These little salmon nuggets are so quick to make and packed with iron and essential vitamins that are great for baby’s development!

Salmon nuggets served with quartered tomatoes and green beans

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Salmon is rich in fatty acids and omega-3, making it a great source of protein for babies. They are a great handheld food with tender flakes of salmon in every bite!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here is what you’ll need to make these salmon nuggets:

Ingredients to make salmon nuggets. See recipe card for detailed ingredient quantities.
  • Salmon Filet: I used boneless filet. Always press down on the salmon to check for bones, even on filets labeled boneless!
  • Panko Breadcrumbs: Be sure to use plain Panko breadcrumbs as some varieties contain added salt.
  • Eggs: Used as a layer to help the breadcrumb mixture stick to the salmon.
  • Parmesan Cheese: For added flavor.
  • Oil Spray: To help the nuggets obtain a golden brown color.

PROCESS

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
  2. Cube the salmon and season the pieces with garlic powder, black pepper and paprika.
  3. Add the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese to a bowl and mix until combined.
  4. Whisk the egg and dip the salmon pieces into the whisked egg. Shake off the excess.
  5. Dip the salmon pieces into the breadcrumb cheese mixture to coat. Press down the breadcrumbs into the salmon so that they stick.
  6. Place the coated salmon on a parchment paper lined pan and spray with oil. This helps to ensure that golden brown color when baked.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Steps to make salmon nuggets. See recipe card for detailed process instructions.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Once cooled, the salmon nuggets can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. They can also be frozen for up to 1 month. 

Fork pierced into a salmon nugget

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Eggs: For an egg-free version, substitute the egg with unsweetened yogurt or a low sodium ranch dressing.
  • Breadcrumbs: I use panko breadcrumbs in this recipe, but for a gluten-free version, replace the breadcrumbs with crushed gluten free corn flakes.

RECIPE NOTES

  • The salmon nuggets can also be made in an air fryer! If you are cooking them in an air fryer, be sure to spray the patties with a cooking spray so that they have enough moisture to brown well while air frying.
  • Always carefully check salmon pieces for bones. Even ones that are labeled boneless may have hidden bones, so always press down on the pieces and massage them well to scan for any bones.
Salmon nuggets served with a side of green beans and ketchup

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These salmon cakes are a great way to repurpose leftover salmon filets! Everything comes together in one bowl and is lightly pan-fried to form these crisp on the outside, tender on the inside patties!
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon nuggets
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 10 small nuggets

Ingredients 

  • 1 salmon filet
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • seasoning spices
  • oil spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (204 degrees C).
  • Cube the salmon and season the pieces with garlic powder, black pepper and paprika.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese to a bowl and mix until combined.
  • Whisk the egg and dip the salmon pieces into the whisked egg. Shake off the excess.
  • Dip the salmon pieces into the breadcrumb cheese mixture to coat. Press down the breadcrumbs into the salmon so that they stick. 
  • Place the coated salmon on a parchment paper lined pan and spray with oil. This helps to ensure that golden brown color when baked.
  • Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Notes

  • The salmon nuggets can also be made in an air fryer! If you are cooking them in an air fryer, be sure to spray the patties with a cooking spray so that they have enough moisture to brown well while air frying.
  • Always carefully check salmon pieces for bones. Even ones that are labeled boneless may have hidden bones, so always press down on the pieces and massage them well to scan for any bones.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Salmon Nuggets
Amount per Serving
Calories
52.08
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
2.3
g
4
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.75
g
5
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.59
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
0.74
g
Cholesterol
 
27.42
mg
9
%
Sodium
 
75.74
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
97.55
mg
3
%
Carbohydrates
 
2.27
g
1
%
Fiber
 
0.14
g
1
%
Sugar
 
0.22
g
0
%
Protein
 
5.22
g
10
%
Vitamin A
 
50.09
IU
1
%
Calcium
 
39.59
mg
4
%
Iron
 
0.38
mg
2
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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4 Comments

  1. Made these tonight for my hubby and I! We love eating salmon. We are 5 months pregnant and I love following your page! Definitely will make these for baby too in a year!!

    1. I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed these nuggets! Congratulations on your pregnancy! I’m sure the time for your little one to arrive will be here before you know it!😊

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