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Creamy salmon, leek, spinach and pasta pie for one

Creamy slamon, spinach, leek and pasta pie

It’s not often I am home alone, and you’d think when I was I’d appreciate a night off from cooking. Instead, on this particularly cold evening, I opened the fridge to find a week’s worth of leftover food – none of which actually made a meal in themselves. What did I have that needed to be used up fast? Spinach, leek, pasta and sour cream. What else did I have that could complement those items? Salmon and cheese! And that is how I came to make my first Creamy Salmon, Leek and Spinach Pasta Pie (for one) – and it was yummy!


1 teaspoon of butter

1/2 a small leek, sliced

1/4 cup of white wine

Juice of 1/2 a lemon

2 spinach leaves, chopped

1/4 cup of sour cream

Pinch of cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard

80 – 100gm smoked salmon, chopped

2 handfuls of cooked wholemeal pasta (I used leftover penne pasta)

20gm cheese, grated


Pre-heat oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Melt butter in frypan over medium heat and add leek. Cook for 5 minutes or until tender.

Add wine and lemon juice, stir to combine. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Add pasta and cook until pasta is warm.

Combine sour cream, cayenne pepper and mustard, then add to the frypan. Stir to coat pasta, then add smoked salmon and stir to coat.

Pour into a 1 – 1.5 cup ramekin and top with cheese.

Bake in oven for 5 – 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove from oven and season with salt and pepper.

Serves 1.

Stir through cream mixture to coat the pasta

Cook leek in buttered frypan until tender then and spinach, pasta and sour cream mixture to coat.

Coat pasta and salmon with sour cream mixture

Add smoked salmon and stir to combine.

Top the salmon spinach and leek pie with cheese

Place salmon, spinach, leek and pasta in ramekin and top with cheese.

Creamy slamon, spinach, leek and pasta pie

Creamy salmon, spinach, leek and pasta pie for one.

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