Speedy Salmon Casserole Recipe
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Speedy Salmon Casserole Recipe

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Next, she prepares the Speedy Salmon Casserole, which bakes at the same oven temperature as the cake. "Living here on the Kenai Peninsula, we have plenty of fresh salmon. Bat this creamy, comforting casserole tastes just as good with canned salmon," she assures. "It's also a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes—or dress up instant ones.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) salmon, drained, flaked and bones removed
  • 2 cups mashed potato flakes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 296 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 59 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 21 g protein.


  1. In a saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and ketchup until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add salmon. Prepared mashed potatoes according to package directions.
  2. Spoon half into a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Top with salmon mixture, remaining potatoes and cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Speedy Salmon Casserole in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p20

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 Jul. 31, 2012

"It was very tasty. I aded garlic to the fish and also added cream cheese to the mashed pototoes."

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2011

"This was very good and easy. Had canned red salmon to use and made instant potatoes with 1/3 cup of sour cream added to them. I needed 2 cups of potatoes and a smaller dish was used. 9x9 would work."

Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"11x7 baking dish is WAY to big!! I use a 9x9 baking dish with great results! The flavor is wonderful in this casserole!"

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