Portuguese Cod Fish Casserole

Portuguese Cod Fish Casserole


"An excellent cod fish dish. You must soak the salted cod over night and change the water at least twice. This is an easy fish meal with my moms original ingredients."


1 d 1 h 5 m servings 476 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 476 kcal
  • 24%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.9g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 50.5 g
  • 101%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Sodium:
  • 5346 mg
  • 214%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Soak salted cod in cold water overnight or for a few hours. Drain water, repeat. Heat a large pot of water until boiling. Cook cod for 5 minutes; drain and cool, leaving cod in large pieces. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. In an 8x11 casserole dish, layer half the potato slices, all of the cod, and all of the onions. Top with remaining potato slices. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, parsley, pepper flakes, paprika, and tomato sauce. Pour evenly over casserole.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 41 Ratings


Love this recipe and make it quite often. My family in Portugal makes this recipe in a saucepan instead of in the oven but the taste is the same. We call it "Bacalhau a Sevilhana". Delicious!

My husband and I really like this recipie. We used fresh Cod filets instead of the salted cod and it comes out very good.

This is a very good recipe---we had friends from Norway who prepared this for us recently, and we loved it. However, the cooked it on the stove top at medium heat for about and hour, and I pref...

This is excellent - I could not find salted cod - I used fresh and steamed it until tender. I also found that if you saute the onions first, it is better. Easy and my whole family loved it.

Incredible!!!! VERY TASTY! I did not use salted cod fish, because I did not have any. Instead I salted the fish after adding it to the casserole. I also added 2 medium onions and that was pe...

My husband and my daughters absolutely loved this dish. I used fresh cod instead of the salted but other than that, I followed the recipe.

This is very good. My mom and vavo make this all the time we serve it with Portuguese corn bread. Living in the city in MASS where just down the street is the Portuguese District area I know m...

This dish is spectacular! I was not a huge fish fan until having this dish aka. "Balcalhau". This dish is loaded with flavor, and the smell is awesome. I like using "Frank's Red Hot" (it's not...

This recipe is delicious! I read some people complaining about the lack of salt. It happens because the salted cod fish we buy in USA is not too salt like the original Portuguese one. So, instea...