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Smoked Salmon Spaghetti

by Adrianne

Smoked Salmon Spaghetti is an easy pasta recipe perfect for weeknights! With a simple creamy sauce, this creative spaghetti recipe has texture and taste for quick and easy fuss free pasta! Smoked Salmon Spaghetti on a white plate

We all know and love spaghetti! From our Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese to our Tomato Spaghetti, Tuna Spaghetti and Instant pot Spaghetti Bolognese, pasta is a universally loved dish as it is homely and comforting!

Smoked Salmon Pasta is packed with flavour and is lighter than a meat based spaghetti

If creative spaghetti recipes are your thing, you might also like the Artichoke Spaghetti, Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta or Bacon Spaghetti. Or the Garlic Spaghetti for quick, easy and a little bit spicy! 


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For fuss free pasta, you can’t go wrong with the Pesto Penne with walnut crumb!

What is good with Smoked Salmon?

Smoked Salmon and Pasta are like a match made in heaven. 

It also works deliciously in breakfast recipes like the Salmon Avocado Toast recipe. 

Other ways to serve smoked salmon are:

  • on pizza
  • in salads
  • with eggs
  • with a potato side dish
  • on toast
  • as an appetizer

Do you eat Smoked Salmon hot or cold?

Smoked Salmon can be eaten hot or cold. 

It is very versatile and its goes with just about anything! 

Try serving smoked salmon on a bagel with cream cheese, stirred through a pasta salad or fresh and warmed by the spaghetti like this recipe! 

How do I make spaghetti more interesting?

Pasta is easy to cooked. Despite that you don’t want to have the exact same pasta dish every night.

Switching it up and using different flavour combinations will keep you satisfied and thinking about dinner early in the day!

Spaghetti can be made more interesting by:

  • try a tomato sauce instead of a cream sauce
  • add pesto
  • use fresh herbs (and plenty of them)
  • add parmesan cheese
  • plenty of garlic
  • breadcrumbs for texture
  • chilli flakes for a flavour hit
  • fresh vegetables for extra healthy pasta
  • plant based meats for a vegetarian or vegan option

Sometimes I have made this pasta during the day and reheated at night and the flavours taste even better! 

Capers are a delightful addition to any dish as they have great texture. They literally burst in your mouth!  

Smoked Salmon Spaghetti (or your favourite Pasta) ingredients

The ingredients for this recipe are simple and easy to find at the local shops. They are set out in the photo below so you can see exactly what you need:

Smoked Slmon Pasta ingredients on a marble background with text overlay

As you can see, we have:

  • smoked salmon
  • spaghetti 
  • spinach
  • cream
  • capers
  • parmesan cheese
  • dill
  • pepper

The capers have a salty unique taste and compliment the smoked salmon perfectly! 

How to make Smoked Salmon Spaghetti (or pasta of your choice) 

The photos below are the easy step by step instructions you need to bring this dish together: 

Smoked Salmon Spaghetti method with text over lay

  1. Cook the pasta, drain, reserve 1 cup of pasta water then add pasta and water to pan  (Photo 1)
  2. add cream (Photo 2)
  3. use a spoon and stir to combine (Photo 3)
  4. add spinach leaves and stir again to combine (Photo 4)

The fresh spinach, smoked salmon and dill give this pasta a lovely fresh boost!

You can either sprinkle the flaked salmon pieces over the spaghetti  (it will lightly cook from the warm pasta) or . add it into the pasta and let it cook through. 
Smoked Salmon Spaghetti method 5 to 6 with text over lay

Once the pasta, spinach and smoked salmon are combine we season the dish with dill, capers, parmesan cheese and pepper. 

Smoked Salmon spaghetti recipe quick info:

About the recipe:

  • there is 8 total ingredients for this recipe! 
  • you can use your favourite type of pasta
  • this recipe will feed 4 people
  • drain the capers and discard the liquid
  • fresh dill is a ‘must try’ if you are new to it

FAQs about Smoked Salmon Pasta

  1. this is a quick and easy recipe
  2. the dish comes together with the simple steps shown in the photos
  3. you can make the dish ahead of time and reheat when ready 
  4. you can freeze the pasta with salmon and cream sauce, then add fresh spinach and dill 

Your quick questions answered:

  1. for 2 serves, half the pasta, cream and salmon ingredients
  2. the spinach remains uncooked for the recipe
  3. it will take 15 mins or less to bring this dish together
  4. This is an EASY recipe

Smoked Salmon Spaghetti on a white plate with spoon and fork

Expert tips:

These tips are to help you master this recipe from the 1st time you make it:

  • if cream isn’t your think try a pesto based sauce.
  • cook the pasta till it is al dente! It will add another texture to the dish
  • squeeze half a fresh lemon over the pasta for an extra zesty freshness! 
  • freeze this recipe for easy meals on week nights

Try it with the cream sauce one week and either the Rocket and Cashew Pesto or Basil and Cashew Pesto the next week! 

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The dill, capers, parmesan cheese and pepper add great textural variety to the dish and are a great diverse combination to the meaty texture of beef mince spaghetti bolognese. 

Pasta recipes 

Pasta is the ultimate comfort food, here are some further recipes you might like to try:

  1. Instant Pot Penne Pasta
  2. Artichoke Spaghetti
  3. Bacon Spaghetti
  4. Blue Cheese Mac and Cheese
  5. Ground Beef Casserole
  6. Tuna Pasta Bake
  7. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese
  8. Rocket Pesto Pasta
  9. Burst Cherry Tomato Pasta

If you prefer a non cream based sauce and are using the Rocket and Cashew Pesto, simply  stir  through  (omit  the  pasta  water for pesto based pasta).Fork being twirled in smoked salmon pasta

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Smoked Salmon Spaghetti on a white plate with fork and spoon

Smoked Salmon Spaghetti

Smoked Salmon Spaghetti is an easy pasta recipe perfect for any night of the week! With a simple creamy spaghetti sauce, this dish has texture and flavour! 
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Australian, Australian, International
Keyword: smoked salmon, smoked salmon pasta, smoked salmon spaghetti
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 615kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Saucepan (or Instant pot)
  • French pan (pr fry pan)


Smoked Salmon Spaghetti

  • 500 grams spaghetti Note 1
  • 200 grams smoked salmon Note 2
  • 1/3 cup capers
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1 cup spinach leaves
  • 1 cup reserved pasta water Note 3
  • parmesan cheese to taste
  • dill to garnish
  • cracked pepper to taste


Smoked Salmon Spaghetti

  • Cook spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet. Drain, reserve 1 cup of pasta water and set aside.
  • In a medium pan on a low heat, add cooked pasta, the pasta water and the cream, stir to combine.
  • Add spinach leaves and stir through
  • Divide the pasta between 4 serving plates
  • Gently pull apart the salmon fillets, into small, flaky pieces
  • Top each plate of spaghetti with smoked salmon
  • Garnish with cracked pepper, parmesan cheese, dill and capers.



  • Note 1 You can use you favourite type of pasta with this recipe. Simply cook according to the instructions on the packet, drain and then follow the remaining steps. 
  • Note 2 Smoked Salmon is the perfect ingredient for quick and easy meals. It is precooked and can be eaten hot or cold. To serve, gently pull apart and spread around the pasta. 
  • Note 3 Once you have cooked your pasta, drain it and keep 1 cup of the pasta water. This helps to make the sauce go further and balances out the cream flavour for good balance. 


Calories: 615kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 819mg | Potassium: 437mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1071IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg
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Spaghetti recipes

There is something homely, comforting and reliable about a good plate of spaghetti! 

Some nights you want a hearty spag bowl and some nights you want a simple pesto spaghetti. If it wasn’t a factor in one’s jeans fitting I think we would all eat it every night of the week! 

Please give me a shout if you have questions or make the recipe as I would love to hear your feedback.

Salmon, spaghetti, spinach, capers and dill = dinner sorted, I’ve got your pasta back (haha!). Tell me what you think of the tasty deliciousness! 

Adrianne x


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Rachael Stray May 18, 2020 - 6:30 pm

Can you substitute the capers? Sounds delicious.

Adrianne June 23, 2020 - 8:29 am

May 18, 2020 – 6:43 pm
Hey Rachael! Yes for sure I know some people don’t like capers as they are salty, is that why you don’t? I recommend peas as a substitute. Hope you are well, safe and happy!

Beth Pierce May 18, 2020 - 7:57 pm

5 stars
Yum! Looks so delicious! I can’t wait to make this!

Adrianne June 23, 2020 - 8:31 am

Thanks Beth! That is great to hear, I hope you enjoy it! Cheers

Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness May 18, 2020 - 8:24 pm

5 stars
Gotta love smoked salmon! This combo sounds to DIE for!! I am definitely giving this a go 🙂

Adrianne June 23, 2020 - 8:31 am

Thanks Cathleen!! Haha, I love the combo too. Thanks for your positive vibes.

Dolly @ Thrifty in the Kitchen May 18, 2020 - 8:35 pm

5 stars
I love how this uses smoked salmon… making it a total cinch to put together. This would be such a great recipe to serve guests because it is impressive, but low maintenance! Gotta try this one!

Adrianne June 23, 2020 - 8:32 am

Thanks Dolly. I appreciate you taking the time to comment, cheers for your thoughts.

Alison May 18, 2020 - 8:44 pm

5 stars
I’m all about a delish seafood pasta – so creative and simple!

Adrianne June 23, 2020 - 8:33 am

Thanks Alison! Perfect for weeknights, right, cheers for your feedback, thank-you!

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry May 18, 2020 - 9:16 pm

5 stars
I adore smoked salmon and pairing it with spaghetti sounds like the perfect dinner dish! I’m going to be making it this week!

Adrianne June 23, 2020 - 8:33 am

Thanks Bintu! That is such great feedback, hope you really enjoy the recipe.


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