich ingredient and the ingredient is salmon. After pan grilled salmon and salmon patties, the last and final recipe with protein rich ingredient is salmon farfalle pasta.

Salmon farfalle pasta

Why Salmon Farfalle Pasta

Salmon is rich in protein and nutritious. Pasta is basically carbohydrates and adding salmon to pasta makes it a healthy, balanced and a wholesome meal. Of the three recipes his week, today’s recipe is probably high in calories. Yet, I guess nutritional value of salmon balances off the high carbohydrates in pasta. One can always adjust the amount of pasta used in the recipe.

How to Prepare Salmon Farfalle Pasta

Pasta is not a regular at home and therefore pantry and refrigerator is never stocked with various pasta sauces. When pasta is on the menu, I prepare simple sauce with tomatoes and herbs. Today’s is garlicky tomato sauce with basil and some milk. It is light yet flavorful. Cook salmon and pasta separately, and then add to tomato sauce. Addition of milk gives the sauce a light creamy texture.

A bowl salmon farfalle pasta

Salmon Farfalle Pasta Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Delicious creamy salmon farfalle pasta
Salmon Farfalle Pasta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Cooked salmon pieces and cooked pasta are tossed in a simple creamy tomato sauce

Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1
Calories: 360 kcal
Author: MySpicyKitchen
  • 1 oz or ⅓ cup Farfalle Pasta
  • 0.2 lbs Coho Salmon
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 ½ tsp Oil
  • 1 ½ tsp chopped Garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped Onion
  • ½ cup chopped Tomatoes
  • ½ cup Milk (I used fat free milk)
  • 1 ½ tbsp grate Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese
  • 3 - 4 tbsp chopped Basil
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • tsp Black Pepper Powder
  1. Follow instructions on the box to cook pasta and reserve 2-3 tbsp is water before draining pasta.  

  2. While pasta is cooking, season salmon with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  

  3. I used salmon with skin. Season salmon on the flesh side.  

  4. Heat pan with oil.  

  5. Place salmon on pan, skin side down and cook on medium high flame for couple of minutes.  

  6. Flip salmon and cook on the other side for 1-2 minutes until salmon changes color and is flaky. 

  7. It takes longer to cook on skin side and faster on the other side. 

  8. Coho salmon is very thin and cooks super fast.  

  9. Remove salmon from pan and keep aside.  

  10. When salmon cools and is manageable to touch, remove the skin and break it into 1-2” pieces.  

  11. In the same pan add chopped garlic, onion and sauté until roasted.  

  12. Add tomatoes and cook until tomatoes are soft. Then add basil.  

  13. If pasta is cooked, add it at this point. Else, turn of the pan and wait for pasta to cook. 

  14. To tomato mixture add cooked pasta, salt, pepper, 2-3 tbsp of water, salmon and cook until well blended.

  15. Reduce flame to low, gradually add milk and cook for few minutes until milk thickens.

  16. Transfer to serving bowl, sprinkle grated parmigiano reggiano cheese and serve. 

  17. Spice level of  is mild.  So,  sprinkle black pepper or red pepper flakes for some heat.  

Recipe Notes
  • Adjust pasta to liking.
  • I used Coho Salmon but any variety of salmon works just fine. Cook salmon a little longer depending on it's thickness.
  • Pasta is mild and sprinkle some back pepper or red pepper flakes on top before serving
  • Calorie count is approximate.

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Salmon farfalle pasta in a creamy tomato sauce

Easy salmon farfalle pasta in a creamy tomato sauce

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13 thoughts on “Salmon Farfalle Pasta – Simple Summer Meal

  1. This pasta surely sounds fantastic Usha and making it so protein rich with salmon is a great idea!..lovely pics and makes one hungry just by looks!..fantastic clicks..must say its been a feast to eyes after missing it for a month!

  2. 5 stars
    That is a very interesting pasta dish with salmon. Looks very filling and delicious. Loved all your salmon dishes this week Usha — you have really showcased how salmon can be used in 3 entirely different ways.

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