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Caprese baked catfish fillet and a simple salad on a blue and green floral plate with a fork on the side
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Caprese Baked Catfish Fillets

Liven up your weekday dinner with these quick but delicious seasoned baked catfish fillets topped with melted cheese, tomato and fresh basil.
Course Entrees, Main Courses
Cuisine American
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 312kcal
Author Lisa B.


  • 4 catfish fillets
  • Olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 4 slices fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 4 slices ripe tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
  • Pat the catfish fillets dry with a paper towel.
  • Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. Arrange the fillets in a single layer on the foil. Brush the outside of each fillet with a light coat of olive oil.
  • In a small dish, combine the garlic powder, onion powder, ground black pepper, salt and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle the fillets with the seasoning mixture. Carefully turn the fish over and repeat with a coating of olive oil and seasoning.
  • Place one slice of fresh mozzarella on top of each seasoned catfish fillet. Place one slice of tomato over the mozzarella cheese. Bake the fillets at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the mozzarella is melted and the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle the top of each catfish fillet with the fresh basil. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the top.


Serving: 1fillet | Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 422mg | Potassium: 852mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 378IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 1mg