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 FAQs

Q: What are the main ingredients in this salmon pasta dish?
A: The main ingredients are asparagus, pasta (rotini used here), canned salmon, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, fresh dill, garlic powder, and olive oil.

Q: How is the asparagus prepared?
A: The asparagus is trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces, tossed with olive oil, and roasted at 400°F for 10 minutes until tender.

Q: Can you use fresh salmon instead of canned?
A: Yes, you can use a cooked salmon fillet broken into chunks instead of canned salmon.

Q: How many servings does this recipe make?
A: This Lemon Dill Salmon Pasta makes 4 servings.

Related: Like salmon? Check out our sesame ginger salmon, and our salmon with avocado salsa!

Q: Why should I serve my family this dish?
A: Not only is it delicious, but our Lemon Dill Salmon Pasta with Asparagus is healthy too! Asparagus is an excellent source of folate, a B vitamin important for cell growth and preventing neural tube defects. It’s also high in vitamins A, C, E, and K. The salmon is packed with heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein, and micronutrients like vitamin D, selenium, and B vitamins like niacin and B12. Together, the salmon and asparagus make this pasta dish a nutritious and satisfying meal with a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fats.

Let’s make this Lemon Dill Salmon Pasta with Asparagus!

Lemon Dill Salmon Pasta with Asparagus

Amanda Keefer
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 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Entree & Main Dishes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 393 kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


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