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30 Best White Fish Recipes (+ Easy Dinner Ideas)

Say hello to the season of well-cooked white fish recipes! No bland fish recipes here, just flaky, flavorful white fish for your enjoyment.

White fish is not a particular fish, but rather a whole category of fish.

Cod, haddock, tilapia, and sea bass are some of the most common white fish.

Homemade White Fish with Tomatoes and Herbs
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These seafood recipes are a great way to get all the nutrition of seafood with a mild seafood flavor. 

On this list, you can find inspiration for specific fish or just white fish in general.

No matter what you have on the end of your line, these 30 white fish recipes are delectable. 

1. Baked White Fish Recipe

Mediterranean meals are packed with flavor and nutrients.

This recipe is no exception! It’s flavorful, simple, and so much healthier than the drive-thru. 

With a mild flavor, any white fish will soak up the olive and tomato flavors in this recipe. That and ample aromatics and seasoning.

This meal is perfect for a quick and healthy dinner.

It’s ready to serve in under 30 minutes and makes around six servings. 

2. Baked Fish with Lemon Cream Sauce

This lemon cream sauce recipe is probably my favorite on this list. It’s light, dreamy, and delicious with any white fish.

Because you bake your fish in the sauce, it has a lovely fish stock flavor at the core.

Coupled with the lemon, garlic, and mustard, it’s total perfection.

Serve it with a light rice pilaf, steamed veggies, or even dinner rolls to mop up that creamy sauce!

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3. Parmesan Crumbled Fish

When introducing fish to picky eaters, this crusted fish recipe is perfect!

The little extra crunch with the flakey white fish is almost like chicken.

Spread a bit of mustard on the fish to act as the “glue” to hold on to the parmesan crust. Then dip, pan-fry, and enjoy!

Serve your beautiful fish with potatoes, rice, or pasta for a balance of texture.

Don’t be surprised when the fish is gone before the carbs! This recipe is that good!

4. Pan-Fried Fish

Enjoy the flavor and texture of a low-fat, high-protein white fish fillet, and try this recipe.

Your white fish of choice is lightly floured before pan-frying.

This creates a lovely golden crust on the fish without masking the flavor. 

The fish will cook quickly, no matter what selection you make.

Steamed veggies are the perfect accompaniment for a healthy and fresh dinner in a flash!

5. Fish with Lemon Caper Sauce

Lemon and capers provide a wonderful citrus counterpart to briny fish fillets.

You’ll love how flavorful this recipe is with any white fish.

Savory butter, fresh dill, capers, and lemon zest make up this sauce. If that doesn’t sound good, I don’t know what to tell you! 

Drizzle leftover sauce over asparagus, Brussels sprouts, or even roasted potatoes! 

6. Almond Crusted Cod

If you’re craving crunchy crusted fish, you have to try this healthier version!

It’s dairy and gluten-free and is super easy to make.

By grinding up almonds, you mimic breadcrumbs for the crust.

Rather than pan-frying, bake this recipe for a delicious low-fat, high-protein dinner.

While the recipe calls for cod, you can use it with any white fish.

Just adjust the baking time depending on how thick your fillets are. 

7. Vietnamese Turmeric Fish

Because of the added health benefits, I try to cook with turmeric as often as possible. You have to try this golden fish recipe!

Talk about comfort food!

There are so many warm flavors involved in this fish recipe, you’ll cozy right up to it.

Ginger, garlic, shallots, and dill are just a few of the fresh flavors involved.

Fill your bowl with noodles or rice, veggies, and top with this fish.

Finish it with a drizzle of Vietnamese dipping sauce and enjoy!

8. Mediterranean Fish with Tomato and Olive Tapenade

Whoever says healthy cooking is dull and flavorless hasn’t tried this recipe!

It’s loaded with healthy fats, minerals, protein, and great flavors.

Serving up this beautiful dish at your next dinner party will surely turn some heads.

Take home cooking to the next level, and feel like a five-star chef!

Serve this sophisticated fish with a quinoa salad, fresh veggies, or enjoy it on its own. 

9. Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce

I could eat fish tacos every day of the week. They’re healthier than ground beef and family-friendly, too!

Taco-seasoned fish can be baked, grilled, or pan-seared.

While it’s cooking, chop up your taco fixings and prepare the sauce for a quick dinner.

Assemble fish and chopped veggies into corn tortillas for serving. Don’t forget to drizzle on a healthy dose of creamy taco sauce!

10. Fish Pie with Cheesy Mash

This isn’t your typical meat pie! It’s more like a creamy, cheesy, comforting casserole that everyone will love.

Potluck casseroles just gained points with this dish!

There’s a plethora of seafood used in this recipe. Prawns, white fish, and salmon cooked together in a buttery sauce? Yes, please!

Layer the seafood into a baking dish with creamy sauce, and cover with mashed potatoes.

Top it with crispy onions, cheese, and veggies before baking!

11. Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

We all know basil and tomato go together hand in hand. But that delicious combination with flaky white fish? Perfection.

Fragrant garlic and basil with a light and fresh white wine sauce is a match made in heaven.

Even better, this recipe is all made in a single pan for fewer dishes!

12. Whitefish with Cherry Salsa

Salsa and seafood are not a new creation.

But this cherry salsa is perfectly tart and scrumptious and perfect for fish.

Any white fish will do for this recipe, as the salsa steals the show.

The bold flavors of fresh cherries, jalapenos, onion, lime, and cilantro are unforgettable!

This fish is delicious on a bed of steamed rice, or even as fish tacos!

13. Bacon Wrapped Fish with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Bacon makes everything better!

This recipe is for a simple baked fish, wrapped in bacon and served with a lovely pesto.

Bacon and sun-dried tomato pesto for the win. 

With a short ingredient list and a simple preparation, you can’t go wrong!

14. Fish Puttanesca

If pasta puttanesca is delicious, why not throw in a healthy protein? 

Start by preparing a simple puttanesca sauce with tomatoes, olives, and herbs.

Then, nestle your fish filets in the sauce and bake to perfection!

Pasta is of course a simple side to serve this fish with.

Though really, you could get away with greens and make this a low-carb meal!

15. Mediterranean Baked Fish with Artichokes and Olives

Clean eating just got so much better. With dishes like this, you leave the dinner table feeling full and satisfied!

This recipe has so many Mediterranean flavors, you’ll forget you’re in your kitchen!

It has feta, olives, artichokes, capers, and more. 

In a casserole dish, combine all ingredients with your choice of white fish. Simply bake it to bubbly perfection and enjoy!

16. Thai Fish Curry

If you try any recipe on this list, please do yourself a favor and make this curry! 

In less than a half hour, you’ll have takeout quality curry in the comfort of your own kitchen.

The creamy curry sauce is the perfect partner for tender fish. 

Naan, white rice, and veggies go well with a curry like this. Keep it as simple as you like!

17. Mediterranean Lemon-Garlic Haddock With Artichoke Hearts

I’m convinced that garlic is the way to a picky eater’s heart! This recipe will have everyone asking for seconds.

I’d be happy to devour this haddock with the simple lemon-garlic sauce.

The artichokes, olives, tomatoes, and herbs are just the cherry on top.

18. Grilled Halibut with Strawberry Guacamole and Coconut Cauliflower Rice

If you need something new, this is the recipe for you. I mean, how often do you bite into strawberry guacamole?

There isn’t a single component of this recipe that isn’t worth the effort. Allow me to introduce the new holy trinity! 

Creamy coconut rice, grilled fish, and strawberry guacamole are a match made in heaven.

19. Mediterranean Pan Seared Sea Bass Recipe with Garlic Bell Pepper Medley

In my kitchen, this recipe is called Mediterranean fajitas.

What else do you call the combination of healthy protein, bell peppers, and olives?

Mediterranean food has so much flavor with health benefits you’ll love.

This sea bass has some serious “blackened” vibes.

Combining fresh herbs, olives, bell peppers, and fish? Yes, please!

20. Chilean Sea Bass Recipe With Basil Pesto

Sea bass is one of my favorite white fish to serve. You will love how simple and flavorful this recipe is!

Only seven ingredients, one baking dish, and 20 minutes are needed for this sea bass.

Coat your fish in pesto, chili flakes, and some cherry tomatoes before baking.

Serve it with rice, pasta, or enjoy it as is.

It’s good enough that you don’t need extras to enjoy it!

21. Easy Fish Stew

I’ll admit, the thought of fish stew was less than exciting. That is until I tried this recipe!

I think this particular stew is more like a soup than a stew.

With a light seafood broth, chunks of white fish, and veggies, you’ll see what I mean!

Serve this stew with warm bread, and enjoy.

22. New England Baked Haddock

There’s no doubt the Northeast has figured out how to make some of the best seafood.

You’ve had New England clam chowder, but how about baked haddock?

The simple combination of breadcrumbs, lemon, and fresh parsley is unforgettably tasty. 

In this recipe, there are no special sauces or laborious preparation.

Just coat the fish in breadcrumbs, lightly season, and bake!

23. Spanish Fish Stew with Potatoes

White fish is an excellent protein for stew because of its light flavor and flexibility.

This Spanish stew is absolutely one of my favorites on this list!

Unlike beef stew, this recipe has potatoes, chickpeas, and tomatoes in every bite.

Cooking a cast iron keeps this dish in one pan and allows all the flavors to meld together. 

Serve your stew with rolls or bread to soak up all the delicious juices.

24. Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

Most frozen fish sticks are made with pollock, which is a sustainable white fish.

And making them in your air fryer is so simple, the kids can do it too!

Don’t waste your time deep frying fish sticks if you have an air fryer. You’ll have the same golden crunchy crust, with less mess!

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce, and save the dishes for dessert.

25. Baked Cod with Pesto

Delicious fish doesn’t require a buttery or creamy sauce to satisfy your cravings.

This light and fresh pesto recipe is perfect for cod, or other white fish.

Homemade lemon pesto is rich with fresh basil and pine nut flavors, ready to accompany baked fish.

Store-bought pesto can easily be used, but I encourage you to try this at least once!

Serve this with cauliflower rice and steamed veggies for one delicious dinner. 

26. Long John Silver’s Fish Batter

For over 50 years, Long John Silver’s has been perfecting their fried fish for our enjoyment.

Skip the line, and make your own fish batter at home!

Though you should know, with great recipes comes great execution.

Batter up your favorite white fish in small chunks, and fry them to golden perfection.

Serve them with fries and tartar sauce for a classic fish fry meal. 

27. Blackened Flounder with Pineapple Salsa

No, blackened flounder isn’t overcooked fish! It’s actually quite seasoned and cooked to perfection.

This delicious fish is topped with homemade pineapple salsa that’s tart and juicy.

It’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and oh-so healthy. 

While this recipe is amazing on its own, I also like to use corn tortillas for tacos!

Add some chopped cabbage, and you’ll be in taco heaven.

28. Air Fryer Walleye (With or Without Breading)

If you’re anything like me, you have an air fryer but rarely use it.

This simple fish preparation has me questioning why I ever make it any other way!

Crusted or not, walleye is a scrumptious white fish. Its mild flavor and tender texture are perfect for picky eaters.

After cooking in your air fryer for 12 minutes, serve the fish fillets with tartar sauce.

This recipe is great for a healthier version of fish and chips!

29. Dad’s New England Fish Chowder

Fall is here, and in my house, that means it’s soup season! Of course, chowder falls perfectly into that category. 

I’ll admit, this is the first fish chowder I have tried. And now that I’ve had it, I crave this creamy, hearty, and rich soup!

The base of the soup has clam juice and cream for a fish-friendly soup base.

Mix in big chunks of white fish and potatoes for a thick and filling dish. 

30. Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca de Peixe)

We’ve all had beef stew, but have you had this comforting and hearty fish stew? Today is the day, my friends!

This stew is cooked in a creamy coconut milk bath, full of herbs and spices.

The added peppers, tomatoes, and onions make it even better.

Serve it with a bed of rice or warm flatbread to soak up all that stewy goodness. 

30 Best White Fish Recipes (+ Easy Dinner Ideas)

Enjoy a tasty dinner with these easy white fish recipes. From baked to pan-fried to grilled, there are so many wonderful ways to prepare white fish.


  • Baked White Fish Recipe

  • Baked Fish with Lemon Cream Sauce

  • Parmesan Crumbled Fish

  • Pan Fried Fish

  • Fish with Lemon Caper Sauce

  • Almond Crusted Cod

  • Vietnamese Turmeric Fish

  • Mediterranean Fish with Tomato and Olive Tapenade

  • Fish Tacos Recipe with Best Fish Taco Sauce

  • Fish Pie with Cheesy Mash

  • Pan-Seared Cod in White Wine Tomato Basil Sauce

  • Whitefish with Cherry Salsa

  • Bacon Wrapped Fish with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

  • Fish Puttanesca

  • Mediterranean Baked Fish with Artichokes and Olives

  • Thai Fish Curry

  • Mediterranean Lemon-Garlic Haddock With Artichoke Hearts

  • Grilled Halibut with Strawberry Guacamole and Coconut Cauliflower Rice

  • Mediterranean Pan Seared Sea Bass Recipe with Garlic Bell Pepper Medley

  • Chilean Sea Bass Recipe With Basil Pesto

  • Easy Fish Stew

  • New England Baked Haddock

  • Spanish Fish Stew with Potatoes

  • Air Fryer Frozen Fish Sticks

  • Baked Cod with Pesto

  • Long John Silver’s Fish Batter

  • Blackened Flounder with Pineapple Salsa

  • Air Fryer Walleye (With or Without Breading)

  • Dad’s New England Fish Chowder

  • Brazilian Fish Stew (Moqueca de Peixe)


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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