Creamy Salmon on Pasta

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is something my mother used to make using canned salmon; she served it on toast. I made this recipe with leftover cooked salmon filet. Feel free to add your choice of vegetables and maybe a bit of Parmesan cheese.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 12 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 12 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups salmon, cut in large chunks
  • salt and pepper
  • cooked linguine


  1. In saucepan, melt butter.
  2. Add and cook onions,garlic and celery for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until softened.
  3. Stir in flour; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  4. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Add parley.
  6. Gently stir in salmon being careful not to crush it; Set aside.
  7. Taste to check if you need to add salt and pepper.
  8. On each plate containing the cooked pasta spoon on the creamy salmon sauce.
  9. Serve immediately.
  10. A side of green vegetables makes a lovely presentation.
  11. I used light Becel intead of butter and 1% milk to make it healthier.


Most Helpful

Very nice! I used a little extra celery for added veggies, used a 14 oz can of salmon, de-boned and well drained, and used potato flour to make it gluten free. I also use a little garlic oil since I didn't have garlic handy, and mixed in a little yogurt and cream cheese into the milk mixture for added creaminess. It turned out delicious! Thanks for providing this great framework recipe to play with.

Jainene June 04, 2010

This is a simple recipe that has great flavor. I have made this several times and have now use this as a base and add things to change it each time. I have added peas with great results. I have added parmesean cheese also. My wife loves it each time I make it. Try it!!

Tooltime February 06, 2009

So comforting and so delicious! We thought it was a great way to use salmon (I used canned). I added in some sauteed peas and carrots for more color and flavor. We loved it this way!

CulinaryGourmetQueen August 22, 2008

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