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30-Minute Fettuccini Alfredo

Smoked salmon pasta recipe is creamy and delicious, made with easy Alfredo sauce from scratch. Perfect comfort food during the week!


  • 8 oz Fettuccini pasta
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 oz whipped cream cheese, I used Philadelphia brand in a tub
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup milk, I use whole milk, but any kind will work
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese*
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 oz smoked salmon, chopped into small pieces
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


  • To cook pasta, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  • To make the Alfredo sauce, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add whipped cream cheese, garlic and garlic powder. Whisk until everything is combined and smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • In 2-cup measuring cup, combine heavy cream and milk and slowly stir into the cream cheese mixture, whisking constantly. Bring it to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper and continue to cook until desired thickness. (Note: the sauce thickens rather quickly. If the sauce thickened too much, add a bit of milk to thin it.)
  • Add pasta, smoked salmon, parsley and lemon juice. Toss everything until well combined. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 528kcal, Carbohydrates: 48.5g, Protein: 18.9g, Fat: 29.6g, Cholesterol: 88.7mg, Sodium: 1080mg, Sugar: 5.5g
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