Parmesan Crusted Haddock

This Parmesan Crusted Haddock tastes like it came from your favorite seafood restaurant! Tender, flaky haddock with an easy parmesan cheese and breadcrumb topping!

Sometimes making seafood at home can seem difficult, but we’re here to show you that it’s really not! Also be sure to check out our Crispy Baked Shrimp Scampi or our popular Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Jumbo Scallops!

haddock covered in a parmesan and breadcrumb topping

Baked Haddock Recipe

We’re here to show you how easy it is to make a restaurant quality seafood dinner right in your own kitchen! This Parmesan Crusted Haddock really couldn’t be easier. All it takes is five minutes of prep time and into the oven it goes!

Haddock should be baked until firm but still slightly opaque. This fish turns out so tender, flaky and moist you’re not going to believe that you’re not sitting in your favorite seafood restaurant.

How Do You Bake Fish In The Oven?

This haddock recipe is so simple, I just can’t say it enough. Grab a few haddock filets like you see below (about 2 pounds) and dry them well with paper towels. You need to make sure that the fish is dry so that the topping will stay put and not slide off.

Start by seasoning the fish with salt and pepper. Make the topping by mixing together grated parmesan cheese, panko breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, Old Bay seasoning and garlic powder in a bowl.

Haddock filets topped with a parmesan and mayonnaise topping

Divide the topping up between the haddock filets and spread it out to cover the top of the fish. You should have enough to cover all of the fish with a nice thick layer like you see here in this picture below.

haddock recipe with a parmesan cheese and mayonnaise topping

Some haddock filets might be thicker that others, so if you end up with more or less filets of fish you can easily make more topping if you need to. This Parmesan Crusted Haddock recipe is pretty forgiving.

How Temperature Do You Cook Haddock To?

Haddock should be cooked to a temperature of 145 degrees. The fish should flake easily with a fork, but still be moist and not dried out. Of course you can cook your fish a little more if you like it firmer, but you should really try it this way first because you won’t believe how delicious it is!

Parmesan Crusted Haddock after baking in the oven

Can I Use Other Types Of Fish For This Recipe?

Yes! You can use any fish you like, really. The cooking times may vary, but the topping and cooking method will stay the same. What you are looking for is a slightly thicker piece of fish that can hold up to the topping. Other fish ideas can include:

  • Tilapia
  • Flounder
  • Cod
  • Bass
  • Grouper
  • Halibut

This parmesan baked fish would even be delicious on top of salmon!

Parmesan Crusted Haddock on a plate with green beans and rice

What Sides Can I Serve With Baked Fish?

Oh, we’ve got sides a plenty. We’ll give you a few ideas here but head over to our Side Dishes Menu and check out a whole lot more!

Parmesan Crusted Haddock recipe with a bite on a fork

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Parmesan Crusted Haddock recipe with a bite on a fork

Parmesan Crusted Haddock

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

Parmesan Crusted Haddock tastes like it came from your favorite seafood restaurant! Tender, flaky haddock with a parmesan cheese and bread crumb topping!



  • 2 pounds haddock filets
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper (for seasoning the fish)
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Dry the fish filets very well with paper towels. Place the fish on a baking sheet that’s been sprayed with cooking spray or use a piece of parchment paper to line the sheet. Season the fish with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the breadcrumbs, mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, Old Bay Seasoning, garlic powder and parsley to a bowl and mix to combine.
  4. Spread mixture on top of fish, dividing between the filets, using all of the topping. Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on how thick your fish filet is. Remove the fish from the oven and preheat the broiler. Broil the fish for 2 minutes until the topping is browned. Serve the fish with lemon wedges and garnish with more chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

Haddock should be cooked to a temperature of 145 degrees. If the fish flakes easily with a fork, it’s usually done!

This recipe can easily be cut in half if you’re only serving 4 or 2 people. Leftovers will keep for 2 days in the refrigerator.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: mantitlement, fish recipes, seafood recipes, haddock recipes, baked haddock recipe, baked fish recipe, easy fish recipes


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