Leftover salmon gets a recipe remake with bowtie pasta, fresh asparagus, and dill in this super simple Parmesan cream sauce that makes meal prep a breeze. This salmon pasta couldn’t be easier to make!
Easy Leftover Salmon Recipe
You know how moms are always, always, always telling others what to do? “Giving” their advice? Even when nobody asked. “Sharing” their opinion. Even when everybody already knows what it is.
Here I am. Hand raised. I’m a mom! That’s me! Straight up, I’m not even denying I have a slightly (not slight at all) bossy streak, or as I like to call it, “Offering tips to make things better.” Or easier. And better. At least in my eyes.
And the scary part is that I was like this well before my child bearing years, during them, and of course continuing strong even now after them. My poor family.
So if you’ve followed this blog for long, you’ll know I’ve “given my advice” and “shared my opinion” about meal planning and how it’s my “favorite tip” to making dinner time “easier and better.”
See! My bossy ways do pay off!
This creamy pasta recipe came about because of my craving for the classic spring flavor combo of asparagus and dill, and because I had a bunch of leftover salmon from my Poached Salmon in Mustard Dill Sauce hanging around the fridge. Knowing our little family of three wouldn’t eat 4 salmon fillets in one sitting, I planned ahead to make the leftover fillets into a savory but bright pasta night.
Unlike me, my husband is NOT the biggest fan of leftovers, so in order to get him to buy into the process, a little creativity by big mama is in order. I adapted this salmon pasta recipe from a super simple 30-minute weeknight wonder, my Meyer Lemon Fettuccine recipe that comes together with minimal investment of time or ingredients.