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15 Minute Salmon Pasta with Broccoli

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This easy salmon pasta recipe is a light and healthy weeknight dinner. Use canned salmon, crème fraîche, lemon, garlic and broccoli for a meal that comes together in just 15 minutes!

Comin’ atcha with this super delicious 15 minute dinner for a weeknight. Or a chill weekend. Basically anytime you want massive flavour and as little time standing up as possible. 

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Salmon pasta on a pink plate with lemon

I am so into this simple salmon pasta. Ever since I made my salmon burgers using tinned salmon a little while ago I’ve been way more into the idea of using tinned salmon.

As long as you get a good quality brand that’s sourced sustainably then it can be a great way of putting together quick and healthy meals. I always go for the skinless and boneless even though it’s a tiny bit more expensive.

Of course, if you have some leftover cooked salmon or just prefer to cook a couple of fillets specifically for this recipe then that also works perfectly.

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Along with the salmon we’ve got some crunchy fresh broccoli, plenty of garlic and lemon, crème fraîche, chives and dill. Dill is my new herb obsession right now and I cannot get enough, of course it works amazingly with fish like in this salmon pasta recipe but I’ve been adding it to so many different dishes and loving it. 

You can use whatever cut of pasta you like although this kind of recipe always screams longer cuts to me so I went with tagliatelle. Once you’ve cooked your pasta and your broccoli (I love to put it in a steamer basket on top of the pasta) then simply toss everything together in a bowl with a little of the cooking water from the pasta and you’re done.

The ultimate 15 minute dinner 🙌

Salmon pasta with lemon squeezing over it

Salmon pasta on a pink plate with lemon on a white wooden background

15 Minute Salmon Pasta Ingredients:

To make this quick and easy pasta recipe you will need:

  • Pasta: I used tagliatelle but feel free to use your favourite cut or just whatever you have in the cupboard, this recipe is all about quick and easy and using what you have on hand!
  • Broccoli: Fresh broccoli is my preference but we normally have frozen broccoli in the freezer so in a pinch I would definitely use that and it would still work amazingly.
  • Crème Fraîche: Offers the perfect balance of creaminess and tang to the sauce while keeping it feeling light and fresh.
  • Tinned Salmon: Go for skinless and boneless if you like and make sure you go for one from a sustainable source.
  • Lemon, Garlic, Chives and Dill: Because FLAVOUR!

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Side angle shot of salmon pasta with broccoli on a pink plate

How to make salmon pasta with broccoli:

This 15 minute salmon pasta is so simple, all you need to do is:

  1. Cook the pasta: Follow the packet instructions and place the broccoli in a steamer basket over the boiling water. Reserve a little of the pasta water before draining.
  2. Make the sauce: Fry the onion and garlic then lower the heat and add the crème fraîche, lemon zest and juice along with the pasta water.
  3. Add the broccoli and salmon: Toss everything together and serve topped with the herbs.

Equipment you need to make this recipe…

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Salmon pasta on a pink plate with a fork

Salmon Pasta Variations

This salmon pasta is pretty customisable!

  • Try adding a different vegetable: Depending on what’s in season you could mix up your vegetable options. Asparagus, spinach or peas would all be great int here.
  • Use different herbs: If you’re not keen on the herbs here try using parsley instead.

Want more? Try these other pasta recipes!

WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THIS 15 MINUTE SALMON PASTA WITH BROCCOLI?

If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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Use up your leftover chives by sprinkling them over this simple toast recipe

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Pressure Cooker Smoky Lentil Stew

Stir leftover dill through this simple stew

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15 Minute Salmon Pasta with Broccoli

This easy salmon pasta recipe is a light and healthy weeknight dinner. Use canned salmon, crème fraîche, lemon, garlic and broccoli for a meal that comes together in just 15 minutes!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 604kcal
Author: Amy

Ingredients

  • 300 g Tagliatelle
  • 150 ml Reserved Pasta Water
  • 1 head Broccoli chopped into florets
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 300 ml Crème Fraîche
  • 1 Lemon juice and zest
  • 200 g Tinned Skinless Boneless Salmon drained
  • Fresh Chives and Dill for serving
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Put the broccoli in a steamer and steam over the cooking pasta (or cook the broccoli separately if you prefer).
  • Heat the oil and cook the onion and garlic for 5-10 minutes until soft. Turn the heat down to low and stir in the crème fraîche, lemon zest and juice and then slowly pour in the pasta water whisking as you pour. Mix until everything is combined and add the broccoli. Season well.
  • Add the salmon followed by the pasta and toss until the pasta is coated by the sauce. Serve topped with chopped chives and dill.
Nutrition Facts
15 Minute Salmon Pasta with Broccoli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 604 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 143mg 48%
Sodium 318mg 13%
Potassium 1012mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 71g 24%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 8g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 29.9%
Vitamin C 185.3%
Calcium 33.5%
Iron 18.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Notes

Nutrition information is an estimate and will vary depending on the ingredients used.
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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Amanda
    09/11/2018 at 1:23 AM

    Yum! I always love a creamy pasta dish. I’ll definitely have to put this on the weeknight rotation. Thanks!

    • Reply
      Amy
      09/11/2018 at 11:42 AM

      Thank you!

  • Reply
    Andrea Metlika
    09/11/2018 at 2:44 AM

    Looks Amazing! Never thought of putting Salmon throughout the pasta before. Great recipe.

    • Reply
      Amy
      09/11/2018 at 11:42 AM

      Thanks Andrea!

  • Reply
    Jillian
    09/11/2018 at 4:10 AM

    This dish is always a family favorite! It’s a great way to get some veggies into my kiddos!

    • Reply
      Amy
      09/11/2018 at 11:42 AM

      Definitely!

  • Reply
    tisha
    09/11/2018 at 5:11 AM

    YUM!! This dish looks and sounds amazing!

    • Reply
      Amy
      09/11/2018 at 11:41 AM

      Thank you 🙂

  • Reply
    Marie
    09/11/2018 at 5:37 AM

    You had me at 15 minutes! What a delicious pasta dish that’s perfect to make on a busy weeknight.

    • Reply
      Amy
      09/11/2018 at 11:41 AM

      Thanks Marie!

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