Easy Alfredo Pasta with Salmon

Alfredo Pasta with Salmon, an amazing under 30 minute recipe, perfect for a lazy day when you fancy something  yummy, but can’t be bothered to cook anything too complicated. It requires minimal preparation and only a few ingredients, and can make happy even a picky eater. It really ticks all the boxes.

A black plate of alfredo pasta with salmon and 3 lemon wedges on the side

Back to spaghetti, oh yes! Whenever l seem to run out of ideas what to cook, a packet of spaghetti always comes to the rescue.

And it never lets me down. I could honestly cook spaghetti every single day without getting bored of them. Sounds familiar? You can admit it, no one would ever judge you, spaghetti are too delicious.

A balanced meal is far more efficient in the long run than those diets who promise you eternal beauty and a slim body.

That’s not just what I think, but the general opinion. Don’t ever believe in diets, they never help.

Overhead shot of a black plate of alfdredo pasta with salmon

How do you make homemade alfredo sauce?

This alfredo sauce is so delicious, and so ridiculously easy to make, it would be such a shame to buy a ready-made sauce from shops.

And it’s so versatile, you can add any type of cheese you like, although parmesan is just wonderful. I only added double cream (heavy cream), but butter can also be added.

My thought was the the cream is already rich and heavy, thus was no need for extra richness, but it’s up to you.

I honestly can’t tell them difference in taste. And what makes it perfect, it’s the garlic. Oh, yes! Make sure the garlic is minced, or use garlic paste if you wish, it will bring so much more flavour than just chopped garlic.

All you need to do is add the cream to a pan, add the garlic, parmesan, season to taste, and that’s it. That’s the alfredo sauce.

A black plate with salmon alfredo

How to do you make salmon alfredo?

For my recipe l opted for fresh salmon baked in the oven. It’s healthier, it’s tasty, no need for anything fancy.

Or you can choose smoked salmon, that’s another good option. Perhaps even canned salmon. Once the sauce is ready, mix it with the pasta that had been cooked according to the pachet instructions, then flake the salmon and add it to the spaghetti.

Dill is the best herb to garnish this dish, salmon and dill are a match made in heaven. And if you add a tad of lemon juice, you know you are in for a treat.

They balance well the richness of the cream, bringing a fresh touch to the dish, which could otherwise feel a tad heavy. But it’s so delicious.

I have tried the alfredo sauce before, but with chicken, I have a lovely recipe here: Chicken alfredo pasta with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach, and I licked my fingers clean after having a rather generous portion, so I knew there will be a second time.

Overhead shoot of a black plate with salmon alfredo spaghetti

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4.67 from 6 votes
Overhead shot of a black plate of alfdredo pasta with salmon
Alfredo Pasta with Salmon
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Alfredo Pasta with Salmon and dill, an amazing under 30-minute recipe that is sp delicious. Creamy alfredo sauce, healthy salmon and a touch of freshness from lemon and dill; what a treat!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon alfredo
Servings: 2 serving
Calories: 396 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
  • 1/4 packet of spaghetti
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 1 salmon fillet
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbs chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan
  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C/ 390 degrees Fahrenheit.

  2. Wrap the salmon fillet in kitchen foil and bake for 20 minutes.

  3. Meantime, cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions.

  4. Retain one quarter of cup of the cooking water, and drain the rest.

  5. In pan, add the double cream and garlic and bring to a boil.

  6. Toss the spaghetti to coat, add the cooked water, parmesan, and season with salt and pepper.

  7. Remove the salmon from the oven and use a fork to flake it, then add it to the spaghetti together with the lemon juice and mix everything well.

  8. Transfer to a plate and garnish with chopped dill.

  9. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes
  • If you'd like to see the measurements in CUPS and OUNCES, please click on the US CUSTOMARY link.
  • The amount of ingredients can be adjusted according to the number of servings you need, please click on the number of servings to change it.
Nutrition Facts
Alfredo Pasta with Salmon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 686mg 29%
Potassium 472mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 22.7%
Vitamin C 2.9%
Calcium 9.2%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.









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  • Reply
    Kim at Three Olives Branch
    June 2, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I agree that I would rather eat a bowl of pasta! Love the flavors here, it looks so good!

  • Reply
    June 2, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    This would make a great weeknight dinner, so quick and easy. I love the combination of salmon and dill.

  • Reply
    Kavey Favelle
    June 2, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    I love alfredo sauce pasta recipes, and I adore salmon so this is right up my street!

  • Reply
    Jacqueline Meldrum
    June 2, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    Spaghetti holds a creamy sauce so well and fresh dill is just delicious. I love it!

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