Dinner-In-A-Flash Salmon Pasta

This dish uses all pantry + freezer staples – and is ready in 10 minutes.


First we took a can of salmon (I buy Costco’s wild Alaskan kind) and heated it in the microwave with a cup or so of frozen peas and a handful of frozen spinach, capers (2 tbsp?), dill and kosher salt. NOTE: We thawed and drained the spinach/peas in a collander first!


Meanwhile we cooked some whole wheat pasta (Trader Joe’s) and softened Laughing Cow cheese wedges in our bowls.


And tossed it all together along with a topping of parmesan and red pepper flakes.



{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 hk January 8, 2009 at 8:25 pm

lovely dish!!


2 Jill January 9, 2009 at 2:00 am

So simple and sounds delicious!


3 Lara January 9, 2009 at 3:03 am

I think I might actually be able to make this! Looks yummy and easy :) Thanks!


4 SmA033 January 9, 2009 at 7:10 am

that looks good! but didn’t you have a lot of excess water from the frozen spinach??


5 Carol January 9, 2009 at 7:57 am

looks yummy


6 Kath January 9, 2009 at 8:05 am

SmA033 ,
Great question!! I forgot to say we thawed and drained it well before microwaving with the salmon mixture. I’ll go edit the page now! Thanks for the question.



7 RK January 9, 2009 at 9:36 am

This dish looks amazing. You always come up with such creative, good recipes!


8 katie July 27, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Just made this tonight!! mmm…so good, I’m going to write a post about it on my blog femininedarcy.wordpress.com


9 Viki February 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm

This looks so good, but I was wondering if there would be another way to prepare the salmon and veggies without using the microwave. (We don’t have one). Also, my kids don’t like Laughing Cow cheese. Any suggestions for a possible substitute? Cream cheese?


10 KathEats February 22, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Heating on the stovetop would work just fine too. Over medium heat.

I’d use any soft cheese for the laughing cow sub – or a hard cheese, melted with a little bit of milk


11 Viki February 22, 2011 at 9:54 pm

Thanks, Kath! I will try it this week. I can’t wait!


12 Marti September 14, 2011 at 10:31 am

Yummy!! I had frozen salmon, so I steamed it then flaked it to use in this recipe. I try to eat healthy when I can so this is a great meal for me! Thanks so much!!


13 Nick March 12, 2012 at 9:40 pm

can u serve it cold, like just the salmon and the spinach without being cooked?


14 KathEats March 13, 2012 at 8:28 am



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