Salmon Spinach Alfredo

Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Penne pasta with spinach, a light cream sauce, and salmon.

A garlic cream sauce with spinach. Of course, if your not a spinach lover, try some boiled asparagus or even peas.

This cream sauce is versatile and goes great with many vegetables. Don't be shy to substitute your favorite. This is a perfect way to also use up that leftover salmon any way it's seasoned!

8 ounces penne pasta cooked al dente and drained saving 1/4 cup oz grilled salmon seasoned with salt, pepper, or with any flavoring your like


olive oil

pasta water

4 oz grilled salmon seasoned with salt, pepper or with any flavoring your like

1 package fresh spinach leaves

1 1/2 cups half and half or heavy cream
1/4 cup Romano and Parmesan blended cheeses and more for pasta

salt, pepper to taste

2 crushed garlic cloves

Bake salmon for 15 minutes or until it flakes easily then cut into chunks set aside

Boil pasta, drain saving 1/4 cup of pasta water. Add pasta back to the pot.

Add the pasta water, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon butter, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste, and a few tablespoons of grating cheese, toss all together, and set aside to keep warm.

In the meantime, while the pasta is cooking saute the spinach.

Saute spinach in 2 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon minced garlic, salt, and pepper ( you can add a dash of cayenne pepper) saute until wilted and soft around 6 minutes set aside.

Make the cream sauce in a small saucepan.

Heat the half and half or heavy cream, bring to a slow boil.

Add the 1/4 cup grated cheese, the garlic cloves, and 2 tablespoons of butter.

Simmer for around 6 minutes. Pour over cooked penne pasta in a large pasta bowl. Toss with small chunks of salmon and the sauteed spinach.


  1. I like this rich dish very much. Great combination of salmon with spinach :) Bye, have a good week

  2. I wish I didn't and rarely eat them, but I do love cream sauces. This dish looks soooo good and I want if now at 6:13 am

  3. This sounds yummy. Great combination of flavors.

  4. It looks delicious, Claudia. I love the word 'light' in front of the cream sauce. I'm all for that!

  5. So flavourful Claudia and a pretty special way to cook one of mt favourite seafoods.

  6. Your dish sounds delicious and would be perfect to serve dinner guests.

  7. My mouth is watering so much right now! Gosh how I wish I had that for dinner. Thanks for sharing:)


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