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Sunday dinner: Creamy salmon fettuccine

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

You'll rave over this rich dish

Add seafood to your lineup of Sunday dinner dishes. This creamy pasta recipe is easy to make and makes a big impression on diners.

You'll rave over this rich dish

This Sunday dinner specialty for creamy salmon fettuccine is a rich and flavorful dish that seems like it would take a lot of effort to make (it actually doesn't). It makes an impressive meal for guests or to serve on a special occasion.

You'll rave over this rich dish

Aside from the fab flavor, the thing you'll appreciate most about the creamy sauce is that it only takes about five minutes to make. That means very little effort is involved, and the payoff is big. Salmon brings added heartiness and color to this rich dish. Although it's a lovely meal to serve for a special occasion, I suggest you consider it for any Sunday dinner.

You'll rave over this rich dish

Creamy salmon fettuccine recipe

Serves 4


  • 2 (6 ounce) salmon fillets, cooked or grilled, then flaked with a fork
  • 8 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra as garnish
  • 2 green onions, white and green parts, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, torn
  • Ground black pepper


  1. Cook the pasta according to the package directions. When finished, drain it and return it to the pot.
  2. About 5 minutes before the fettuccine has finished cooking, add the butter to a saucepan over medium heat. Add the cream and cook it until it bubbles just slightly, for 3-4 minutes. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir. Remove it from the heat.
  3. Add the fettuccine to a large bowl along with the green onions, parsley and salmon pieces. Pour the cream over the fettuccine and toss to coat all the ingredients.
  4. Season with a bit of ground black pepper and extra Parmesan cheese as garnish.
  5. Serve warm.

You'll love this rich pasta dish.

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