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15 Canned Salmon Recipes That'll Save You So Much Time (And Money!)

Delish Logo By Camille Lowder of Delish | Slide 1 of 16: If you haven't experimented with canned salmon yet, your world is about to be rocked. These recipes are WAY easier than cooking a salmon filet—and much cheaper to shop for. You can use it like you would canned tuna: in healthy dinner salads, weeknight pasta dinners, as a burger base, or as a substitute for raw fish in sushi bowls. Check out our top 15 canned salmon recipes for ideas—we bet you’ll pick up a can or two on your next grocery trip.While canned salmon is inarguably more convenient and affordable than its fresh counterpart, there are still some things to look out for. Most canned salmon consists of two types: farmed (usually Atlantic salmon) or wild salmon (Wild Alaskan is the best). Wild salmon has a better overall rating (no antibiotics added to their feed, more environmentally sustainable, less mercury etc.), but it can be more expensive. We think it’s worth the added price (considering how much you’re saving from not buying fresh!), but it’s something to keep in mind when you’re shopping. You’ll also encounter a variety of terms, like pink versus sockeye, skinless and boneless versus not, packed in water or oil, smoked, etc. It’s really up to your preferences which you prefer, so give them a try in these recipes to figure out your favorites.You can pretty much use canned salmon anywhere you’d use cooked salmon, though admittedly it works better in recipes where the salmon is flaked rather than enjoyed whole. Treat it like tuna, and make a tuna salad with salmon (or add cheese, à la a tuna melt?). Not into mayo? Skip it, and put your canned tuna atop a rice bowl (or inside rice, like in onigiri!) or salad, like our Niçoise salad or salmon BLT salad. Want something heartier? Turn it into a burger, like our lemon-dill salmon burgers or Greek salmon burgers, or stir it into some pasta for added protein, like in our smoked salmon pasta or our lemon butter salmon pasta. Looking for an easy appetizer? Try it in our salmon patties, croquettes, or meatballs, or as a dip, like in our smoked salmon dip. The possibilities are endless, so get creative!Not into the whole canned thing? Check out our favorite salmon recipes and healthy seafood recipes too.

If you haven't experimented with canned salmon yet, your world is about to be rocked. These recipes are WAY easier than cooking a salmon filet—and much cheaper to shop for. You can use it like you would canned tuna: in healthy dinner salads, weeknight pasta dinners, as a burger base, or as a substitute for raw fish in sushi bowls. Check out our top 15 canned salmon recipes for ideas—we bet you’ll pick up a can or two on your next grocery trip.

While canned salmon is inarguably more convenient and affordable than its fresh counterpart, there are still some things to look out for. Most canned salmon consists of two types: farmed (usually Atlantic salmon) or wild salmon (Wild Alaskan is the best). Wild salmon has a better overall rating (no antibiotics added to their feed, more environmentally sustainable, less mercury etc.), but it can be more expensive. We think it’s worth the added price (considering how much you’re saving from not buying fresh!), but it’s something to keep in mind when you’re shopping. You’ll also encounter a variety of terms, like pink versus sockeye, skinless and boneless versus not, packed in water or oil, smoked, etc. It’s really up to your preferences which you prefer, so give them a try in these recipes to figure out your favorites.

You can pretty much use canned salmon anywhere you’d use cooked salmon, though admittedly it works better in recipes where the salmon is flaked rather than enjoyed whole. Treat it like tuna, and make a tuna salad with salmon (or add cheese, à la a tuna melt?). Not into mayo? Skip it, and put your canned tuna atop a rice bowl (or inside rice, like in onigiri!) or salad, like our Niçoise salad or salmon BLT salad. Want something heartier? Turn it into a burger, like our lemon-dill salmon burgers or Greek salmon burgers, or stir it into some pasta for added protein, like in our smoked salmon pasta or our lemon butter salmon pasta. Looking for an easy appetizer? Try it in our salmon patties, croquettes, or meatballs, or as a dip, like in our smoked salmon dip. The possibilities are endless, so get creative!

Not into the whole canned thing? Check out our favorite salmon recipes and healthy seafood recipes too.

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