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Smoked Salmon Pasta Carbonara

Healthy and simple Smoked Salmon Pasta Carbonara. Made with just five simple ingredients and ready in 10 minutes. It's a super quick and delicious weeknight meal that's creamy (without any cream), luxurious and packed full of flavour! A little twist on a classic pasta carbonara.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 284kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • 14.1 oz linguine pasta, or similar (400g)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 5.2 oz smoked salmon (150g)
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley
  • Salt and pepper


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add the linguine or long pasta shape of your choice. Cook the pasta according to packet instructions until al dente.
  • Meanwhile, cut the smoked salmon into thin strips and finely chop some fresh parsley (this is optional but I think it adds a nice freshness to the pasta).
  • Next, add the eggs to a bowl and whisk together, add the grated parmesan and a good pinch of salt and pepper, stir to combine.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add it back into the pot you cooked it in. Sprinkle over the strips of salmon then add the whisked eggs and parmesan mixture, immediately stir the pasta to coat it evenly in egg and to distribute the salmon throughout the pasta evenly.
  • Tip: wait exactly 1 minute before pouring over the egg mixture. If the pasta is too hot the eggs will scramble but if it's too cool the eggs will remain raw.
  • The pasta should be creamy and evenly coated in sauce. Divide the smoked salmon pasta between bowls and top with a scattering of chopped parsley and an extra grinding of pepper, serve.


  • You could use chives instead of parsley.
  • Make sure you wait about 1 minute before adding the eggs so they don't scramble.
  • This pasta is best eaten immediately, it doesn't reheat or freeze well.


Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 27.8g | Protein: 19.2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.75g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.65g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 545mg | Potassium: 76.2mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 532.5IU | Vitamin C: 9.3mg | Calcium: 60.7mg | Iron: 1.2mg