Garlic Parmesan Orange Roughy

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Sometimes I just crave something light. And often when I get those cravings, I think of fish. Is that weird? I love a mild, white fish. Most of the time it’s cod, but today, I’m sharing another delicious white fish, orange roughy. Have you ever tasted orange roughy? It has many of the same characteristics of cod. In my opinion, it’s actually a bit more delicate than cod.

If you’re a fan of cod, you have to try out my Poor Man’s Lobster recipe. It’s one of our family’s all time favorites. It’s truly delicious and so simple to make. All of the recipes I share here on the blog are simple, and this orange roughy is no exception. These light fillets are dipped in butter, dredged in a bread crumb and Parmesan cheese mixture, sprinkled with parsley and placed in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

You’re left with a flavorful, crunchy coating on the outside and a moist, fresh, flaky mild-tasting fish on the inside. If you’re looking for a healthy, easy, delicious meal, look no further. This orange roughy is a winner each and every time.

Garlic Parmesan Orange Roughy


  • 1 lb. orange roughy fillets
  • 1/4 cup Garlic & Herb Progresso bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon fresh or dried parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a shallow pan, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt and garlic powder.
  3. Coat a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Dip the fillets in the butter and dredge in the crumb mixture.
  5. Arrange the fillets in a single layer in the baking dish and sprinkle with parsley.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.


  1. This sounds delicious! I’ve been trying to cook more fish but seem to be lacking creativity in how to prepare it! I love the parmesan crust here, it sounds so good! Thanks for the inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. You are so welcome, Maria! I hope you like the recipe!

  3. Oh goodness….. How we love eating fish…..
    It was so fun to see this linked up at our party. I pinned!! Thanks much!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    “hugs” Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

  4. I really need to make fish more often! This looks delicious, Sara! Thanks for sharing at the SNF link party!

  5. Thank you, Sara. My husband brought home 50 pieces of orange roughy, and I needed some inspiration. This sounds delicious, and I’m about to make it.

    • Wow, you’re going to be busy, Maria! Hope you love the recipe! Also hope you invited family and friends over to enjoy with you or you may have LOTS of leftovers! LOL

  6. Christina says:

    orange roughy get over fished and they can live to 100 years, they are kilometers down so when they get caught in our nets their habitat also gets agitated (bombarding the sea floor) thus destroying fragile seamount/coral. sorry for the sad tale, but awareness happens through sharing.

  7. Angela Gentile says:

    I have prepared this twice because I love the simplicity of it. My problem is it’s come out extremely salty both times. The second time I prepared, I omitted the salt and yet is still was too salty. I did use salted butter so I am going to try one more time using unsalted butter. Also was wondering if you had any other suggestions. The one thing I changed was I used progresso’s Italian breadcrumbs instead of the garlic and herb.

    • Trying the unsalted butter would be a great idea. You could also try unseasoned breadcrumbs and just add your own seasoning to have more control over the flavor. Hope you’re able to tweak it so it’s just right for you!!

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