Salmon Cheese Casserole
Another time-saving and money-saving slow-cooker recipe, perfect for the dark days of fall and winter. Need something quick, easy and healthy, that’s easy to organize in the morning? Say yay!
Here are the ingredients. As with most of my dishes, most of these are pantry staples. Nothing exotic here. I wouldn’t do that to you.
Mix in the slow cooker, and cook on low for just 3 hours. Because the canned salmon is already cooked, it doesn’t take too long to cook, and this is one of the few dishes that I can actually overcook in a slow-cooker. If you work at home, it’s ideal to mix and start cooking this around lunchtime if you want to get it ready for dinner.
But let me back up just a step. Have you ever used canned salmon in a recipe? If not, you need to know that there is one extra step with canned salmon. You’ll open the can, drain the liquid, dump the contents into the bowl, and then “flake” the fish. Canned salmon includes tiny little bones, which are actually great for calcium, but kind of gross, to be honest. I spend about 5 minutes solid mashing the fish against the side of the bowl with a fork. This breaks up the bones and makes sure that the finished casserole is yummy and not oddly crunchy. Oddly, this was the one weird food thing that I couldn’t do when I was pregnant. Hubby had to flake the salmon for me. Big sacrifice, lol.
OK, that’s the one tip you needed. Go make this dish this week, and let me know how it goes. It serves up great with green beans and a quinoa or rice side. Click below for a printable recipe card.
- 14 oz can Salmon WITH liquid (the kind with bones and skin is the healthiest, least costly, and best for this recipe).
- 4 oz can mushrooms, drained
- ½ C seasoned bread crumbs
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 C grated cheddar or taco cheese
- 1 Tbl. lemon juice
- 1 Tbl. minced onion
- Flake fish in to the crockpot. Stir well with a fork to mix in all the crunchy parts.
- Stir in the remaining ingredients.
- Cover and cook on low no more than 3-5 hours. Because you are using canned fish and real cheese, it's best not to cook this for a full day, like you can for many other slow-cooker recipes.
- Serve with a side salad or steamed broccoli and rolls for a complete dinner.
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