Lemon Garlic Butter Baked Cod

Super easy lemon butter baked Cod for dinner or meal prep! It literally takes 10 minutes. It’s a great way to spice up cod and make it super flavorful.You can add in as much garlic or lemon and adjust it to the way you like it. Let me know if you make it by tagging @MintPersonalChef. Get the full printable recipe below. 

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5 from 3 votes

Lemon Garlic Butter Baked Cod

Lemon garlic butter baked cod, it's super simple to make but oh so flavorful. 
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Low Salt
Keyword: baked cod, butter, cod, easy fish recipe, fish, lemon
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 16kcal

Special Equipment

  • Saute pan
  • Sheet pan
  • Spatula
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife


  • 1.5 pounds Cod fish cleaned and portioned
  • ¼ Cup Butter (½ stick)
  • 2-3 Each Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Each Lemon
  • To Taste Salt and pepper
  • 1-2 tsp Paprika (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  • Prep the ingredients: mince the garlic, cut lemon slices for garnish using half the lemon and reserving the other half, slice fish & place on a sheet pan.
  • Heat the pan on low-medium heat, melt the butter then add the garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring occasionally so it doesn’t burn.
  • Squeeze in remaining lemon (about 1-2 tsp depending on how sour you like it). Remove the pan from the heat and set aside.
  • Season the fish with salt, pepper and paprika on both sides.
  • Spoon the garlic butter over the top of the fish coating it well.
  • Bake in the oven for 8-12 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Enjoy right away or let it cool and use for meal prep.


  • Consume within 2-4 days if refrigerated or within 2 weeks if its frozen. 
  • Enjoy it with your favorite sides. We make it with cous cous and mixed greens.