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Garlic Salmon Linguine

The garlic-seasoned main dish calls for handy pantry ingredients, including pasta and canned salmon. I serve it with asparagus, rolls and fruit. —Theresa Hagan, Glendale, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) linguine
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) salmon, drained, bones and skin removed
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • Cook linguine according to package directions; drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in remaining ingredients; heat through. Add linguine; toss gently to combine.

Garlic Salmon Linguine Tips

How else can you eat canned pink salmon?

Because it’s so convenient and versatile, you can eat canned pink salmon in so many ways. Canned salmon can be tossed into salads, mixed into appetizers, appetizer spreads and sandwiches, and made into salmon patties. Check out our favorite simple canned salmon recipes for some excellent suggestions and starting points.

How do you spice up canned salmon?

Because of its mild flavor, it's easy to spice up canned salmon. Mix in some finely chopped onion, red or green pepper, a dash or two of hot sauce, or, if you're something of a heat-seeker, maybe even some finely chopped jalapeno pepper. Pair it or mix into some spicy kimchi, a health-food superstar!. Salmon also pairs excellently with a variety of herbs: dill, fennel, tarragon, parsley and thyme to name a few.

How much linguine do I need per person?

Count on serving 2 ounces of linguine per person. We have a “trick” for easily measuring out this amount: Consider the diameter of a quarter, then stand a handful of linguine on-end, vertically, in your fist that looks about that size. That's one serving! And check out some other helpful tips about measuring pasta perfectly every time. Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 489 calories, 19g fat (3g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 693mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • Kelly
    Jan 21, 2021

    By looking at the recipe it looked boring. I added capers, fresh spinach and red onion.

  • Josh
    Jan 12, 2021

    This dish is pretty bad. I made it just about exactly how they said, then added p Black pepper, more parsley, and some salt. Still this dish is just bad. I wouldn't recommend if you're looking for a good quick bite. If anything I recommend not using chicken broth, and instead using more olive oil, and instead of cayenne pepper use lemon pepper. And at the end squeeze a lemon over the dish. Should add more flavor while keeping mostly the same premise.

  • LPHJKitchen
    Dec 7, 2020

    A very quick and easy meal to make! We used some leftover smoked salmon in place of the canned. Very simple and tasty!

  • Amber
    Sep 16, 2020

    I'm not going to lie, I've never cooked with canned salmon before in my life. I live in Puerto Rico and the municipality gives us boxes of free food which is an amazing gift!! Canned salmon is one of those.... I added twice the garlic and about half the pasta. On the plate, I added a drizzle of olive oil, grated parmesan salt and pepper.

  • Vl
    Sep 6, 2020

    Definitely easy, but lacks much flavor. I’m looking for “pantry” meals, without the addition of pesto, grated Parmesan. and a pink sauce, no one in my family would’ve eaten this. I also used leftover grilled salmon, it overpowered the pasta.

  • Laurie
    Jul 20, 2020

    Thank you for sharing. Great tasting and easy. I make this once a week ??

  • Roger
    Apr 21, 2020

    Great basic recipe without a cream base. Used left over grilled Sockeye and added halved cherry tomatoes and broccoli to get some veggies in. Quick, easy and delicious.

  • Rebecca
    Apr 3, 2020

    Delicious, easy to follow and inexpensive. I didn't have linguine so I substituted it with spaghetti. Just as good. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  • laurenph31
    Feb 13, 2020

    This was surprisingly delicious. I was looking for something to make with canned salmon besides salmon cakes, and I’ll absolutely make this again. My 6-year-old loved it, and my 10-month-old was cracking us up, he was shoveling it in so fast! Only adjustments were more garlic and more [garlic] salt.

  • collette
    Jun 5, 2019

    This recipe was so easy and very tasty, I used dried parsley (added to the broth and cooked for a bit longer)