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Southwestern Salmon Pasta Chowder/Soup

Christine Whisenhunt


Is it a pasta, chowder or soup? I don't know, ergo the name, but it is GOOD! I wanted some sort of pasta today and I wanted to use some salmon, and I wanted it in a cream sauce, so I started throwing things together and it turned out really good! I think next time I'd like it more like a soup, so I'll double everything except the pasta. This is super easy and super flavorful. I hope you try it and enjoy it too!
**This pic shows artichokes as well, as I originally put them in, but I think it was much better without them, so I did not include them in the recipe. I will update pic later.**

★★★★★ 1 vote
10 Min
30 Min


1 pkg
rotini pasta (or whatever pasta you like)
1 can(s)
corn, drained
1 can(s)
salmon, deboned and broke up


2 c
whole milk
2 Tbsp
parsley flakes
1 Tbsp
minced garlic, heaping (i like lots of garlic, add less if you don't)
1 tsp
goya adobo seasoning (lemon pepper variety)
1 tsp
mustard powder
1 tsp
black pepper
1/2 c
grated parmesan
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes


1Start water for pasta first. Then start the sauce.
2In a saucepan, combine ingredients for alfredo, except for parmesan. Whisk together and cook over medium heat, watching carefully and whisking very frequently to prevent burning. If necessary, lower heat. When warmed through, add parmesan and continue to cook for a few minutes. Don't forget to whisk! Then, add tomatoes and continue to cook until warmed through. If you prefer a thicker sauce, add some flour or cornstarch and continue to cook until thickens. The tomato cream sauce is especially thin because of the juice from the tomatoes, but the juice is what totally makes it, so you must include it.
3When the pasta is done, drain it thoroughly. When the sauce is done, add the pasta and remaining ingredients to the sauce and heat through.
4Note: I used canned salmon, but it breaks up really badly, and if you don't mind that it's fine, but if you want a nicer presentation and/or chunks of salmon, use a fresh piece of cooked salmon broken into bite size pieces.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Pasta
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy