This Parmesan Crusted Cod recipe is one of the easiest fish meals to prepare for a quick, tasty weeknight dinner. You’ll have a super healthy meal ready to serve in less than 30 minutes, so grab the recipe and enjoy!

baked cod and broccoli on a white plate served with lemon slices

This post was originally published on 5/5/2016. It was republished on 4/2/19 with helpful recipe tips and new photos.

I keep simple fish recipes, like parmesan crusted cod in my regular meal rotation. This seafood recipe is the perfect lightened-up main course that you can serve alongside a myriad of side dishes. It cooks up quick and requires very little hands on time. Plus, it’s SUPER tasty! One the whole family will enjoy!

HOW TO MAKE PARMESAN CRUSTED COD

Start this meal by mixing together the parmesan cheese, paprika, parsley and salt in a shallow bowl. Drizzle a little olive oil over the cod and then dredge the fish in the cheese mixture and transfer to a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet. It may be necessary to gently press the cheese into the fish.

I paired the cod with broccoli and was even able to bake it on the same sheet pan. I just sprayed a bit of cooking spray over the top of the broccoli and seasoned it with salt and Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning (any favorite seasoning would work). How easy is that? The entire meal was ready-to-go in less than 30 minutes. Wahoo!

My kiddos are quite picky when it comes to seafood, but they actually really enjoyed this meal because cheese. Yep, cheese just makes everything better- doesn’t it?!

Parmesan Crusted Cod and broccoli on a baking sheet ready to be cooked

WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS BAKED COD RECIPE

The baked cod recipe is the perfect dish for those nights when you really don’t feel like cooking. The baked cod is bursting with healthy, fresh flavor and pairs well with roasted veggies and brown rice or quinoa. It would also be lovely atop a nice green salad with juicy garden tomatoes.

baked fillet of cod on a baking tray lined with parchment paper

MORE SEAFOOD RECIPES TO TRY

Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes with Creamy Dill Sriracha Sauce

Healthy Pistachio Crusted White Fish

Healthy Honey Garlic Shrimp

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fork cutting into a piece of baked cod on a white plate
baked cod and broccoli on a white plate served with lemon slices
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Nutrition Facts
Parmesan Crusted Cod
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 115 Calories from Fat 68
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.6g12%
Saturated Fat 3.1g19%
Cholesterol 20.8mg7%
Sodium 274.5mg12%
Carbohydrates 1.5g1%
Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugar 0.3g0%
Protein 10.7g21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:4 servings
Parmesan Crusted Cod
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
 
This Parmesan Crusted Cod recipe is one of the easiest fish meals to prepare for a quick, tasty weeknight dinner.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cod fillets (about 6 oz. each)
  • lemon wedges (optional: for serving) cut into wedges
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.

  2. In a shallow bowl, mix together the Parmesan, paprika, parsley and salt. Drizzle the cod with olive oil (rubbing it into the front and back of the fillet), then dredge in the cheese mixture, pressing it in lightly with your fingers. Transfer to the baking sheet. Top cod with any leftover cheese mixture.

  3. Bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, 10-15 minutes. Serve with the lemon slices.
Recipe Notes

I baked my cod with broccoli florets on the same large baking sheet and the timing was spot on. I sprayed the broccoli with coconut oil cooking spray and sprinkled with salt and my favorite seasoning salt (Everyday Seasoning from Trader Joe's). My whole meal was cooked... easy peasy!

 

 

Photos by Sasha at Eat Love Eats.

Author: Kim Lee
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked cod recipe, easy Cod dinner, Parmesan Crusted Cod

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