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Best Salmon Casserole Recipe

Looking for a salmon casserole that’s delicious and healthy? Look no further! This recipe is packed with tender, flaky salmon and a variety of vegetables.

slice of salmon casserole beside a salad on a plate

This flavorful dish is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. You can serve it as a one-dish meal or add some bread and your favorite sides.

Easy Salmon Casserole Recipe

You can use either salmon right out of the can or cooked fresh salmon fillets. I like to keep at least a couple of cans of salmon in my pantry to make either this casserole or these delicious salmon cakes (aka salmon patties or salmon croquettes). 

This is a great recipe for a busy weeknight, and it’s economical. And nutritious! 

In addition to salmon being good for you, this casserole has vegetables to help make this a complete delicious meal. Plus it’s a creamy casserole, making it the perfect comfort food.

slice of salmon casserole on a plate with lettuce in front of a pan of salmon casserole

Salmon casserole can be a full meal, or you can add a side salad and some bread. We like this cloud bread with almost any dinner at our house.

Ingredients

This list of ingredients is what I usually use. But you can see some delicious substitutions and add-ons in the list below that.

can of salmon

Here’s what I used this time:

  • Canned salmon (or you can use fresh salmon if you prefer)
  • Condensed cream of mushroom soup (or cream of celery soup)
  • Large eggs
  • Breadcrumbs (regular or gluten-free)
  • Frozen peas and carrots
  • Chopped bell pepper (any color)
  • Chopped onion
  • Dill
  • Onion powder
  • Minced garlic
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Black pepper

For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.

eggs, breadcrumbs, and cream of mushroom soup
peas and carrots, onions, and chopped bell pepper
Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, dill weed, onion powder, and garlic
shredded cheddar cheese

If you don’t have salmon, you can also make make a tuna casserole with either canned or fresh cooked tuna. I pretty much like all seafood casseroles, so I wouldn’t hesitate to try any fish in this dish.

You can substitute or add other ingredients, such as some of these:

  • Potato slices (white potatoes or sweet potatoes)
  • Short pasta (such as orzo or elbow macaroni), al dente
  • Frozen mixed vegetables (instead of peas and carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Goat cheese (in addition to or instead of cheddar cheese)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • All purpose flour instead of bread crumbs
  • Cream cheese mixed with whole milk or heavy cream and your favorite seasonings (in place of the soup)
  • Lime or lemon juice

If there’s something you’d like to try, but you’re unsure about it, experiment with just a small amount. After tasting it, you’ll know for sure if you like it.

How to Make a Salmon Casserole

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray the inside of a 7 x 11 inch baking pan or casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.

You can use a 2-quart casserole or an 8 x 8 inch baking dish. If you’re concerned about the casserole overflowing, you can place it on a baking sheet in the oven.

Whisk the eggs in a medium or large bowl until the yolk is well blended with the white.

whisking eggs

Add the cream of mushroom soup, Worcestershire sauce, dill, onion powder, and black pepper.

Stir until well mixed.

whisking soup mixture into the eggs

I’ve found that the ingredients have enough salt for our taste. However, if you prefer more, you can add a teaspoon of salt without compromising the outcome.

Adding seasonings to the mixture

Now add the breadcrumbs, salmon, onion, bell pepper, vegetables, garlic, and half of the cheese.

adding salmon and vegetables to the mixture
cheese added to the salmon, soup, and vegetables

Mix well until all of the ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

all of the salmon casserole ingredients mixed in a bowl

Pour the salmon mixture into the greased casserole dish or pan.

uncooked salmon casserole mixture in a pan

Bake it uncovered for 40 minutes.

baked salmon casserole without cheese topping

Finally, sprinkle the remaining cheese over the casserole and bake for 5 to 10 more minutes. You want the cheese to melt and turn a light golden brown.

salmon casserole topped with melted cheese

Remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to rest for about 5 minutes before serving.

Cut it into 6 servings!

slice of salmon casserole beside a pan

For garnish, sprinkle with fresh chives and lemon wedges.

Health Benefits of Salmon

According to Health Line, salmon is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. Although it’s not necessarily a lean meat, it’s packed with quite a few nutrients that are good for your heart, brain, and overall wellbeing.

Here are some of the benefits of salmon:

  • Packed with omega-3 fatty acids
  • Good source of protein
  • Lots of B vitamins
  • Contains high amounts of potassium and selenium

A steady diet of salmon is good for so many things. It helps protect your heart. And you’ll be happy to know that it is also anti-inflammatory. It’s also good for your brain and helps reduce your risk of dementia as you age.

spatula of salmon casserole going on a plate with a salad

What to Do with Leftover Salmon Casserole

If you have leftover salmon casserole, it will be good for a few days as long as you store it properly. Put it in an airtight container or cover it with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. 

When it’s time to heat up the salmon casserole, you can put it in the microwave and heat it on high for about a minute. Or you can heat it in a skillet on top of the stove on medium heat or low heat. I’ve also placed it in my air fryer on 350˚ for 2 minutes with excellent results.

There are several ways you can enjoy your leftover salmon casserole. The first one is to eat it just like you did the first time, with a side salad and perhaps some bread.

It’s also good in a sandwich. Yes, a slice of this casserole is delicious between two pieces of bread. Slather on some mayonnaise and a little mustard. Add a slice of tomato, and you have a delicious mid-day meal! Yum!

Or you can crumble it up on top of a salad and have it for lunch. It’s a great way to add protein and give you the extra energy you need for the remainder of the day.

salmon casserole in a pan and on a plate with a salad

See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday and Weekend Potluck.

More Delicious Casserole Dishes

Casseroles make such wonderful meals. They provide comforting food and often are a one dish meal.

Here are some easy recipes we enjoy:

Eggplant Parmesan – This is a meatless dish without breadcrumbs, so it’s also gluten free! You’ll also love the fact that you can use all fresh ingredients!

Slow Cooker Layered Hamburger Casserole – You’ll love all the layers of flavor as they come together so deliciously! It’s a great meal that the whole family will enjoy!

Beef and Bean Enchilada Casserole – When you’re in the mood for an easy Tex Mex dinner, try this one!

Pork Chop Casserole with Tomato Gravy – Old fashioned southern tomato gravy adds just the right amount of flavor to make this pork chop casserole stand out!

Ham and Potato Casserole – Comforting and a family favorite, you’ll want to make this one often!

slice of salmon casserole on a plate with a salad

Salmon Casserole

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This quick and easy salmon casserole is nutritious and delicious, making it the perfect weeknight meal!

Ingredients

  • One 14-3/4 ounce can salmon, drained
  • One 10-1/2 ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (regular or gluten-free)
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper (any color)
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚ F. Spray the inside of a 7” x 11” casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Stir in the cream of mushroom soup, dill, onion powder, black pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
  3. Add the salmon, breadcrumbs, bell pepper, onion, garlic, and half of the shredded cheese. Mix well.
  4. Pour the mixture into the casserole dish. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheese over the casserole and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese melts and turns a light golden brown.
  6. Remove the casserole from the oven and let it rest for about 5 minutes.
  7. Cut into 6 servings. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 336Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 159mgSodium 522mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 25g

The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.

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