Crunchy Baked Catfish With Cornbread Stuffing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this on but rewrote the directions as they were a bit confusing. Cod and tilapia might work well too. My DH was very happy and floating in seafood heaven ;) ! If you don't like spicy dishes, try Italian Seasoning instead of Cajun and omit the fresh thyme.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. COATING: Stir together 1 cup stuffing mix and 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning in a small bowl, crushing any larger pieces with your fingers (this might be less messy if done in a zip-loc baggie).
  3. FISH: Rinse fish and pat dry; brush with 1 tablespoon melted butter and roll in coating.
  4. Place in a shallow dish and sprinkle with any remaining coating.
  5. Bake until fish flakes easily with a fork, approximately 20 minutes.
  6. TOPPING: While fish is baking, stir together remaining stuffing mix, Cajun seasoning, 2 tablespoons butter and water in a small bowl; cover and microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes.
  7. When fish is cooked, cover with topping & a sprinkle of thyme and serve.
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5 5

The best catfish I've ever eaten! I used Pepperidge Farms cornbread stuffing instead of Stove Top because that's what I had. Will make again.