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How to Make Oven Baked Catfish – Cornmeal Crusted!

Oct 13, 2016 | Recipes | 0 comments

Oven Baked cornmeal crusted catfish with collards
Cornmeal crusted catfish with collards

My Oven Baked Catfish is cornmeal crusted and just as delicious as fried! This healthy version is lighter comfort food at its best.

When in a time crunch for dinner and wanting comfort food, I love to make Oven Baked Cornmeal Crusted Catfish. There is something so southern and traditional about this dish!

Serve Oven Baked Cornmeal Crusted Catfish over a bed of collards as pictured or with a side of black-eyed peas and sweet potato fries!

Quick tip: spice up the catfish fillets by adding a teaspoon (or to taste) of Cajun seasoning.


Catfish Cornmeal with Chard or Collards
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Cornmeal Crusted Catfish

Servings: 4 people


  • 1.5-2 lb catfish Can sub tilapia or salmon
  • 1 c cornmeal
  • S&P
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, optional Use Cajun seasoning to taste


  • Pre-heat oven to 425 F.
  • Place 1c cornmeal in a bowl.
  • Dredge each piece of catfish to coat.
  • Season with S&P
  • Place dredged & seasoned fish on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes (for thinner fish) up to 16-18 minutes (for thicker fish).

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