Salmon and Asparagus Pasta

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Dry sauce mix combines with asparagus and salmon to make a dish that will impress your friends--and you don't have to tell them how easy it is! Mezzi rigatoni is my favorite kind of pasta to use with this one, but ziti, penne, and other hearty pasta cuts will work just as well. Serve with Parmesan cheese.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • ¾ cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley

  • ½ medium white onion, chopped

  • 2 medium lemons, juiced, divided

  • 1 (8 ounce) fresh salmon fillet

  • 1 (16 ounce) package rigatoni pasta

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter

  • 1 (1.6 oz) package Sauce, CPC, KNORR Alfredo Sauce, dry mix

  • 1 cup chopped fresh asparagus

  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Combine wine, olive oil, parsley, onion, and juice of 1 lemon in a large skillet over medium heat until simmering. Place salmon on top, with scales down. Cover and poach until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 20 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook rigatoni in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain and cover to keep warm.

  3. Combine milk, butter, and sauce mix in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk constantly until boiling. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, whisking frequently, until thickened, about 4 minutes.

  4. Fill a small skillet with 1/4 inch water, remaining lemon juice, and garlic; bring to a boil. Add asparagus, cover, and steam, checking frequently to avoid overcooking, until bright green and tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  5. Flake poached salmon and add to warm pasta. Add sauce and asparagus; toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

352 Calories
9g Fat
50g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 352
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 321mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 24mg 119%
Calcium 102mg 8%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 377mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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