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Easy Oven-Baked Fish

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When you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry, this easy oven-baked fish is more than ideal. Ready to serve in 20 minutes, it’s a great healthy dinner recipe that the whole family will love.

Oven baked fish fillets on a foil lined baking sheet.

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We always try to have fish a couple of nights a week, it’s so quick to cook, plus it’s low in fat, high in protein, and full of healthy Omega-3s. Although I love to use my air fryer when it comes to making fish, the oven is great for larger portions.

This easy oven-baked fish recipe is so effortless to make, it’s the perfect option after a long and busy day. It takes minutes to prep and it’s quick to cook, so you can get a tasty, healthy, and filling dinner on the table in no time at all.

Be sure to try my Air Fryer Whole Fish and Fish Soup too!

How to make oven-baked fish

  • Gather your ingredients.
Fish fillets on a lined baking tray next to seasoning and oil.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Dry fish filets with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel. Place on a large sheet pan and rub the oil over the fish filets, covering both sides.
Drizzling oil over fish fillets.
  • Sprinkle the filets with the seasoning.
Sprinkling seasoning of fish fillets.
  • Place in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until the fish is flaky and has reached an internal temp of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Baked fish fillets on a baking sheet with a fork.

What’s the best fish to use?

I like to make this recipe with white fish like cod, tilapia, or halibut, but it will work well with salmon too. It’s best to use fairly thick fillets that will stay nice and moist when they are baked. I prefer to use skinless, as this method doesn’t get the skin crispy, but you can use fish with the skin on it.

Can you use frozen fish?

When it comes to fish fillets, I find that fresh have a better texture, but if you only have frozen, they will work well too. Be sure to fully defrost them and pat them dry to remove excess moisture which can make them soggy before seasoning and baking them.

What do you serve with it?

This easy oven-baked fish recipe is great to serve with all of your favorite veggie, rice, and potato side dishes and a dollop of Tartar Sauce! Try them with:

Two baked fish fillets on a baking sheet ready to serve.

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • The thickness of your filets will determine how long they need to be baked. Thinner filets will cook faster in the oven.
  • Leftovers will keep well in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
  • Reheat leftovers in the oven on a lined baking sheet with a couple of tablespoons of water and lightly cover with foil. Bake at 275F for 15 minutes to warm through.
  • This easy oven-baked fish is a great hands of method to cook fish fillets to perfection. Make sure you don’t overcook them by using and instant read thermometer.

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Easy Oven-Baked Fish

When you need to get dinner on the table in a hurry, this easy oven-baked fish is more than ideal. Ready to serve in 20 minutes, it's a great healthy dinner recipe that the whole family will love.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword how to bake fish, oven baked white fish, simple baked fish recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 261kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs white fish filets cod, tilapia, halibut, etc
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 teaspoon fish seasoning or seasoning of choice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Dry fish filets with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel. Place on a large sheet pan and rub the oil over the fish filets, covering both sides.
  • Sprinkle the filets with the seasoning.
  • Place in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until the fish is flaky and has reached an internal temp of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Notes

  • The thickness of your filets will determine how long they need to be baked. Thinner filets will cook faster in the oven.
  • Leftovers will keep well in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
  • Reheat leftovers in the oven on a lined baking sheet with a couple of tablespoons of water and lightly cover with foil. Bake at 275F for 15 minutes to warm through.
  • This easy oven-baked fish is a great hands of method to cook fish fillets to perfection. Make sure you don’t overcook them by using and instant read thermometer.

Nutrition

Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 98mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 999mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 3mg
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Shannon Heard

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Can you do this is in the air fryer?

Tanya

Wednesday 1st of September 2021

Hi Shannon, you sure can, but it would need to be a smaller amount of fish to fit in most air fryer baskets. I air fry my fish on 400F for about 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the filet.