Curried Salmon Pasta

Pink. The colour factor alone gives you strong reason to eat salmon.

Plus, this fish seems to be swimming all over health media, with terms like “Omega 3,” and “heart-healthy” in its wake, while people with a lot of initials in their wake try to fillet these terms so that we can understand them.

But to cut the crabapples and get to the good stuff (i.e. the recipe in this post), I’m just going to do a very brief summary of why one should eat salmon. (For the primary reason, please refer to the first sentence.) According to an article on WHFoods, which has an extensive list of references and sources, there are several standout benefits of salmon consumption.

Health Benefits of Eating Salmon

  • Decreased risk of cardiovascular problems
  • Improvement of mood and brain function
  • Protection of joints
  • Better eye function
  • Decreased cancer risk

Consider eating wild Alaskan salmon, as this source is shown to be more sustainable and low in contaminants.

Aware of the benefits of fish, particularly salmon, it’s my goal to make a meal of it at least weekly. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not the most frugal food. Fortunately, canned wild Alaskan salmon is pretty easy to find! While canned foods are becoming a rarity in our pantry, I think canned salmon will be an exception. We already have a great, easy recipe to get it into the routine, compliments of Eric.

Making salmon patties seem to be the norm with canned salmon, but next time try this. It’s easier, and arguably healthier (unless you’re frying your patties in coconut oil!)

Curried Salmon Pasta

This Curried Salmon Pasta checks all the boxes: it's healthy, quick, and super frugal!

Course Main Course
Keyword curry, pasta, salmon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 14 oz can wild salmon
  • 1/2 lb penne
  • 2-3 tsp red curry paste
  • whole milk


  1. Cook the pasta, drain, return to pot.

  2. Add curry paste (to taste) and milk until a creamy (not runny) consistency is attained. Add salmon and blend with a fork to break up the fish. Sample, and add more curry and milk if needed. Heat through.

Recipe Notes

Price breakdown of ingredients:

  • canned salmon: $1.99 at Aldi
  • penne: $.89/lb at Aldi
  • curry paste: $3.99/4 oz at Meijer

This comes to about $1.00 per serving ($4.00 to make, and we got two meals out of it!) Not bad.

You can also get red curry paste in bulk from Amazon.

Want more tasty recipes made with salmon or curry? Try these:

Creamy Chicken Curry

Crock Pot Beef Curry

Biscuits with Salmon Gravy

Easy Salmon Patties

Find all my recipes in the Recipe Index


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating