Baked penne with salmon and leeks

This dish feeds a crowd. I love to prepare it for family get-togethers.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 30 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 605 / Protein 33g / Carbohydr. 91g / Fat 31g

Ingredients (4 servings)

250 gshort pasta (e.g. penne)
300 gsalmon
400 gleeks
200 gcream cheese
250 mlvegetable stock
50 gGouda cheese (grated)
1 tbsphorseradish (prepared)
1 pinchnutmeg
olive oil for frying and greasing


frying pan, baking dish, oven, sieve, 2 large saucepans, citrus press (optional), cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Pinot Gris, semi-dry, 2011
Pinot Gris, a characteristically pleasant wine with fruity acidity, is a perfect match for light cuisine. It is to be enjoyed at 8 – 10°C (46 – 50°F).

Step 1

Baked penne with salmon and leeks

Cook pasta in plenty of salted, boiling water, according to package instructions, for approx. 5 – 8 min. Make sure that it is not fully cooked through. Drain and set aside.

large saucepan, sieve

250 g short pasta / salt

Step 2

Baked penne with salmon and leeks

Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Dice salmon into bite-sized pieces. Season with salt and pepper.

oven, cutting board, knife

300 g salmon / salt / pepper

Step 3

Baked penne with salmon and leeks

Wash leek and cut into thin slices.

cutting board, knife

400 g leeks

Step 4

Baked penne with salmon and leeks

Sauté leeks in some olive oil for approx. 3 – 5 min. Season with lemon juice and salt and pepper.

0.5 lemon / olive oil for frying / salt / pepper

Step 5

Baked penne with salmon and leeks

Heat up vegetable stock, then stir in cream cheese until dissolved. Season with horseradish, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

large saucepan, cooking spoon

250 ml vegetable stock / 200 g cream cheese / 1 tbsp horseradish / 1 pinch nutmeg / salt / pepper

Step 6

Baked penne with salmon and leeks

Add salmon and sautéed leeks to the sauce. Mix carefully.

cooking spoon

Step 7

Baked penne with salmon and leeks

Grease baking dish with some olive oil and spread cooked pasta in the bottom. Add sauce and mix until evenly distributed.

baking dish

olive oil for greasing

Step 8

Baked penne with salmon and leeks

Top with grated Gouda cheese and bake for approx. 30 – 35 min. at 200°C/390°F until golden. Serve with a salad on the side.

baking dish, oven

50 g Gouda cheese