Oven-Baked Cod with Bread Crumbs


This recipe for baked cod is one of the easiest ones I know. Cod fillets are covered with a delicious herbed bread crumb crust and baked in the oven. Serve with rice.

close up view of a fillet of Oven-Baked Cod with Bread Crumbs served with white rice
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (4 ounce) cod fillets

  • 1 pinch salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup warm water

  • ½ fish bouillon cube

  • ¾ cup dry bread crumbs

  • ¼ cup butter, cut into small chunks

  • 1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

  • 2 teaspoons dried tarragon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lay cod fillets in a baking dish and season lightly with salt and pepper.

  2. Combine water and fish bouillon cube in a bowl. Stir to combine and pour over cod.

  3. Mix bread crumbs, butter, parsley, dill, tarragon, salt, and pepper in a bowl with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over cod.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork and the crust is golden and crunchy, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute 1 teaspoon dried dill for the fresh dill if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
14g Fat
16g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 72mg 24%
Sodium 361mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 23mg 117%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 617mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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