You'll never believe this fancy-looking pasta dinner cooks in the same pot AND in only 20 minutes. A fresh squeeze of lemon is the perfect finish to this easy pasta dish.

Annie Peterson
Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Brie Passano

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
stand:
5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 3- to 4-qt. pot heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and cook 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Stir in the next four ingredients (through salt). Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally.

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  • Remove from heat. Stir in the spinach, salmon, and pesto. Cover and let stand 5 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

DIY Pesto

Have fresh basil on hand? Make the pesto for this pasta yourself and it will be extra delicious. In a food processor combine 1½ cups packed fresh basil leaves, ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, ½ cup toasted pine nuts, ¿ cup olive oil, 2 to 4 peeled and halved garlic cloves, and ½ tsp. salt. Cover and process until nearly smooth, adding additional oil (about 2 Tbsp.) to reach desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts

230 calories; total fat 8g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 5mg; sodium 546mg; potassium 132mg; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 3g; sugar 2g; protein 10g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 1841IU; vitamin c 20mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 40mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 48mg; iron 2mg.
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