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30 minute meal, smoked salmon, lemon pasta, mascarpone cheese, pasta and smoked salmon, petite peas pasta,

Smoked Salmon Pasta with Mascarpone Cream and Petite Peas

This dish may sound fancy until you see it takes about 30 minutes to prepare! A new favorite to make often for a quick dinner. 

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 1x


Units Scale
  • 8.8 oz (250 gr.) Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) Parmigiano cheese
  • 1/3 (80 g) cup heavy cream
  • 2 Tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 6 oz smoked salmon, variety of choice
  • 1 lbs (454 g) pasta, variety of choice
  • 1/3 cup (45 g) of petite green peas, frozen
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbs kosher salt for pasta water


  1. Boil water in a large pot. To make sure pasta doesn't stick together, use at least 4 quarts of water for every pound of pasta. After water boils add the salt.
  2. In a large size mixing bowl add: mascarpone cheese, parmigiano, lemon juice, lemon zest, and heavy cream. Whisk until combined and creamy. Set aside.
  3. Cut the smoked salmon into large chunks. Set aside.
  4. Boil pasta according to package directions.
  5. When there is 5 minutes left in cooking the pasta -add the peas to the boiling water. Taste pasta before straining to make sure 'al dente'.
  6. Strain pasta and peas. Mix right into the bowl with prepared mascarpone cream mixture. Stir to combine.
  7. Add the smoked salmon and stir again.
  8. The sauce will seem runny at first. It will take about 5-8 minutes for the hot pasta to thicken it.
  9. If desired: Garnish with sliced lemons and fresh ground pepper


Delicious as leftovers!

  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Savory
  • Method: Italian
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: smoked salmon, pasta, mascarpone cheese, petite peas, 30 minute meal, easy dinner, Italian pasta