Easy Weeknight Salmon Loaf

This easy salmon loaf recipe is the perfect solution to those weeknights when you have no time and need to put a meal on the table.

With busy work schedules, it seems like I’m always in a rush to come up with a nutritious meal that doesn’t take very long to cook. Fortunately, I have some go-to recipes like this salmon loaf, my chicken strips recipe and this shrimp stir-fry recipe that all fit the bill!

Easy weeknight salmon loaf

Easy Weeknight Salmon Loaf

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This salmon loaf recipe has been in my family for generations.

It is a great fall back supper or lunch when you haven’t had time to shop. It is definitely a fast and easy way to get food on the table.


Salmon loaf ingredients

The ingredients for this salmon loaf are all things you probably have in your cupboard and refrigerator:

  • Cans of salmon,
  • Eggs,
  • Milk,
  • Soda crackers,
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • Pepper.

It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

Pots and Utensils

Here are the pots and utensils you’re going to need to make this salmon loaf recipe:

  • Rolling pin
  • Ziploc bag
  • Mixing bowl
  • Loaf tin

How to Put It Together

Baked Salmon Loaf

This is basically a mix everything together and bake recipe.

The best kind of recipe for fast and easy work night dinners!

Salmon Loaf

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 296kcal
This salmon loaf recipe has been in my family for generations, and has the tested-by-many flavor to prove it.


  • 1 tall can of salmon or 2 small cans
  • 3 Tablespoon butter melted
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • soda crackers enough to make 1 cup of crushed cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350° F.
  • Add the soda crackers to the ziploc bag.
  • Use the rolling pin to crush the soda crackers to make crumbs.
  • Remove any skin from the salmon.
  • Mix the salmon and all of the other ingredients in the mixing bowl.
  • Pack the mixture into a buttered loaf tin.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until the loaf is set.


The loaf is easier to slice if allowed to rest out of the oven for a few minutes before serving.
May be served hot or cold.
Nutrition Facts
Salmon Loaf
Amount Per Serving (1 slice of salmon loaf)
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Cholesterol 171mg57%
Sodium 540.2mg23%
Carbohydrates 27.1g9%
Sugar 3.9g4%
Protein 7.4g15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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13 Responses

  • This loaf was easy and delicious. Only changes I made were one egg instead of three, and I added 2 tbsp. dill juice from the pickle jar. Try it…you’ll like it.

  • I love salmon loaf and have been making it for years. In my recipe, I use 2 eggs and separate them. The beaten yolks get added with the other ingredients and I also add a little lemon juice and dill to taste. I beat the egg whites and fold them in before placing it all in the pan. The salmon loaf is light like a soufflé. Yummy!

  • Hello, thank you for this recipe. I would like to try the recipe this week. I was wondering if we can freeze it? I’m single and I don’t want to waste any of it so I thought about freezing half of it. Thank you.

    • Hi Brigitte…I haven’t tried freezing it, but I think it should be fine. I would love to hear how it works out if you do.

  • Just thought I would throw this idea out there. My mother has always served this meal with a white Alfredo type sauce and a hollandaise sauce to cover with.

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