Easy Cheesy Salmon Casserole

Easy salmon casserole

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Prep: 18 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Rest: 10 mins
Total: 73 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Yield: 1 casserole
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
317 Calories
18g Fat
15g Carbs
23g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 317
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 679mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 29mg 147%
Calcium 403mg 31%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 409mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

For an easy weeknight meal, try this simple cheesy salmon casserole recipe. Cheddar cheese complements the flaked fish nicely, and the casserole is quick to throw together and hot and ready for the table in about an hour. This can easily become a new go-to recipe and is a perfect way to switch up your family dinner routine.

The recipe uses canned salmon, though you could use an equivalent amount (about 1 3/4 cups) of leftover cooked salmon. The flaked fish is combined with whisked eggs, frozen green peas, and chopped red bell pepper and onion for a savory base, while dried dill brightens up the fish and vegetables wonderfully. Add to that the comforting combination of cream of mushroom soup, cheddar cheese, and breadcrumbs, and you have a tasty dish everyone's sure to enjoy.

To complete the meal, serve the cheese and salmon casserole with noodles or mashed potatoes and coleslaw. It's also an excellent choice for your favorite homemade bread recipe or freshly baked dinner rolls.


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, for greasing pan

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 (10.75-ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 (14.75-ounce) can salmon, drained, picked over, and flaked

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen green peas, thawed

  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded, divided

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • 1/4 cup fine dry breadcrumbs

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for salmon casserole
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  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C, Gas 4). Butter an 11 x 7 x 2-inch baking pan.

    Butter baking pan
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  3. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl.

    Whisk eggs
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  4. Stir in the cream of mushroom soup, dill, and ground black pepper until blended.

    Eggs with spices
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  5. Add the flaked salmon, thawed peas, half of the cheese, bell pepper, onion, and breadcrumbs. Stir to blend ingredients.

    Add flaked salmon
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  6. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking pan.

    Transfer mixture to baking pan
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  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.

    Bake in the oven
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  8. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and continue baking for 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Let the casserole stand for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

    Sprinkle with remaining cheese
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  • Fresh dill is an excellent option for this recipe when you have it around. Use about 1 tablespoon of chopped fresh dill to replace the dried dill.
  • Store any leftover casserole in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two days. To reheat it, warm it in the oven or microwave.