Salmon Penne With Basil Pesto Cream Sauce, Artichokes, and Asparagus Recipe

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Salmon Penne With Basil Pesto Cream Sauce, Artichokes, and Asparagus
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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the salmon into 1 inch cubes and place in a buttered baking dish. Add the lemon juice to the melted butter and drizzle over the salmon. Season the salmon with garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes or until the salmon flakes easily with a fork. Do not let the salmon overcook. Remove immediately from the oven and keep warm.
  2. While the salmon is cooking, add the pasta to a large pot of salted boiling water. Cook until al dente, about 8 to 10 minutes. Cut the asparagus into 1 inch pieces. Add the asparagus to the boiling water during the last three to five minutes of cooking. Drain and put in a large serving bowl.
  3. While the salmon and pasta are cooking, combine the butter, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, and half-and-half in a saucepan. Season with garlic salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat. Add the pesto at this point. Go light with the pesto to ensure the sauce is lightly flavored.
  4. Mix the artichoke hearts with the asparagus and penne pasta and pour the sauce over the pasta mixture. Mix lightly to coat everything. Add the salmon cubes to the top of the pasta. If desired, serve with extra parmesan cheese and freshly cracked black pepper.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 543.99 Kcal (2278 kJ)
Calories from fat 379.45 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42.16g 65%
Cholesterol 126.79mg 42%
Sodium 356.59mg 15%
Potassium 469.96mg 10%
Total Carbs 12.83g 4%
Sugars 2.95g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4.15g 17%
Protein 27.16g 54%
Vitamin C 7.5mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 9%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Calcium 254.3mg 25%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 183.67 Kcal (769 kJ)
Calories from fat 128.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.24g 65%
Cholesterol 42.81mg 42%
Sodium 120.4mg 15%
Potassium 158.68mg 10%
Total Carbs 4.33g 4%
Sugars 1g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1.4g 17%
Protein 9.17g 54%
Vitamin C 2.5mg 12%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 9%
Iron 0.3mg 5%
Calcium 85.9mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.6
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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