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Salmon Casserole

Salmon Casserole

Erica
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.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine casserole, comfort food, seafood
Servings 6
Calories 354 kcal

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 (see Notes)
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion
  • 10 Ritz crackers crushed
  • garnish: Old Bay seasoning, snipped chives or chopped flat-leaf parsley (optional)

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine the soup, mayonnaise, milk, cheese, peas, salmon, and onion.
  • 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.
  • Toss and pour in a 13x9 or 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 or parsley for garnish. Serves 6.

Notes

Canned salmon may be substitute for the fresh salmon. Make sure to get boneless salmon if purchasing canned.
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