Baked Fish with Pimento Cheese

Delicious and easy – it’s a great main dish.  You could make this recipe with chicken, if you don’t want fish, but it’s really good with fish.  I added cooked and crumbled bacon to the pimento cheese.

Baked Fish with Pimento Cheese

Baked Fish with Pimento Cheese

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 2 or 3


  • 1 lb white fish fillets - cod, mahi mahi, halibut, haddock
  • 1 lemon, cut in half
  • 2-3 TBSP cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1-2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup pimento cheese, homemade or good quality
  • 2 TBSP cooked and crumbled bacon


  1. Place fillets in dish and squeeze lemon on them. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Heat oven to 400.
  3. Drain fillets and pat dry. Place in greased baking dish.
  4. Drizzle with cream and smear it on top of fillets. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover fillets with sliced onion.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven. Move onions off the top of the fillets, scooting them to the sides or ends of baking pan. Mix pimento cheese with bacon and place a thin layer on each fillet. Return to oven and bake 2-5 minutes until cheese melts.
  8. Incredible served warm, but even cold this is a great dish.