Culinary Delight: Elevate Your Taste Buds with These 4 Must-Try Salmon Loaf Recipes

Samprity MondalJanhavi Ramesh Kowligi
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Salmon loaf is a top choice among fish-based meat options that can be sided with steamed veggies or roasted sweet potatoes. You can add herbs, compound butter, or yogurt to make your Salmon loaf tastier and mouthwatering.

It is an easy alternative to meatloaf since it has fewer calories and is one of the most nutritious food options.

Four Salmon Loaf Recipes You Need to Try

You will only need a can of salmon and a few simple ingredients for most recipes to cook the best salmon.

1. Old Fashioned Salmon Loaf

This is the simplest recipe for a salmon loaf and can be easily prepared using common ingredients in your kitchen.

The prep time is 5 mins. Cooking time is 45 mins. One loaf can serve up to 4 people.

The nutritional values are:

  • 288 Calories
  • 15g of fat
  • 14g of carbs
  • 22g of protein
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1.1 Ingredients 

  • One can of a salmon mixture (keep it undrained).
  • ½ cup of crushed saltine crackers (you can crush them in a mixer or by using a rolling pin. If you are using the rolling pin, put the crackers in a ziplock packet and roll the pin over it.)
  • ½ cup of milk (use regular milk).
  • One large egg, appropriately beaten in a bowl.
  • Two tablespoons of butter (melt them in the microwave for 1 minute).
  • Salt and pepper as per taste.
  • Lemon juice.

1.2 Directions 

  1. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix Salmon, crushed crackers, milk, egg, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Please take out a baking dish; it is better to take a baking bowl.
  4. Grease the loaf pan lightly with butter or oil, then pour the mixture into the baking bowl and press it down into the dish.
  5. Sprinkle some shredded cheese on the top and bake in the oven for 45 minutes or until the top turns golden brown and you finish your salmon loaf.
  6. You can garnish with fresh parsley and creamed peas.

1.3 Extra Tips 

Try these tips if you want to upgrade this recipe:

  • Use Panko bread crumbs, finely chopped onion or scallions, and a tablespoon of harissa paste for more flavor and texture.
  • Adding garlic, dill, and butter will also make a big difference.

2. Lemon Garlic Grilled Salmon Loaf

Even though the Lemon Garlic Grilled Salmon might sound like it could be more appetizing, this simple and easy recipe is for one of the best salmon loaves out there.

Its nutritional values are mentioned below.

  • 201.9 g Calories
  • 6.7 g of fat
  • protein of 31.8g

2.1 Ingredients 

  • One canned Salmon; however, drain the water using cheesecloth.
  • One cup of Breadcrumbs (if you don’t have them, crush some dried bread in a mixer, and you are done).
  • Finely dice the whole onion (pink or white onion).
  • Dillweed.
  • One large egg, beaten in a large mixing bowl.
  • One small spoonful of lemon juice.
  • Salt and pepper as per taste.

2.2 Directions 

  1. Start by draining one canned Salmon. To drain the salmon, you can put it in a cloth, squeeze it, and keep it aside. You can remove the skins and bones, too, if you want.
  2. Keep the Salmon in a bowl, mix all the ingredients, and set aside.
  3. Clean your hands properly, roll the loaf in a cylindrical shape, and place it on a baking sheet or use a loaf pan (grease the baking sheet with butter or oil).
  4. Bake the loaf at 375 degrees F for 40-45 minutes or until the outer surface is a nice golden brown.
  5. Once cooked, take it out and let it cool for 5 minutes.
  6. Garnish with lemon on the side and sprinkle with powdered cheese, and you are done with your salmon loaf.

 2.3 Extra Tips 

If you wish to modify your dish, here are a few ways :

  • Add spicy sauce on the side and serve it with bread or rice for a complete lunch.
  • You can also add grated cheese to the mixture to make it tastier.
  • Add chili powder or hot sauce to the mix if you want a spicier version.
  • You can pair it with pea salad, tossed salad, and wedge salad for a balanced meal.
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3. Baked Salmon Loaf 

This canned salmon loaf recipe is simple and easy to make. It is best served with cucumber salad and creamy mashed potatoes for a balanced, healthy dinner.

The prep time is 15 mins. Cook time is 50 mins. One dish can serve up to 6 servings.

Its nutritional values are mentioned below.

  • 288 calories
  • 15g of fat
  • 14g of carbs
  • 24g of protein

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3.1 Ingredients 

  • One canned Salmon.
  • 1 ½ cups of soft, fresh bread crumbs.
  • Two large eggs, beaten into a mixing bowl.
  • ½ cup of light cream (evaporated milk will do just fine).
  • Two tablespoons of unsalted butter (melt it in the microwave for one minute).
  • Finely chopped onion (make sure it is finely chopped).
  • One teaspoon of dry dill weed.
  • ½ teaspoon of Kosher salt.
  • Freshly grounded black pepper as per taste and preference.

3.2 Direction 

  1. Start by gathering all the ingredients.
  2. Grease a loaf pan with butter or oil.
  3. While the ingredients are kept aside, preheat the oven to 350 F.
  4. Combine the Salmon with breadcrumbs in a bowl.
  5. In another small bowl, whisk some eggs and add cream to it along with melted butter.
  6. Add the liquid mixture to the Salmon.
  7. Followed by adding onion, parsley, dill, salt, and pepper.
  8. Scoop the salmon mixture and transfer it to a greased loaf sheet using a spatula or spoon.
  9. Bake uncovered for 45 to 55 minutes or until the loaf is cooked. (to check that, you can insert a wooden stick or fork; if it comes out clean, it is cooked perfectly, but if it has specks, it is not cooked thoroughly.)

3.3 Extra Tips

Here are some tips to make your dish better.

  • If you don’t have a loaf pan, use your clean hands to shape the mixture and transfer it to any baking dish after greasing it with butter or butter paper.
  • Precooked or chopped salmon patties also work if you do not have canned Salmon.
  • If you don’t have bread crumbs, use some dried bread or any side of bread and blend it in a mixture.
  • Make sure to mix the ingredients thoroughly, as if not mixed properly, they will stay intact, and this is for if you are not using the loaf dish.
  • If you have fresh lemons at home, it is better to squeeze half of that over the finished dish and serve it with a lemon wedge at the side.

4. Baked Salmon Loaf with White Mushroom Sauce 

This recipe is an extension of the previous recipe. Adding this simple mushroom sauce, the plain salmon loaf can be transferred into a hearty meal and eaten for lunch, dinner, and bread.

Its nutritional values are mentioned below.

  • 323 calories
  • 14.5g of fat
  • 6.5g of carbs
  • 37.5g of protein
Baked Salmon Loaf with White Mushroom Sauce 
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To make the salmon loaf, follow the previous recipe.

For making the mushroom sauce:

4.1 Ingredients 

  • One cup of milk.
  • One cup of cream.
  • ¼ of chicken broth.
  • One tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 10 ounces of mushroom.
  • 10 ounces of onions.
  • Three tablespoons of unsalted butter.
  • Three tablespoons of all-purpose flour.
  • Salt and pepper as per taste.

4.2 Directions 

  1. While the salmon loaf has been cooked, prepare the mushroom sauce.
  2. In a bowl, combine one cup of milk, cream, and chicken broth and mix them.
  3. Transfer the liquid to a saucepan and let it simmer over medium-high heat.
  4. Heat olive oil on another skillet on a separate burner and add chopped onions.
  5. Stir it for a while, and it becomes translucent.
  6. After that, add the chopped mushroom and the melted butter and cook them.
  7. Remove from the pan, and to the same pan, add more butter. Once melted, add all-purpose flour and stir it till it becomes golden.
  8. Once done, add a small quantity of milk mixture and stir. Then, once combined, add more milk until a sauce texture comes. Once the sauce is thickened, remove from heat and add salt and pepper as per taste.
  9. Follow by adding the mushroom and onion mixture and stir.
  10. Serve it aside from the salmon loaf or over it with a side of bread or rice, and have a tasty lunch and tiffin.

4.3 Extra Tips

Here are a few tips to upgrade your dish.

  • If you are looking for a gluten-free option, you can use almond flour instead of breadcrumbs, or you can even use 1 ½ tablespoons of coconut flour.
  • If you do not have chicken broth, add the milk and cream, and later add some chopped cooked chicken for more flavor.
  • Along with the onion, you can add other vegetables such as bell peppers, chilies, broccoli, zucchini, etc. This makes your dish healthier.


A salmon loaf recipe is a simple yet delightful dish that balances the rich flavor of salmon fish with simple ingredients. This makes it a go-to recipe for any occasion.

Whether as a side dish for dinner or a centerpiece for brunch, it goes well with all preparations. So, the next time you look for flavourful meat, try these salmon loaf recipes.

These dishes are more budget-friendly as canned fish is less expensive. Canned Salmon can have bones or skin in them, so it is better to check once before use and enjoy your cooking as dinner, lunch, or snack.

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