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Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes

Baked salmon cakes with Cajun spices are great for lunches or a light dinner. This is one of the easy salmon recipes that my family begs me to make!

baked salmon cakes on blue plate

I was introduced to baked salmon cakes long ago, by my husband and his family. Did anyone else grow up eating these? I did not, but I have a feeling if I made these for my parents and grandparents, they would love them. Canned salmon isn’t something I typically pick up at the grocery store, but I always grab it at Costco. It’s a great deal for a 6 pack and I have found the quality of it is very good.

What is the best canned salmon?

For the best health benefits from the salmon, make sure to look for wild salmon. I like Bear & Wolf brand, though recently, I’ve been getting the Kirkland brand and it’s great to use in the Cajun baked salmon cakes.

My daughter and I made these baked salmon cakes recently. I switched up my typical Old Bay seasoning to a Cajun seasoning and they were delicious. I was so happy because my daughter loved them too and asked for them in her lunchbox.

Can I bake salmon cakes?

Yes! I baked these instead of pan frying and they came out great. You don’t have to bake them long at all, just about 10 minutes with a few extra minutes under the broiler. Definitely a quick, economical and healthy meal.

The baked salmon patties can be made ahead for meal prep, and for quick lunches too.

I don’t even heat them up sometimes – just grab and go. Great source of protein!

baked salmon cakes on blue plate

Salmon cakes using canned or fresh salmon are very easy to put together, just combine all the ingredients in a bowl and gently form into patties. I always like to add a little onion and bell pepper to mine, along with a little panko (cooked quinoa would be a great sub for the panko – see my 20-minute Salmon Quinoa Cakes recipe).

What goes with canned salmon? Try these recipes:

Salmon-Quinoa Cakes

Old Bay Salmon Cakes

Kale & Salmon Caesar Salad | Budget Bytes

Salmon Macaroni Salad | Simply Recipes

Quick Lentil Salmon Salad | Eating Well

baked salmon cakes on blue plate with pepper mill in the background

Hope everyone is having a great week!

Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes - great for lunches or dinner. I love making these for meal prep and having them ready all week. Recipe via

Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes

  • Author: Aggies Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Fish
  • Method: Oven


  • 2 6oz cans wild salmon, boneless and skinless
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • additional salt and pepper (if your cajun seasoning is low salt)
  • 3/4 cup panko


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine ingredients in a large bowl. Gently form into 8 patties and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in 375 degree oven. Broil for last 5-7 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Serve with squeeze of lemon.

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9 Responses to “Cajun Baked Salmon Cakes”

  1. Donna burrows posted November 10, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    Just wondering what size cans of salmon u use for the Cajun salmon cakes.. They sound delish!!

    • Aggies Kitchen posted November 10, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      I’m so glad you asked! 6 oz cans. I am going to update the recipe 🙂
      Thank you!

  2. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles posted November 13, 2016 at 8:15 am

    I am imagining a couple of these salmon cakes with a fresh fall salad. Thanks, Aggie – hope you’re having a great fall!

  3. Bethany @ athletic avocado posted November 13, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    YUM! These salmon cakes look super tasty and perfect for a quick and easy weeknight dinner!

  4. Courtney posted November 19, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Mmmm these salmon cakes look delicious! I definitely am going to have to make them this week. Check out my latest salmon recipe at

  5. Alma @ Writer India posted November 22, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Yummy! These salmon cakes appearance incredibly tasty and perfect for a quick and very easy weeknight supper! I absolutely am going to need to make them today.

  6. Dr Martin Huang posted March 19, 2018 at 1:14 am

    This seems like a good Breakfast dish to begin with! Top it up with a sunny side up and English muffins bread and we are good to go!

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. Diann posted July 27, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Is the bake time  10 minutes and then broil for 5-7 minutes or is it 3 minutes and then broil for 5-7 minutes?

    • Aggies Kitchen posted July 30, 2018 at 7:53 am

      yes, bake for 10 – then broil till browned, about 5-7 minutes!

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