Mom's Salmon and Potato Bake


During World War II when meat was scarce, my mother used to feed her large family casseroles using whatever meat or fish was available. My favorite is a type of baked casserole with salmon and potato which not only tasted great, but one which satisfied her family of seven kids.

salmon and potato bake on plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
6 servings


  • 8 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 1 (14.75 ounce) can salmon, drained and flaked

  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour, or more as needed

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 cup milk

  • 2 teaspoons salted butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a casserole dish.

  2. Place one layer of potato and onion slices in the prepared dish. Add salmon. Sprinkle flour over top until salmon layer is covered. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the salt and pepper. Layer with remaining onion and potato slices, then sprinkle with remaining salt and pepper. Add milk and top with butter.

  3. Bake, covered, in the preheated oven until golden brown, about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

You can use 1 pound of fresh, cooked salmon, cut into pieces, instead of canned. Make sure to season with more salt if using fresh, however.

This recipe can be made omitting flour and using water instead of milk for great results.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

392 Calories
8g Fat
57g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 392
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 486mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 57g 21%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 57mg 287%
Calcium 240mg 18%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 1490mg 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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