Parmesan Crusted Cod
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!
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?!
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.
MORE SEAFOOD RECIPES TO TRY
- 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
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
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.
- Bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, 10-15 minutes. Serve with the lemon slices.
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.