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Salmon Casserole

Budget-Conscious Main Courses

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Many American families are looking for ways to save cash. For some, that means cutting down on the grocery bills.

But as "Good Morning America" found, it might be easier than you think to keep some delicious cuts of meat and fish on your list, without breaking the bank.

This recipe is a terrific choice for your main course that won't keep you wondering how you'll pay for your next meal.

Here is a delicious and inexpensive way to use canned wild salmon. This recipe is easy and an excellent way to expand your comfort food repertoire . Pair this with a mixed green salad and you will have a nutritious meal on the table in little time.


  • 1 tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups onion, medium dice
  • 1 1/2 cup celery, medium dice
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper
  • 3 tbs. flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 cans wild Alaska sockeye salmon (14.75 ounces each)
  • 1 lb. cooked broad egg noodles, cooked al dente
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 3/4 cup dried white breadcrumbs
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat broiler.

    Butter a 9x13 inch glass baking dish.

    In a 2 quart sauce pot add the butter and melt over medium high heat. Add the onion, celery, the thyme, salt, and pepper to the pot. Stir with a wooden spoon and cook 2-3 minutes until the vegetables are softened . Add the flour and stir until flour has coated the vegetables, cook for about one minute, stirring often. Slowly whisk in the milk and raise the heat to high. Stir the mixture constantly. When the mixture comes to a boil and begins to thicken, reduce the heat to medium. Simmer the mixture for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Then stir in the sour cream and the peas and set aside. Cook the egg noodles according to the package instructions.

    Place the opened cans of salmon in a large bowl. Remove and discard the skin, bones and cartilage and chunk the salmon and reserve. Toss the breadcrumbs with the olive oil to combine thoroughly.

    Place the noodles in the buttered casserole dish and distribute the salmon evenly throughout the dish. Gently pour the sauce mixture around the ingredients and toss gently to combine. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the entire casserole.

    Place in a broiler until golden brown and bubbly.

    Recipe courtesy of Karen Pickus, Chef on "Good Morning America," 2008

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: salmon, noodles, onions, celery, thyme

    Course: Casserole, Dinner, Main Course

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