Friday, 20 January 2012

Cheese Filled Salmon Balls & Cream Sauce Pasta

This post has been submitted to the competition on Red Ted Art and with Appliances Online

Healthy eating for children has always been my top priority. I like making this dish because I know it is good for the children and this is one of their favourite pasta dishes. It has fish and cheese that are good for their bones and lots of colourful vegetables that contain vitamins good for their health.

(Serves 4)

250g pasta shapes

300g fresh salmon fillet ( cut into cubes)

½ cup fresh bread crumbs

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic (chopped)

1 beaten egg

½ cup chopped basil

16-20 cheese balls or cubes

For the cream sauce:

100g cream cheese

100 ml milk

½ cup peas

½ cup chopped carrot


½ cup finely grated cheese

sprigs of fresh basil

1. Place the salmon, breadcrumbs, garlic, basil, a tablespoon of olive oil, egg, salt and pepper in a food processor. Turn the processor on to pulsate for 5 seconds till the salmon mixture is well chopped up.

2. Divide the salmon mixture into 16 –20 pieces. Place a cheese ball in the centre of a flatten salmon mixture and roll into a ball. Repeat with the rest of the cheese balls and salmon.

3. Heat the rest of olive oil in a pan. Fry the salmon balls gently for 2-3 minutes without browning.

4. Add in the milk. Bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add in the cream cheese, peas and carrot. Simmer for a further 5 minutes till the cream cheese is melted and the salmon balls are cooked through. Season to taste.

5. Boil the pasta in water according to the instruction on the packet. When cooked, drain off the water.

6. Divide the cooked pasta onto 4 warm plates. Spoon over the salmon balls and cream cheese sauce.


7. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Garnish with a sprig of basil. Enjoy with the family.


  1. Wow, I love the look of this dish and think my kids would really love it too. A great entry!

  2. Thank you. All my family love this dish. It is tasty and nutritious and is easy to make.