A can of salmon makes an excellent base for a pasta dish and requires no cooking–just stir sour cream with a few seasonings while the pasta cooks, then flake the fish overtop. It’s not only easy, but incredibly good for you. A half can of salmon has 20 grams of protein and about 150 calories, and is also rich in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Instead of using canned salmon, bulk up pasta with a tin of tuna, spiced ham, anchovies or sardines. Drain well, then flake meat or fish with a fork or break into small pieces. Lay overtop pasta.