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Lemon garlic cod on a plate with slices of lemon
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5-Ingredient, 5-Minute Lemon Garlic Cod

Light, fresh, and easy! This 5-Ingredient, 5-Minute Lemon Garlic Cod is an affordable and healthy dinner that the entire family will enjoy! 
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Baked Cod, Healthy Cod, Lemon Cod
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 293.6kcal
Author The Seasoned Mom


  • 1 ½ lbs. cod or other similar white fish
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lemon cut into wedges
  • Optional garnish: fresh herbs


  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
  • Season fish with garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside.
  • Pour oil into a large oven-proof skillet to coat the bottom of the pan (about 2 tablespoons). Heat over medium heat. Add butter, let it melt.
  • Place fish in the oil and butter, skin side down. Cook until bottom is lightly browned (about 3-4 minutes).
  • Use a spatula to gently turn the fish over.
  • Place skillet in the oven and bake for about 8 more minutes, or until fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Garnish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs, and serve.


Cooking Just for Two? You can easily cut all of the ingredients in half and just cook about ¾ lb. of fish. The cooking process and time will remain the same.


Serving: 1/4th of recipe | Calories: 293.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.3g | Protein: 38.2g | Fat: 14.2g | Saturated Fat: 4.8g | Cholesterol: 109.1mg | Sodium: 172.3mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.4g