Salmon Pasta Pomodoro Recipe -
Salmon Pasta Pomodoro Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Salmon Pasta Pomodoro

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"An easy, light yet filling, pasta pomodoro dish with salmon. Goes great with colorful steamed mixed veggies."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    35 mins


  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta water. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place onion and garlic in the skillet in an even layer then lay salmon fillets on top. Place a lid on the skillet and cook the salmon until it flakes easily and the onions are tender. Flake all of the salmon. Season with salt and pepper, then reduce the heat to medium. Toss the spaghetti, tomatoes, and basil with the salmon and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Stir in some of the pasta water if the pasta becomes dry.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 06, 2009

Great last minute recipe. I used canned salmon, as it's all I had, and I was having one of those "what am I making for dinner?!!" moments, searched salmon and pasta and lo and behold this one came up. I added zuchini. It was excellent!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 16, 2010

I wanted to wait a couple of days to see how I really felt about this dish. I regret using canned tomatoes (all I had in the house) because it didn't help it at all. I needed to add easily 2-3 more cloves of garlic to offset the tomatoes. I will try the recipe again, but I'm just not sure about including salmon. Not amazing...not horrible. I'll review again after I make changes.

Jan 25, 2011

Delicious! We used whole wheat pasta, and tossed in some shrimp. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 13, 2010

I make a similar dish often. I like adding the tomatoes last, uncooked, when using a white sauce. You can also use a little smoked salmon or bacon instead of filets, don't use too much or you'll overpower the sauce.

Aug 26, 2009

Of course I give it a 5! But when I submitted this recipe, I did not list a specific pasta...choose your favorite (I love angel hair), cooked to your preferred firmness. Also, I love tomatoes! I put in 4-6 romas diced.

Jul 21, 2010

I was really skeptical about using tomateoes with salmon...I'd never done salmon that way before. But this was wonderful! It looks and sounds fancy, but is really easy.

Oct 30, 2009

This was pretty good! Very simple and easy to tweak for your tastes. We followed it almost exactly, only used home-grown cherry tomatoes and half a can of diced tomatoes that had to get used up. We also added cayenne pepper to give it a little zest. Will make again - thanks for a quick and easy salmon dish!

Oct 05, 2010

Very nice quick and easy meal that my whole family likes. I will definitely make it again and again.


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  • Calories
  • 616 kcal
  • 31%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.1 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 76 mg
  • 25%
  • Fat
  • 30.3 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 35 g
  • 70%
  • Sodium
  • 229 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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