Crunchy Cheesy Fish and Spinach Casserole Recipe -
Crunchy Cheesy Fish and Spinach Casserole Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Crunchy Cheesy Fish and Spinach Casserole

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"What a great way to combine all food groups into one casserole dish. So yummy, the kids won't even mind eating their veggies. Also a good meal idea for the working mom; it's simple to put together and cooks quickly in the oven. Substitute any mild white fish for the cod if desired."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Evenly spread spinach in the bottom of prepared casserole dish; sprinkle with garlic salt. Arrange fish atop spinach, keeping the pieces side by side and larger pieces toward the outside of dish. Top fish with lemon zest, lemon juice, dill, sea salt, and black pepper.
  3. Combine Cheddar cheese, Italian-seasoned bread crumbs, and panko bread crumbs in a bowl; spread evenly over fish. Cover dish with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in the preheated for 12 to 15 minutes; uncover and cook until fish flakes easily with a fork and topping is lightly browned and crunchy, 5 to 8 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 27, 2013

FANTABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been saying for the last few days that I wanted some cod & panko, so on the hunt I went...ran across this quick little ditty & was most pleasantly surprised. I didn't have any cheddar cheese, so I used the rest of some 4-cheese (Italian blend) and the rest Asiago cheese instead and when I tell y'all that dish was good!!!!!! Yep, this will be in the rotation.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2014

This was just OK. If you're going to make it, you should note that the cooking time is longer for 1 inch thick pieces of cod - breaking them into smaller pieces as the recipe recommends would have helped this cook faster. I probably won't make again.

Sep 30, 2014

loved the combination of spinach and fish (only we use a lot more spinach). No changes. I did notice that one reviewer said she changed the egg for mayo...........she must have been reviewing a different recipe because no egg listed in this one. I just question this that is all.

Jul 24, 2013

Was looking for a recipe for pollock, found this one. Used lime juice instead of lemon because I didn't have a lemon. My husband and grandchildren loved it. The only way my granddaughter likes pollock.

Feb 08, 2015

Even with the cheese, this was a healthy choice type of recipe that really delivered on taste. Don't skimp on the spinach. We all know how it cooks down, so be sure to use the entire pound. Such an easy one dish dinner that serves up veggies, protein and flavor.

Jul 01, 2014

I made this for my three-year-old daughter she loved it I made it with pasta for the side I did exchange the egg for mayo

Apr 14, 2014

This turned out very well although I did not follow the recipe exactly.I am giving 4 stars since I did change the recipe. I did not have a lemon or the fresh dill but I used some old bay seasoning, and some garlic salt, The cheese and bread crumbs make a rich topping which was satisfying and flavorful. Family loved it!

Feb 10, 2014

This was so good...need to add more spinach next time. I used tilapia and was so good...a definite do again! Put some dried garlic on spinach before putting fish on! Yum


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  • Calories
  • 280 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 78 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 2.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 32.3 g
  • 65%
  • Sodium
  • 1362 mg
  • 54%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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