Salmon Casserole

Salmon Casserole

(I lost the photo on this one – I’ll update it the next time we make this!) 

This recipe is really flexible – add what you like – more or less salmon, noodles, veggies, etc.

  • 1 can + 1 vacuum packet of salmon (all I had on hand)
  • 5.75 oz egg noodles
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 8 oz cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup baby spinach (all we had left)
  • 1 can of Campbell’s Healthy Choice or Low-Sodium Cream of Celery soup
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 5 saltines
  1. Cook noodles.
  2. Chop vegetables and sautée in a skillet with cooking spray until they are tender.
  3. In a large bowl, mix veggies with salmon, cooked noodles, soup and milk. Put into a large pie dish or other smallish baking dish.
  4. Bake at 400* for 20 minutes.
  5. Crumble 5 saltines on top; bake 5 minutes more.

Makes four ~325 calorie servings.

The original recipe calls for butter on top, but I couldn’t taste it at ALL the last time I made it, so I left it out this time and saved 25 calories per serving. The original also calls for 8 oz of noodles, but I didn’t miss the 2 oz I omitted. I really liked the carrots in this – they were sweet and chunky. The green pepper kind of melted away, as did the spinach. I honestly think I could do without the saltines too. Once the portions are served, the kind of mix in with the rest and melt away. And it’s not like they’re contributing much nutritional value. I’d love to hear some other suggestions on what other veggies work well in this (but remember, I HATE onions!!)

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kath December 11, 2007 at 11:27 am

Hahaha. You're right!! I'll have to change it…

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2 Stephanie December 11, 2007 at 2:22 pm

Maybe I’m wrong, but that photo looks like oatmeal – not salmon casserole?!?!

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3 Stephanie December 11, 2007 at 4:45 pm

Glad to know I’m not crazy :)

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4 Sarah August 31, 2008 at 2:15 am

My husband and I aren’t really casserole people, but we decided this was something we could add to our menu every once in a while.

I’ve actually never made a casserole before and it showed me how easy and personal it could become. If you don’t have salmon on hand, tuna would also probably taste really good.

I used 6 oz of noodles, 1 bell pepper, 3 carrots, 4 oz of mushrooms and probably about 2 cups of spinach. Next time I will probably use more carrots- because they tasted great! I also used some bread crumbs in addition to the saltines.

It made about four delicious servings :) Thanks for the recipe!

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5 Sally October 1, 2008 at 12:41 pm

I’m trying this tonight and will probably omit the pepper, add some onion and garlic and substitute bok choy for spinach! I’ll let you know the outcome and thanks for the great idea!

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6 Robin April 2, 2009 at 10:16 am

I am not a salmon person, but thought I would try something different for my husband and it was a hit. We followed the recipe as is, and even more 2 young girls ate up. Thanks!

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7 Alyssa May 11, 2009 at 7:10 pm

My hubby and I just made this and we put steamed asparagus in it, and also some onion. It was delicious! We also added Rosemary and Sage.

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8 Erin@ Shortcut to Bliss October 5, 2010 at 8:03 pm

I toss okra in everything… It is the Texan in me.

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9 Jenny January 30, 2012 at 3:19 pm

i added corn and jalapeño. ole!

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10 Rochelle October 30, 2012 at 7:19 pm

This is a staple from my childhood growing up in Alaska! Very similar except we put frozen peas in it and crushed up Pilot Bread Crackers as the topping! :)

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