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Baked Cod Fish Sliders

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Time: 20 minutes
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Make these delicious, bite sized Fish Sliders in under 20 minutes. They flaky baked cod on toasted buns, topped with fresh lettuce, red onion, and a tangy homemade dill sauce.

Looking for more fresh fish recipes? Try my Pesto Crusted Salmon.

Baked Cod Fish Sliders piled high with lettuce, red onion, and yogurt dill sauce. Potato chips and more sauce served on the side.

Move over sandwiches, because if there is one thing we love here it is sliders.They are fun, versatile, and mini flavor bombs! You can eat them for dinner or lunch, and even serve them as appetizers. You will love these Baked Cod Fish Sliders for so many reasons…

Why These Are The BEST Fish Sliders

  • Baked cod fish that is seasoned with delicious flavors instead of being fried or heavily breaded.
  • Quick and easy recipe- done in only 20 minutes.
  • A meatless dinner- great for lent, meatless Mondays, or just because you are craving a fish sandwich.
  • Healthier fish sandwich that has baked cod, a greek yogurt based sauce, and fresh veggies to top it off.
  • Comes with a homemade dill sauce– creamy, delicious, and full of lemon dill flavor. The perfect addition to this fresh sandwich.

Watch This Quick Video Tutorial and Let’s Make Them!

Ingredients In Baked Cod Fish Sliders

  • SLIDER BUNS: I recommend Brioche or white slider buns because they are light, fluffy, and toast up beautifully. You can also use dinner rolls, or pretzel slider buns. I do not recommend Hawaiian rolls because the sweet bread gives these sliders an odd taste.
  • COD FISH FILLETS: The key to a really good fish sandwich is the fish, of course! Feel free to use fresh or frozen, BUT make sure the cod fillets are as thick as possible. They will be cut in half to fit the size of the slider buns.
  • SEASONING: This recipe uses a simple seasoning blend to not overpower the delicate cod fish flavor.
    • salt
    • pepper
    • paprika
    • garlic powder
  • DILL SAUCE: This is a simple, bright, yogurt based dill sauce. It is best made a day or two in advance so they flavors can develop and meld together.
    • greek yogurt (or sour cream)
    • lemon juice
    • fresh dill
    • clove of garlic
    • dill pickle relish
    • salt
    • pepper
  • LETTUCE: I used butter lettuce but any type will work.
  • RED ONION: This adds crunch to the sandwich. Soak your onion slices in cold water for 30 minutes to take away the strong bite (it’s a life-changing hack).
  • OLIVE OIL: This is used to coat the fish and slider buns before they go in the oven. Be sure to use extra virgin olive oil because it has a high smoke point. This means the oil can withstand high heat without adding an acrid taste to your food.
Ingredients. Slider buns, cod fish, dill sauce, lettuce, red onion, fresh lemon, potato chips, olive oil, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

How to Make Fish Sliders

Here is a short summary of the steps, the recipe card below will have complete details.

  1. MIX UP THE DILL SAUCE– In a small bowl whisk together greek yogurt, lemon juice, fresh dill, grated garlic, dill pickle relish, salt and pepper. Refrigerate your sauce so the flavors can develop while you continue.
  2. BAKE THE COD FISH AND SLIDER BUNS- Place the fish and buns and a rack lined baking sheet. Spray or brush liberally with olive oil and season the fish with seasoning blend. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. CONSTRUCT THE SLIDERS- Slider bottoms on the bottom, dill sauce, lettuce, red onion, baked cod fish, and slider tops. To help hold them together, use these bamboo skewers.

PRO TIP: To remove the sharp overwhelming bite from your onions, soak them! Just slice or dice the onions, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes, remove from the cold water, and pat dry.

Storing Information

These fish sliders are best stored in the refrigerator, and covered in an airtight container, for up to three days. To reheat them just pop them in the microwave for 30 seconds or until warmed.

What To Serve With Baked Cod Fish Sliders

We love Fish and Chips in my family, so I like to serve these sliders with plain kettle potato chips. Here are a few other fun ideas:

Variations:

TRY A DIFFERENT SAUCE- Besides the homemade dill sauce you can also top these sliders with Chipotle Southwest Sauce, Sriracha Aioli, or even traditional tartar sauce.

ADD CHEESE- Some people love cheese on their fish sandwiches (I confess I am not one of those people). Sliced American cheese is a classic but you could put whatever you like on them.

TOP WITH COLESLAW- For something even more unique, try adding a fresh coleslaw in place of the lettuce and red onion.

USE OTHER SEASONING BLENDS- Old Bay, Cajun seasoning, lemon pepper, or cumin. Just make sure the seasoning is not too overwhelming, you still want to taste the fish.

Baked cod fish sliders with flaky, paprika seasoned cod fish, a creamy yogurt dill sauce, and potato chips.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’S)

Are cod fish healthy?

Cod fish is known to be high in protein and low in fat and calories. It is also high in various vitamins and minerals including Omega-3 fatty acids (which our body cannot produce on it’s own). Baked cod fish will always be the healthier to fried cod fish.

What is a substitution for cod fish?

Other white fish like Grouper, Haddock, Pollack, Bass, Halibut, or Tilapia. You can even make these sliders with salmon, tuna, or shrimp.

When is cod fish cooked?

There are 3 ways to tell if your cod fish is fully cooked. One, the thickest part of the fish fillet should be 125 to 145 degrees F with a digital thermometer. Two, press the back of a fork on the thickest part of the fish fillet and it should give way and flake apart. Three, the color of the cod fish will be an opaque white or beige color.

A baked cod fish sliders with top buns on the side and flaky, paprika seasoned cod fish exposed.

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Baked Cod Fish Sliders with lettuce, red onion, and yogurt dill sauce. Potato chips and more sauce served on the side.

Baked Cod Fish Sliders

Elizabeth Swoish
These Baked Cod Fish Sliders are a quick and easy meatless dinner or appetizer! They are flaky baked cod on toasted buns, topped with lettuce, onion, and a homemade dill sauce.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Servings 12 sliders
Calories 129 kcal

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS
 
 

Cod Fish Sliders

  • 12 slider buns - Brioche or white
  • 6 fillets fresh cod fish - cut in half to make 2 square pieces
  • olive oil - for spraying or brushing on cod fillets and slider buns
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • lettuce
  • red onion - see note below

Dill Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt - plain (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill - chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dill pickle relish
  • 1 clove garlic - grated
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS
 

Dill Sauce

  • In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, chopped dill, lemon juice, dill pickle relish, grated garlic clove, salt and black pepper.
  • Refrigerate in an airtight glass jar or container for at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight.

Cod Fish Sliders

  • Preheat oven to 400 °F
  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and then top it with a metal cooling rack.
  • Separate the top slider buns from the bottom slider buns (without separating them into individual buns). Place them on one side of the metal rack insides facing down.
  • Arrange the cod fish pieces on the other half of the baking sheet.
  • Spray or lightly coat the buns and cod fish pieces with extra virgin olive oil.
  • In a small bowl, combine paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle both the top and bottom of the cod fish pieces with seasoning.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until the cod fish is fully cooked and an opaque white or beige color.
    NOTE: The thickest part of the fish fillet should read 125 to 145 degrees F with a digital thermometer. Or press the back of a fork on the thickest part of the fish fillet and it should flake apart.
  • Construct the sliders: bottom buns, a scoop of dill sauce, lettuce, red onion, cod fish, and top buns.
    OPTIONAL: Insert a long skewer in the center of the sliders to hold it in place.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite sides.

VIDEO

NOTES

Serving Information:

  • Refrigerated, in an airtight container, for up to three days.
 

Taming Red Onions:

  • To remove the sharp overwhelming bite from your onions, soak them!
  • Slice or dice the onions, soak them in cold water for 30 minutes, remove from the cold water, and pat dry.
 

What To Serve With Baked Cod Fish Sliders:

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By Elizabeth Swoish on February 28th, 2023
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5 thoughts on “Baked Cod Fish Sliders”

  1. 5 stars
    These sliders came out delicious. Love the fish, and the homemade dill sauce it’s just the perfect combinations. Thanks for the recipe.

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  2. 5 stars
    How fun were these!?! I wanted to find something tasty and easy for the family and found this recipe and dinner was a big hit!

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  3. 5 stars
    These were SO DANG GOOD! I am a fried fish girl trying to clean up my eating and I don’t feel like I missed a thing. The internal temp of when it is done was MOST helpful!

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