This Creamy Lemony Salmon Pasta is so quick and easy, and perfect for when you have a little bit of this and a little bit of that in your fridge. 

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Quick pasta recipes are my go to, and when I post them on Instagram, everyone is always asking me for a recipe, and I rarely have one. Mostly because I am looking at our fridge and pantry, and trying to figure out a meal that’s simple, has some green, and uses up what I have.

For this recipe, I had the following:

  • 1 piece of seared salmon leftover from another meal
  • half a bag of wilted spinach
  • a little leftover evaporated milk
  • half a lemon that was almost dried out

And of course, I always have some sort of pasta in the pantry and some type of hard cheese tucked away in the fridge somewhere. And that’s how this creamy, dreamy, lemony salmon pasta came about!

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Creamy Lemon Salmon Pasta

A quick and easy pasta recipe you can whip up with six ingredients!
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Prep Time:5 minutes
Cook Time:15 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes


  • ½ pound spaghetti or any pasta
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ bag spinach or whatever greens you have
  • half a can evaporated milk
  • ½ lemon zested and juiced
  • 1 piece seared salmon chunked into large pieces
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • grated cheese to your liking


  • Boil a pot of water with salt and cook pasta al dente.
  • While pasta cooks, in a sauté pan over high heat, melt butter and toss the spinach until it wilts.
  • Add milk, lemon juice and zest, and salt and pepper. Season to taste.
  • Add in cooked pasta and salmon, and a splash of the hot pasta water.
  • Swirl until everything is combined, top with cheese and enjoy!
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Marnely Murray

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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe was so easy to follow and so delicious.

  2. 5 stars
    My family loves salmon so I’m always looking for new unique delicious ways to make it. This recipe was amazing & did not disappoint. It was packed with flavour & a huge hit. Thanks for this, it’s a keeper!

  3. I don’t even LIKE salmon and I want to try this! Lemon and salmon are such good bed buddies, I’d be a fool not to. Thank you for sharing!