As indicated above, feel free to substitute shredded chicken for the salmon. Alternatively, you can use cooked, crumbled sausage or ground meat. You can also double the recipe and use a 9x13 casserole dish.
About the ingredients in the Essential Paleo Casserole
Paleo mayonnaise — Traditional casseroles contain cheese, but this recipe relies on mayo to provide richness and creaminess. Because most mayonnaise contains inflammation-perpetuating vegetable oil (corn, canola, safflower or soy), use a homemade version or an avocado oil mayo.
Coconut milk — Coconut milk add creaminess to the base of the casserole. It’s essential to use canned coconut milk, not the rather pathetic and watery coconut milk found in cartons.
Eggs — Eggs combine with the mayo and coconut milk to create the binder. If you know me, you already know what I’m going to say next… egg substitutes will not work in this recipe.
Canned wild salmon — I use Wild Planet canned salmon as the primary protein in this paleo casserole, but feel free to use whatever protein you have on hand. I’ve substituted shredded rotisserie chicken, and one time I used bacon crumbles for an almost rapturous result.