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Parmesan Baked Haddock with Lemon and Garlic

Bright and tender, Parmesan Baked Haddock with Lemon and Garlic is an easy seafood recipe that’s delightful for dinner.

For a while, it felt like I’d lost balance in my life. The balance between work and life outside of work was off — I was overworked and tired. The balance in my eating was off — I wasn’t eating food that energized me and fueled busy days. And it was a vicious cycle.

Fortunately, I finally made some good choices this summer that helped me regain control and balance. Part of that was shedding some of my reliance on carbs for meals.

These days, meals like this are the norm — just healthy, flavorful food waiting to be devoured. Yum.

Fresh haddock is a lovely fish to have for lunch or dinner. It cooks easily, is inexpensive and is pretty good for you (hey there Omega-3s!).

Popular in New England, haddock belongs to the same family as cod (also quite popular). It’s a saltwater fish that lives in the Atlantic. And it’s a good, low-calorie source of several nutrients including B6 and B12.

When cooked, haddock is rendered firm but tender. It’s popularly used in fish and chips, but is also delightful baked as in Parmesan Baked Haddock with Lemon and Garlic. The flavor of haddock is mild with a slight sweetness that lends itself well to seasoning, as in this dish.

Making This Dish

Parmesan Baked Haddock with Lemon and Garlic begins with fresh haddock. One pound will serve four people.

Spray the haddock with olive oil spray (alternatively, you can brush it with just a little olive oil). And then sprinkle with salt, pepper and parmesan cheese.

Bake it for a bit and then it’s ready to enjoy.

I had this with sauteed Brussels sprouts, but it would also be delightful with roasted asparagus, a tossed salad or green beans.

Parmesan Baked Haddock with Lemon and Garlic

Parmesan Baked Haddock with Lemon and Garlic

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1 lb haddock fillets, cut into four pieces, if necessary
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp grated fresh parmesan
  • 1 lemon, cut into 8 wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Arrange the haddock fillets in a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Spray with olive oil spray. 
  3. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Divide the parmesan evenly among the fillets, sprinkling on top.
  4. Bake for 13-16 minutes, until cooked through. The fish should be opaque and flake easily at the touch of a fork.
  5. Sprinkle each fillet with an additional pinch of salt.
  6. Serve each fillet with lemon wedges for squeezing. And yes, the lemon is required to finish this off.


Tuesday 28th of September 2021

This was excellent and so easy! My husband loved it.


Thursday 26th of August 2021

To cover with foil or not while baking?

Sarah Walker Caron

Monday 30th of August 2021

Hi Joy, for optimal baking, do not cover this.

Mike Smith

Thursday 24th of June 2021

Hi Sarah, we doubled your recipe for the five of us and had a feast. Your recipe was a nice alternative to the frequent "haddock with bread crumbs". We added a few minutes to the baking time because two of our fish filets were fairly hefty. Yep, bake it til it flakes and then it's done. Thanks for the assist. We look forward to seeing what else cucinabella offers.

Sarah Walker Caron

Thursday 24th of June 2021

Thanks so much, Mike! I am so glad you all enjoyed it and hope you find many other recipes here to enjoy. If you are seafood fans, you might like to try the Lemon Caper Fish Tacos or Mussels in Tomato Garlic Broth.

Melanie Begun

Thursday 17th of June 2021

So simple and delicious. Picked up Parmigiano Reggiano from our favorite cheese shoppe today and so happy to have found this recipe!

Sarah Walker Caron

Monday 21st of June 2021

So glad you liked it!!


Sunday 20th of October 2019

It's easy to fall into the carb rut during colder months, so I'm especially impressed you're starting off with healthier eating.

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