baked cod with lemon pepper

Lemon Baked Cod

This Lemon Baked Cod is a healthy recipe that fits well within a number of diets including the low carb keto diet.

Course Entree, Light Entree, Low Carb
Cuisine American, gluten-free, Healthy, Keto
Keyword keto cod recipes, lemon baked cod
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 29 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 221 kcal


  • 12 ounces cod (cut in two filets)
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 4 lemon slices


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Drizzle olive oil in a baking dish then place the cod filets on top. Season with sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Grate approximately a tsp of lemon zest over the fish (just use an end area of the lemon, so you can use the rest for the slices you will need)

  3. Divide the butter in half and break up over each cod filet. Then place the fresh lemon slices on top.

  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until fish is no longer translucent.  Thicker filets will take longer.

  5. Plate the cod with a spatula to serve.

Recipe Notes

*sodium calculated based on 1/8 tsp sea salt

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Baked Cod
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 702mg20%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 245IU5%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.