Crumb-Topped Baked Fish Recipe
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Crumb-Topped Baked Fish Recipe

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Flaky cod is treated to a tasty coating of bread crumbs, cheese and seasonings in this savory entree that's sure to please! —Jean Barcroft, Clarksville, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 4 haddock or cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-1/4 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 413 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 777mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein .


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Place fillets on a greased baking sheet; season with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; pat onto fillets. Bake 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Crumb-Topped Baked Fish in Simple & Delicious November/December 2009, p29

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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pennydb1 145576
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2013

"This is one of my favorite ways to prepare a mild white fish to give it more flavor. It's especially good for frozen filets you may have on hand. I would give it five stars except that I have made changes of my own from the recipe as written. The biggest change I made was to use crushed butter cracker crumbs, such as Club crackers, instead of the bread crumbs, plus I use only a sprinkling of cheese (after first trying it as written, because I felt the cheese was overpowering the fish). I use Tilapia, and the butter cracker crumbs give it an excellent flavor and a nice crunch. I have found, as others mentioned, that 1-1/4 cups of crumbs is much more than needed; I use only enough for a thin layer to top the filets. Otherwise, I follow the recipe as written, and my husband and I both love it. I am planning on trying this recipe on other types of mild flavored fish, and also trying it with Parmesan cheese."

knitbug11 184888
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"Excellent! I used low fat cheddar, panko bread crumbs, and I can't believe it's not butter. I also used cod."

voodoowitch 173243
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2013

"I did not enjoy this at all. There were WAY too many crumbs, could have been cut in 1/2 easily. Did not like the cheese, agree with previous reviewer that parmesan would be better. Very bland."

mrs.mark 187638
Reviewed Mar. 26, 2013

"Good fish recipie."

mymanya 108104
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"My 9-year-old grandson, who is a picky eater, ate four pieces of this fish, and asked me to be sure to make it again!"

lesgonza0914 168126
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2012

"Really good and easy to make. I had garlic and herb bread crumbs on hand but found that their flavor was a little overpowering. Will make again but with a different flavor of bread crumbs."

marknovak 185062
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2012

"It was a quick and easy recipe that our whole family enjoyed! We already had most of the ingredients around our kitchen and only took a few minutes to prepare. This is a recipe that we will definately be using again."

saxybone 184849
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2012

"This was very good!! I used cod fillets. Also used panko, Parmesan/herb bread crumbs because they are lower in sodium. I also used fat free cheese."

dodi3 187984
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"I love this fish talipia is my favorte fish.."

daisey5 184847
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2011

"I used Taliapia and salt free butter. Next time I will cut down on the bread crumbs as there were a lot. I also added extra garlic powder. It tasted very good."

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