Get ready to wow your friends and family with this creamy, cheesy Salmon Casserole.
Imagine tender salmon, wholesome spinach, and gooey cheese all melding together in a dreamy cream sauce.
Tender salmon and spinach are combined in a rich cream sauce and topped with cheese. Add a creamy Cucumber Salad, and you have a delicious meal.
Why This Salmon Casserole Recipe Works
SIMPLICITY - Even kitchen newbies will find this recipe a breeze to follow.
INGREDIENTS - Swap out veggies or cheese to match what's in your fridge.
CREAMY GOODNESS - The cream sauce makes this casserole extra rich and comforting.
BALANCED MEAL - With veggies, protein, and dairy, it's a well-rounded dinner option.
Please check the recipe card below for a detailed, printable ingredient list.
SALMON - This is the star of the dish, providing rich flavor and healthy fats. Two 4-ounce pieces of salmon are perfect for this recipe.
SPINACH - Adds a dose of greens and blends well with the creamy sauce.
CREAM CHEESE - The base for our simple yet decadent cream sauce.
HALF & HALF - This adds a touch of creaminess without making the dish too heavy. If you like a creamier sauce, substitute it with heavy cream.
SEASONINGS - These work together to give your casserole a flavorful kick. Lemon juice adds a bit of zing; chicken bouillon adds flavor; garlic gives it that homey aroma, and nutmeg offers a hint of warmth.
SWISS CHEESE - Adds that ooey-gooey texture and complements the salmon. If you don't like Swiss cheese, you can also use Mozzarella cheese or Cheddar.
CREAM SAUCE - A simple cream sauce made of cream cheese, half and half lemon juice, granulated chicken bouillon, garlic, and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper.
CHEESE - For this recipe, I use shredded Swiss cheese. But you can also use Mozzarella or Cheddar.
TIP - Don't like spinach? Try substituting with frozen peas.
How To Make A Salmon Casserole
Please check the printable recipe card below for more detailed instructions.
- Beat cream cheese, half and half, garlic, lemon juice, chicken bouillon, and nutmeg until creamy.
- Gently fold the spinach and salmon slices into the sauce.
- Pour the mixture into a casserole dish and sprinkle shredded Swiss cheese.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes at 400º Fahrenheit.
SIDE SALAD - A simple salad such as our popular German Cucumber Salad is healthy and adds a refreshing contrast to the rich, creamy casserole. Some cherry tomatoes and cucumber slices could also add a nice pop of color!
GARLIC BREAD - Who doesn't love garlic bread? It's great for soaking up any extra cream sauce on your plate. You can buy pre-made garlic bread or make your own with some homemade bread, garlic, and butter. Toast it till it's golden for that perfect crunch.
WHITE WINE - A chilled glass of Chardonnay is a classy touch. The wine's crispness can balance out the richness of the casserole, making each bite and sip a fun experience. If you're not into wine, a simple iced tea could work, too!
STORE - Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. Make sure the lid is tightly sealed to lock in all the flavors. Eat within 2-3 days for the best quality.
FREEZE - You can freeze this casserole pretty easily. Just wrap it up securely in plastic to lock in moisture, then add another layer of aluminum foil for extra protection. Don't forget to put a sticky note or label with the date so you'll remember when you froze it. It'll be good to go for up to 3 months!
REHEAT - Move it from the freezer to the fridge about 24 hours before you plan to eat it. This slow thaw will help it reheat evenly. Reheat at 350° Fahrenheit until hot and bubbly.
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- 8 ounces Swiss cheese shredded
- Cook pasta according to package instruction. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 400° Fahrenheit.
To Make The Casserole
- In large bowl combine cream cheese, half & half, lemon juice, chicken bouillon, garlic, and nutmeg. Use an electric hand mixer and beat until creamy. Fold in spinach, salmon, and cooked pasta. Season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer the mixture into the casserole dish. Top the casserole with shredded cheese and bake for 30-35 minutes at 400° Fahrenheit.