17 Best Canned Salmon Recipes

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Want to get creative with a high-protein pantry staple? These canned salmon recipes will give you tons of ideas for enjoying heart-healthy seafood while delighting your tastebuds! Treat yourself to creamy salmon chowder or hearty salmon pot pie, or lighten things up with refreshing pasta salad or easy salmon stuffed avocado. Discover easy, tasty, and budget-friendly ways to enjoy this popular seafood!

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Looking for some new options for healthy and easy meals that still taste amazing? This collection of easy canned salmon recipes will give you so many ideas for enjoying a pantry staple!

Craving something hearty? From creamy pasta to pot pie to chowder and beyond, there are so many tasty dishes to try. Want something on the lighter side? Salmon rice bowls, stuffed avocado, or pasta salad are sure to delight!

Popping open a can of salmon is a budget-friendly way to enjoy this popular seafood. And with so many mouth watering recipes at your fingertips, it’s never been easier to whip up a high-protein and heart-healthy meal!

1. Salmon Patties

This recipe for easy salmon cakes will become an instant family favorite! The patties cook to golden brown perfection, and you can go from pantry to table in less than 30 minutes. Feel free to add in onions, a little lime juice, or other seasonings for a flavor twist! Try topping with your favorite seafood sauce like this homemade tartar sauce.

2. Canned Salmon Salad Sandwich

Bored of tuna salad? Swap it out for this rich and heart-healthy canned salmon salad instead! Add a little mayo, mustard, lemon juice, celery red onion, and a pinch of fresh dill for a quick meal that’s full of satisfying flavor. Try it as a salmon salad sandwich or salmon wraps.

3. Salmon Chowder

Treat yourself to a warm and comforting bowl of comfort made with pantry staples! The fresh dill adds complexity to the traditional chowder elements while diced potatoes give it a nice, hearty texture.

4. Salmon Burgers

Whip up a crave worthy salmon burger in 15 minutes or less! They can be grilled or fried, and the dollop of garlic yogurt sauce really enhances the flavor. Serve them on your favorite buns and alongside some favorite side dishes like french fries or potato salad.

5. Salmon Pasta

An easy but delightful combination of salmon, penne pasta, peas, red bell pepper, and a little red onion tossed in a flavorful and creamy dressing is just as great for a quick lunch as it is for a potluck or summer barbecue!

6. Salmon Stuffed Avocado

Fresh herbs and lemon juice really elevate the canned salmon for a craveworthy filling. Stuff the mix into avocado halves for a mega-boost of hearty-healthy fats that comes with a whopping 18 grams of protein per serving!

7. Salmon Rice Bowl

If you have some leftover rice, you can throw together this satisfying dish in about 10 minutes flat! Avocado, tamari or soy sauce, a touch of sriracha, and a little mayo makes for a delicious, quick meal.

8. Canned Salmon Pasta Salad

The trick to this salmon macaroni salad ever is to add the macaroni to the salmon and mayo mixture while the noodles are still warm. This helps the pasta absorb way more flavor while also cutting down on prep time!

9. Salmon Meatballs

A combination of salmon, breadcrumbs, green onion, sesame oil, and a little ginger and garlic is so tasty, it’s even kid approved! You can also switch up the seasonings if you prefer a little Mexican or Italian-inspired fare.

10. Canned Salmon Dip

From potlucks to family movie nights, this 15-minute recipe is one you can throw together for just about any occasion. Enjoy as a spread on bagels, filling for a sandwich, or as a dip for your favorite crackers or crunchy veggies!

11. Salmon Quiche

Give classic quiche a modern twist that’s perfect for a weeknight dinner! You only need 5 basic ingredients, and everything is added to a deep dish frozen pie crust for an absolutely irresistible meal.

12. Salmon Noodle Casserole

When a busy day calls for an easy, creamy, and comforting dinner, this from-scratch meal will always hit the spot. You can also prep this easy recipe ahead of time so it’s ready to go in the oven whenever you need something fast!

13. Salmon Loaf

Treat yourself to a retro recipe that tastes just as good (or even better) than when Grandma used to make it! The loaf is easier than making individual salmon cakes and gives you a tender, flavorful dish.

14. Canned Salmon Eggs Benedict

Swap out the smoked salmon for more budget-friendly canned salmon for this rich and delicious benedict! The herby hollandaise sauce, plenty of lemon, and a hearty bun makes this a delightful springtime breakfast.

15. Canned Salmon Fettuccini

This salmon pasta recipe uses simple ingredients and can be ready in 20 minutes, but still tastes like something you’d get from a fancy restaurant! Serve with a garden salad and a crunchy baguette for the full experience.


16. Mediterranean Salmon Orzo Salad

Looking for an easy meal prep option to simplify lunch during the week? Make-ahead salmon orzo salad can be ready in under 10 minutes with pantry staple ingredients and keeps beautifully in the fridge!

17. Salmon Pot Pie

Who can resist tender salmon with carrots, potato, and peas all wrapped up in a buttery pie crust? Lemon pepper salmon complements the other ingredients beautifully and gives the dish a fresh taste.

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Canned Salmon Recipes

By Heather
A group of delicious and easy canned salmon recipes to try including this salmon wrap.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 5 ounce can of salmon drained
  • 2 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup lettuce chopped
  • 1/2 English cucumber sliced
  • 4 slices tomatoe
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • Mash avocado in a bowl. Stir in flaked, canned salmon.
  • Stir in lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Place lettuce leaves, tomato, and cucumber slices on a tortilla. Top with half of the salmon mixture. Roll into a wrap. Repeat with second tortilla.


Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1638mg | Potassium: 1660mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1719IU | Vitamin C: 47mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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