Easy to prepare and ready to serve in only 30 minutes, this decadent, aromatic catfish dish is suited for even the busiest weeknights. No fresh Heartland Catfish on hand? No worries. Frozen fillets will bake just as beautifully! Try our easy baked catfish tonight!

Serves 2

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes


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    • 2 Heartland Catfish Fillets 
    • ¼ Cup of French Fried Onions  
    • ¼ Cup of Roasted Red Peppers, diced  
    • 2 Cloves of Garlic, minced  
    • 2 Teaspoons of Roasted Garlic Seasoning  
    • 2 Tablespoons of Butter, cut into 4 equal parts  
    • 1 Lemon, halved  
    • Fresh Parsley, chopped  
    • Salt and Pepper, to taste  

To begin, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

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Place 2 Heartland Catfish fillets, frozen or thawed, on a foil-lined baking sheet.

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Squeeze juice from half a lemon over the fillets. Place 2 pats of butter on each fillet. Top with minced garlic.


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Season each fillet with roasted garlic seasoning, salt and pepper. Add diced roasted red peppers on top of each fillet.

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Sprinkle fried onions onto each fillet. Top fillets with chopped parsley.


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Bake in a pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes. Add 5 minutes to the cook time for frozen fillets.

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Serve your easy baked catfish with fresh parsley and sliced lemons.


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