Mini Salmon Loaf Recipe
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Mini Salmon Loaf Recipe

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This nicely textured salmon loaf accompanied by a pleasing dill sauce is perfect for two. "I've made it many, many times," relates Patricia Gould of Canaan, New Hampshire.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (7-1/2 ounces) salmon, drained, bones and skin removed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

2 slices: 884 calories, 75g fat (14g saturated fat), 196mg cholesterol, 1386mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a small skillet, saute celery and onion in oil until tender. In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, egg, milk, salt, pepper and celery mixture. Crumble salmon over mixture and mix well. Transfer to a greased 5-3/4x3x2-in. loaf pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. In a small bowl, combine the sauce ingredients. Serve with salmon loaf. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Mini Salmon Loaf in Taste of Home February/March 2005, p23

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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ryansaunt12 User ID: 6211169 262116
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2017

"Great for me and my Mom and it is great with my homemade Tarter Sauce"

Orbs User ID: 7287623 258520
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2016

"Delicious. I made this loaf and served it with a salad for lunch. Perfect for two. I made a cream sauce instead of the dill sauce. Thank you, Patricia, for sharing this recipe."

Robby1 User ID: 1478802 256680
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2016

"We really enjoy this little salmon loaf. Perfect for two people. I served it with roasted potatoes in garlic butter. So good. I halved the dill sauce as it makes lots."

DelaneyH User ID: 7243385 206882
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2014

"This was amazing!! Perfect texture and makes for a great lunch (I was able to get four meals out of one loaf) In order to lighten it up, I made the sauce with 2 percent Greek yogurt. The sauce turned out great and was way lighter! I also did not cook the veggies in that much oil and I used a whole grain bread. The sauce recipe makes lots"

24jesus User ID: 1043458 60705
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2011

"This is amazing and i have made it many times!! It is always a hit!!"

AngryGood User ID: 4474001 96441
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2010

"I haven't tried the recipe- there are too many calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium in the recipe! If I do, I'd emit the salt, use whole grain panko instead of the bread crumbs, use reduced fat mayo (or tofunaise) for the mayo, and nonfat Greek yogurt instead of the sour cream. That should really lighten it up! Hmm, I wonder if I could substitute tuna for the salmon in this recipe, or mackerel..."

cee-jay User ID: 1579946 66102
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"This looks good but 884 calories are too many.

Editors can you help me lighten it?"

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 57543
Reviewed Apr. 13, 2009

"Loved this recipe! The two servings were very generous. The dill sauce was the perfect accompaniment!"

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