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Weight Watcher Salmon Patty Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Entrée (main meal), Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 215 kcal


  • 1 lb salmon leftover or canned or fresh
  • 1/2 cup onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup Green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce (or more if you like spicy)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour (you can use a gluten-free variant if you want)
  • 2 tsp unsalted butter or olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


If using fresh salmon

  • Heat a grill pan to medium-high and cover with oil
  • Place your salmon skin down on the pan
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Cook until opaque 
  • Remove from pan and let it cool

After you have cooked the fresh salmon or if you’re using leftovers

  • Remove and discard the fish skin
  • Place the fish in a large bowl
  • Use a fork to break the salmon into flakes or medium-sized chunks
  • Once all the salmon is broken down;
  • Add your onion, bell peppers, salt, pepper, hot sauce, and lemon juice to the bowl
  • Mix to combine
  • Add your egg and flour and fold them into the mixture
  • Press firmly and divide the mixture into four portions
  • Make approximately 1-inch thick patties with each portion
  • Place them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes
  • To cook, heat a non-stick pan 
  • Add your butter or oil onto the pan
  • Cook each patty for 3-4 minutes until the side is golden brown
  • Flip to cook the other side for 1-2 minutes until golden brown
  • Serve while hot 

Tips for this recipe

  • If using fresh salmon, you can also cook it in an oven instead. Simply preheat to 230C or 450F and bake your seasoned salmon for 12-15 minutes or until opaque
  • You can get creative and also add green chilies or jalapenos for a kick
  • If you want something fancy, try adding cheese into these patties!
  • This recipe isn’t vegan but you can try making it with tofu if you like! 
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