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Smoked Salmon Pasta

Smoked salmon pasta sounds really fancy, but the truth is, it's the easiest and fastest pasta we've ever made. It comes together in just under 30 minutes making it the perfect dish to whip up on a weeknight, but still good enough to impress your guests.

Prep Time

        Prep time: 10 minutes
        Cook time: 20 minutes
        Yield: Serves 4


    •    kosher salt
    •    1 lb. spagetti
    •    juice of 1/2 lemon
    •    1/4 cup white wine
    •    3/4 cup heavy cream
    •    2 cloves garlic, minced
    •    1/2 red onion, chopped
    •    1/4 cup capers, drained
    •    freshly ground black pepper
    •    1/2 lb. smoked salmon, cut into bite size pieces
    •    2 tbsps freshly chopped dill, plus more for garnish


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving ½ cup pasta water, and return to pot.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onion and cook until soft, 5 minutes, then add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute more. Add wine and cook until almost completely reduced, 5 minutes. Add heavy cream and lemon juice and cook until thickened, another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add salmon, capers, and dill and cook until salmon is warmed through, 2 minutes, then toss sauce and pasta together. Add ¼ cup pasta water if sauce is too thick. Garnish with more dill to serve.

This great family recipe is thanks to Delish at


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