Oma's Weekday Salmon Casserole ~ Überbackener Lacks mit Spinat

➤ by Oma Gerhild Fulson

This delicious Salmon Casserole with Spinach, akaÜberbackener Lacks mit Spinat, is so easy and healthy. A great party dish as well as a special weekday treat. This really is one of the easy ways to cook salmon.

This recipe looks long and complicated, but it really isn't. The nutmeg makes it unusual, but that's what makes it such a yummy German food. Top the dish with some dill and enjoy!

Salmon Casserole, great for company! Sooo German and sooo delicious!

Being German, it uses cream, heavy cream that is. The recipe calls for whipping cream, but using 18% should be fine as well.

The casserole is great to make up early in the day of a party and pop it in the oven when you need it.

Cook the potatoes the day before (or use leftovers) to speed things up. Also, if you buy the cheese shredded, it will save you time. 

Spinach health benefits

Spinach has for sure started to become more and more popular for its health benefits. You can find it has become a very popular ingredient in smoothies now too! Why is this? 

Spinach has a high fiber content, which is remarkable for your body. It also contains next to no sugar, which is always a good sign for health reasons. 

Iron is an essential mineral, meaning you need to eat it because your body cannot produce it alone, and spinach is FULL of fiber! Iron is important to your body, as it brings oxygen to your body's tissues. 

Did you know that calcium is a molecule that sends healthy signals to your heart and nervous system? Another reason why spinach is such a beneficial vegetable is that it does indeed contain lots of calcium. This nutrient-rich veggie contains not only all of those essential nutrients, but many vitamins and minerals too, such as potassium, magnesium, and vitamin E. 

Needless to say, spinach will always be a wonderful addition to your diet, it's super lecker and super duper healthy! 

Looking for something a little more classic? Check out Oma's delicious salmon fillet recipe! A great one for dinner parties, or when you're searching for the perfect, quick, healthy dish to throw together for a cozy night of relaxing at home. 

Make these delicious salmon fillets next time you're craving a yummy dinner that's easy and healthy.

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Salmons health benefits

Is salmon good for you? Does it have any real health benefits, or did my parents just tell me that to get me to eat it as a kid?...

The truth is, salmon is excellent for you! In many ways, salmon includes minerals and vitamins that are considered to be 'essential' for the body to maintain a healthy life. 

They're called essentials because without getting these nutrients from ingesting food, your body cannot create them on its own. That's right, your body may be a wonderful machine but it needs your help too sometimes!

Salmon is rich in Omega 3, which in many cases is considered to be one of those essentials. Omega 3 is responsible for decreasing inflammation, improving cell function, and lowering blood pressure. 

Like lots of meats, salmon is incredibly high in protein, which is also considered an essential nutrient. Protein can help maintain muscles and strengthen bone health too.

The list can go on and on, salmon has many more important nutrients to it. Potassium, antioxidants, vitamin B, what a powerhouse salmon is!

What to serve with salmon casserole?

There's really no limit to what you can serve with your casserole. Anything goes with salmon! Some roasted asparagus perhaps, or potato dumplings and gravy. When it comes to sides, that's all in your hands, and up to your preference. 

But I can give you some suggestions of my very personal favorite sides that can be served alongside your yummy salmon casserole. 

Ready to make this salmon casserole?

Oma's Salmon Casserole with Spinach

This delicious Salmon Casserole with Spinach, aka Überbackener Lacks mit Spinat, is so easy and healthy. A great party dish as well as a special weekday treat.

This recipe looks long and complicated, but it really isn't. The nutmeg makes it unusual, but that's what makes it so German. Top the dish with some dill and enjoy!

Prep Time

25 minutes

Cook Time

35 minutes

Total Time

60 minutes


Makes 4 servings


  • 1 lb salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 lb frozen spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ lbs potatoes, cooked and thickly sliced
  • ⅓ lb Emmental, grated
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease casserole dish.
  2. Cut salmon into bite-size pieces and sprinkle with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. In frying pan, sauté onion in butter until translucent. Add garlic. Stir in flour and cook briefly.
  4. Mix 1 cup cream and ¾ cup milk. Add to frying pan and whisk until smooth.
  5. Add half the cheese to the sauce. Season with salt, pepper, and generous amount of nutmeg. Remove from heat.
  6. Whisk eggs with remaining ¼ cup milk and stir into sauce.
  7. Put potatoes in casserole. Spoon a bit of sauce over potatoes. Cover with spinach. Evenly spread salmon pieces over top.
  8. Spoon remaining sauce over top. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  9. Bake, uncovered about 35 minutes. Cheese and sauce should be bubbly and salmon should flake when cut.


  • Use Gouda or Swiss cheese.
  • If you make this ahead of time, put it in the fridge until it's time to bake. You will need to increase the baking time by about 10 minutes.
  • Use a casserole dish that is large and shallow rather than narrow and deep. It will allow the potatoes and spinach to heat up quicker.
  • Use kale instead of spinach.
  • For more easy dishes, try these easy salmon fillet recipes.

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Oma's Weekday Salmon Casserole ~ Überbackener Lacks mit Spinat

Oma's Weekday Salmon Casserole ~ Überbackener Lacks mit Spinat
Salmon Casserole with Spinach: delicious, healthy, and easy! Check out this great German recipe, Überbackener Lacks mit Spinat, that looks pretty enough for dinner parties.

Ingredients: salmon fillets, spinach, lemon juice, onion, butter, onion, garlic, flour, cream, milk, potatoes, cheese, seasonings,

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