Crunchy Pecorino Baked Cod


I have never made better cod at home than with this recipe for crispy baked cod with panko breadcrumbs. It's quick, delicious, and loaded with flavor. Instead of Pecorino you can use Parmesan, though I like the flavor of Pecorino best.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 4 (6 ounce) cod fillets

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¾ cup panko bread crumbs

  • ¾ cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese

  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Place cod fillets on a paper towel. Place another paper towel over top, and press until fillets are thoroughly dried. Season both sides of each fillet with salt and pepper and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Mix together bread crumbs, Pecorino Romano cheese, mayonnaise, butter, oregano, thyme, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spread a generous amount of topping over each cod fillet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Switch to broil and broil until topping is browned and cod flakes easily with a fork, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

400 Calories
22g Fat
16g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Sodium 613mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 258mg 20%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 597mg 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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