Pasta Garlic Cream Sauce with Smoked Salmon

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins


Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente (firm to the bite, but not cooked all the way through.) Drain and set aside.
  2. Saute garlic in olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Cook until the garlic begins to sweat, but doesn't turn brown.
  4. Add butter.
  5. Once butter melts, add cream and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add the pasta and keep simmering.
  7. Then add the smoked salmon (cut into 1" cubes) and half of the cheese.
  8. Toss well until the cheese is incorporated into the sauce.
  9. Cut the green onions into 1/2" pieces.
  10. Coat in olive oil and broil in the oven.
  11. You can do this before cooking the pasta.
  12. Add the roasted green onions into the sauce.
  13. Season with salt and pepper.
  14. Serve in a large bowl or on a plate.
  15. Garnish with the remaining cheese and dill.
  16. Serves 2.
Most Helpful

The bomb diggity! I went searching becuase we catch a lot of fish and smoke ourselves and I often wonder what else can I do with it besides laying it on top of a bunch of salad greens. This dish was a HUGE HIT at the family dinner table with children ages 6, 10, 12 - who all asked for seconds. I am the type that doesn't measure and made the recipe for the family of 5 and have one serving left over. roasted two very small onions harvested from my own garden in toaster oven, made a beschemel with 2T of butter & 2 T of flour and added approx 2 C of Half & half because I didn't have cream handy and added approximately 1/4 c of the grated parmessan cheese I had on hand, knowing they would sprinkle more on top. Salt, pepper and dried dill to taste. Added to 1 lb of bowtie pasta. Everything modified to what I had on hand. Saucy enough and not overly cheesey. A keeper! thanks JC for a wonderful recipe!

Carolyn'skitchen September 27, 2011

Wow. Although a little richer than most of the things I cook, this is a delicious treat. I made it pretty much as written, (including roasted green onions- what a nice flavour they add!) However, I used only a single cup of cream, added loads of fresh dill as well as the zest of one lemon in the cream sauce. I'll be making this again. I served with steamed asparagus and roasted Brussels sprouts.

Soldier Girl February 28, 2009

We made this with gnocchi rather than pasta. It is my husband's favorite dish at restraunts. I used only 1 cup of cream and 2 T of chopped onion since I didn't have geen onion. It was a big hit. He moaned, "So good, and I'm so full, but I can't stop eating."

michjohns January 28, 2009