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Garlic and Herb Baked Cod Recipe

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If you’re wondering how to make fast and easy delicious fish that tastes just like the restaurants make it, then this is the Baked Cod recipe for you! Salty, creamy, herby and cheesy! The perfect blend of textures and flavors.

Baked Cod

Baked Cod

Here’s a ridiculously delicious baked cod recipe. I know lots of you don’t particularly like fish, but I guarantee that this recipe is bound to win a few hearts and tummies over. All you will need to pick up is some fresh cod and mayyyybe some fresh herbs if you don’t already have them! It’s a simple dinner that is fancy enough for guests but easy enough for any weekday. Oh, and did I mention that this tastes like it came out of a restaurant? Cause it totally does. –>it’s like the best part!! Try it out asap! I’d love to know what you think of my latest and greatest dinner recipe ๐Ÿ™‚

Baked Cod Recipe Ingredients

Cod –ย I used cod but a lot of my readers have used other fish for this recipe with stellar results. Check out the comments to see what others have done.

Mayonnaise –ย Please do not use miracle whip. However, if you absolutely hate mayo some of my readers have substituted it for sour cream or greek yogurt.

Seasonings –ย This includes, salt, pepper, garlic, parsley, and basil.

Parmigiano Reggiano –ย The important thing to do for this ingredient is to use freshly grated cheese, not the pre-grated stuff.

How to Bake Cod

Baked Cod Recipe

Start by making the spread for the fish. Mayo, fresh herbs, garlic, cheese, etc.

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Garlic Herb Mixture

Stir all those ingredients together until well incorporated and then smear your fish filets with it….

How to Bake Cod

…like so! Pop this into the oven until it’s just about done. THEN! Switch over to the broiler to crisp up the top!

Baked Cod

Aha! Dat fish es dun!

Baked Cod

Believe it or not, the fish stays unbelievably moist, tender and flaky, plus has this buttery herby slightly crunchy cheesy crust that will knock your freakin-motha-freakin’ socks off.

Seriously, anyone can make this recipe and make it perfectly the first time around. Holla!

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4.98 from 42 votes

Garlic and Herb Baked Cod Recipe

If you're wondering how to make fast and easy delicious fish that tastes just like the restaurants make it, then this is the recipe for you!! Salty, creamy, herby and cheesy! The perfect blend of textures and flavors.
servings 4 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. cod fillets
  • 1/3 cup real mayonnaise not miracle whip
  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmigianno Regianno cheese no pre-grated cheese please!
  • 2 tablespoons each chopped fresh parsley and basil
  • 1 clove garlic grated
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Place fish fillets onto the prepared baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, stir mayonnaise together with cheese, fresh herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper until combined. Spread evenly over the top of the fillets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until fish starts looking opaque and will flake. Switch oven to broiler and brown the tops of the fish until lightly golden. Remove from oven, cool 3-5 minutes and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 347kcal | Protein: 43g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 375mg | Potassium: 947mg | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Cod, Baked Cod Recipe, How to Bake Cod
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94 Responses
  1. Karen

    Safe travels and congrats to your sister and family! Thank you for this amazingly simple, yet delicious looking recipe…thinking I can use that spread on salmon or baked potatoes…limitless. You sure are a mileage maker recently.

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Your trip to New Orleans looked so fun! To bad you don’t get a travelling break – but have fun in Idaho!
    I love a good simple dinner, and am always looking for new ways to eat my sea critters! Pinned!

  3. Barbara Noland

    this looks amazing, but we just do not like mayo. Can you think of something we can substitute for the mayo? thanks

  4. Jennifer

    ^^^ Barbara you could always try using plain greek yogurt. I have dont it that way in the past with no problem. All I did was to add a bit of salt, pepper and lemon to the yogurt and it was fine.

  5. Barbara Noland

    Had both a DUH and AHA moment…Greek Yogurt would be perfect replacement for mayo in this recipe. cannot wait to try it. thanks

  6. Natalie @ Paper & Birch

    I love white fish, but I tend to run outta ways to cook it. This recipe looks awesome! Good luck on your road trip! Hope you all survive *ahem* have fun, I mean! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Ashton

    Looks delish!! Iโ€™m always looking for new dinner recipes, and we donโ€™t do fish nearly often enough! Pinned ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Jenny

    I’m usually against cheese and fish but this looks great. I would probably skip the mayo all together and do this herb pesto style. Maybe add a little bit of cream cheese instead. Thanks for the inspiration and good luck on the drive! We used to do long drives like that when I was a kid. No a/c and no DVDs. Don’t know how our parents stayed sane…

  9. Deborah

    All good things in this recipe – I need to try it! Surprisingly, my 5 year old LOVES fish, so I’m sure she’ll devour this.

    And aren’t you coming to Utah soon??

  10. Jill

    Made this tonight with tilapia and light mayonnaise. Delicious! Next time I think I’ll skip adding salt since the parmesan is plenty salty!

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  12. Karen

    5 stars
    I made this…was so easy and so good….I did add a sprinkle of panko crumbs to the top and I also omitted the step with the broiling…my smoke alarm will go off…turned out yummy anyway, and think I added a couple of minutes to the cook time to compensate for that…this will be a repeat…totally thumbs up from my family!!!!

  13. Toni

    5 stars
    I typically don’t comment on anything, but I saw this yesterday and went straight to the fish market after work to make this quick meal.. Let me tell you, AHHH–MAZZ-ING & so easy. My daughter (8 yrs. old) & I loved this! Thank you so much for the new addition to my recipe box…Oh, I did sub mayo for greek yogurt w/ a lil salt n’ pep ( i hate the texture of mayo) and it was still delish! Thx again. Love your stuff!

  14. Summer

    That looks amazing! One question – how strong is the garlic herb flavor? Do you think it’s mild enough to feed to a 10 month-old? My daughter is pretty adverse to table food, so I am looking to woo her with something delicious!

  15. Jessica

    5 stars
    This was amazing!!! I didn’t have parsley but would like to try with next time. I still can’t believe how good this turned out! thank you for this recipe!

  16. Kim

    5 stars
    i just made this. It was one of the easiest recipes I have ever made and turned out wonderful. My dad who can be picky said it was restaurant quality and requested I write the recipe down to make again later. Thank you!

  17. Juliana

    5 stars
    OMG this was SO delicious. I even used frozen cod (all I had), and my super picky foodie BF couldn’t tell it was frozen. It was super easy and came out perfect (and I’m a very novice cook). “fancy enough for guests but easy enough for any weekday” is a perfect description. Thanks so much!!

  18. Emily Sullivan

    Thanks for this awesome recipe! I wasn’t prepared with all the ingredients, so I used frozen pesto from last summers harvest along with the mayo, so it was a little overkill on the fat, but it was soooo moist and delicious!!!! I forgot to broil it, so the cheese wasn’t crunchy but still, I loved it. I live in Boise – fun place, and getting Foodier now that we have Trader Joes and Whole Foods ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. deborahL

    5 stars
    I used sour cream instead of mayo. This recipe is very easy and very good! Works great with my low carb lifestyle!

  21. Ann S.

    5 stars
    Substituted mayo for spicy mustard (mayo unwelcomed in this household) and the end result was delicious. The other ingredients mingled nicely and the crispy cheese was a hit. Easy prep, compliments “as a do over”.

  22. Kim

    5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe. We aren’t big fans of mayo so I substituted sour cream. I also used dill and fresh garlic…it was amazing! Thanks again.

  23. Kat

    5 stars
    I made this for my very picky husband and son tonight – they loved it!!! They even asked that it be put into the regular dinner rotation! I used catfish instead of cod because that’s what I had on hand, but it was delicious!!! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

  24. Jani

    5 stars
    I found this on pinterest, just tried this recipe and it was so good I had to comment. I substituted plain Greek yogurt for the mayo, and added extra garlic. Garlic is one of my favorites. I will most certainly use this recipe again. Delicious is an understatement!

  25. Ronni

    5 stars
    I don’t usually like fish, but I made cod using your recipe tonight and it was great! Everyone enjoyed it. I also have never cooked fish before and it was easy and quick! Thanks for sharing!

  26. Nancy

    5 stars
    This was great! I have many good recipes for salmon, but only a few for white fish. This was easy and very flavorful. I wouldn’t hesitate to serve it to company. The whole family loved it. Thanks!

  27. Ruth

    5 stars
    I return to this recipe over & over, it is relish! We are always cooking & looking for the latst recipe, this we will keep forever, works on any fish. Thank you sooo much.

  28. Bev

    5 stars
    Made this, this evening, and it was a big hit. Tweaked it a bit, used half sour cream, half mayo, and dried herbs, but fresh garlic, which I mixed ahead so they had time to re-hydrate a bit before baking. Served with fresh green beans and boiled and buttered finger potatoes. They would have licked the plate if acceptable. Thanks so much for the recipe

  29. Bethany

    5 stars
    I just have to tell you that this has become our favorite recipe – my husband and I both love it! We’ve been eating low-carb and this recipe is perfect! We have used a variety of types of white fish and they all taste great! Thanks so much for sharing this now staple in our rotation!

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  31. Colleen migliaccio

    5 stars
    I make this recipe all the time. The mixture is great opportunity almost everything. Put it on a cracker and bake. On chicken, and any other fish.

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  33. Jeanne L

    5 stars
    I am intimidated by making fish – don’t know why but there is always so much fresh fish where I live (Maine). Recently I bought cod, found your recipe, and made it. It was delicious and I am making it again tonight. Thank you. I feel liberated and will make more fish in 2017.

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  35. Carrie

    5 stars
    I made this tonight for dinner. Simply looked on Pinterest for a cod recipe. Glad I stopped at this one. Absolutely amazing. Will be making again…SOON!

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