This creamy Cajun salmon pasta is full of flavor with a touch of spice! The perfect easy weeknight dinner that's good enough for guests.

Cajun Salmon Pasta

This Cajun salmon pasta recipe is fast and flavorful. Cajun spices, sun-dried tomatoes, cream, and garlic make this dish irresistible! 

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Cajun salmon pasta
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Natasha Bull


  • 4 ounces uncooked pasta
  • 1/2 pound fresh salmon
  • Flour for dredging
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • Fresh basil, torn to taste (optional)
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese to taste (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Boil a large, salted pot of water for the pasta. Cook it al dente according to package directions. When the pasta is about 10 minutes away from being done, start the sauce.

  2. Lightly season the salmon with salt & pepper and then coat it in flour.

  3. Add the oil and butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the salmon for 2 minutes/side. 

  4. Take the fish out of the pan and set it aside. Reduce the stove's heat to medium.

  5. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and Dijon mustard to the pan. Cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. 

  6. Add the cream, lemon juice, and Cajun seasoning to the pan. Stir until the sauce is smooth.

  7. Add the salmon back into the pan and break it up using your spoon. Let it cook for a few more minutes until it's cooked through and the sauce has thickened up a bit. Add some fresh basil in the last minute or two of cooking if using. 

  8. Drain the pasta and toss it with the sauce. Serve with freshly grated parmesan if desired. 

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