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Busy-Day Baked Fish Recipe

Busy-Day Baked Fish Recipe

• “An onion soup and sour cream mixture really adds zip to Busy-Day Baked Fish,” says Beverly Krueger of Yamhill, Oregon. “Your family would never guess that it’s so quick and easy to prepare.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons onion soup mix
  • 1-1/2 cups seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2-1/2 pounds fish fillets
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, combine sour cream and soup mix. Place bread crumbs in another shallow bowl. Cut fish into serving-size pieces; coat with sour cream mixture, then roll in crumbs.
  • 2. Place in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dishes. Drizzle with butter. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 12 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese; bake 2-6 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 406 calories, 21g fat (9g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein.

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Magieraville User ID: 8587759 237799
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"Not sure if I did something wrong but I think it lacked flavor. None of my family ate more than one piece and I had cut the filets in half so they were not big pieces to begin with."

cindihartline User ID: 6608007 235513
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"I think this is a terrible way to prepare fish, the fat and calories are a shame ."

shannondobos User ID: 5115022 229970
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2015

"I can't believe something this simple tastes this awesome! I used halibut. I found it cooked up rather quickly, so I would adjust the cooking time to 10 minutes. It was done just perfectly at that time. I guess it all depends on the thickness of your fish, but definitely start checking before 12 minutes. This will definitely be added to my regular rotation for fish!"

LisaLS User ID: 2020855 225580
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2015

"Made this with cod and it was fantastic. I was a little short of a cup of sour cream so I added about 2 TBS mayo along with the onion soup mix."

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 221484
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"This was easy and it tasted good. We really liked it."

Aislinn User ID: 1979904 147931
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"I made this recipe for the first time when I was first dating the man who later became my husband. We've been married for 4 1/2 years and he asks for this often. He always has it on his birthday. It is definitely a fast and delicious way to celebrate. Sometimes I swap the same amount of unflavored yogurt for the sour cream with the same yummy results."

wefarm2live User ID: 2555499 94460
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"I had to substitue the onion soup mix with 1 1/4 tbsp of Old Bay seasoning because I was determined to try this recipe one night. I am absolutely not a fish person but I loved it! We used pollock. My kids both ate seconds which is a rarity!"

TwylahJean User ID: 5706947 162449
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"Very tasty! I used grated Parmesan because it was what I had on hand, and it was OK . . . but the shredded would be better. The pre-teen granddaughter even liked it."

Lynnette68 User ID: 3100774 147616
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"Both my husband and 9 year old son say this one is a keeper, and my 7 year old had more than one bite. Another plus is that it's very easy and quick to make, and most of the ingredients are things I usually already have."

sbilevich User ID: 4518056 208548
Reviewed May. 12, 2010

"Very good recipe. I made this with tilapia and it was very tasty. easy to make, and the leftovers were just as good the next day."

mfreed4 User ID: 818626 94458
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"My fish-leary kiddos actually ate this up. I cut the fish into nuggets so it would be more appealing to them and they actually asked for seconds. Very tasty and makes a nice coating on the fish."

rhomeme User ID: 3561675 168379
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2009

"To save time I just put the fish in the pan and put the sour cream soup mix on top, then the crumbs and butter. It came out excellent and everyone loved it:)"

Shmeena User ID: 273355 162476
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"Tried this fish dish tonight for dinner. I used fresh halibut. It was really easy to prepare (had rice and salad as sides) The fish was really tasty but I did find the "batter" a little strong. Next time I will use 1tbsp soup mix. Other than that, we all loved it! I will make this again for sure."

anonymous User ID: 5520322 162447
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2007

"I want to say this is the easiest, most tastiest fish dish we've tried. Excellent! And, one time, I was out of fish so I tried it with pork chops. Also excellent! Would also be good with chicken breasts. Of course, adjust the cooking time, but keep the other ingredients the same. A winner in our family through and through!"

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