Buttery Baked Cod
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Oh my flavor. The lemon juice in the crushed Ritz cracker topping really lightens up this amazing baked cod. It is a magical combination of lemon juice and butter plus Ritz crackers...all generously piled on top of a mild fish, like cod. YUM. This will not disappoint!!!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) cod fillet
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 - cup(s) butter
  • 2 - Tbsp lemon juice
  • 30 - Ritz crackers
  • Side: - salad**
  • Side: - rice**
  • 1 - 9x13 disposable foil tray(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly grease a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cut cod fillet into 4 pieces. Place in the prepared baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and then stir in the lemon juice.
  4. Place the Ritz crackers in baggie and crush with potato masher or meat mallet. You want to crush them into crumb-like texture. Once crushed, pour into the melted butter-lemon juice and mix well into topping.
  5. Evenly divide the topping and press onto each cod fillet.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cod is white and flaky all the way through.
  7. Prepare the salad.
  8. Cook the rice as directed.
  9. Serve Buttery Baked Cod with side of rice and salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Cut 2 lbs. of cod fillet into 8 pieces.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt 1 cup of butter and then stir in 4 Tbsp lemon juice.
  3. Place about 60 Ritz crackers in baggie and crush with potato masher or meat mallet. You want to crush them into crumb-like texture. Once crushed, pour into the melted butter-lemon juice and mix well into topping. Evenly divide topping onto each cod fillet in the tray.

To each disposable tray, layer the following ingredients:

  • 4 cod fillet pieces
  • Half of the topping, pressed onto each fillet

Cover with foil or lid, add label and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put tray in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm shallow pan of water for about 20 minutes, before baking at 400 F for 20 minutes.

Special notes

You will need 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers, about 30.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Unfortunately, there is not a great gluten-free option for this recipe.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Buttery Baked Cod

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw completely, then bake at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cod is cooked through.
Serve with rice and salad.

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