Creamy Salmon Penne

This Creamy Salmon Penne should only be eaten as a treat now and again. But when you do have it, oh how happy you will be.

Serves: Two

Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 450g salmon fillet
  • cooking spray
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 120 grams penne pasta (uncooked)


Cook pasta following the packet directions. In a large pan over medium heat, place salmon, skin side down, and cook until salmon is done. Flake the salmon into bite-sized pieces and set aside. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt margarine; add garlic and sauté for one minute. Add flour and cook for a further minute, then gradually add hot milk and cook until slightly thickened and bubbly, all the while stirring constantly. Add 1/2 cup plus two tablespoons of cheese and keep stirring until cheese melts. Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta and toss until coated. Top with salmon and sprinkle with remaining cheese.