Baked Fish with Cheese Sauce Recipe
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Baked Fish with Cheese Sauce Recipe

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There's plenty of time to whip up this flaky fish and decadent cheese sauce. Turn a ho-hum weeknight into a special occasion.—Kristin Reynolds, Van Buren, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 orange roughy fillets (4 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Nutritional Facts

4 ounce-weight: 206 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 279mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place fish in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Brush with butter; sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine flour and milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheese and mustard until cheese is melted. Serve with fish. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Baked Fish with Cheese Sauce in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p61

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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MY REVIEW User ID: 3864962 222936
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"Very Good, And was quick and easy to make."

rosomalley User ID: 3143785 95098
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2012

"I made this for my son's girlfriend, who does not eat meat, and she loved it! I loved it, too. The fish was moist and delicious and the cheese sauce was great1"

niferschmidt User ID: 567326 149222
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2011

"Yummy. I made it with snapper because that's what I had."

amhcreations User ID: 4051928 165793
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2010

"This is an excellent recipe. I ran out of bread crumbs so I smashed up goldfish crackers, the cheddar taste was an excellent edition."

melodious88 User ID: 4245799 164313
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2010

"easy, fast, and tasty. Perfect for a mid-week supper."

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