Penne al Salmone

Here is how to prepare an easy recipe that I learned while I was living in Verona, the city of Romeo and Giulietta. As a single man at that time, I was always looking for something tasty that doesn’t take so much time to prepare.

Penne al Salmone (Penne pasta with Salmon)

Penne al Salmone

Penne al Salmone

Ingredients for 4 people

400 gr of Penne or Farfalle

250 gr of smoked Salmon (cut into strips)

200 ml of fresh cream

30 ml of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

2 garlic gloves

1 tbsp of Sundried tomato pate or passata

A small bunch of fresh parsley chopped

Salt and pepper


Put 4 lt of water to boil with 30 gr of coarse sea salt. When the water is already boiling, add the pasta. Stir it and start to make the sauce; that will take 10 minutes to be ready.

In a frying pan, put the EVOO, warm it for about 30 seconds. Crush the 2 garlic cloves and add them to the oil until golden (roughly 2 min) and then discard them.

Add  the smoked salmon to the oil. Stir it for a minute or two then add the fresh cream, the parsley (preserve a little bit for garnishing), the sundried tomato pate or passata and a bit of freshly ground black pepper.

Cover and  cook over a gentle heat for 3-4 minutes. The sauce will thicken and then will be ready to receive the pasta.

Check the pasta; it should be almost ready. Drain it well and add it to the sauce. Toss all together for 1 min and serve it on a plate. Finish the dish with a drizzle of Extra virgin olive oil  and the remaining parsley.

See how quick and easy it is to cook Penne al Salmone?

Buon Appetito





  • Rosaleen

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    This dish sounds delicious i’ll make it tomorrow thank you

    • Franco Gusto

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      Enjoy 😉

  • Martina

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    Can’t wait to try this.
    As a tomato alternative would you recommend anything else?

    • Hi Martina,

      An alternative btw to this product is the asparagus pate’. But you can try it without any tomato or another sauce.
      The tomato makes the sauce nicely pink but it’s not essential 🙂
      Enjoy and let me know.

  • Thank you a beautiful recipe. Maria in Tralee

    • Franco Gusto

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      Glade that you liked 🙂

  • Ash

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    Was looking for a recipe to relive my favourite pasta dish from an authentic Italian resto back in my 20’s. Found it! Divine… Thx for sharing.

    • Mirna

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      Hello Ash,
      I’m glad you have found the recipe you were searching for. Please, let us know how it goes.

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