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Squash Ribbon Pasta with Salmon Herb Cream Sauce

Draining the hot cooked pasta over the squash ribbons softens the vegetables just enough to keep their fresh texture, yet combine well with the pasta. Adding the red onion to the pasta in the last 2 minutes of cooking removes makes it tender and not as strong tasting.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 6 -8


  • 1 medium zucchini about 8 ounces
  • 1 medium summer squash about 8 ounces
  • 16 ounces uncooked pasta I used DeLallo Fusilli col Buco
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh thyme basil, or parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups leftover salmon in chunks or flaked (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese


  • Shave squashes into thin strips using a vegetable peeler; place in a colander. Bring a large saucepan filled with water to a boil. Add the salt and then the pasta; cook 9 minutes (or according to package directions). Add red onion; cook 2 minutes. Drain pasta mixture over squash in colander.
  • Return pan to medium-high heat. Add milk and flour; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in cream; cook for 1 minute. Add pasta mixture, stirring to coat. Stir in the herbs, salt and pepper, and salmon. Gently mix together. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.