This is a tasty and easy pasta dish I made using ingredients I had on hand.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Coat salmon fillet with 2 tablespoons pesto. Place in a 9x13 inch baking dish.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and flake salmon into chunks; set salmon aside.

  • Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Stir in rigatoni, and return to a boil. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until rigatoni has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 11 minutes. Drain in a colander.

  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat.

  • Cook and stir spinach in oil until wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove spinach and set aside.

  • Cook and stir garlic, shallots, red pepper flakes, and black pepper in the same skillet until garlic and shallots are lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Pour in extra oil if needed.

  • Stir in drained artichoke hearts and cook until heated, about 3 minutes.

  • Pour in white wine and simmer until slightly reduced, 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Combine 2 tablespoons pesto, cooked spinach, salmon, Parmesan cheese, and cooked pasta in the skillet and lightly toss until mixed, 1 to 2 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

546 calories; protein 33.9g 68% DV; carbohydrates 50.6g 16% DV; fat 22.7g 35% DV; cholesterol 55.5mg 19% DV; sodium 763.2mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2012
This was good, but I changed the cooking method to make it, what I thought, a little easier: Cook the garlic and shallots. Lower the heat and add the spinach. Add the artichoke hearts. Add wine (not sure the wine is necessary). I cooked the salmon on the grill without the pesto, but added more pesto to the entire dish. Read More
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21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2012
This was good, but I changed the cooking method to make it, what I thought, a little easier: Cook the garlic and shallots. Lower the heat and add the spinach. Add the artichoke hearts. Add wine (not sure the wine is necessary). I cooked the salmon on the grill without the pesto, but added more pesto to the entire dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2012
My husband and I loved the recipe. I actually doubled the red pepper flakes because we do like the extra spice (and it was a definite added kick!). I also added extra olive oil that was suggested. Unfortunately I bought the 6oz bag of spinach by accident but it still turned out great. It did take a bit longer to cook than expected but it was well worth it. We will definitely be making this again! (I would skip the red pepper flakes if you want your kids to try it). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2012
My husband and & I really liked this but it was a little complicated. Not wanting to turn the oven on I pan fried the salmon then used the same pan for everything else - removing as much of the pesto from the salmon as possible so it didn't burn & turn the meal bitter. It worked great and the flavors worked well together. I look forward to having leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2013
The family really enjoyed this one. We added about 1/2 cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes and a tablespoon of capers also which we thought were a good addition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2013
loved this. Baked salmon as recipe indicted with a touch of lemon. In a pan I sautéed the olive oil a little bit of butter chopped garlic and chopped fresh dill and red pepper flakes. Smelled amazing by then. I added to the oil mixture the artichokes a can of clams and a can of sliced black olives and a chopped tomato I needed to use Dumped a big handful of fresh spinach to pan. Once all was warmed I added the salmon and wine. and let simmer for a bit Served a nice spoonful over some thick pasta pappale noodles and added the Parmesan cheese This was so good would make again Very healthy dinner Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2017
Add fresh squeezed lemon and extra pesto! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2012
Both my husband and I really liked this but I did make some changes. I used what I had meaning I didn't use artichokes (my husband doesn't like them) but added sliced black olives. Instead of just parmesan cheese I used a mix of various Italian cheese and I only used a small bag of spinach. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2017
Fresh everything! Wow! I had to bake the salmon a bit longer. And we had a whole pound of salmon so added it all. Different pasta. Delish! and will do this again. My husband says this is a perfect marriage of many favors. Excitement in every bite. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/02/2020
For what was stated as a 'throw together' meal, we loved it. I used steelhead trout instead and dropped the red pepper flakes. What a great combination of tastes! Read More
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