Baked Lemon Haddock

Total Time

Takes: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
After testing out a ton of fish recipes, I've decided this baked haddock version is the best. The mix of crunchy topping and lemon is just delicious. —Jean Ann Perkins, Newburyport, Maryland
Baked Lemon Haddock Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds haddock fillets
  • 1 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut fish into 6 serving-sized pieces. Place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Combine remaining ingredients; sprinkle over fish. Bake until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 20-25 minutes.

Baked Lemon Haddock Tips

What does haddock taste like?

Haddock is a popular white fish in the same family as cod, sometimes used interchangeably. Haddock is a thinner and lean filet that has a mild flavor profile and is incredibly versatile, whether you're making a simple-yet-impressive Haddock en Papillote or crispy baked haddock topped with bacon and tomatoes.

Is it better to bake fish covered or uncovered?

This baked haddock recipe does not need covering while it’s baking in the oven. The bread crumb mixture will help lock in some moisture, while at the same time it’s getting nice and crispy texture due to being uncovered in the oven.

What goes with baked haddock?

Serve baked haddock with any vegetable dish like roasted asparagus or sauteed green beans or one of our favorite potato recipes.

Research contributed by Sarah Fischer, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked fish: 269 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 446mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fat, 1 starch.