Baked Cod with Pesto

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Rated 4.5 based on 5 customer reviews
Baked Cod with Pesto
Baked Cod with Pesto


Mealthy Tip

Substitute the herbs and the nuts in the pesto with other varieties of herbs and nuts. Swap in parsley, spinach, or kale for half (or all) of the basil; walnuts or almonds for the pine nuts. Don't over-process the pesto into a smooth puree. You want it to retain some texture. Double the batch of pesto and freeze half of it. Spoon the pesto into ice cube trays and freeze into cubes for easy, future use. If you eliminate the Parmesan cheese, this recipe fits into the paleo and Whole30 lifestyle!

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 708 calories; 54g fat; 9.0g carbohydrates; 48g protein; 110mg cholesterol; 951mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 708 Calories from Fat490
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 54g 84%
Saturated Fat8g 42%
Trans Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat9.4g
Monounsaturated Fat33.1g
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 951mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 9.0g 3%
Dietary Fiber2g 7%
Protein 48g
Vitamin A17% Vitamin C23%
Calcium14% Iron15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Randall Hauk says:

I toasted the pine nuts before blending. I think that's okay. It tasted okay. Cod is a nice piece of fish for a fresh pesto. I was going to grill it, but went with the baking at the last moment due to an empty propane tank. Glad I did. I think it was for the better. I just felt this recipe was lacking one more element to pull everything together at the end.

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Jessica Scott says:

This was a really light, delicious dish! I actually topped the pesto and cod in spiralized zucchini noodles, and it was so yummy!

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Kaylee Adams says:

Made a parsley pesto and it was fantastic. So grateful for the tip, not to over process. I loved the texture, it came out much better than I expected. I also toasted the pine nuts. Yum!

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Jazzy Brewer says:

Made a kale pesto (yum) and it paired perfectly with the fish. I’m thinking about transitioning to a mostly pescatarian diet so recipes like this help so I don’t get too bored with flavors and dishes.

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Garcia B says:

I made an almond basil pesto to serve with the cod and it was fantastic. Such a great recipe for summer. If you don’t mind the starch, I recommend adding some pasta with it too.