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Parmesan Crusted Cod

This PARMESAN CRUSTED COD is a simple cod recipe that’s low carb and ready in just 15 minutes. Easy to prepare and the whole family loves this flavorful fish.

Parmesan crusted cod on white plate.

I’m always trying to come up with new ideas for seafood. It’s not something we eat a lot of, but my husband and I both have a goal this year to reduce some of our beef consumption and replace it with fish.

It’s a work in progress for sure and we’ve been having fun testing out new seafood recipes.

This Parmesan crusted cod is so dang easy to make and the fish bakes in about 10 minutes.

We love quick dinners like this!

How to:

Breading: We’re breading the cod in a mixture of grated Parmesan cheese and seasonings. You’ll just want to stir together Parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and red pepper flakes in a shallow dish.

Dredging: Add an egg to a second shallow dish and beat until it’s smooth. Dip the cod first in the egg and then into the breading mixture.

cod coated in Parmesan and almond flour on baking sheet.

Bake: Place the fish on a greased baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees for about 10 minutes. The fish should easily flake apart with a fork.

baked cod on baking sheet.

Serving: We like to serve this Parmesan crusted cod with lemon wedges, but this homemade tartar sauce is always welcome on our table.

How to tell when cod is done:

The easiest way to tell when fish is done is to use your fork!

Place the fork into the fish and give it a little twist. The fish will flake apart when it’s fully cooked and no longer look translucent.

Fish is fully cooked at an internal temperature of 145 degrees.

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Parmesan Crusted Cod

Cod is a mild flavored white fish that cooks so quickly with this method. We bread it in a mixture of Parmesan and seasonings and then bake. Serve this with lemon wedges or tartar sauce.

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes


  • 4 cod filets, about 5 ounces each
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Lemon, for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. Place the egg in a shallow dish.
  3. Add the Parmesan  and seasonings to a second shallow dish and mix together with a fork to combine.
  4. Dip each cod filet first in the egg and then in the Parmesan mixture to coat. Arrange on the baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until fish is easily flaked with a fork. 
  6. Serve with lemon wedges or tartar sauce, if desired.


We use the powdery Parmesan cheese in the green can for a finer breading, but you could also use shredded Parmesan for a different texture.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 cod filet
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 119Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 273mgCarbohydrates: 5gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 14g

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18 thoughts on “Parmesan Crusted Cod”

  1. I don’t have the patience for cooking. Tried a few keto recipes and flopped. But this was easy enough for me. It turned out delicious and I had it with hot sauce. Thank you!

  2. Jenny Stokes

    Absolute catastrophe.. used parmesan cheese that I grated.. turned into gooey mess in oven.

    1. Karly Campbell

      Oh no, I’m sorry to hear that! I haven’t had that issue before, but we do use the powdery Parmesan in the can. We’ve used freshly shredded in plenty of other breading recipes though – so strange!

  3. I made this tonight and we loved it. Hubby kept going on about how good it was. This recipe is a keeper, thanks for sharing!

  4. Carolyn M Richardson

    This looks delicious. I love white fish. Can this be baked in the air oven.
    If so what temperature and time setting?

    1. Karly Campbell

      Hi Carolyn! This would probably be great in the air fryer, but I haven’t tried it so I don’t know the temp/time.

  5. ericka moore

    Looks delicious and simple. I have some tilapia in the freezer, would that work too?

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