Salmon pasta in pan

Look no further than this salmon pasta for a quick and easy meal. Made with simple ingredients and fresh asparagus for an easy weeknight dinner.

I’ve been making this recipe for years. It’s a go-to when I’m craving something light and fresh but too tired to cook.

This salmon pasta also reheats well, making it great to pack for lunch the next day. It’s also great cold!

Ingredients in bowls for salmon pasta

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Asparagus – Trim off any rough ends and chop into 1-inch pieces for easy roasting.
  • Pasta – Any type of pasta works well – rotini (which we use here), penne, small shells, bowties, etc.
  • Salmon – Canned salmon works so well here and makes this recipe super easy. Or you could cook a salmon filet and break it up into chunks.
  • Parmesan Cheese – Skip the kind in the green can and go for freshly grated for tons of flavor.
  • Seasonings – Fresh dill, lemon juice and garlic powder, plus salt and pepper to taste.

Just roast the asparagus, boil your pasta and throw everything together. It couldn’t be easier!

Salmon pasta in white bowl with pan in background

Lemon Dill Salmon Pasta with Asparagus

Amber Gray
Look no further than this salmon pasta for a quick and easy meal. Made with simple ingredients and fresh asparagus for an easy weeknight dinner.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Entree & Main Dishes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 393 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb. asparagus rough ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 8 oz. rotini pasta cooked according to package directions
  • 1 6 oz. can boneless, skinless salmon
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh dill chopped
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Place asparagus on baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tsp. olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Bake 10 minutes, or until tender.
  • Combine cooked pasta, asparagus, salmon, lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, dill and garlic powder in large bowl. Stir to coat well. Sprinkle with cheese before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 393kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 21gFat: 15gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 359mgFiber: 5gSugar: 4g
Keyword pasta, salmon, weeknight dinner
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