3 Ingredients Salmon Nuggets

This recipe is great for littles who aren’t enjoying salmon yet. My eldest thought they were chicken. (Although she loves pan-seared salmon as well.) Hubs and I topped them on leafy green salads.

This recipe has only three ingredients, and it’s very flexible. You can change the ingredients to your liking. I tried with all the different options I listed in the recipe, and my favorite is mayonnaise with corn flakes crumbs.

I get skinless salmon fillet from Costco’s frozen section. And for the corn flakes crumbs, you can get it already crumbled from the market. I love it because, unlike panko bread crumbs, you don’t have to spray oil or pan-toast to get the golden color. I keep them stocked up in the pantry.

5 from 2 votes

3 Ingredients Salmon Nuggets

This recipe is only 3 ingredients and very flexible

Course Kid Finger Food
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Author whiteblankspace


  • 1 lb salmon fillet cubed
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing/ mayonnaise/or full-fat yogurt
  • 1 cup corn flakes crumbs/bread crumbs/or panko


  1. Position rack in the middle and preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Place cubed salmon fillet in a bowl. Pour ranch dressing/mayonnaise/or full-fat yogurt in the bowl and mix until salmon cubes are well coated.
  3. Spread corn flakes crumbs/bread crumbs/or panko on a plate. Coat salmon cubes with crumbs by rolling them on the crumbs one by one.
  4. Line a parchment paper on a baking sheet. Place salmon cubes on the sheet without touching each other.
  5. Bake for about 13 minutes until the salmon is cooked through.

Recipe Notes

You can squeeze some lemon juice on top of salmon cubes before coating them with ranch/mayo/yogurt if you don’t like the smell of fish.

6 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    I usually can’t get my fish to cook right, but this recipe was perfect – not dry at all and cooked evenly! My 3 year old loved the nuggets and my husband and I couldn’t stop eating them! I’m bookmarking this page!

    1. I’m so glad your family found a way to enjoy fish. Thank you for leaving a comment. ❤️

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