Creamy Alaska Salmon Pasta

Creamy Alaska Salmon Pasta

12 ounces cavatelli or other medium sized shell-shaped pasta
2 cups 1% lowfat milk
1 package creamy herbed seafood sauce mix
OR
1 package lemon dill sauce mix
1 tablespoon butter
1 shallot – finely chopped
4 ounces sliced mushrooms – optional
1 14 3/4-ounce can Alaska salmon – drained and flaked
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

In large pot of boiling water, cook pasta according to package directions; drain.

In small bowl, whisk together milk and the sauce packet; set aside.

In a large sauce pan or Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallot and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Pour in milk mixture and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add pasta, salmon and lemon juice, stirring and tossing until pasta is well coated and heated through, about 1 minute.

Makes 4-6 servings.