Trifecta Baked Cod Recipe: A Healthy, One-Pan, 30-Minute Fish Recipe That's a Winner by Ann Marie Patitucci

Seafood Dinner
2 years ago

Trifecta Baked Cod Recipe: A Healthy, One-Pan, 30-Minute Fish Recipe That's a Winner

Does a recipe that’s healthy, budget-friendly, one-pan, delicious and on the table in 30 minutes sound too good to be true? I promise it’s the truth with this baked cod recipe!

I’m so grateful my neighbor Heather shared this easy fish recipe with me so I can pass it on to all of you! Asparagus is a delicious side dish option (and it is asparagus season!).

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 8 ounces cod (You can use one large piece from a wholesale grocery store to save money!)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • fresh vegetable of choice

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a small bowl, combine butter, olive oil, garlic, paprika, salt and parsley. Stir until it forms a fairly smooth garlic butter paste.
  2. Take a small dollop of the garlic butter and spread it over the surface of a small- to medium-sized baking dish (this will keep the fish from sticking). Add the cod to the dish, then coat all sides of the fish with the remaining garlic butter.
  3. Cut the lemon in half. Cut half the lemon into slices and place into the baking dish with the fish. Cut the other half of the lemon into wedges and save for serving.
  4. Bake the fish for 20 minutes in a preheated 400-degree F oven, or until it flakes easily with a fork and the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Spoon any juices from the bottom of the pan and drizzle over the cod. Serve immediately with the lemon wedges and a vegetable of your choice.

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Baking Sheets $8 & Up
Paprika $3 & Up
Cod Cookbooks $5 & Up

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Donna John
Yum! And love that you can bake the vegetable on the sheet pan, too, saving even more time. Thanks for sharing, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead !
Elisa Schmitz
An easy and delicious dinner dream come true. Huge bonus that it's nutritious, too! Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
I’m loving all the asparagus recipes right now. 😋

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