Baked Cod with Potatoes and Onions


This simple recipe for baked cod with potatoes and onions tastes a lot like fish chowder. It's easy to assemble and is great on a cold day. I like to prepare it on a Friday because it's a frugal dish that's high in protein and delicious. Serve with crusty French bread or rolls.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
2 servings


  • 2 (4 ounce) boneless cod fillets

  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and sliced

  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 cups milk, or as needed

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon salted butter, cut into small pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a large, rectangular baking dish.

  2. Place the fish in the prepared dish. Arrange potato and onion slices around and on top. Pour enough milk over top to just barely cover. Season with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Dot butter over top.

  3. Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven until fish flakes easily with a fork and potatoes are tender, about 45 minutes, checking frequently and adding more milk if necessary. Serve in large bowls.

Cook's Notes:

Originally, this dish was made with smoked or salted fish, but it can be made with any good solid fresh or frozen white fish. I use boneless, skinless cod, but you can use haddock.

You can loosely cover the pan with foil for part of the baking time, but remove the foil for the last 15 minutes.

Do not skimp on the milk, and do not bake in too hot of an oven. If you don't add enough milk, it will evaporate during cooking. If the oven is too hot, the milk will curdle.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

572 Calories
12g Fat
81g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 572
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 76mg 25%
Sodium 246mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 81g 29%
Dietary Fiber 9g 33%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 80mg 400%
Calcium 352mg 27%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 2459mg 52%

* 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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