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Crumb-Topped Baked Fish

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


  • 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 413 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 136mg cholesterol, 777mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein.
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  • pennydb1
    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
    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
    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
    Mar 26, 2013

    Good fish recipie.

  • sherilynn
    Jan 18, 2013

    No comment left

  • 106short
    Mar 22, 2012

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  • mymanya
    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
    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
    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
    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.