Two bowls of salmon and pea pasta with lemon zest on the side

Healthy salmon pasta

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Make your next salmon pasta dish really creamy (but still healthy) with reduced-fat crème fraîche. Peas and dill add greenery and there's lemon zest for freshness


Make this healthy salmon pasta for a midweek meal, then check out our healthy salmon burgers, healthy fish cakes, healthy salmon traybake and more healthy salmon recipes



  • wholewheat penne or other wholewheat pasta 240g
  • salmon 3 x 120g fillets
  • extra-virgin olive oil 1 tbsp
  • onion 1, thinly sliced
  • garlic 2 cloves, crushed
  • vegetable stock 125ml
  • reduced-fat crème fraîche 100ml
  • frozen peas 200g
  • dill ½ a small bunch, roughly chopped
  • lemon 1, zested


  • Step 1

    Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the pasta. Reduce the heat to medium, cover with a metal colander or tiered steamer and add the salmon. Cover with a lid and leave the pasta to cook and the fish to steam for 10 minutes. Drain the pasta and flake the salmon, removing the skin.

  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Cook the onion, stirring, for 5 minutes or until the onion is golden and softened. Add the garlic, cooking for 1 minute until fragrant.

  • Step 3

    Add the stock, crème fraîche and peas, stirring together then simmering for 2 minutes until the peas are just cooked through. Add the pasta and toss to coat. Add the salmon, half the dill and lemon zest, and toss to combine, seasoning well. Serve in warm bowls with more dill scattered over.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 508
  • Fat 19.5g
  • Saturates 5.3g
  • Carbs 47g
  • Sugars 5.9g
  • Fibre 10.1g
  • Protein 31g
  • Salt 0.2g