Baked lemon butter salmon pasta is an easy dinner - oven roasted lemon butter salmon tossed in pasta and fresh herbs. Fuss free, restaurant quality meal!

BAKED LEMON BUTTER SALMON PASTA

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Nagi
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
A fabulous easy dinner – oven roasted lemon butter salmon tossed through pasta and finished with fresh herbs. Fuss free, restaurant quality meal!

Ingredients

SALMON
  • 1 pound salmon skinless and boneless – one piece or multiple pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves finely sliced
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
PASTA
  • 1/2 lb fettuccine or other pasta of choice cooked per packet directions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dill + parsley combination, or just one of them*
FINISHING
  • More lemon
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 390F.
  • Place salmon in a small baking dish. Sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Top with butter and garlic, drizzle over lemon and olive oil.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until salmon is just cooked through.
  • Cool for a few minutes, then flake into large chunks – it will break up more when tossing.
  • Add pasta and herbs into the pan. Toss gently to coat pasta with pan juices.
  • Add more lemon if desired. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve immediately! Traditionally, seafood pastas are not garnished with parmesan but you can do so if you wish.

Recipe Notes

*This will work with almost any fresh herb – like basil, chives, oregano.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 516, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 140mg, Sodium: 65mg, Potassium: 727mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 655IU, Vitamin C: 7.3mg, Calcium: 46mg, Iron: 2.2mg