3-Ingredient Buttery Cracker Crumb Baked Fish Recipe: On the Table in 30 Minutes by 30Seconds Food

3-Ingredient Buttery Cracker Crumb Baked Fish Recipe: On the Table in 30 Minutes

Baked fish is a fantastic option for weeknight dinners or when company is coming over. Fish is simple to prep and cooks quickly. This easy three-ingredient baked fish recipe is as simple as it gets.

All you need to make this seafood dinner is cod fillets, crackers and butter. We suggest cod, but this recipe will work with whatever fish you enjoy eating. Haddock, tilapia, catfish, halibut, redfish, walleye and even salmon would love being baked with this crunchy topping made of crackers and butter. Simple and delicious. Just keep in mind the thickness of the fish will affect cooking time.

Serve this crunchy baked fish with your favorite side dishes like broccoli, carrots, green peas, green beans or cole slaw. Don't forget the tartar sauce! Here are some delicious tartar sauce recipes to try:

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


  • 2 pounds cod fillets (or your favorite fish)
  • 1 sleeve buttery crackers (like Ritz), crushed
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Put the fish into an oiled casserole baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, stir together the melted butter and cracker crumbs. Pile on top of the fish fillets. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 20 minutes or until the fish is cooked through. 

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Elisa Schmitz
Crunchy baked fish, so delish!
Using crackers is a great idea.

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