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This oven-baked herb crusted cod recipe is a simple, healthy, and delicious dinner idea. The herb crust is made with nutritious almond flour instead of breadcrumbs or panko. Quick + easy, all you need are 9 ingredients and 30-minutes to make it!

Herb crusted cod in a white baking dish.

Looking for an easy, healthy weeknight dinner idea? With a short ingredient list and a quick cooking time, this herb-crusted cod is absolutely perfect for that!

I’ve used almond flour for the herb crust in place of store-bought panko. It works great, while packing in a bit more nutrition for you! Doing so also makes this recipe gluten-free for anyone who needs it.

Likewise, I used nutritional yeast for a dairy-free “cheesy flavour,” but you can swap with parmesan if preferred. As with all my recipes, I’ve included some ingredient swaps to make this work for you 🙂

As a dietitian, I’m happy to share that cod is packed with nutrition benefits (covered below). It’s a great source of protein, so I’ve shared some serving ideas for you to make this a complete meal. I hope you enjoy it!

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this baked cod recipe are 9 simple, nutritious ingredients:

Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. Feel free to make this recipe with different kinds of fish – you could do another white fish, like halibut, haddock, or sablefish…or even salmon or trout. Simply make note of the thickness of the fish and adjust the cooking time accordingly 🙂
  2. You can use parmesan in place of nutritional yeast, for that delicious cheesy flavour!
  3. You could use panko or breadcrumbs in place of almond four.
  4. Feel free to experiment with other herbs, like fresh basil, oregano, rosemary, or marjoram.
  5. If you like things extra lemony, you could also zest the lemon and top the fish with the zest as well!
Herb, almond flour, and nutritional yeast mixture in a bowl.

What To Serve With Cod

As this crusted cod recipe is a delicious mix of protein and healthy fats, I would recommend serving it with a type of starch and some veggies to make a complete meal!

Some starch ideas:

Some non-starchy veggie ideas:

Herb crusted cod with potatoes and kale on a white plate.

Cod Nutrition Benefits

Cod is an excellent source of complete protein. A 3-ounce serving packs in 19 grams!

Both Atlantic and Pacific cod are also good sources of B-vitamins, like:

  • vitamin B12
  • vitamin B6
  • niacin

Cod is also rich in minerals like:

  • selenium
  • phosphorus

While it may not contain as high amounts as fattier fish (like salmon), cod is still a good source of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids!

Herb crusted cod in a white baking dish.

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Get the Recipe: Baked Herb Crusted Cod (30-Minutes)

This oven-baked herb crusted cod recipe is a simple, healthy, and delicious dinner idea. The herb crust is made with nutritious almond flour instead of breadcrumbs or panko. Quick + easy, all you need are 9 ingredients and 30-minutes to make it!
Herb crusted cod in a white baking dish.
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Ingredients

  • 4x 4-6 ounce cod fillets (I like using fresh Atlantic cod)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil (to brush cod)
  • 1/2 a lemon

Herb Crust:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Place cod fillets in a large baking dish or on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush fish with approx. 1 Tbsp of olive oil, dividing evenly among fillets.
  • In a small bowl, combine all the ingredients in the herb crust. Stir together well.
  • Spoon herb mixture on top of cod fillets. Gently press the mixture down so that it sticks.
  • Place cod in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. If your cod is on the thinner side, you may choose to cook it about 12 minutes. The fish should be opaque and flake easily when done!
  • Remove fish from oven and finish with a squeeze of lemon juice overtop. Serve hot!

Notes

*LEFTOVERS & REHEATING:
  • Leftover fish should be eaten within 1-3 days of cooking
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge
  • Leftovers can easily be reheated in the microwave or in the oven, or even enjoyed cold (e.g. you can add leftover cold fish to top a salad the next day!)
 
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • Feel free to make this recipe with different kinds of fish – you could do another white fish, like halibut, haddock, or sablefish…or even salmon or trout. Simply make note of the thickness of the fish and adjust the cooking time accordingly 🙂
  • You can use parmesan in place of nutritional yeast, for that delicious cheesy flavour!
  • You could use panko or breadcrumbs in place of almond four.
  • Feel free to experiment with other herbs, like fresh basil, oregano, rosemary, or marjoram.
  • If you like things extra lemony, you could also zest the lemon and top the fish with the zest as well!
 
*SERVING IDEAS: As this crusted cod recipe is a delicious mix of protein and healthy fats, I would recommend serving it with a type of starch and some veggies to make a complete meal!
Some starch ideas:
Some non-starchy veggie ideas:

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