Salmon Cakes Recipe

I found this awesome Salmon Cakes recipe in the February 08 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. I did tweak it a tad to make it a bit on the heathier side. It is one of my favorite seafood recipes. It should only take about 20 minutes. Bonus: the magazine claims it only cost $2.90 per serving...that's my kind of deal. Hope you like it!

Serves 4


  • 14 oz fresh skinless salmon fillets
  • 2 cups refrigerated sour cream and chive mashed potatoes (healthier option…pre-make your own mashed potatoes with fat free sour cream and chives . More work but saves you about 100 calories per serving!
  • 1/2 cup seasoned fine dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp snipped fresh dill
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Drizzle of low-fat Honey-Dijon salad dressing

Make it

  1. Rinse and dry salmon. Place in 2 quart microwave-safe baking dish; cover with vented plastic and cook on high for 2.5-3.5 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork.
  2. Break salmon into pieces and combine in bowl with potatoes, bread crumbs, and dill.
  3. Form salmon mixture into eight 3.5 inch cake patties
  4. Lightly coat large non-stick skillet with cooking spray. Cook cakes over med-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side (until heated through and browned).
  5. Drizzle with dressing (don’t dunk…lots more calories that way) and enjoy
  6. Goes great over a bed of mix greens or rice (calories not included)

Nutritional Information per serving

  • calories 438 (338 using homemade mashed potatoes)
  • fat 29 (17 using homemade mashed potatoes)
  • sodium 800mg (409 using homemade mashed potatoes)
  • carbs 29g (25g using homemade mashed potatoes)
  • protein 25g
  • *I would definitely go with the homemade mashed potatoes if you have time!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens Feb08 issue

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