You'll love this easy recipe for salmon patties. This simple lunch or dinner meal is great for even busy weeknights. Family friendly and delicious!
This is a great recipe that allows you to get your family eating more fish without having to convince them to try something new or adventurous.
Kids and adults alike will devour this tasty recipe for salmon patties with no complaints. You'll love how easy they are to make and everyone else will love how delicious they are! This recipe for salmon cakes is a real winner for dinner time.
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I'm thrilled to be sharing such a tasty and fun recipe with you today. We're going to make homemade salmon potato cakes with a tasty dill mustard sauce that is equally delicious.
After you try these you won't be sure which one you crave more. The salmon cakes are delicious but the sauce takes them even further above and beyond.
Are these kid friendly salmon cakes?
I would definitely consider these kid friendly salmon cakes. You can leave off the sauce if you think they won't like that but they're delicious either way.
The great thing is that kids can pick them up and eat them with their hands if they're so inclined and because they are made with mashed potatoes they're soft in the middles while having a more crispy outer edge.
Flavor wise the salmon isn't overpowering. When it comes to fish you can definitely do worse than salmon when trying to get kids interested in new meals. Salmon has a nice mild flavor and texture which makes it great for even picky eaters.
Ingredients needed for a simple salmon cakes recipe:
For the salmon cakes themselves you will need just a few simple ingredients. I love to use this recipe as a way to repurpose leftovers so feel free to make these when you have extra salmon or mashed potatoes that need used up!
- Salmon, cooked & flaked
- Cold leftover mashed potatoes
- Bread crumbs
- Dry dill
- Salad greens for serving
As always you can find the full amounts in the recipe card at the bottom of the post along with nutritional info, helpful links, and more. In terms of shopping for this recipe you really can't do better than four ingredients for the main dish. The sauce ingredients are below if you'd like to try that as well!
Ingredients needed for salmon patties sauce:
For the dill mustard sauce that goes with these salmon patties you'll need just a few more ingredients. I will link to the mustard that I used so you can see exactly what I include but you can use other types if you have them in your local grocery stores, etc.
- Dill mustard
- Dijon mustard
That's all! Did you think it would be harder than that?! It shouldn't surprise you to find out that I am all about easy recipes here. Who has time to spend on super complicated recipes for weeknight meals?! Not me! Plenty of other things to be doing instead. Simple doesn't have to be bland or boring 🙂
How do you make salmon patties:
Let's dive in and make some delicious salmon patties. They are simple to make and even easier to eat. If you want to have leftovers it's very easy to double this recipe, tho it's pretty simple so we usually just make them fresh so they're nice and crispy.
If you make extras you can always reheat them in the air fryer to get that nice crisp texture back on the outsides!
In a large bowl mix salmon, potatoes, bread crumbs, and dill until well combined.
Form 8 patties of equal size.
Prepare a skillet with nonstick spray.
Cook the cakes on medium high heat, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
Serve cakes over greens and drizzle on the sauce or serve on the side.
How to make the sauce with salmon patties:
This sauce with salmon patties recipe is really simple. We're just throwing everything together and giving it a good mix. You'll want to make sure you mix it well because the honey can take a bit to get fully combined with the mustard!
To make the sauce stir together both mustard varieties and honey until well combined.
What to make with salmon patties for kids (and adults):
If you are looking for other fish recipes or recipes to serve with salmon patties for kids and adults alike I'm sharing some of my favorite side dish recipes below.
It's never a bad time to make fish recipes. Honestly, things like tilapia and salmon cook so quickly that they make for a great weeknight meal. Even cooking frozen tilapia or salmon takes less than 30 minutes and you can have a delicious and nutritious meal on the table!
- Balsamic Roasted Asparagus
- Baked Brussels Sprouts With Bacon And Cheese
- Delicious Corn Salad With Bacon
- Easy Garlic Green Bean Recipe With Tomatoes
- Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
- Baked Acorn Squash Recipe
Printable Easy Recipe for Salmon Patties:
- 14 oz salmon, cooked & flaked
- 2 cups mashed potatoes, cooled
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 1 Tablespoon dried dill
- Salad greens for serving (optional)
Honey Mustard Sauce
- 1/4 cup dill mustard
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- In a large bowl mix salmon, mashed potatoes, bread crumbs, and dill until well combined.
- Form 8 patties of equal size. Prepare a skillet with nonstick spray.
- Cook the cakes on medium high heat, about 3-4 minutes on each side.
- To make the sauce, stir together both mustard varieties and honey until well combined.
- Serve cakes over greens and drizzle on the sauce or serve on the side.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 271Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 487mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 20g