Frozen Fish to Baked Fish with an Italian Bread Crumb Crust

It is only proper that I continue to post on my love affair with baking individually frozen fish filets for dinner. Baking fish filets typically represents one if not two meals a week at home. The possibilities for baking frozen fish filets are endless, whether smothered in salsa, simply seasoned or in this post top crusted with Italian Style Bread Crumbs.

Fish Filet Crusted with Italian Style Bread Crumbs

Italian Style Bread Crumb Crusted Fish Filet

This recipe is easy to make, minimal effort required and easy top clean up after the meal.

Frozen Fish Filets Seasoned with Olive Oil, Salt & Black Pepper

Frozen Fish Filets Seasoned with Olive Oil, Salt & Black Pepper

Fish Filets Top Crusted with Italian Style Bread Crumbs

Fish Filets Top Crusted with Italian Style Bread Crumbs, Ready for the Oven

Baked Fish in Casserole Dish, Crusted with Italian Style Bread Crumbs

Baked Fish in Casserole Dish, Top Crusted with Italian Style Bread Crumbs

Total time: 30 min

  • 4 – 5 Frozen Fish Filets (your personal choice of the fish)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 Cups of Italian Style Bread Crumbs (Difficult to determine since I just sprinkle the bread crumbs until I believe that the fish filets have been properly coated)
  • 3 – 4 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 2 – 3 Pinches of Salt (optional)
  • Fresh Ground Black Pepper
  • 9 inch x 12 inch Pyrex Casserole Dish



  1. Start with oven preheated 450 Degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Drizzle half of the Olive Oil into the Pyrex Casserole Dish.
  3. Place the Frozen Fish Filets in the Pyrex Casserole Dish. The size of the Filets will determine if you are able to place 4 – 5 filets. You can always use a second oven shallow casserole dish
  4. Drizzle the remaining Olive Oil over the Filets.
  5. Sprinkle the Salt over the Fish Filets (optional).
  6. Season fish filets with Black Pepper. I use fresh coarse cracked pepper (4 – 5 cranks of the pepper mill per filet).
  7. Coat the fish filets with the Italian Style Bread Crumbs until you have evenly covered the tops of the filets. I typically sift / sprinkle the bread crumbs directly from the container onto the fish..
  8. Place the uncovered Pyrex Casserole Dish on the middle rack in the oven and baked for 25 minutes.
  9. When 25 minutes have passed, remove the Pyrex Casserole Dish from the oven and serve.

The fish is exceptionally light and so flavorful with the Italian Style Bread Crumbs, Salt and Black Pepper providing a complimentary savory element to the sweetness of the fish. I always serve the this fish with steamed vegetables (Broccoli or Broccolini) and a side of creamy Risotto or Parmesan Grits.

There are many meals that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, but many require constant attention for that period of time and leave you exhausted before even sitting down to eat. This is not one of those meals. Enjoy.

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    • sam on June 12, 2018 at 6:43 pm
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    do you thaw the fillets first?

    1. No, just cook from frozen

    • fred on November 9, 2018 at 8:42 pm
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    I am on my way to the kitchen to try this recipe
    I will comment after dinner

      • John on April 21, 2020 at 3:59 pm
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      So how was it Fred?

    • Elizabeth on December 1, 2020 at 4:25 pm
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    This has become my go-to recipe for pollock. Thank you so much for posting a fish recipe that uses frozen fillets that don’t come out soggy! I just wish I’d seen this sooner!
    Also, I wish there was a way to print the recipe…I use it so often that I want it on paper in my kitchen. 🙂

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