Parmesan and Paprika Baked Cod

Another great way to bake cod, it comes out tender, flaky, perfectly done and not fishy (the recipe will also work for tilapia, flounder, halibut, haddock). Cod is coated with Parmesan, paprika and parsley, then baked. Just 20 minutes and you have a healthy and tasty main dish for your weeknight dinner.
Parmesan and Paprika Baked Cod


  • 4 cod fillets
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • lemon (sliced)
  • salt
  • pepper
Prep time:
5 minutes
Cook time:
15 minutes
Total time:
20 minutes
Yield: 4 fillets | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes


1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
2. Wash fish fillets and pat dry with paper towels. Brush with olive oil, season with pepper and just a little bit of salt (because Parmesan has a salty flavor).
Parmesan and Paprika Baked Cod photo instruction 1
3. Mix together Parmesan, paprika and parsley.
Parmesan and Paprika Baked Cod photo instruction 2
4. Coat the fillets with the cheese mixture. Place on a baking sheet (I usually cover it with aluminum foil for an easier cleanup).
Parmesan and Paprika Baked Cod photo instruction 3
5. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until the topping is nicely browned and fish flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with lemon and serve.
Parmesan and Paprika Baked Cod photo instruction 4


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Guest May 1, 2019 7:42 PM
Ingredients include a lemon....didnt use it. When does that come into play?

alenatrs May 7, 2019 9:02 AM
Lemon is used for garnish ;) thanks for pointing that out! - Alena

Guest October 23, 2018 5:42 PM
We just made this last night. It was easy to make. And nothing was left over at the end of the meal.


Guest July 28, 2020 5:50 PM
Best easy fish recipe. Did not have any parsley on hand, so subbed a little fresh thyme. So easy and so good!

alenatrs August 4, 2020 1:32 PM
Agree! Easy and delicious is what I like most ;) Thanks for your great review! - Alena

Love it!

Guest June 27, 2020 7:03 PM
Love this simple and tasty recipe! Thanks for sharing!

alenatrs July 18, 2020 10:42 PM
You are very welcome! Thanks for the review!! - Alena

Guest February 4, 2020 7:02 PM
Just made this recipe. Delicious and so simple. Thanks!!

alenatrs February 5, 2020 9:02 AM
You are very welcome! Glad to hear you liked this cod! - Alena

Guest August 15, 2019 8:12 PM
Tasty, easy and quick. What more can you ask for?

alenatrs August 19, 2019 10:37 PM
Exactly! With the busy life we have this kind of recipes works best ;) Thanks for the review! - Alena

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