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Easy Salmon Pesto Pasta

Penne pasta topped with homemade basil and pine nut pesto, peas, Parmesan cheese and salmon.
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy salmon pasta, salmon pesto pasta, seafood pesto pasta
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 546kcal
Author Plating Pixels


  • 8 ounces penne pasta noodles uncooked
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • ½ tablespoon squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup peas cooked
  • 5 ounces drained cooked canned salmon


  • Cook pasta according to package directions in a pot of lightly salted water. Usually 8-10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • While pasta is cooking: Place basil leaves, cheese, olive oil, garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a food processor. Pulse until smooth and combined, about 1 minute. 
  • Split cooked pasta between two plates. Top with pesto, peas and cooked salmon. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese and serve.


Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 530mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1380IU | Vitamin C: 34mg | Calcium: 433mg | Iron: 2.8mg