This Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta has to be one of our favourite, slimming-friendly pasta dishes and great if you’re following Weight Watchers or calorie counting!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
It’s quick, easy with loads of amazing fresh flavours – great for a light lunch!
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How many Calories are in this Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta?
There are 368 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Stock pots/cubes
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta recipe?
This Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta is 12 Smart Points per portion. However, to make this more Weight Watchers friendly, you could replace half of the pasta with courgette ribbons, or add some green beans and extra asparagus!
How to make this Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta
This dish is quick and simple to make, but tastes really luxurious! Here’s a summary;
- Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet
- Make up the fish stock
- Sauté the onions in a frying pan with some Low calorie cooking spray. Add the stock, salmon, asparagus, parsley and lemon and cook for a few minutes
- Whisk together the other ingredients
- Drain the pasta, return to the pan and pour over the egg mix and stir well to combine. Add in the salmon, asparagus and cooking liquid and mix
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta?
Any of the following go really well with Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta. It’s so hearty it can of course be eaten on its own!
- Cheesy Garlic Bread
- Side salad
- Steamed vegetables
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta?
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There are no unusual ingredients in this recipe – you’ll be able to buy everything you need from the supermarket.
This Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta recipe uses an egg to make the sauce.
If you’re concerned about this don’t be. It’s the traditional way of making pasta sauces like Carbonara, and it’s perfectly safe as the egg is going to cook enough whilst you stir it into the hot pasta.
Asparagus compliments the salmon perfectly, and if you’re making this between late April and late June you really should try using some British Asparagus, you can’t beat it!
We’ve also used some Pecorino cheese in this recipe. It’s quite like Parmesan but slightly tangier in flavour. You could use whichever hard Italian cheese you prefer!
We like to use a fine grater to grate our cheese as it makes a little go a long way. You can get one either from large supermarkets, or online from Amazon.
Can you cook Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta another way?
You will need to cook this recipe as per the method below.
How do you know when Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta is cooked?
You should cook the pasta until tender, the salmon should be just cooked through and the asparagus just softened.
This should take approx 15 minutes on the hob.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta in the fridge?
Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of this pasta in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta?
This recipe is best to be made fresh as the creamy sauce may not freeze particularly well. It’s so quick to make that it’s perfect if you’re wanting dinner ready in a flash!
How do I reheat Creamy Salmon and Asparagus Pasta?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot. You may need to add a little more egg once the pasta is heated through to loosen up the sauce and make it creamy again. Add it in the same way as when the recipe was made fresh.
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Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
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