For those who love salmon, here's a new way to switch it up a bit. Simple and easy, yet simply satisfying! You will want more and more. It's rich, has a nice tangy flavor to it, and is absolutely delicious!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 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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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onions, green onions, and pesto. Cook until tender. Mix in salmon, and cook until heated through. Stir in 1/2 the Parmesan cheese, and continue cooking 5 minutes. Toss with the cooked pasta, and sprinkle with remaining Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

485 calories; protein 32.4g 65% DV; carbohydrates 45.3g 15% DV; fat 18.7g 29% DV; cholesterol 48.7mg 16% DV; sodium 523.4mg 21% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2009
I am always kind of amused by the reviews that say "this recipe was great! I made it just like it says except I changed t five of the main ingredients..." So when I say "this recipe was great! Except I changed..." I am laughing at myself as well. I changed the spaghetti to bow tie pasta and since I didn't have any pesto handy I substituted a tomato and basil bruschetta instead. And it was stlil delicious! Perhaps that is the mark of a great basic recipe--it can stand up to tinkering. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2011
I used baked salmon and skipped the onions because I didn't have any. I used more pesto than called for as well. This was pretty good! A different way to eat salmon but I liked it. Read More
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106 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 60
  • 4 star values: 26
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2009
I am always kind of amused by the reviews that say "this recipe was great! I made it just like it says except I changed t five of the main ingredients..." So when I say "this recipe was great! Except I changed..." I am laughing at myself as well. I changed the spaghetti to bow tie pasta and since I didn't have any pesto handy I substituted a tomato and basil bruschetta instead. And it was stlil delicious! Perhaps that is the mark of a great basic recipe--it can stand up to tinkering. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2006
I cut the recipe in half as it was just me for lunch I too used whole wheat spaghetti but I used a piece of leftover grilled salmon instead of canned. I did use pesto (Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto from this site) & it added such freshness & flavor....next tiem I will double the pesto. I minced my onions up real small because while I wanted the flavor I didn't want chunks. After it was done & plated I squeezed some lemon juice on it & sprinkled it w/ some black pepper & I liked that so well that I hit it w/ some lemon pepper. What a healthy flavorful & easy way to stretch leftover salmon! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2011
Verry yummy!!! I added waaay more pesto spinach and green bell pepper. Because I am watching my weight we did not add the cheese and it was still very delish! We ate with penne pasta. This was also very quick to make which is great for me! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2006
I could not get my family to eat salmon until this recipe...with a few adjustments. First I use a fresh salmon steak marinate it in Garlic Parmesan salad dressing for about an hour then broil it about 10 minutes each side. Then flake it into the pasta. Delicious! Thanks for the recipe! A definite staple in this house now. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2005
This dish was great! I used whole wheat pasta and instead of canned salmon I used thawed frozen fillets. I put them in a baking dish with some water and S & P in the oven for 15 minutes. Then cut it up and added it to the pasta when it was time. I also added some feash garlic. I would make this again it was terrific. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2006
I used the Simple Garlic and Basil Pesto recipe as one reviewer suggested. Using the canned salmon made the recipe taste a little too fishy not to mention time-consuming since I had to pick out fat skin and bones from the meat before adding it in. I would use fresh grilled salmon in the future. Still the recipe was a big hit and reheated well. Very onion-ey but I liked it that way. Using all that cheese made it especially yummy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2006
This was SO good. I didn't think it would be but was trying it for the simplicity and health value and I am amazed! I wanted to eat the whole thing! I used whole wheat spaghetti the salmon in a pouch and otherwise followed the recipe exactly. YUM! I can't wait to make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2010
Great base recipe and of course changed it a bit to our liking. I added a bit more pesto as well as a shake or two of Italian seasoning that seemed to give it just what it needed. Also added a few drops of Sriracha chilli sauce (idea from Teena's Spicy Pesto Chicken on this site) when serving and it was amazing!! I'm not a huge fish fan so this was a great way to get some fish in our diet w/out being able to to taste it too much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
So easy and satisfying the only little changes I made was to use fresh salmon and penne pasta as these were what I had on hand. Plus I added a few tablespoons of sliced black olives from a jar and cut back on the olive oil as the pesto already contains a large amount of it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/08/2011
I used baked salmon and skipped the onions because I didn't have any. I used more pesto than called for as well. This was pretty good! A different way to eat salmon but I liked it. Read More
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