WW Recipe of the Day: Penne Pasta with Smoked Salmon & Peas
(402 calories | 13 11 11 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)
Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Peas is one of my favorite ways to use the Honey Smoked Fish Co. smoked salmon we get at Costco.
My sister turned me on to the salmon a while back and now both Rod and I are hooked.
Skinny on Pasta with Smoked Salmon and Peas
I've made pasta with smoked salmon and peas all kinds of ways. This version is one of the easiest.
I made the "sauce" for this pasta with smoked salmon and peas, by pulsing together a container of spinach artichoke dip I had sitting in the fridge with some non-fat plain Greek yogurt and a few defrosted frozen peas.
I added it to the cooked pasta, along with a little of the pasta water and then stirred in the leftover smoked salmon at the end.
Because I didn't heat the "sauce," the finished dish was just barely warm when we ate it, which was perfect, for a hot summer evening. Yes, it's still summer here in Phoenix with temperatures in the low 100s!
If you prefer your pasta dishes piping hot, you could always warm the "sauce" in a small saucepan before adding it to the hot pasta.
According to my calculations each serving has 402 calories and:
13 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
11 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
11 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
10 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Pasta with Smoked Salmon & Peas Recipe
- 1 container (12 ounces) prepared spinach artichoke dip (I used one from Fresh & Easy)
- 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
- 8 ounces frozen peas, defrosted
- 8 ounces penne pasta
- 1 cup pasta water
- 6 ounces smoked salmon, broken into small pieces
- Bring pasta water to boil.
- While you are waiting for the pasta water to boil, make your sauce: In a blender or food processor, blend the spinach artichoke dip, greek yogurt and half the peas until creamy and set it aside.
- When the pasta water is boiling, add a handful of salt and then the pasta. Cook according to the package instructions until al dente. About 1 minute before the pasta is ready, add the remaining half of defrosted peas. Before draining, scoop out a cup of the pasta water and set it aside.
- Place the drained pasta back into the pot.
- Scrape the artichoke sauce into the pot and stir. Add some or all of the pasta water to achieve a nice consistency.
- Stir in the salmon.
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this recipe, for pasta with smoked salmon and peas, you might also enjoy:
- Weight Watchers Tomato Chicken Feta Pasta
- Easy Mediterranean Pasta with Tuna and Tomatoes
- Easy Cheese Tortellini with Broccoli and Red Peppers
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