Quick & Easy Italian-Style Cod Fillets

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

In my never-ending quest to get my husband, not a fish fan, to eat what's good for him, I put this recipe together using items from my pantry. Remembering what I had learned from my Italian "super-cook" mother, I came up with this delicious, quick and easy fish recipe. He loved it! This might even convert a couple of fish-haters.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 12 lbs fresh cod fish fillets
  • 2 cans diced canned tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, olive oil and basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • grated Italian cheese (parmesan, romano, asiago, grana padano)
  • salt & pepper


  1. Mix together the canned tomatoes and garlic.
  2. Spread 1/2 of the tomato/garlic mixture on the bottom of a large frying pan.
  3. Place the fish fillets on top of the tomatoes.
  4. Spread the remaining mixture over the fillets.
  5. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and Italian cheese.
  6. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until fillets flake easily with a fork.
  7. Serve with rice or pasta.
  8. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

This is a great recipe for cod or any thick fish, I couldn't find the diced tomatos ask for so I added 2TB of oil and 4TB of balsomic vinager

George Wilson January 12, 2014

Very good and quick to prepare. I didn't have any cheese in the house so mixed some partially cooked brown rice right in with the tomato sauce and added a diced zucchini toward the end for a one pot meal. Only had plain organic diced tomatoes so added Italian seasoning and balsamic vinegar into the can when I opened it and gave it a quick stir (along with a crushed garlic clove).

Mountainangel May 03, 2011