Smoked Salmon Pasta Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

  • Salmon-Sauced Pasta (see recipe below)
  • Greens with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette
  • Lemon-Black Pepper Scones
  • Parslied Roast Carrots

Salmon-Sauced Pasta is the main course in this quick, flavorful dinner. Greens with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette, Lemon-Black Pepper Scones, and Parslied Roast Carrots are also a snap to make. Cupboard items to keep on hand include Italian dressing and lemon pepper from the spice aisle. Start the carrots first, then bake the scones.

Salmon-Sauced Pasta


Greens with Lemon-Dijon Vinaigrette

Whisk together any oil and vinegar dressing with a squeeze of lemon juice and a dollop of Dijon mustard. Toss with your favorite green salad.

Lemon-Black Pepper Scones

Refrigerated biscuits are so versatile. Place on a cookie sheet, brush with milk, and sprinkle with lemon-pepper. Bake as directed; serve warm.

Parslied Roast Carrots

Toss a bag of baby carrots with 2 tsp. olive oil; season with salt and pepper. Place on a jelly-roll pan and roast in a 375-degree oven for about 30 minutes. Toss with chopped parsley when cooked and hot.