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Penne with Cream and Smoked Salmon

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 362kcal


  • 350 g / 12 oz / 3 cups dried penne
  • 115 g / 4 oz / thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • 2-3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2/3 cup cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook the pasta in a saucepan with salted boiling water according to the instructions on the package.
  • Meanwhile, slice the smoked salmon or chop it up into thin strips. Strip the leaves from the thyme sprigs.
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Stir in the cream with about a quarter of the salmon and thyme leaves, then season with pepper. Heat gently for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring all the time. Do not allow to boil. Taste the sauce for seasoning.
  • Drain the pasta and toss it in the cream and salmon sauce. Divide among four warmed bowls and top with the remaining salmon and thyme leaves.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 362kcal | Fat: 11.2g