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Salmon and Shrimp Pasta

This salmon and shrimp pasta recipe is creamy and full of flavor. If you've been around this site for very long, you know I love a good pasta dish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Pasta
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 520kcal
Author: Savory With Soul


  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 3 Tbsp butter , divided
  • 16 ounces pasta , uncooked, rotini or other short pasta
  • 8 ounces salmon fresh or frozen (thawed)
  • 4-5 ounces shrimp raw or cooked, deveined and chopped (no tail)
  • 1 Tbsp garlic , minces (about 3 large cloves)
  • 1 tsp marjoram or oregano, dry
  • 1 tsp basil , dry
  • 1-½ cups heavy cream
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ tsp salt more to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper


  • Preheat Dutch oven or other heavy pot over medium heat.
  • Add oil and 2 Tablespoons of the butter (reserving the other 1 Tablespoon for later).
  • Start pasta according to package directions.
  • Add salmon, skin side down, and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Turn heat down to low-medium and flip salmon over.
  • Remove skin from salmon (and bottom of pan if necessary). Cook salmon 3 minutes longer.
  • Add raw shrimp, garlic, marjoram, and basil and cook another 5 minutes, breaking up salmon into pieces.
  • Note: If using cooked shrimp, add at the end of this 5-minute cook time.
  • Turn heat to low, and add remaining 1 Tablespoon of butter and melt.
  • Add cream, cream cheese, salt, and black pepper.
  • Heat on low 5-10 minutes or until cream cheese is melted, stirring often.
  • Add drained pasta and combine.


Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 207mg | Sodium: 948mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1920IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg