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Easy Baked Cod For One

This amazing baked cod recipe is made with roasted potatoes and topped with an easy to make chermoula. An added bonus is that everything cooks on one pan for easy cleanup! This flavorful Moroccan inspired single serving recipe bakes in 30 minutes.

a piece of cod on a plate next to roasted chopped potatoes and a bottle of rose.

The very first time I baked cod was about ten years ago. I was looking through the Wall Street Journal's weekend newspaper edition and stumbled upon a recipe for Baked Cod with Chermoula.

At the time, my husband and I set aside our weekends to cook together, often finding new recipes to try from the newspaper. We enjoyed our cooking and experimenting weekends and looked forward to them each week.

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I've since made this Moroccan inspired dish many times and every time, I am reminded of the first time my husband and I made it together.

I've scaled down the ingredient amounts in the original recipes to give you a baked cod recipe for one.

a bowl of chermoula on a brown table next to a blue and white kitchen towel.

What Is Chermoula?

Chermoula is much like a pesto. It's made with cilantro and parsley leaves, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, and mix of spices. You can either chop the cilantro and parsley by hand or add them to a food processor to finely chop.

There's no need to make a big batch of chermoula if you're cooking for one. This single serving chermoula recipe makes the perfect amount. Be sure to scroll down to see ways to use any leftover ingredients you might have from this recipe.

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See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • garlic
  • ground cumin
  • sweet paprika
  • salt
  • ground coriander
  • cayenne pepper
  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • cod fillet
  • red skinned potatoes

In 30 minutes you've got a beautiful meal that's packed with flavor. I paired this baked cod with a nice Rosé.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this baked cod recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving recipes:

What To Serve With Baked Cod

Potatoes are an excellent choice to serve as a side dish with baked cod, but you might like to consider these single serving options instead:

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Baked Cod with Chermoula | One Dish Kitchen

Baked Cod Recipe For One With Chermoula

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Moroccan
Keywords: fish
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 618kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground coriander
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 8 ounce cod fillet
  • 6 ounces red skinned potatoes , scrubbed and diced

How To Video


  • Heat oven to 350°F (177 degrees C).
  • Place the cilantro leaves, parsley leaves, garlic, spices, lemon juice and olive oil in the base of a food processor. Process until smooth.
  • Place the cod on a lightly greased baking sheet. Season with a pinch of salt.
  • Scatter the diced red potatoes around the cod.Spoon the chermoula over the cod and over the potatoes.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, until cooked through.
  • Remove from the oven and transfer fish and potatoes to a plate. Serve.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 636mg | Potassium: 981mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 3315IU | Vitamin C: 59.6mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 3.7mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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16 thoughts on “Easy Baked Cod For One”

  1. Mmmm this cod & potato recipe looks so delicious! I’ll definitely be saving it to Pinterest and trying it sometime soon! Thanks for the inspo!

  2. I’m going to have to make this Chermoula the next time I make fish. This looks amazing, and now my stomach is growling. Pinned for later.

  3. Nicola @ Happy Healthy Motivated

    I absolutely love baked fish, but I’ve never made my own chermoula before! So going to give this a try the next time I have some cod.

  4. Denay DeGuzman

    Your dinner of baked cod with potatoes looks so delicious! I would love to follow your recipe and enjoy this yummy meal one day this month. Thanks so much for sharing it. 🙂

  5. Cod is one of my favorite fishes. I have been looking for more recipes to utilize this awesome fish. I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  6. Maggie Unzueta

    Crazy thing. I just looked in my fridge and saw a tub of pesto, thinking what am I going to make with it? Chermoula from the way you describe it sounds like pesto. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Ohhh this looks so good! My daughter is a vegetarian turned pescatarian so I am always on the lookout for new fish recipes. Pinning this one for later!

    1. Thank you so much, Daneen. I hope your daughter loves the recipe – the flavors in the chermoula are amazing!

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