Salmon Pea Pasta

This easy Favorite Salmon Pasta with Peas is a nutrient-rich meal, not only for your toddler and kids, but for your whole family!

Nutritional Information

  •  Peas are high in fiber, so they help promote healthy digestion. 
  • A good source of protein for growth and development.
  • An array of micronutrients, such as thiamine, folate, manganese, vitamins A, C and K.
  • A good source of antioxidants to help with cancer prevention.

Salmon Pea Pasta

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 
15 minutes
4 large servings
 9+ months


  • 8 oz pasta of choice
  • 1/2 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup whole milk ricotta
  • 3 tbsp parmesan, grated
  • 1-2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup cooked salmon pieces, freshly cooked or canned (drained)
  • pinch chives (optional)
  • pinch pepper (optional)


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add pasta, and cook according to the directions. When you have 2 minutes left in your cooking time, add the peas to the pasta water. IMPORTANT: reserve 1 cup of pasta water. Drain the pasta and the peas.
  2. Place the same large pot back on your stove. Over medium-low heat, add the butter or oil. Add the garlic and let cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the pasta and the peas to the pot. Turn the stove off.
  3.  Add in the ricotta, parmesan, and lemon juice and gently stir until combined. Add in the reserved pasta water a little at a time, until you have a smooth consistency (I added in 1/3 cup of pasta water).
  4.  Add in the salmon, and gently fold in.
  5.  Sprinkle on chives and pepper (if using).
  6.  Serve and enjoy!


Age: 6+ months (under 1 year of age, use the parmesan and pepper sparingly)

How to Cook Salmon:

  • Preheat oven to 425° F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Place the salmon on the baking sheet and drizzle with oil and rub in any seasoning, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, basil, salt and pepper (for over 1 year), etc.
  • Place the baking sheet into the oven, and cook for 8 minutes or until it is opaque, easily flakes off with a fork, and reaches an internal temperature of 125-130° F. Let cool slightly. 
  • With a fork, gently flake off the salmon from the skin and add to pasta. 

Storage: you can store any leftover pasta in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.