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Pesto Fish with Pine Nuts

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jul. 22, 2022
I love fish and Italian flavors are my favorites. This recipe gives cod a little bit of a different treatment. —Valery Anderson, Sterling Heights, Michigan
Pesto Fish with Pine Nuts Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 envelopes pesto sauce mix, divided
  • 4 cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted


  1. Prepare 1 envelope pesto sauce mix according to package directions. Sprinkle fillets with remaining pesto mix, patting to help adhere.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add fillets; cook until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese and pine nuts. Serve with pesto sauce.

Nutrition Facts

1 fillet with scant 3 tablespoons pesto sauce: 560 calories, 39g fat (5g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 1522mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 35g protein.

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