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Salmon Fettuccine with Sour Cream Caesar Sauce

This deliciously creamy salmon fettuccine pasta dish is packed full of flavor thanks to a caesar sauce made with Hood Sour Cream, lots of fresh herbs, and bacon. It’s incredibly easy to make and will be on your table in no time!

Creamy fettuccine on a white plate with salmon, bacon, and herbs and sour cream container and parsley in the background with "Salmon Fettuccine with Sour Cream Caesar Sauce" text at the top

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Quick! You can only have one meal for the rest of your life… What is it?? While I may be tempted to shout out “donuts!!” when I’m working through a serious sugar craving, 99.9% of the time, I will tell you it’s a caesar salad. With salmon. I honestly think I could eat caesar salad for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy (I’m actually pretty sure I did live off caesar salad for a couple years when I was a teenager). But turn that into caesar salad pasta and I don’t just *think* I could eat it happily for the rest of my life, I *know* I could. Add bacon to that caesar salad pasta and I’ll be begging you to let me eat this for the rest of my life!

While I generally whip up a traditional caesar dressing in my blender, I decided to try something new for this pasta and made a sour cream-based caesar dressing. And I’m happy to tell you that I now have the easiest and creamiest caesar salad dressing recipe for you. Seriously, this is good stuff. And it’s so ridiculously easy to make.

As in, just whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl. No dirtying your blender, no using a ton of olive oil, and no adding in raw egg yolks. Just Hood Sour Cream, garlic, lemon juice, dijon mustard, anchovy paste, and parmesan cheese. If you’re scared of anchovy paste, you don’t have to use it, but I highly recommend trying it. Honestly, if you have anchovy-phobia, the paste is a lot more approachable than actual anchovies in a tin (which is what I put in my traditional, blender caesar dressing). And it gives the caesar sauce an awesome kick of umami, which would be tough to get with any substitutes.

Bird's eye view of sour cream container, spoon, and bowl with white caesar dressing

For generations, Hood Sour Cream has been the sour cream of choice for New England families and it’s perfect for making recipes even more delicious when entertaining or cooking for your family. It’s made with high-quality ingredients and is incredibly versatile for both savory and sweet foods. If you think sour cream is just for using with tacos or for topping baked potatoes, I urge you to think a bit outside the box. There’s so much you can do with it and this caesar dressing is a great place to start!


Other than making the sour cream sauce for this salmon pasta (which takes literally 5 minutes), you’ll just need to sauté the salmon (easy!), fry the bacon (easy!), and boil the pasta (SO easy!). And just like that, you have the makings of a seriously satisfying and impressive meal.

Collage showing close-up of caesar dressing covered fettuccine with bacon and herbs, pan with salmon cooking, and pot with fettuccine boiling

Toss the salmon, bacon, sour cream caesar sauce, and herbs together with the pasta.

Overhead view of pot with fettuccine, salmon, sour cream caesar sauce, herbs, and bacon

And dinner is served! I think people often feel meals involving salmon are automatically fancy. But it’s one of the easiest things to cook. You literally rub some salt and pepper on it and cook it in a little bit of olive oil for a few minutes. But hey, let’s let them think it’s difficult, right?? Let them think you spent hours slaving over the stove making this salmon fettuccine for them.

Bird's eye view of white plate with cream-covered fettuccine, salmon, bacon, and herbs with a fork and sour cream container, parsley, and bowl of caesar dressing in the background

I am seriously so addicted to this dish. I loved every single bite of it and can’t get enough. From the salmon to the bacon to the PERFECTLY sauce-coated fettuccine, I can confidently confirm that I could be happy eating salmon pasta every day for the rest of my life.

Close-up view of white plate with fettuccine, salmon, bacon, and herbs with a fork

And I’m also thrilled that I found a new favorite way to make caesar dressing. Sour cream is legit my new best friend and I can’t believe what a rich and creamy dressing it makes. Can I please mention one more time how easy this sauce is to make?? All you do is whisk everything together in a bowl. Sorry, I just can’t get over that.

Landscape photo of white plate with cream-covered fettuccine with salmon, bacon, and herbs with fork on the plate and sour cream container and parsley in the background

This is a great dish for serving to guests, but I recommend making a double batch of the caesar sauce to keep in your fridge… In addition to using this on pasta, you can, of course, also use it as a salad dressing. Seriously, once you try it, you’ll want to put it on everything!

Creamy fettuccine on a white plate with salmon, bacon, and herbs and sour cream container and parsley in the background

Sorry donuts, salmon fettuccine with this sour cream caesar sauce (and bacon!) is the #1 food I want to be stuck with forever. Luckily we don’t live in a world where we have to make decisions like that and I can have my caesar salmon pasta and eat my donut for dessert. Life is good.

To learn more about Hood Sour Cream, get additional recipes (that go WAY beyond baked potatoes!), and download coupons, check out HoodSourCream.com!

Have you ever used sour cream as a sauce or dressing base? And really, what’s one food you could happily eat every day for the rest of your life?

If you like this recipe, check out my Caesar Salad Pizza or my Brussels Sprouts Bacon Caesar Salad. And I can’t wait to try this Roasted Chickpea Salad from My Diary of Us!

Salmon Fettuccine with Caesar Sour Cream Sauce

This deliciously creamy salmon fettuccine pasta dish is packed full of flavor thanks to a caesar sauce made with Hood Sour Cream, lots of fresh herbs, and bacon.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Ceasar Dressings, Salmon Pastas, Sour Cream Sauces
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Sues


  • 1/2 lb. fettuccine pasta
  • 1/2 lb. salmon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Sour cream caesar sauce (recipe below)
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 1 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 1/4 Tbsp finely chopped basil

Sour Cream Caesar Sauce

  • 3/4 cup Hood Sour Cream
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese


  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fettuccine to pot and cook for about 5 minutes, until al dente. Drain pasta and return to pot.
  • While pasta is cooking, sprinkle salmon filets with salt, and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once hot, place salmon in pan. Let cook for about 3-4 minutes. Flip filets and let cook until salmon is firm to the touch, about 2-3 more minutes.
  • Flake salmon into small pieces and add to the pot with the fettuccine, along with the sour cream caesar sauce, crumbled bacon, parsley, and basil. Toss until all ingredients are combined and coated in the sauce.

Sour Cream Caesar Sauce

  • In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together until well combined.
  • Keep sour cream caesar sauce covered in fridge until ready to use.

14 Responses to "Salmon Fettuccine with Sour Cream Caesar Sauce"

  1. Britni says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is so good! Love using salmon instead of regular chicken.

  2. April says:

    5 stars
    All of the flavors in this go so well together! This is going to be a weekly meal for us, I think. So good!

  3. Beth says:

    5 stars
    I have to say, that looks incredible! My husband is a huge sour cream fan! I am definitely making this for him!

  4. Natanja || Home Baked Bliss says:

    5 stars
    Yum! This looks delicious! And the color of that salmon is just insane. Using sour cream in a caesar dressing sounds like a great idea. 🙂

  5. Diana Trotter says:

    5 stars
    WOW!! This looks amazing! We love sour cream too, never would have thought to make it like this!

  6. Kate says:

    5 stars
    I can’t decide what my ‘only meal forever’ would be. Maybe veggie lasagne! I do love a caesar salad though and your twist on it is great.

  7. Jessica Formicola says:

    5 stars
    This is my kind of meal! The perfect summer pasta!

  8. Devon says:

    5 stars
    This looks so good! I have to say, though, I am still over here waiting on your June book post. Please tell me this is just one month off and they will be back!

  9. Mel says:

    I absolutely love pasta and salmon, so your recipe would be a hit in my home! I love how simple yet how full of flavours it is 🙂

  10. Marlynn | UrbanBlissLife says:

    This looks absolutely amazing! It’s all of my favorite foods mixed into one!

  11. Lisa Bryan says:

    5 stars
    Salmon, sour cream and bacon….I’m in heaven! This sounds amazing!

  12. Sues says:

    @Devon- Aw you’re so sweet!! I am just insanely behind with my reviews for last month, but they will be up on Monday!!

  13. Peter says:

    5 stars
    This is an awesome recipe! I love salmon in pasta! 🙂

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