Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Spinach Pasta

Have I mentioned that I constantly think about food? It's sad, but true.

Last Sunday I bought ingredients to test my recipe for a potato cook-off (more on that later), and had some cream cheese and smoked salmon left over. I decided to use those two ingredients to make a super fast, colorful and delicious dinner a few nights ago.

This is not an exact recipe--it's simply a template/idea list for you to experiment with. You shall be the judge of how much of each ingredient to use.

Smoked Salmon, Cream Cheese & Spinach Pasta


spaghetti (I was out of spaghetti, so used Chinese noodles)--cooked, drained, a bit of liquid retained
cream cheese, at room temperature
smoked salmon, chopped
dill, chopped
freshly ground black pepper


1. In a large bowl mix cream cheese, spinach, hot drained pasta and a bit of pasta water.

2. Add smoked salmon, capers and dill. Mix. Season with freshly ground pepper.

3. You can either serve this dish right away, reheat it, or even eat it cold the next day.

Variations: add fresh tomatoes, sauteed red peppers, and/or black olives!


Heavenly Housewife said...

Daaaaahling, i know exactly how you feel. My mind is always on food.
I feel you must have made this for me. I love love love salmon and cream cheese, but never would have thought to put them together in a pasta like this, only really eat it on bagels (my favourite at home breakfast).
Have a wonderful weekend *kisses* HH

Megan said...

I constantly think about food too. It's not sad... or at least it makes me happy! I'm barely done eating one meal and I'm planning the next!

This pasta dish looks yummy and I love that you left it as a choose-your-own amount dish.

Mary said...

I love the ingredients you have used here. Your pasta looks gorgeous. Anything containing smoked salmon is a hit with me. I love the stuff.

Angie's Recipes said...

Smoked salmon salad sounds great for a relaxing dinner!

Erica said...

This sounds so good and I'm for sure going to make it. I usually have all the ingredients at home. Any recipe with smoked salmon I will eat. ;-)Thanks for sharing your recipe. Iryna.

Sophie said...

A lovely, salmon yummie plate of food!

Just lovely!

Jhonny walker said...

Love the combo...infact gonna make it..except I might use lemon and ginger. I am dairy intolerant :)

pigpigscorner said...

You are not alone, food is always on my mind. Love flavours!

Lea Ann said...

I wake up planning my daily meals. This pasta dish looks really really good.

Junglefrog said...

This looks gorgeous Olga and this is actually something that I could get away with... I can substitute the creamcheese for something else and hmmmm, yep, that is gonna be my dinner for tonight!