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These easy canned salmon recipes taste gourmet but are affordable

The pantry staple has just as much protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fats as fresh fish, and lasts much longer and is much less expensive!

Andy Lyons

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Cook from your pantry with these easy canned salmon recipes. Compared to products made with fresh or even frozen fish, canned salmon recipes are also nutritious and often much more affordable. Rich in omega-3s and protein, but mild in flavor, this pantry staple can act as a blank canvas for any flavor and format you desire. Our best canned salmon recipes are featured in canned salmon fishcakes, comfort food casseroles, lunch boxes, and more. shows a wide range of display methods.

Blaine Moats

Blaine Moats

Once these lemony, crispy cakes are coated in panko breadcrumbs and fried, no one will notice that they started with canned rather than fresh fish. Mix plain Greek yogurt, lemon juice and a pinch of fresh dill as a creamy counterpart to salmon patties. Try them as a salad with a creamy topping as a dressing, or try this recipe for Salmon Cakes with Canned Seafood using dill yogurt as a side dish.

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Jason Donnelly

Jason Donnelly

Made as a copy of the popular seafood bagel sold in New York bagel shops, it’s proven to be a Mediterranean recipe. the the hit of every evening we serve it. Although this canned salmon recipe calls for just five ingredients, it packs a big punch thanks to a trio of unexpected and unexpected flavors. Fresh mint, garlic and red bell pepper infuse every bite of the sour cream and salmon mixture. Try it with crackers, baked goods, pita wedges, bagel chips, or mini bagel halves.

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Jason Donnelly

Jason Donnelly

Hey, we get it: Pot pie can seem like an easy weeknight meal. But this quick recipe for canned salmon will change your mind; It’s proven that these delicious pies don’t have to be reserved for the holidays! Canned Salmon and Vegetable Stuffing is bubbly and ready for the casserole in about 10 minutes. Plus, the crust is instant because it (our little secret!) comes from the supermarket fridge.

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Andy Lyons

Andy Lyons

With its meaty texture and creamy parsley-mayo topping, these burger-lookalikes usually convince salmon-steepers to get enough omega-3s for the day. The ratio of salmon to breadcrumbs helps them eat like a real meal – and make sure they contain 11 grams of protein each. For a seafood sandwich like you’d find on a restaurant menu, tuck one into a bun or between two slices of toast.

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Andy Lyons

Andy Lyons

Of course, a 30-minute meal is fine. But we’ll take that suggestion, cut out 10, and still leave you with a filling and delicious lunch. This light and refreshing recipe with canned salmon is perfect if you don’t like seafood salads mixed with mayo. Instead of creamy condiments, we call for olive oil, lemon juice, and other staples of the Mediterranean diet, like kalamata olives and diced red onions.

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Carla Conrad

Carla Conrad

Stuffing zucchini is one of the best ways to take a light summer squash and turn it into a meal. If you can find it, try using recipe-ready lemon pepper packets for this Canned Pink Salmon recipe for an extra burst of citrus flavor. To up the ante, serve this cheesy breadcrumbs for dinner with lemon wedges for a squeeze.

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Since tuna shouldn’t get all the glory, this budget-friendly salad is our canned salmon recipe, a recipe for the creamy tuna salad you know from childhood sandwiches and open-faced lunchtime sandwich melts. Fresh fennel and chopped sweet cucumber offer a one-two punch like pickles.

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