Quick weeknight meals are a life-saver during this busy season! Salmon is the perfect protein to make on a hectic evening, because it cooks fast. Plus, it’s versatile, it’s super healthy, and it’s delicious! This salmon casserole doesn’t use any obscure ingredients and only takes about one hour to prep and cook. What more could you want? It’s the perfect weeknight meal.
If you’re ready to start cooking, get out your Oshēn Salmon, preheat that oven, and let’s get moving! Here’s a salmon casserole with egg noodles recipe that’s sure to become a family favorite:
Salmon Casserole with Egg Noodles Recipe
- 16 oz. medium egg noodles
- 2 TB of oil
- Salt and pepper
- 6 TB unsalted butter
- ½ C thawed frozen peas (thawed)
- ¼ C finely chopped onion
- ¼ C sliced fresh asparagus
- 2 (10 1/2-oz.) can condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 TB dijon mustard
- 1 C milk
- 3 C shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 Oshēn Salmon fillet
- 2 C soft breadcrumbs
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add egg noodles, and cook until they’re al dente. Drain them, add a little oil (to make sure they don’t stick together), and set them to the side.
Heat a pan with oil to medium high heat. Pat your salmon dry with a paper towel, and season it with salt and pepper. Place your salmon fillet on the pan skin-side down. Fry for 3 - 5 minutes, and then flip and repeat for the second side. do the other-side. Your salmon should be a golden brown color.
Remove your salmon fillet from the heat and transfer to a plate. Fork the salmon into bite-sized pieces and set aside. Discard the skin.
Then, combine 2 TB of butter, peas, onion, asparagus, garlic, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper in a saucepan. Cook until all the vegetables are tender.
Pour in the condensed cream of celery soup and the milk. Stir and then allow it to cook until you see bubbles. Without reducing the heat, add your shredded cheddar cheese. Stir it continuously until the cheese is all melted.
Stir in the flaked salmon.
Place the breadcrumbs in a small bowl. Then, melt the remaining butter and add it to the breadcrumbs. Mix until well-combined and clumpy.
Transfer the salmon and noodle mixture into a 9 x 13 casserole dish. Top with the breadcrumbs.
Bake the casserole for 25 - 30 minutes.
Serve the salmon noodle casserole with your choice of sides. You’re ready to go!
Potential Substitutions and Changes
Switch up the vegetables.
If you’re not this particular mixture of vegetables, you could substitute any of the current veggies for:
- Bell Pepper (any color)
- Black Olives
Don’t sweat the egg noodles.
If you don’t have egg noodles available, but have other types of pasta noodles in the pantry, feel free to use those. Egg noodles hold up a bit better when reheating and twice baking, but your meal will still be delicious with penne, macaroni, or any other variation of noodle! Just make sure you cook them al dente.
Cook the salmon however you want.
If you’d rather not pan fry the salmon and deal with the oil, there are other ways you can prepare your salmon! You can bake, grill, or even air fry your salmon if one of these methods is more comfortable for you. Plus, each style of cooking will add a different dimension of flavor.
Make sure you have sides!
Since pasta is more of a one-pan thing, it’s sometimes difficult to figure out what you should have as a side. Here’s a list of potential side dishes to have with salmon noodle casserole.
- Garlic Bread
- Prosciutto-Wrapped Asparagus
- Stuffed Tomatoes
- Side Green Salad
- Cucumber Salad
- Roasted Carrots
- Sauteed Mushrooms
Salmon noodle casserole is the perfect easy and delicious weeknight meal.
Salmon is the best protein for any kind of meal. Whether you want adventurous Japanese cuisine or classic Italian comfort food. Not only does the delicious flavor work for a lot of different dishes, but salmon is also a much healthier protein alternative! As long as you get high-quality fish like what we have here at Oshēn Salmon, you’ll create top tier meals every time.
The best part about our salmon is that it’s shipped directly to you. All you do is order from our website using code FRESH for 15% off at checkout, and your salmon will arrive at your doorstep—And, it’ll get there 7 days faster than the competition. If all that wasn’t enough, Oshēn Salmon is also totally sustainable, BAP-certified, and free of hormones and dyes. It doesn’t get much better than that!
If you’re ready to cook up this salmon noodle casserole and other recipes from our blog, jump over to our shop and find the best salmon package for you. There are even options to subscribe to regular salmon shipments, so fresh healthy protein can be on the menu every night! Let’s get cooking!