Stupid-Easy Recipe for Lemon Garlic Butter Baked Cod (#1 Top-Rated)


Light fresh cod baked in an irresistible lemon garlic butter sauce.

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Lemon Garlic Butter Baked Cod.

1. Info for Lemon Garlic Butter Baked Cod

  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 25 min
  • Servings: 4
  • Calories: 126.2 kcal

2. Ingredients for Lemon Garlic Butter Baked Cod

  • 1 lb. fresh cod fillets (3-4 fillets per pound)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tbsp. butter (cut into thin slices, 1 per fillet)
  • 1 large lemon

3. Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Season the cod fillets on both sides with the salt and pepper. Arrange the fillets on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the minced garlic and butter pieces evenly over the fillets.
  4. Cut the lemon in half. Slice one half into thin rounds, 1-2 per fillet, setting aside the remaining lemon for garnish. Lay the slices directly on top of the cod fillets.
  5. Bake the cod on middle rack of oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 10-20 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.
  6. Check to see that cod is done. Remove from oven or add time as needed.
  7. Squeeze the juice from the reserved lemon half over the fillets. Serve immediately.