Creamy smoked salmon pasta

    30 min

    This is a lighter version of pasta carbonara. For people who want the flavour but not the bacon, smoked salmon is the perfect substitute!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 6 tablespoons butter
    • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons garlic granules
    • 500ml skimmed milk
    • 60g grated Pecorino Romano cheese
    • 150g frozen garden peas, thawed and drained
    • 1 small tin mushrooms, drained
    • 300g smoked salmon, chopped
    • 1 (500g) packet penne pasta

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
    2. Melt butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Saute onion in butter until tender.
    3. Stir flour and garlic granules into the butter and onions. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to just below boiling point, and then gradually stir in cheese until the sauce is smooth. Stir in peas and mushrooms, and cook over low heat for 4 minutes.
    4. Toss in smoked salmon, and cook for 2 more minutes. Serve over pasta.

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    I am a total beginner when it comes to cooking, but this recipe was easy even for me! It was absolutely delicious!! Thank you to the lovely person who added this recipe! x  -  06 Jul 2010


    Great stuff. Kids loved it. Made a few tweeks as didn't have mushrooms and used parmesan instead. sooooo yummy. Very easy. Cheers for this.  -  27 Apr 2011


    Really loved this  -  29 Feb 2012