I won’t claim this pasta dish to be an Italian classic or anything, but it certainly hits the spot for me. Pasta dishes should be simple, easy and quick to cook, which makes this dish perfect for a mid-week dinner. This pasta dish includes one of my favourite combinations – smoked salmon &  cream cheese. Though you’d usually find me eating this on a bagel, it works really well as a pasta sauce. My inspiration for this was another Waitrose recipe, but I changed it up a bit as you’ll see.

Smoked salmon and cream cheese linguine


Serves 2 | Prep 5 minutes | Cook 15 minutes | Easy

What you’ll need:

  • 1tbsp olive oil;
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped;
  • 150g  linguine;
  • 50ml white wine;
  • 75g cream cheese;
  • 100g smoked salmon;
  • Handful chopped dill

To make:

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and gently saute the onion for 6 minutes or until it soft and starting to turn golden. Season. Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the linguine and simmer for 9 minutes.

Drain the pasta reserving 100ml of the cooking water. Add the white wine to the onions and let it bubble for a couple of minutes. Add the cream cheese, cooking liquid and seasoning, stirring to combine over a high heat. Take off the heat, toss the linguine through the sauce, then stir in the salmon and dill. Serve!