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cod fillet with crispy parmesan breadcrumb topping

Crispy Parmesan Baked Cod Recipe

This Crispy Oven Baked Cod Recipe is an easy 30-minute dinner. A light and flaky fish topped with a buttery crispy parmesan crust and then oven-baked until golden brown. It's a delicious take on a batter coated fish and much healthier than fried.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 401kcal


  • 4 Cod fillets approx. 2 pounds
  • 35 butter crackers ie. Ritz or Club crackers
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley optional garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place cod on a greased baking sheet or line with parchment paper
  • Place the crackers in a zip lock bag and break into into crumbs. (I use a rolling pin)
  • In a small bowl, combine the cracker crumbs with parmesan cheese, melted butter, lemon juice and salt & pepper.
  • Evenly spoon the mixture over top of each fillet.
  • Bake for approximately 25 minutes.
  • Remove and top with fresh parsley, if desired.
  • ENJOY!


Use panko bread crumbs for a lower calorie option
Use gluten free crackers or panko breadcrumbs if needed.
Add ½ teaspoon of garlic powder to breadcrumbs.
You know when the fish is done when you insert a fork and it flakes easily.
Squeeze a little more lemon juice over top of cooked fish if desired.
This recipe is best served immediately from the oven when the topping is most crispy. If necessary, reheat in the oven at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes or until heated


Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 456mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg