Baked Salmon Patties

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 17, 2023
Made in muffin pans and served with sauce on the side, these baked salmon patties make a fantastic light meal. You can also bake a double batch and freeze some for a quick lower-fat supper later on. —Nikki Haddad, Germantown, Maryland


  • 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


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 11 ingredients. Place 1/3 cup salmon mixture into each of 8 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.
Baked Salmon Patties Tips

Can you use fresh salmon to make baked salmon patties?

Canned salmon recipes are a convenient and economical choice, but if you prefer to use fresh salmon, you can still make this recipe. Since the salmon needs to be cooked first, leftover air-fryer salmon or baked salmon is perfect for these patties. You'll need about 1-3/4 cups flaked cooked salmon. Or, start with about 1 pound raw boneless salmon and prepare using one of the many ways to cook salmon. Let it cool slightly then gently flake it into pieces with a fork.

How do you keep salmon patties from falling apart?

The right balance of wet and dry ingredients will keep your salmon patties from falling apart. If they seem too wet, add more bread crumbs. If they are too dry and crumbly, stir in more mayonnaise.

Can you make salmon patties ahead of time?

Muffin tin recipes aren't just adorable and right-sized—they also make for great make-ahead meals! Prepare these patties right in the muffin tin then cover and refrigerate overnight before baking. When you get home from work, just pop them in the oven for a quick meal.

What do you serve with baked salmon patties?

Salmon patties pair well with so many condiments. Try tartar sauce, spicy slaw, mango chutney, tomato salsa or even pickled red onions. We have tons of ideas for side dishes to serve with salmon, but you could also keep things simple with a baked potato and a lettuce salad or steamed green beans.

Peggy Woodward, Taste of Home Senior Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 salmon cakes: 266 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 914mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 28g protein.