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Penne al Salmone

Penne al Salmone is a delicious and easy Italian pasta dish. It's perfect for an easy weeknight dinner or a date night at home!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 0 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 386 kcal


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small shallot sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ lb salmon skin removed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup white wine
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • Fresh basil for serving
  • Parmesan cheese for serving


  • Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add shallot and sauté for 3 minutes, until softened and fragrant. Add garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
  • Add salmon, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to the pan. Sear salmon for 3 minutes, then add white wine. Simmer until the wine is reduced by half. Reduce heat to low. Add cream and simmer.
  • Cook penne in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente. When pasta is done, reserve 1 cup pasta water, then strain and transfer directly to the sauce. Mix the pasta into the sauce, breaking up the salmon in small pieces. Add pasta water to achieve desired consistency.
  • Top pasta with fresh basil and freshly grated parmesan cheese and serve.
Keyword Penne al Salmone, Salmon Pasta