50 Baked Fish Recipes to Make In Your Oven
Baked fish is a healthy, no-fuss, and delicious dinner option you need in your weekly rotation. Whether you're in the mood for salmon (this easy and top-rated recipe is perfect for beginner cooks, and Chef John's Baked Lemon Pepper Salmon is simply elegant), tilapia (Hudson's Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce is perfectly seasoned with Cajun spices), grouper (this Key West-Style Baked Grouper will make you feel like you're on vacation), or something else (you can make this flavorful Mexican Baked Fish with any fillet you have on hand), you'll find something you love in this collection of baked fish recipes.
Mexican Baked Fish
"When I read the recipe I thought this was too simple to taste good ... well I was wrong," says reviewer Darlene. "This is so easy and delicious! My husband absolutely loved it. This will become a regular in our home."
Baked Salmon II
"This is a great recipe for beginners," according to recipe creator LADYBLADE. "This was my first time making fish and it was a hit. Even my 9-year-old daughter who wouldn't dream of eating fish EVER had half of my portion!"
Easy Baked Tilapia
This incredibly easy tilapia, made with few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen, is as delicious as it is simple. Best of all, it only takes about half an hour to prepare.
This super simple fish is great for "grouper groupies," according to recipe creator Shirley. You can keep this recipe basic or get as creative as you want with spices and seasonings.
Baked Halibut Steaks
Baked halibut is topped with an irresistible Italian feta topping. This comes together super quickly (in about 20 minutes), so this is a great recipe for busy weeknights.
Baked Fish Dinner For Two
"A fish dinner that is steamed in the oven to bring all the flavors of the veggies and fish to your pallet," says recipe creator Steve Tomasso. "Choose a firm, white fleshed fish like cod, scrod, or bass to make this dish."
This easy recipe calls for mahi mahi, but you can use any good white fish you like. Serve with rice and fresh veggies for a simple, healthy, and wholesome meal.
"This was the best fish I have ever had that was not fried," says five-star reviewer QUASINAUGHT. "It turned out so crispy without the added fat from frying. The seasoning was perfect."
Perfect Ten Baked Cod
"Simple, fast, and delicious describes this baked cod recipe," says recipe creator Pam. "Bake for two sets of 10 minutes each and you have the perfect ten dinner! This recipe was a favorite request from a local restaurant."
Hudson's Baked Tilapia with Dill Sauce
Seasoned with Cajun spices and garlic powder, this flavorful fish stands up beautifully to the creamy sauce made with fresh dill and lemon juice.
"This is the best and most delicious salmon recipe, and very easy to prepare," says recipe creator STARFLOWER. "I love maple in everything and put this together one night. My husband totally loved it; he did not like salmon that much until he had this."
Seasoned Swai Fish Fillet
"I typically do not like fish," says recipe creator Allie. "However, I love this one! It is light-tasting, and, in my opinion, does not have that 'fishy taste.' I serve this fish with English peas or green beans and wild rice or rice pilaf."
Lemon Rosemary Salmon
This fresh-tasting salmon is deliciously simple and its flavorful ingredients don't overpower the delicate fish. Recipe creator CHEDDAR97005 suggests serving with an Oregon pinot noir, crusty bread, wild rice, and salad.
Easy, Excellent Baked Flounder
"This is a great recipe for a night when you're feeling lazy," according to recipe creator ahnjy. "Only a few ingredients, nothing to chop, easy cleanup, and very yummy! My husband announced the fish was 'excellent,' and he's not usually one to rave about food."
Baked Flounder with Panko and Parmesan
Panko adds a delightful crunch to this easy recipe. Serve the simple-but-tasty flounder over a bed of rice with fresh veggies.
Indian Fish Curry
"[This is] a very spicy dish," according to recipe creator Mantu. "This recipe is inspired by my mother's Bengali fish recipe she used to make in India."
Crispy Baked Walleye
"Crispy breaded fish without frying," says recipe creator Leanne. "My husband only likes deep-fried fish, and he loves this. Feel free to use your favorite seasonings. You can also use tilapia or other white fish fillets."
Fish in Foil
"The 'no smell' fish recipe that is the ONLY one I make for my family (I hate fish, they LOVE it!)," says recipe creator Denyse. "Take foil packets to table for service, and keep them around for the discarding of bones and skin. Then when dinner's done, haul those babies to the outside trash."
Sea Bass a la Michele
"Whenever I can't decide on what to do with a piece of fish, I usually opt for this easy and crowd-pleasing technique, which involves roasting seafood after it's been slathered in a highly seasoned vinaigrette," says Chef John. "And by crowd, I mean wife. It's baked on top of a warm potato salad."
Topped with a rich, creamy, and cheesy sauce, this aptly named halibut is truly out of this world. If you want, you can throw a few bread crumbs over the fish for added texture.
Easy Elegant Baked Fish
"I use basa fish fillets," says recipe creator Mair M. "They are mild, sweet, firm-textured and can be dressed up with just about anything. There aren't many recipes for basa out there, so I created my own using my favorite flavors."
Baked Parmesan Tilapia
"This recipe is quick and easy with plenty of flavor," says recipe creator France C. "Even my husband (who doesn't like fish that much) went back for seconds! Works well in low-carb diets."
Baked Salmon Fillets Dijon
You only need five easy-to-find ingredients — Dijon mustard, bread crumbs, butter, salt and pepper, and salmon — to make this perfect baked fish.
Chef John's Baked Lemon Pepper Salmon
"You don't need the broiler to make great salmon fillets," says Chef John. "A hot oven can produce tender, moist, flaky meat every time. This recipe uses lots of lemon juice and black pepper."
Sheet Pan Salmon and Bell Pepper Dinner
"An easy recipe for a quick dinner for weeknights with salmon, bell peppers, parsley, and lemon that is ready in about 30 minutes," according to recipe creator barbara. "I usually serve it with rice."
Sheet Pan Lemon Garlic Salmon with Asparagus
"Have dinner ready in less than 30 minutes with this quick and easy one-pan roasted salmon and asparagus seasoned with garlic and lemon," says recipe creator Fioa.
"Rockfish fillets are placed on a bed of fresh spinach, seasoned with dill, lemon pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper and topped with lemon, onion, and baked for a great-tasting, one-dish meal," according to recipe creator Luke.
Oven-Baked Cod with Bread Crumbs
"This recipe for baked cod is one of the easiest ones I know," says recipe creator Aeroz. "Cod fillets are covered with a delicious herbed bread crumb crust and baked in the oven. Serve with rice."
Crunchy Pecorino Baked Cod
"I have never made better cod at home than with this recipe," says recipe creator Diana Moutsopoulos. "It's quick, delicious, and loaded with flavor. Instead of Pecorino you can use Parmesan, though I like the flavor of Pecorino best."
Balsamic Baked Tilapia
These balsamic-glazed fish fillets are topped with a combination of onions, red peppers, and crumbled blue cheese. You can keep the veggies basic or get as creative as you want.
Quick and Easy Baked Fish Fillet
"We love boating here in the Hamptons," says recipe creator JOAN2005. "Fluke (summer flounder) fishing is one of our favorite past times. The water is so clean you can actually watch the fish going to the hook. With fresh fish, we enjoy very basic, tasty recipes. This is a keeper!"
Pescado en Achiote (Mexican Fish in Annatto Sauce)
"White fish fillets and shrimp are marinated with achiote, orange juice, lemon, and spices, baked in the oven, and served with habanero sauce and red onion," according to recipe creator Chef Gaby Cervello. "You can use any white fish fillets. These are typical flavors of Southeast Mexico."
Easy Baked Fish with Lemon
This recipe calls for tilapia, but you can use any fish fillets you have on hand. This quick and easy dinner idea comes together with just a few ingredients you already have on hand.
Aunt Carol's Spinach and Fish Bake
"Simple, easy fish recipe. Any white fish will do! And even the kids will eat up the spinach! My four-year-old loves this dish," according to recipe creator SNOOCHUMS95. "This recipe was passed on by my Aunt and was a little bit of this, a little bit of that — so tweak the ingredients to your liking!"
Fresh Salmon Medallions
"Not only will I show you an easy and delicious way to make salmon, I'm going to show you what I think is a very clever technique for turning the least desirable cut of salmon into something absolutely fabulous," says Chef John. "Basically, this is one of those 'when life gives you lemons' lessons."
Fantastic Lemon Butter Fillet
Use any type of fish for this buttery recipe, which is laced with an ample dose of lemon juice and lemon pepper. We recommend a good white fish like cod or halibut.
"Haddock (or other white fish) is lightly breaded and baked," says recipe creator linda. "Parmesan adds a nice flavor. Quick and easy to prepare, it's a nice alternative to deep frying."
Key West-Style Baked Grouper
"You'll enjoy a taste of Key West with this citrus flavored grouper that will make you feel like you are on a romantic, tropical beach," says recipe creator kim cooks.
Baked Fresh Rainbow Trout
"The key is to remember to add the water to the dish as instructed in directions, which keeps fish from drying out," says recipe creator In-a-Pickle. "Serve with rice and veggies. Light and delicious."
Baked Fish with Shrimp
"Easy and delicious way to impress your family and guests with a recipe that's almost too simple," says recipe creator MLT. "The fillets are covered with cooked shrimp and a simple white sauce."
"This fish was delicious," raves reviewer leighascooking. "My picky son even gave it a try and he loved it! This is a recipe that we will be making again."
Easy, No-Mess Baked Salmon
"This is an easy, no-mess, no-cleanup recipe that tastes delicious," says recipe creator N. Adams. "If I don't feel like scrubbing a lot of pans after dinner, I just throw this in the oven next to some rice and vegetables, or just throw it over some lettuce and tomatoes for a nice salad, and my husband thinks I was cooking for hours!"
Garlic Lemon Butter Salmon
This quick and flavorful salmon dinner is great for busy weeknights or fancy date nights. Cover with aluminum foil during cooking to prevent splatter on your oven.
Chef John's Salmon in Parchment
"Cooking fish in parchment paper is incredibly simple, and yet fairly terrifying for a novice cook. Since the seafood is encased in paper, there's really no good way to check if it's done," says Chef John. "The good news: if you use a large, center-cut salmon filet, about 8 or 9 ounces, and cook it for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F, you're going to be very, very close."
Panko Parmesan Salmon
"Of all the recipes I make, this one is my husband's favorite for salmon," says recipe creator Dianne. "It's made with panko, or Japanese bread crumbs, which are very light and crunchy, mixed with Parmesan cheese. It's baked in the oven until the panko is nice and toasted."
Baked Old Bay Salmon
What's the secret ingredient to this flavorful, Old Bay-seasoned fish? Mayonnaise! A healthy layer of mayonnaise keeps the salmon nice and moist during baking.
Baked Fish Sandwiches
Make this simple sandwich with any kind of white fish you have on hand. Recipe creator bearcowski recommends serving on a toasted hamburger bun with steak sauce and ranch dressing.
Baked Cod in Foil
"Cod is combined with bell pepper, tomatoes, and basil, wrapped in foil, and then baked in the oven for a quick, delicious low-carb dish for weeknights," says recipe creator nt_bella.
Sole In Butter Sauce
"This sauce is AMAZING," says reviewer ANNE COLTON. "It tastes like something you'd get in an expensive restaurant! We make it with all kinds of fish and pour it over the fish rice and veggies. I only wish I could give it six stars!"
Chef John's Crab-Stuffed Sole
"There is nothing exciting about sole. It's cheap, easy to find, has a mild, unremarkable flavor, and that's about it," Chef John says bluntly. "Which means it's the perfect candidate for jazzing up by stuffing with crab. Serve with asparagus and lemon."