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Fettuccine with Salmon and creamy sauce

Easy Creamy Salmon Pasta Recipe

This Easy and Creamy Salmon Pasta features quickly seared salmon tossed in a creamy smoky sauce along with your favorite pasta. This hearty and satisfying dish is loaded with flavor and comes together in no time.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 541kcal
Author Iryna


  • 1 lb salmon skin removed and salmon cubed
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 c white wine
  • 1 c half and half* see the notes
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 8 oz dry Fettuccine or any other pasta
  • 4 tablespoon parsley chopped


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add fettuccine and cook 10 minutes or until ready. After pasta is soft or al dente if you like, drain pasta reserving 1 cup of pasta cooking water.
  • Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large non-stick pan and over medium heat.
  • Add salmon and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side. Transfer salmon on a paper towel.
  • In the same pan melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, add flour and whisk until paste cooks and bubbles for 1 minute. Add white wine and simmer until reduced by half, 3 minutes
  • Add half and half, smoked paprika, capers, salt and pepper and heat until bubbles. Add salmon back into the pan and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Add pasta to a pan with salmon and the sauce, and mix everything well. If needed, add ¼ cup of pasta cooking water to thin out the sauce. Otherwise, divide creamy salmon pasta among the serving bowls, sprinkle with parsley and enjoy!


Half and Half is milk and cream taken in equal proportions. If you don't have it, you can substitute with a regular cream.


Calories: 541kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.1g | Protein: 32.8g | Fat: 23.8g | Saturated Fat: 9.9g | Cholesterol: 149mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.6g | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3mg