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Salmon Pasta with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce

This Salmon Pasta with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce goes from simple ingredients to a delicious and filling easy family dinner.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: garlic butter sauce, pasta, salmon
Servings: 4
Calories: 510kcal
Author: Courtney Lopez


  • 1 lb wild Alaska sockeye salmon
  • 2 whole lemons
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 lb spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter salted
  • 5-10 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/8 cup parsley chopped, fresh


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment for easy cleanup and place salmon onto the parchment.
  • Take one of the lemons and cut in half. 
  • Squeeze half of the lemon onto the salmon and slice the other half and reserve.
  • Sprinkle the granulated garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper onto the salmon.
  • Place the sliced lemon onto the salmon and bake until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F.
  • While the salmon is cooking make the pasta and lemon garlic butter sauce.
  • To make the lemon garlic butter sauce heat up a skillet with the olive oil and butter.
  • Add in the chopped garlic and cook on medium-low until the garlic is tender and then remove from the heat.
  • Add in the parsley and then toss in the pasta. 
  • Add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of pasta water to the pasta.
  • Once the salmon is fully cooked break up and place into the pasta
  • Juice 1/2 - 1 whole lemon onto the pasta, toss and serve.
  • Serve salmon pasta with extra lemon wedges as garnish, crushed red pepper flakes, and some even like freshly grated parmesan cheese.


If you would like to control the amount of salt in this recipe we suggest using unsalted butter and seasoning to taste.


Calories: 510kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 707mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1.8mg