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How To Make Salmon Loaf With Carrots

Quick and Easy Recipe: Salmon Loaf with Carrots

I recently found a recipe for Salmon Loaf on However, I wanted to try it a different way and add more vegetables and fiber, so I made a few changes here and there. The result is my quick and easy recipe for Salmon Loaf with Carrots.

Recipes don't get any simpler than salmon loaf in general and there are many variations. I doubled this recipe because I love having salmon loaf left over for lunch or dinner the next day.  Salmon Loaf with Carrots also makes great sandwiches!

As another option, you can freeze some slices and then thaw whenever needed. This recipe freezes very well.

See some of the suggestions after the recipe as well for more ideas to add to this great basic quick and easy salmon loaf recipe.


Photo Credit:  Flickr Jayson.Shenk

Recipe for Quick and Easy Salmon Loaf with Carrots

Makes 8 servings - inspired by Salmon Loaf Recipe on


  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) Trader Joe Wild Salmon, drained
  • 2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh snipped parsley leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray 9 x 5 x 1 inch loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. Mash the salmon and add all remaining ingredients.
  4. Turn out into the prepared pan.
  5. Cook at 350 degrees for at least 1 hour or until the loaf is firm and the sides are beginning to pull away from the pan.
  6. Cool on rack.

More Suggestions and Substitutions

For variety, you can substitute the following:

  • Substitute fresh baked, flaked salmon for the canned salmon
  • Instead of Panko bread crumbs, use crushed crackers for the bread crumbs
  • Mix slightly ground oatmeal for part or all of the Panko bread crumbs
  • Use soft bread crumbs for all of the Panko (as suggested in original recipe)
  • Substitute 1 cup of egg substitute for the 4 eggs
  • Use 1 cup of evaporated skim milk for the milk choice above
  • Substitute 2 tablespoons of dried parsley flakes
  • Use other herbs instead of parsley such as basil or thyme
  • Substitute shredded zucchini for part or all of the carrots
  • Add some finely chopped mushrooms
  • Add some washed and dried fresh spinach leaves for a delicious and nutritious boost
  • Substitute another type of fish for the salmon fish choice but choose one of the same texture as salmon
  • Substitute real onions for the green onions (as suggested in original recipe)

Summing Up Quick and Easy Salmon Loaf with Carrots

This is a bit of a different recipe for the traditional salmon loaf but I like it because it takes out about half of the bread crumbs and adds back in vegetables.  There are many different ways that you can prepare this recipe and let creativity be your guide.

Many people use salmon loaf recipes to make salmon patties instead - equally delicious.  You can either pan fry them or bake them to reduce the amount of fat and calories.

Whatever way you decide to cook salmon, it is loaded with omega-3 heart-healthy oils and as well, fish is a great way to cut down on the amount of meat in your diet. 

Quick and Easy Salmon Loaf with Carrots is a great way to come up with a nutritious but fast dinner - and you will have leftovers for your enjoyment as well. 

Hope you enjoy this recipe!

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Audrey Kirchner (author) from Washington on August 23, 2010:

Sally's Trove - Thanks for the read - and yes - it really does turn out nicely. I have to remember to snap a picture of it and replace the one above!

Sherri from Southeastern Pennsylvania on August 23, 2010:

Wonderful recipe, and the substitution suggestions are a real plus. Since carrots retain their color throughout cooking, I imagine this is a pretty good looking dish!

Audrey Kirchner (author) from Washington on August 22, 2010:

Thanks, Dallas! Me, too!!

Dallas W Thompson from Bakersfield, CA on August 22, 2010:

Great hub with good comments. I enjoy salmon...

Audrey Kirchner (author) from Washington on August 22, 2010:

Dinkan53 - Thanks for the read - and yes, salmon is good for so many things!

dinkan53 from India on August 22, 2010:

I love salmon, and it is good bad cholesterol remover too by increasing good cholesterol. thanks for the recipe.

Audrey Kirchner (author) from Washington on August 22, 2010:

HH - Yes, I love simple, too - mix it up and throw it in - then off to write some more!

Dim - Here I thought you were a well-rounded man and that you could cook as well as you do everything else.....I never think a man looks sexier than when he has a spatula in hand or a vacuum!

Thanks for the read, y'all!

De Greek from UK on August 22, 2010:

Too complicated for me I am afraid. I shall have to wait for my wife to return from holiday before I can become so adventurous :-))

Hello, hello, from London, UK on August 22, 2010:

That's what I like - quick, easy and at the end very tasteful. You have past all the test. I send you a medal for that.

Audrey Kirchner (author) from Washington on August 21, 2010:

Thanks, Katie - so sorry about your dad but glad it is a good thing to remember him by.

Katie McMurray from Ohio on August 21, 2010:

Now your talking my girls love salmon and my Dad always made the best salmon patties and loaf, hadn't ate it since he passed (way to young 50). Now I have a great recipe to remind me of Dad. You Rock girly girl! Peace :)

Audrey Kirchner (author) from Washington on August 21, 2010:

K9Keystrokes - it is very tasty and hope you get a chance to try it out! Thanks so much for the read.

CM - You and me both....salmon is my friend!

Alekhouse - Me, too - hope you like the variation. I love the carrots in it but also like it with shredded zucchini - and spinach is always something I toss in just for the heck of it! Thanks for the read!!

Nancy Hinchliff from Essex Junction, Vermont on August 21, 2010:

Salmon is my favorite fish...and I love it made into a loaf or patties. I am definitely going to try this.

carolina muscle from Charlotte, North Carolina on August 20, 2010:

yum.. salmon anything is good with me!!

India Arnold from Northern, California on August 20, 2010:

Versatile and it sounds very tasty. Thanks for sharing your recipes and ideas. Will have to pick up some salmon products so we can give it a go. Well presented.


Audrey Kirchner (author) from Washington on August 20, 2010:

Yes, I love salmon too and we are so fortunate to have lived in the Seattle area to enjoy it for 23 years and now in Central Oregon - though further away - we still buy it fresh or frozen and if not that way, canned from Alaska. Thanks so much for commenting and hope you get to try the recipe - canned or fresh it is delicious!

msorensson on August 20, 2010:

Wow.. thanks. It looks delicious. We used to order salmon from Oregon..when I was married :-)...a long time ago.

This looks good and easy to make. I will try it sometime. Thanks so much.

Oh I love that you included substitutes for variety.

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