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Salmon Pasta Skillet

Kid friendly

Recipe Notes

  • No salmon? Use canned tuna or mackerel instead.


1 ½ cups whole grain pasta (try shells, elbow, or bow tie)
1 Tablespoon margarine or butter
2 Tablespoons chopped onion
1 can (5 ounces) canned salmon, drained (about 1/2 cup cooked fresh salmon)
2 small tomatoes, chopped
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley
¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, then set aside.
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat margarine or butter in a medium skillet over medium heat (300 F degrees in an electric skillet). Add onion and cook until tender.
  4. Add cooked pasta, salmon, tomato, lemon juice, parsley and salt. Cook until heated through.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • No salmon? Use canned tuna or mackerel instead.
Photo of Salmon Pasta Skillet
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes: 3 cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label


Wow, this is GREAT!  We tried it with canned salmon once and found out the family doesn't like that so much.  BUT when we tried it with tuna it was a huge hit with everyone who liked tuna.  So yummy.  And low-cost but seems really fancy :).