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Baked Parmesan Crusted Cod

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Baked


Parmesan Crusted Cod is an easy, healthy, and delicious dinner recipe! Made with fresh cod fillets, parmesan cheese, Panko breadcrumbs, and lemon zest … this oven baked dish is bright, light, and flavorful. It is the perfect 30 minute meal for a busy weeknight!


  • 2 4-5 oz cod fillets
  • 2 tbsp salted butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Set the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Add the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, garlic powder, lemon zest, salt, and pepper to a medium mixing bowl.  Combine. 
  3. Place the fish fillets in a small baking dish or sheet pan.  Pour the melted butter on top of the fish and evenly coat each one.
  4. Next dip the butter coated fillets into the bread crumb mixture.  Coat the top, bottom, and sides of the fish – gently pressing in the mixture.  Place the fillets back into the baking dish.
  5. Drizzle the crusted fish with olive oil or spray a bit of cooking spray on top.  This helps the crust get golden brown and crispy.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Broil on high for 2 minutes.
  7. Serve with fresh lemon wedges and enjoy!

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