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Salmon and leek pasta bake

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  • Egg free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • No added sugar
  • High in dietary fibre
  • High in protein

There’s nothing more comforting than a pasta bake on a cold winter’s night. This one is packed with tasty salmon and leek - it’s a winning combination.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time1 hour
  • Prep time15 minutes
Baking dish of salmon pasta bake with a scoop taken out


  • 375g penne
  • 4 Coles Australian Skinless Salmon Portions
  • 2 leeks, pale section only, thinly sliced
  • 60g butter
  • 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 cups (1L) milk
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) thickened cream
  • 1/2 cup (60g) coarsely grated cheddar
  • 1 1/2 cup (60g) coarsely grated cheddar
  • 60g pkt Coles Australian Baby Spinach
  • 1 tbs coarsely chopped dill
  • 1/2 cup (35g) coarse breadcrumbs (made from day-old sourdough bread)

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  1. Step 1

    Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain well.
  2. Step 2

    Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook salmon for 2 mins each side or until browned and almost cooked through. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Step 3

    Add leek to the pan and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until softened.
  4. Step 4

    Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour and mustard and cook, stirring, for 2 mins or until the mixture bubbles and is grainy. Reduce heat to low. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until the sauce boils and thickens. Remove from heat. Add the cream and cheddar. Stir to combine. Season.
  5. Step 5

    Add pasta to the sauce with the leek, peas, spinach and dill. Coarsely flake the salmon. Add salmon to the pasta mixture and gently toss to combine. Transfer to a 12-cup (3L) ovenproof dish. Top with breadcrumbs.
  6. Step 6

    Preheat oven to 180°C. Bake for 30 mins or until golden brown and heated through.

Nutrition Information


Energy: 3307kJ/791 Cals (38%) 

Protein:  40g (80%)

Fat: 40g (57%) 

Sat fat:  19g (79%) 

Carb: 65g (21%) 

Sugar: 15g (17%) 

Fibre: 7g (23%) 

Sodium: 407mg (20%)