Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti

  • 5MINS
  • 15MINS
  • 290KCAL

This Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti is super fresh and full of flavour – a slimming friendly meal whether you're following Weight Watchers or calorie counting!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories290
  • Carbs31g
  • Protein10g
  • Fat2g
  • Saturates0.4g
  • Sugars1g

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This Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti is super fresh, full of flavour and a fantastic, slimming friendly meal whether you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

Nothing beats the salty richness of smoked salmon and the added lemon zest in this recipe really lightens and enhances the flavour!

We’ve used Philadelphia Greek Style Soft Cheese in this recipe as it’s slightly tangier and super creamy which makes it perfect for this dish.  If you’d prefer, you can replace this with a normal, light soft cheese instead.

If you don’t like smoked salmon, then this Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti would also work really well with prawns.  You could also swap the pasta for a vegetable replacement like courgetti or a load of ribbons of veg – just remember to adjust the calories and points accordingly!

What diets is this Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti suitable for?

This Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti recipe can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions; 

  • Philadelphia Greek Style Soft Cheese

It can also be made gluten free by swapping the following ingredients for gluten free alternatives;

  • Dried spaghetti

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti recipe?

  • You need to count 11 Points per portion of this Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 11 Points per portion of this Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 11 Points per portion of this Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti?

This spaghetti is pretty easy to make, and all you’ll need (apart from the ingredients!) is a micro grater to get super fine lemon zest.

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We use a Deiss Grater because they’re very sharp and perfect for fine zesting, but also work really well for finely grating cheese! You’ll find it here on Amazon!

How many calories are in this Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti?

There are 300 calories per portion in this Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Instructions

Step 1

Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet. Drain but keep back 50mls/4tbsp of the water used to cook the spaghetti in.

Step 2

Add the Philadelphia, garlic granules, lemon zest, chilli flakes and the water from the spaghetti into a saucepan. Mix on a low heat until combined.

Step 3

Take the saucepan off the heat and add half of the smoked salmon.

Step 4

Combine the mixture with the spaghetti and serve.

Step 5

Top each serving with the rest of the smoked salmon. Add some freshly ground black pepper, a small grate of lemon zest and, if to taste, a sprinkle of spring onion tops.

What could I serve with this Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti?

This Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti works really well when served with the following starter, accompaniment and dessert:

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How do you know when this Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti is cooked?

You should cook the creamy sauce for this Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti dish on a low heat until the mixture is combined.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti?

No, we don’t recommend freezing this recipe.

How do I reheat Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti

This Creamy Smoked Salmon Spaghetti is super fresh and full of flavour - a slimming friendly meal whether you're following Weight Watchers or calorie counting!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 290
  • Carbs 31G
WW Points
  • 11 Green
  • 11 Blue
  • 11 Purple

Ingredients

  • 400 grams dried spaghetti
  • 100 grams smoked salmon
  • 65 grams Philadelphia Greek Style Soft Cheese
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • ½ tsp dry chilli flakes
  • ½ tsp garlic granules

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Instructions

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the packet. Drain but keep back 50mls/4tbsp of the water used to cook the spaghetti in.
  2. Add the Greek Philadelphia, garlic granules, lemon zest, chilli flakes and the water from the spaghetti into a saucepan. Mix on a low heat until combined.
  3. Take the saucepan off the heat and add half of the smoked salmon.
  4. Combine the mixture with the spaghetti and serve.
  5. Top each serving with the rest of the smoked salmon. Add some freshly ground black pepper, a small grate of lemon zest and, if to taste, a sprinkle of spring onion tops.

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AmandaThursday 30th August 2018

Can you freeze this? And can you use creme fraiche?

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Kirsty SandersonTuesday 31st July 2018

I’m sorry if this is a stupid question (I’m a rookie!) but do you cook the salmon first?

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MintwasabeFriday 16th March 2018

Can you use quark instead of the cream cheese, or will it not have the correct consistency/creaminess?

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AneeshaThursday 11th January 2018

Can the cheese count as a health extra a? Thank you 🙂

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