Baked Catfish
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Baked Catfish

An easy recipe for gluten-free, low carb and keto baked catfish. It's so much easier than deep-frying, and the result is so delicious
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword catfish, fish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 360kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • Avocado oil spray
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 (6 oz) catfish fillets


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Prepare a roasting pan by lining the bottom with foil and spraying the roasting rack with oil.
  • Mix together the almond meal, the salt &pepper, and the spices in a shallow dish (such as a square 8-inch baking dish).
  • In another shallow microwave-safe dish, melt the butter in the microwave.
  • Dip each catfish fillet in the melted butter, then dredge in the almond meal mixture, pressing to make sure the coating adheres.
  • Place the coated fish fillets on the prepared roasting rack.
  • Spray the fillets with oil. Bake 15 minutes, until crisp and golden on the outside and tender and opaque inside. Serve immediately.



Nutrition info reflects the fact that some of the butter and almond meal mixture will be left behind in the dishes. You still need all of it to properly coat the fish, but you will not use all of it.


Serving: 1catfish fillet | Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 324mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g