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Salmon Casserole

Salmon Casserole

Cheesy, comforting, Fresh Salmon Casserole. Kids love the shell-shaped pasta. I love the fresh salmon. This salmon casserole recipe with crackers is easy for a weeknight, and even the leftovers are SO GOOD.

Course Main Course
Cuisine casserole, comfort food, seafood
Keyword fresh salmon casserole, raw salmon recipes, salmon casserole recipe with crackers, salmon casserole with crackers, wild salmon recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 354 kcal
Author Erica

Ingredients

  • 8 oz small shell-shaped pasta
  • kosher salt
  • 1 large carrot shredded (~3/4 c)
  • 1 10.5 oz can condensed cream of celery soup undiluted
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 can milk use the empty soup can to measure
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 8 oz fresh salmon cooked and flaked
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 10 Ritz crackers crushed
  • garnish: Old Bay seasoning, snipped chives or chopped flat-leaf parsley chives for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Add a handful of salt (if desired). Add the pasta shells and cook according to the package directions just to al dente. Half way through that cook time, add the shredded carrots to the pot of water to cook as well.

  3. Add the pasta shells and cook according to the package directions just to al dente.

  4. Half way through that cook time, add the shredded carrots to the pot of water to cook as well.

  5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the soup, mayonnaise, milk, cheese, peas, salmon, and onion.

  6. Drain the pasta and carrots, and add right away to the soup mixture. Toss and pour in a 2-qt baking dish. Top with the crushed crackers. Bake 30-40 minutes until nice and bubbly. Optional: dust with a little Old Bay and sprinkle some snipped chives for garnish. Serves 6.
  7. Toss and pour in a 13x9 or 2-qt baking dish. Top with the crushed crackers.

  8. Bake 30-40 minutes until nice and bubbly. Optional: dust with a little Old Bay and sprinkle some snipped chives or parsley for garnish. Serves 6.

Recipe Notes

So I forgot to add the mayonnaise once when I made this, and the result was fine. I knew something was off (it was a touch less creamy and flavorful), but noone else noticed a thing. So if omitting mayonnaise is your thing, you can for this recipe but I would add a bit more milk to compensate.