Garlic Parmesan Baked Flounder

July 14, 2023

This easy baked flounder recipe uses a little bit of panko bread crumbs, but mostly grated Parmesan, and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Flounder has a mild flavor, and it’s extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes, from ceviche to this tasty baked flounder with cheesy breadcrumbs.

The flounder bakes up nice and tender and panko crumbs make it a little lighter, with the perfect amount of crunch.
 If you can’t find flounder filets for this recipe you can substitute dover sole or halibut.

It really is one of the best, fast fish recipes you can have in your collection. Once you taste it, you’ll be reaching for it again and again.

Tip: Fish can quickly become tough and dry if overcooked. If fillets are very thin, check for doneness after about 10-15 minutes.



30 minutes


Dinner, Easy




4 people


1.2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2.4 flounder fillets or 1 1/2 lbs flounder (I purchased 2 large flounder filets from fish market that weighed almost 1 1/2 lbs)
3.Sea salt
4.Fresh ground black pepper
5.1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
6.1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
7.2-4 cloves garlic minced
8.juice and zest of 1 lemon
9.Fresh chopped parsley for garnish (optional)



Step 1.

Preheat oven to 425°. Drizzle 1-2 tablespoons oil on a large baking sheet, or use Reynolds Wrap non-stick foil for easy clean up.

Prepare fish: if using fresh fish, rinse under cold water and thoroughly pat dry. 

If using frozen fresh flounder, thaw completely, rinse under cold water, and thoroughly pat dry, otherwise breading becomes soggy and paste-like.

Season flounder with salt and pepper.



Step 2.

On a large plate, or breading tray combine Parmesan, bread crumbs, garlic, and lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper.

Dredge fish in bread crumb mixture, pressing to coat.


Step 3.

Place fish on prepared baking sheet.

Combine remaining 1 tablespoons oil and the lemon juice and drizzle over fish.

Bake until golden and fish flakes easily with a fork, 20 minutes. (See tip)

Squeeze with additional lemon juice or garnish with parsley. 


Serving suggestions: Serve baked flounder over cilantro rice, with side of roasted asparagus or serve with side of organic cocktail sauce and homemade sweet potato fries.

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