Salmon Pasta with Spinach and Artichokes Recipe -
Salmon Pasta with Spinach and Artichokes Recipe
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Salmon Pasta with Spinach and Artichokes

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Coat salmon fillet with 2 tablespoons pesto. Place in a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and flake salmon into chunks; set salmon aside.
  5. 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.
  6. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat.
  7. Cook and stir spinach in oil until wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove spinach and set aside.
  8. 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.
  9. Stir in drained artichoke hearts and cook until heated, about 3 minutes.
  10. Pour in white wine and simmer until slightly reduced, 5 to 10 minutes.
  11. Combine 2 tablespoons pesto, cooked spinach, salmon, Parmesan cheese, and cooked pasta in the skillet and lightly toss until mixed, 1 to 2 minutes.
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Jun 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!

Mar 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).


11 Ratings

Feb 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.

Jan 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

Dec 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.

Oct 18, 2012

I ended up making this recipe as a casserole. I added the spices in the same pan as the cooked down spinach and also added cayenne pepper and turmeric (cause my husband is Indian and he likes these two spices). I didn't have artichoke hearts but I did have green olives so I used those instead. Combined the salmon/pesto, cooked fettuccine noodles, and spinach together with white wine for 10 minutes to blend together and cook down the liquid (even added a little bit of olive juice). In a casserole dish, I crushed saltine crackers to layer on top and then sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and baked for 15 minutes. The liquid was dried out and the crackers/cheese gave a good toasted topping. Hubby liked it!

Sep 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.


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  • Calories
  • 545 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 50.6 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 22.7 g
  • 35%
  • Fiber
  • 8.7 g
  • 35%
  • Protein
  • 33.9 g
  • 68%
  • Sodium
  • 763 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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