Aug 21, 2021 2 min read

Are you tired of the same keto dinners night after night? Are you stuck in a rut of chicken or fish served with a side salad? Do you miss delicious and hearty pasta dinners? This Keto Salmon Pesto Pasta is easy to make, packed with flavor, and so satisfying. You can make it on a weeknight after work, or serve it to guests when you are hosting a dinner. 

This “impossibly” low-carb recipe is possible thanks to ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low Carb Pasta - Fettuccine. It has only 8 grams of net carbs. There are 44 grams of total carbohydrates, but 36 grams of those are from dietary fiber, which does not spike blood sugar levels.

The recipe is versatile. You can modify it according to your tastes and dietary needs. For example, if you are on a high-fat keto diet, it is okay to use almond flour instead of whole-wheat flour for dredging. You can add 2 tablespoons of melted butter when you add the chicken broth to make the sauce. And, you can sub heavy cream for the milk or fat-free half-and-half.

On the other hand, if calories are more of a concern, know that ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low Carb Pasta - Fettuccine has only 55 calories per serving, or about 70% fewer than regular pasta.

If you want extra vegetables, you can serve a small salad with the pasta. Or, roast or steam some vegetables, such as brussels sprouts or broccoli, while you are cooking the pasta and salmon. You can also add spinach or mushroom slices to the recipe; just cook them when you cook the sauce. 

Recipe for Keto Salmon Pesto Pasta

Makes 4 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low Carb Pasta - Fettuccine
  • 1 pound of salmon fillets
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon of onion powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup of whole-wheat flour for dredging
  • ⅓ cup of chicken broth
  • ½ cup of pesto
  • 2 tablespoons of milk or fat-free half-and-half
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Optional topping: 2 ounces (½ cup) of grated parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Cook the ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low Carb Pasta - Fettuccine according to the directions on the package. Boil water, add the pasta, and cook it for about 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente. Drain the pasta and set it aside.
  2. Mix the garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, and salt and pepper in a small bowl. 
  3. Rub the spice mixture on the salmon.
  4. Place the flour in a bowl. Put the salmon in it to coat both sides.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet. Add the salmon and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side, or until it flakes. Remove the salmon from the skillet and set it aside.
  6. Add the chicken broth, pesto, milk or half-and-half, and lemon juice. Heat and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the salmon, lower the heat, and cook for another five minutes. Break the salmon into pieces with your stirring spoon.
  8. Mix the fettuccine with the sauce.
  9. Plate and top with parmesan cheese, if using.
  10. Serve and enjoy!
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