Easy Baked Cod

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Easy Baked Cod – an easy oven baked cod recipe that is lightly seasoned and topped with melted butter!  Served with Harvard Beets for a delicious meal.

This post is sponsored by Aunt Nellie’s.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

My family absolutely loves fish and any kind of seafood.  If I would make some kind of seafood 5 days a week, they would be over the top happy. So needless to say, this is a very requested meal in our house.

Tender cod lightly seasoned and topped with melted butter

 

My favorite way to enjoy any kind of seafood is battered and fried, but that is definitely not the healthiest way to go! So I came up with this super easy and low carb recipe that my family absolutely loves.  

The fish is just lightly seasoned, so it pairs with just about anything really well.  These Harvard beets that bake alongside the fish in the oven couldn’t be easier.  I added just a little lemon zest once they were warm to brighten up the flavor.  Such a great meal you can get on the table in about 15 minutes!

Harbard beets make the perfect side for with baked fish

I like having jars of Aunt Nellie’s beets in my pantry for dinners like this.  They do all the peeling, chopping, cooking, and pickling for me, I just have to open the jar and that is it.  I think it tastes just as good as any homemade version I have had too.  That means, less work for me and still the same great flavor I am looking for.

Ruby-red beets are antioxidant-rich, and provide vitamins (like Vitamin A, C and Folate), minerals (like Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium) and fiber to the diet.  Perfect when I am trying to make something healthy my family will enjoy.

Oven baked cod with old bay and melted butter

So….How to Make Baked Cod.  This recipe is so simple, but so good.  I like to season the fish with just a little bit of salt, pepper, and old bay seasoning.  Then to give it that extra something special a little melted butter is poured over before you bake it.  It melts into the fish and makes it unbelievably tender, flaky, and flavorful. 

And the beets are so easy, I just poured out the jar on a baking sheet and baked them until they are warm.   You could heat on the stove as well, but since the oven was on I used it.  And to brighten them up, I topped with a little lemon zest.  Citrus and beets go so well together, it may not be something you always think of, but trust me and try it! 

Easy Baked Cod - an easy oven baked cod recipe that is lightly seasoned and topped with melted butter!  Served with Harvard Beets for a delicious meal.

It takes about 15 minutes to bake. I like to bake at 375 degrees F and then I start checking it at the 12 minute mark to make sure that I don’t over cook it. 

How To Tell When Fish Is Done

When you place it in the oven it will be a little shiny and a little translucent, when it is done it is opaque and starting to flake. If you like to use a meat thermometer, it is done when it reaches 145 degrees F.

Get dinner on the table fast with baked cod fillets

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Easy Baked Cod - an easy oven baked cod recipe that is lightly seasoned and topped with melted butter!  Served with Harvard Beets for a delicious meal.
Easy Baked Cod - an easy oven baked cod recipe that is lightly seasoned and topped with melted butter!  Served with Harvard Beets for a delicious meal.
4.57 from 16 votes

Easy Baked Cod

By Erin
Easy Baked Cod – an easy oven baked cod recipe that is lightly seasoned and topped with melted butter!  Served with Harvard Beets for a delicious meal.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 4 cod fillets, about 3 ounces each
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 15.5 ounces jar Aunt Nellie’s Harvard Beets
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • Chopped parsley, optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Season both sides of the fish with salt, pepper, and old bay seasoning. Place on a lined baking sheet.
  • Drizzle about 1 Tbsp of melted butter over each piece of fish.
  • Pour jar of beets on a separate foil-lined, rimmed baking sheet; spread into a single layer. (Do not drain beets)
  • Place both baking sheets in oven. Bake for 12-15 minutes until the beets are warm and the fish is opaque and cooked through.
  • Remove from oven. Sprinkle lemon zest over the beets.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 1142mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 9g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 250
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8 Comments

  1. I love that you added beets to this dinner. Not only does it add such a flavor contrast to the cod but is such a pop of color. It all looks fantastic!

  2. Gave this a try for dinner last night and it didn’t disappoint! Even my picky eaters gobbled this up! Delicious!

  3. Looks delicious, Erin! I’ve never paired beets with fish, but what a great idea and a great meal for any night of the week.