Baked Salmon Cakes & Potato Wedges

Salmon cakes and potatoes get a healthy redux by baking vs. frying. Make the dill sauce first, and add salmon cakes to the oven about 10 minutes after potatoes. Use a seasoning with garlic listed as the first ingredient for best flavor. Serve with steamed broccoli or roasted zucchini.

Nutrition Tip: Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids which have been shown to improve memory and efficiency of brain function.

Looking for a quick and easy meal? These salmon cakes are perfect! Made with canned wild-caught salmon, they come together in just minutes. Serve them with some roasted potato wedges for a complete meal.

These salmon cakes are light and flavorful, thanks to the addition of garlic powder, paprika, and Old Bay Seasoning. They make a great weeknight meal, and can easily be doubled or tripled for larger families.

Healthy Baked Salmon Cakes & Potato Wedges

Potato wedges are the perfect side dish for these salmon cakes. They’re crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Plus, they roast up quickly in the oven while the salmon cakes are cooking.

Is Canned Salmon as Good As Fresh or Frozen?

While we admit canned salmon is not as high in quality or flavor for some dishes, they are perfect in these salmon cakes! Canned salmon is a great option for those looking for a healthy, affordable seafood option. Here are three reasons why you should use canned salmon for these salmon cakes:

Fresh salmon versus canned salmon

1. Canned salmon is an excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

2. It’s budget-friendly – a can of salmon costs less than fresh or frozen salmon.

3. Canned salmon is already cooked, so all you have to do is add your favorite seasonings and cook it up!

So next time you’re feeling like something different for dinner, give these delicious canned salmon cakes a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Potato Wedges Are the Perfect Side Dish for Salmon Cakes

Sweetpotato for potato wedges

Potatoes are a classic side dish that can be paired with just about anything. But when it comes to salmon cakes, potato wedges are the perfect option. We actually used a combination of russet potatoes and sweetpotatoes! Here’s why:

1. The crispy, salty skin of the potato wedges pairs perfectly with the flaky, moist salmon cake.

2. The starchy potatoes help to balance out the richness of the salmon cakes.

3. Potato wedges are a versatile side dish – they can be served plain or topped with any number of delicious toppings (sour cream, chives, cheese, etc.).

4. Potato wedges are relatively easy to make – no need for fancy ingredients or complicated cooking methods.

5. They’re filling and satisfying without being heavy or greasy.

russet potatoes

However, if you would prefer a different option, here are a few you could try:

  • Simple green salad with cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, and a light vinaigrette
  • Roasted Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and carrots would all be delicious
  • Or another classic – creamy mashed potatoes

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Baked Salmon Cakes & Potato Wedges

Trish James
Salmon cakes and potatoes get a healthy makeover by baking vs. frying. Then they are served up with a mixture of sweetpotato and regular potato wedges!
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Entree & Main Dishes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 383 kcal


Baked Salmon Cakes

  • 1 14.75oz can wild caught salmon, drained
  • 6 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salt-free Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 1 large egg

Dill Dipping Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup plain lowfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

Potato Wedges

  • 2 sweet potatoes sliced into ½” spears
  • 2 russet potatoes sliced into ½” spears
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning


Baked Salmon Cakes

  • Preheat oven to 450F. Line a baking
    sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Combine salmon, 6 Tbsp. breadcrumbs, Old Bay, garlic powder, pepper, paprika, bell pepper, onion and egg in medium bowl. Mix well. Shape into 2-inch balls and flatten into tight cakes.
  • Place remaining ¼ cup breadcrumbs in shallow bowl and lightly coat both sides of patties.
  • Place on parchment-lined baking sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Lightly spray tops of cakes with cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes; flip and bake 10 minutes or until both sides are lightly browned.

Dill Dipping Sauce

  • Mix all ingredients in small bowl. Chill 30 minutes to let flavors set.

Potato Wedges

  • Toss potatoes, oil and seasoning in medium bowl.
  • Lay in single layer on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven 30-35 minutes or until browned on outside and soft inside.


Calories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 10gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 242mgPotassium: 948mgFiber: 8gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 16577IUVitamin C: 30mgCalcium: 111mgIron: 4mg
Keyword baked beans, dinner recipes, healthy dinner, potatoes, salmon
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