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Creamy Salmon on Whole Wheat Penne with Salad

Creamy Salmon on Whole Wheat Penne with Salad
YIELDS
4 servings

Chunks of salmon on creamy and cheesy whole wheat pasta.

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Ingredients

Creamy Salmon On Whole Wheat P

Water
1
Tbsp butter
1
Tbsp olive oil
2
Tbsp flour
2
cup 1% milk
½
tsp black pepper
3
cup whole wheat penne
cup grated low-fat Parmesan cheese
2
Tbsp pesto (from jar)
300
g seared salmon cut in chunks
Chili Flakes for top of salmon (optional)
½
tsp dried basil (optional)

Salad

Bag of romaine or Caesar salad mix.
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Directions

Step 1

Boil water in large pot for pasta.

Step 2

Melt butter and olive oil in large non-stick fry pan.

Step 3

Stir in flour until pasty, gradually stir in milk. Stir constantly. Season with pepper.

Step 4

Add penne to pasta pot. Set timer for 12 minutes.

Step 5

Stir Parmesan cheese into cream sauce, stirring until thoroughly mixed.

Step 6

Blend in pesto and cook for a few minutes on low until thickened.

Step 7

Stir in chunks of seared salmon just before serving to heat through.

Step 8

Rinse pasta, return to pot and toss with a little basil and olive oil.

Step 9

Serve sauce over pasta.

Step 10

Rinse salad in salad spinner.

Step 11

Serve with Caesar dressing.

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