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Total Time: Prep 10 Min. Cook: 10 Min.

Here’s a quick and easy weeknight meal. This pasta and smoked salmon dish is sure to please everyone around the dinner table… you might want to consider making enough to serve them seconds!

Servings: 4


  • 12oz farfalle (bow-tie pasta)

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 1 small red onion, quartered and thinly chopped

  • 2oz brick cream cheese, cut into small pieces

  • ¼ cup fresh dill, coarsely chopped, or 1 teaspoon dried dill weed

  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and rinsed

  • 4 ounces smoked salmon, cut into bite-size pieces


1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water. Add onion to pot; immediately drain pasta mixture and return to pot.

2. Add cream cheese, dill, capers and salmon to pasta. Toss, adding reserved pasta water a little at a time to create a thin sauce that coats farfalle (you may not need all the water). Season lightly with salt and pepper.

Suggested Pairing: Vin Bon Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay

Recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart

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