No-Guilt Creamy Salmon and Pasta

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

The fat content in this creamy meal is nice and low. This is a dish that my kids always eat every last bite of! Serve with a salad to balance out the meal. I use Catelli Smart Pasta because it has more fibre than whole wheat pasta and has a nice texture. For the photos that I posted, I used Homemade Dilled Noodles and Weight Watcher Pesto Sauce. It was delicious. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil water in large pot for pasta.
  2. Heat oil in large nonstick pan and then add in flour until pasty. Gradually whisk in milk while stirring constantly until slightly thickened. Season with pepper.
  3. Add pasta to boiling water and set timer as directions advise. If pasta is done before the sauce, toss with a bit of olive oil so it doesn't stick.
  4. Whisk in Parmesan cheese and pesto until thoroughly mixed. Heat for a few minutes on low until thickened.
  5. Stir in salmon just before serving and heat through.
  6. Add pasta to salmon mixture and gently toss.
  7. Sprinkle parsley on completed dish.
Most Helpful

This was great, and so easy to prepare. The pesto really adds a nice dimension! Thanks for sharing! Think Pink 2011.

Starrynews October 24, 2011

Oh my! I bought some salmon the other day, and purposely bought 1 fillet extra so that I could make this!I couldn't wait to try it, as salmon is almost my favorite fish. This is so delicious! Creamy and good, and it was gone so fast! lol You've got a winner here, Nif! I used store-bought pesto, and we BBQ'd the salmon. In fact, it was our first BBQ of the season! Thank you so much, Nif, this is going to be one of our keeper meals. Made for Go For the Green event at KK's forum.

FLUFFSTER April 08, 2010

nothing less than 5 stars for this recipe, I went the full-fat route and used 1 cup heavy cream and 1 cup milk, this is easy with wonderful flavor and a recipe I will be making again, this was made for KK's Chef Pick forum game, thank you Nif!

Kittencal@recipezazz January 19, 2010