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Easy Baked Cod Fish is smothered in a lemon garlic parmesan mixture that makes for an easy and delicious dinner!

baked cod fish with lemon slices
  • Is cod healthy to eat?

    There are two types of cod that you will find in the store, Atlantic Ocean cod and Pacific Ocean cod. Both are fine in this recipe. But Pacific cod will give you thicker and larger fillets. Both types of cods are great sources of omega 3 fatty acids that are great for the heart. They are also both packed with lean protein and vitamin B-12. Cod is known for being a little higher in sodium, but overall if you eat it in moderation it can be a very healthy option. Overall though Cod can be a great choice for your diet if eaten in moderation.
  • How do you bake cod fish?

    Baking cod is easy, but if you can, cook your cod in a cast iron skillet. If you still want to bake it cod, Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F and lightly grease a baking dish. Add your seasoning and butter mixture to the cod. Bake in a preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Actual cooking time will depend on the thickness of your fish. The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.
  • How long does it take to bake cod fish in the oven?

    Cod cooks really quick in a 400 degree oven. If your oven is pre-heated it should only take about 10 – 12 minutes depending on the thickness of your fish. For 350 degree oven expect the cod to take 25 – 30 minutes, and for a 375 degree oven expect 13 to 20.
  • Is cod high in mercury?

    Not only is cod fish very low is mercury, but the FDA even actually reccomends 2 to 3 servings of it or other low mercury fish for pregnant woman and kids. If you want to learn more about what other fish can be a healthy choice for you, check out the FDA guide lines here.

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Close up of lemon baked codfish in a baking pan.
Easy Baked Cod Fish is smothered in a lemon garlic parmesan mixture that makes for an easy and delicious dinner!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
  • 4 portions cod fish
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • Additional lemon slices or wedges for serving
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Lay cod fish filets out in the prepared baking dish. Season fish with salt and pepper.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the butter, parmesan, flour, garlic, basil, onion powder, dijon mustard, and lemon juice.
  • Top each fillet with a large spoonful of the butter mixture.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes. Actual cooking time will depend on the thickness of your fish. The fish is done when it flakes easily with a fork.


Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 162g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 389mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 3763mg | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 3.9mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Cod Fish

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5 stars
This recipe is so good and so easy. The sauce comes together in minutes and the end result tastes like heaven. I paired my fish with wild rice and veggies (1x green (broccoli, asparagus, brussell sprouts) 1x sweet). YUMM


5 stars
Best recipe ever! I boiled small potatoes until almost done and put them in with the fish, covering them with mixture. Delicious!


5 stars
I made this with a side of boiled broccoli and Jasmine rice.
I added butter to both and lemon juice to the rice 🙂
Everybody is stuffing their faces!


4 stars
This was very tasty … and quick after an 10+ hour day. Just didn’t like texture of the topping mixture. Next time I may eliminate the flour. Salt and peppered fish lightly. Also used spicy brown mustard. I cooked it on a bed of asparagus.

Sophie Tomaszewski

5 stars
Richel I like your recepis but I would like to see in ” metric ” as WELL, PLEASE
THANKS, Sophie

You’ll find an option for “metric” just after the list of ingredients in her recipes. Hope this helps!


5 stars
I had it with roasted cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and red onions. It was delicious


4 stars
Really delicious and simple! I didn’t use all of it because I didn’t want to overpower the fresh fish. Glad I cut back because the dish was great!


Delishish!!! Fantastical fish fillets. And string beans.
Thank u!! Rachel!

Cheryl Foster

4 stars
This was very tasty on top of some fresh cod I spotted at the store. The texture was a little “different” though so I wonder if you could do it without the flour and less butter? I’ll experiment next time.


5 stars

Linda Swenson

OMG! Absolutely DELICIOUS!

5 stars
Delicious! It’s easy to prepare, and the fish melts in your mouth! We didnt have onion powder, but we served the cod with steamed broccoli, onions and tomatoes, and quinoa and brown rice. We will definitely make this delectable dish again.

5 stars
I absolutely love ALL of your recipes! They are so easy and delicious. Thank you.

4 stars
Very good. I like another review. Too salty. Cut the salt. I gave 4 stars. Otherwise I would have given 5


2 stars
The garlic takes away from the delicacy of the fish. I’ll still my usual recipe of butter, bread crumbs and lemon


2 stars
My husband and I really didn’t like this. Butter was way too much and overpowered the dish, topping was weird consistency and just overall not a favorite. I hate leaving a bad review but we took a few bites and had to throw it out.

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