Lemon, Garlic, and Herb Baked Cod Ready in 20 Minutes

Baked Cod loaded with lemon, garlic, and herbs! This healthy meal is so moist and flavorful. Ready in just 20 minutes!

I hope you’ll give this easy, flavorful cod recipe a try next time you get a seafood craving; I promise it won’t let you down! xoxo

For this recipe I’ve teamed up with Alaska Seafood to bring you a quick, flavorful, and super easy 20 Minute Lemon, Garlic, and Herb Baked Cod. This recipe is so easy to throw together – even on those nights when you really don’t feel like cooking (!!!) – and just bursts with healthy, fresh flavor. We like to pair it with brown rice and salad for a light yet hearty supper. I think couscous or quinoa would also pair wonderfully with this flavorful fish.

Alright so let’s talk about what makes this fish the flavorful powerhouse it is. Our ingredient list includes olive oil, whole wheat panko breadcrumbs, Greek yogurt, Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, fresh basil, garlic, lemon, salt, pepper, and paprika. If you’re a little freaked out by the idea of fish and dairy (the cheese and yogurt) – don’t be! I promise it melts into the fish beautifully and tastes incredible.


  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs (regular panko or plain breadcrumbs will work in a pinch)
  • 1/3 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1⁄4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 -3 garlic cloves, grated or finely minced
  • 1 large lemon, juice and zest, divided
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon fine sea salt, more if needed (adjust according to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (8 ounce) Alaskan Cod fillets


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees (F). Line a large baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl combine the olive oil and breadcrumbs, toss well to coat them evenly in the oil; set aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl combine the Greek yogurt, Parmesan, parsley, basil, garlic, lemon zest, salt. paprika, and pepper. Spoon the yogurt mixture on the tops of each fillet and spread it around with the back of the spoon, then press the panko crumb mixture on top of each fillet.
  4. Place fillets on prepared baking dish, crust-side up.
  5. Bake until firm, about 12-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Serve with reserved lemon juice.