10 Ways That Can of Salmon Can Be Dinner Tonight

updated Nov 15, 2023
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While canned tuna is a pantry staple for many, canned salmon receives little attention (despite the fact that it’s just as versatile). That’s a shame, because it’s packed with all the same healthy fats as fresh salmon, and you can get it at a fraction of the price. These 10 ideas prove that a can (or three) of salmon is worth a spot in your pantry.

Canned Salmon Recipes

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Spicy Canned Salmon Cakes
These salmon cakes start with canned salmon and use a breading method similar to the best crab cakes for an easy-fancy weeknight dinner.
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Lemon Butter Pasta & Veggies
A quick and easy recipe for pasta tossed in a lemon butter sauce and filled with sautéed zucchini and cherry tomatoes.
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Spicy Salmon Black Bean Salad
A quick and easy gluten-free recipe for black bean salad with hot smoked salmon, tomatoes, and avocado in a cumin-lime dressing.
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Salmon and Kale Caesar Wraps

Swap out shredded chicken for canned salmon in wraps and pita pockets. We especially love it in this riff on Caesar salad wraps.

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As long as you have a few vegetables and some eggs on hand, you can have a frittata on the table in about 20 minutes.
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Salmon Hash with Yukon Gold Potatoes and Herbs

Forget sausage — canned salmon is really the protein you should reach for the next time you’re building a breakfast hash (or any hash, really!). Add a poached egg to each serving to make it even heartier.

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The Best Chicken Fried Rice Without a Wok
Here's everything you need to know about cooking chicken fried rice at home without a wok.
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Warm Potato and Salmon Salad

Take potato salad from side dish to star by mixing in canned salmon. The result feels fancy enough that you might want to break out some chilled white wine.

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Farro Bowl with Crispy Salmon and Toasted Sesame Spinach

If you think you’ve already run through the gamut of grain bowl ingredients, it’s time to consider canned salmon. Swap it in for fresh salmon in a favorite recipe, or just build your own bowl.

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Crisp Tuna-Cabbage Salad

Canned tuna and salmon can be used interchangeable in most recipes. Toss with mayo for a riff on a classic tuna salad or use it in a retro tuna casserole.

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