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Baked Salmon Cakes Recipe
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Baked Salmon Cakes Recipe

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Baked in muffin pans and served with sauce on the side, these cute cakes make a fantastic light meal. You can also bake a double batch and freeze some for a quick, healthy supper later in the month. —Nikki Haddad, Germantown, Maryland
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) salmon, drained, bones and skin removed
  • 1-1/2 cups soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • SAUCE:
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon capers, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • Dash lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

2 salmon cakes with 1-1/2 teaspoons sauce equals 266 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 914 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 28 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Place 1/3 cup salmon mixture into eight muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with salmon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Baked Salmon Cakes in Healthy Cooking February/March 2010, p53

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"With reference to the last review by apsimon23--I have bought small cans of salmon from Sam's Club and there are absolutely no bones."

Reviewed May. 9, 2016

"Against my better judgment, I followed the recipe as is and used the canned salmon. What a pain! I couldn't possibly get all the tiny bones out and my family refused to touch it. If I ever try this again, it will be with the boneless salmon in the pouch. Not much more expensive and a whole lot less work."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"I loved the baked method. It's so much easier and healthier than frying, yet the cakes were still perfectly crispy on the outside."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2016

"Very good. Used 2 eggs."

Reviewed Feb. 12, 2016

"Thanks for the info on the egg substitute."

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