This impressive recipe combines pasta and baked salmon into a creamy one-dish meal. Parmesan cheese and toasted walnuts make the perfect toppers.

Source: Family Circle
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 450°. Coat a small baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add salmon to pan and bake at 450° for 12 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Keep warm.

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  • Meanwhile, cook pasta following package directions. Drain and return to pot.

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  • While pasta is cooking, whisk together half-and-half, cornstarch, salt, nutmeg and cayenne. Place in medium-size saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 1 minute until sauce thickens. Add peas and simmer for an additional minute, until peas are heated through. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese.

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  • Stir sauce into drained pasta. Remove skin from salmon and discard. Flake salmon into bite-size pieces and gently stir into pasta. Top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and the nuts and serve.

Nutrition Facts

479 calories; 11 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 30 mg cholesterol; 359 mg sodium. 63 g carbohydrates; 8 g fiber; 29 g protein;

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