Everyone has their guilty pleasures. Mine has ALWAYS been Italian food, pasta to be specific. About five years ago, I changed my lifestyle into being healthier, which meant less carbs… which meant, less pasta. I remember being on strict diets and only allowing myself one cheat meal a week and I would always reserve that meal for Olive Garden.
Well I’m still on that lifestyle change, but instead of allowing myself one cheat meal a week and spending it on Olive Garden, I love to make my own cheat meals– so that it’s not cheating… THAT BAD, and I can still go out for a cheat meal on the weekends every once in a while. Now, even though I haven’t perfected my “Olive Garden dupe for Chicken Alfredo” yet, this Creamy salmon and asparagus pasta is a close second favorite. And definitely one that my husband is obsessed with!
It’s great for a weeknight meal for your family, I have no doubt kids would love this (you can even sneak in a few more vegetables for them). Or if you are a family of two, like us, this is a great “at home date night” meal.
I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!