Cooking at Home - Cajun Catfish

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Published Saturday, July 15, 2023

Makes: 4 Servings

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Catfish is breaded with cornmeal and baked in the oven for a healthier way to add flavor and crunch! 


  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal (about 4 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning, no salt added
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound catfish fillets, frozen, thawed, drained


  1. Preheat oven to 400degF. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine cornmeal and spices in a shallow dish.
  3. Dip each fillet in the cornmeal mixture. Coat evenly.
  4. Place fillets on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes flipping catfish halfway through. Catfish should reach a final internal cook temperature of 145 F as measured with a food thermometer before serving.

Source: Recipe adapted from Chickasaw Nation Nutrition Services, Get Fresh Initiative

Nutrition Information



Total Calories


Total Fat

3 g

Saturated Fat

1 g


59 mg


120 mg


7 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

0 g

Added Sugars included

0 g


16 g

Vitamin D

0 mcg


18 mg


1 mg


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