Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 20 mins

Another ridiculously easy recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb catfish fillet
  • 1 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 12 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs or 12 cup cajun seasoned dry bread crumb


  1. Put the catfish fillets in a ziplock bag and pour in your favorite Italian dressing. Let the fish fillets marinate for a couple of hours, refrigerated.
  2. Turn the oven on to 425F and line a pan with foil and spray the foil with nonstick spray.
  3. Remove the catfish from the dressing and dredge in seasoned breadcrumbs and place the fillets on the foil.
  4. Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes for small fillets, 20-25 for large fillets.
  5. Great served with tartar sauce, lemon wedges.
Most Helpful

EASY - my grocery store has catfish already in a cajun marinade, so this was literally shake and bake! The Nutrition Facts are likely way off (in a good way) because the full cup of dressing doesn't stay on the fish. Next time I'll try panko or cornbread crumbs.

FLKeysJen February 24, 2011

This is a very moist and flavorful recipe for catfish! I used garlic and asiago dressing to marinate the fish for about 2 hours and used Italian seasoned bread crumbs. It was very tender and tasty, flaky and moist. I made it for Spring PAC 2010, thanks!

Jociecee May 02, 2010

Extremely easy and very flavorful moist fish! Yum! I used panko bread crumbs and crushed butter crackers and added Italian seasoning to the crumb mixture. LOL! I didn't have any foil, so therefore I found out why foil is a much needed ingredient! Thanks for posting!

AcadiaTwo July 18, 2008