Baked Catfish Nuggets

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Looking for a healthy dinner idea that’s full of flavor? The whole family will love these Baked Catfish Nuggets. Made with no breading, but plenty of seasoning, they are tasty on their own or dipped in your favorite sauces.

fork holding Baked Catfish Nugget

Baked Catfish Nuggets Without Breading

It’s so easy to make a low-carb, keto-friendly meal that’s just as delicious as take out from a restaurant! These Baked Catfish Nuggets taste just as good as the local seafood joint, but you can make them in your own kitchen. Plus you can add the seasonings you prefer on fish. This recipe calls for salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika, but you could try Old Bay seasoning, BBQ seasoning, or even grill seasoning. It’s really up to you!

catfish nuggets baked on a cooking sheet

And to serve alongside these yummy nuggets? Try a homemade dipping sauce that comes together in minutes. We like these crispy catfish nuggets with this Greek Tzatziki Cucumber Yogurt Sauce Recipe, Instant Pot BBQ Sauce Recipe, or Basil Pesto Sauce Recipe. It’s pretty easy to whip up a homemade sauce and it tastes so fresh!

Love seafood cooked up crisp? Try this Air Fryer Frozen Seafood Medley Mix, Air Fryer Frozen Seapak Clam Strips, and Frozen Salmon Burgers In Air Fryer. Something for everyone!

seasoned Baked Catfish Nuggets

How To Make Baked Catfish Nuggets

First preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Lay out catfish nuggets in a single layer on a preparation surface. Sprinkle on salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Rub seasonings onto catfish, then flip over and rub more seasonings on.

Place nuggets on baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until they are nicely browned. Pull out of oven and move with spatula to a serving plate.

nicely browned Baked Catfish Nuggets

Cooking Tips

  • Use any additional seasonings you like on fish. This recipe suggests salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder
  • Be sure to rub seasonings in on both sides of catfish nuggets
  • Bake on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet for easy clean-up

seasoned Catfish Nuggets baked in the oven

How Do You Know When Catfish Is Done Cooking In The Oven?

Catfish is done cooking in the oven when it flakes easily with a fork, the fish is opaque throughout, and when it registers an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees.

Is Catfish A Healthy Fish To Eat?

Yes! Catfish is very healthy. It is full of protein, as well as vitamins and minerals. And it is low in fat, especially when cooked without added oil or breading.

Baked Catfish Nuggets on a plate

What To Serve With Catfish Nuggets

This classic fish dish is delicious with air fryer-crisped sides. Try Frozen Cheese Curds In Air Fryer, Air Fryer Sweet Potato Wedges, or Air Fryer Potatoes And Carrots.

And for dessert? How about a no-bake treat, like S’mores In The Microwave, Oreo Truffles, or Microwave Baked Apples Recipe? Easy enough recipes that the kids can help!

close-up of seasoned Baked Catfish Nuggets

More Seafood Recipes To Try

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Lobster Tails In The Instant Pot

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Baked Catfish Nuggets

Looking for a healthy dinner idea that's full of flavor? The whole family will love these Baked Catfish Nuggets. Made with no breading, but plenty of seasoning, they are tasty on their own or dipped in your favorite sauces.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Dinner, Fish, low-carb, Seafood
Keyword: Baked Catfish Nuggets
Cooking Method: Oven
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 110kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • First preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Lay out catfish nuggets in a single layer on a preparation surface. Sprinkle on salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Rub seasonings onto catfish, then flip over and rub more seasonings on.
  • Place nuggets on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until they are nicely browned. Pull out of oven and move with spatula to a serving plate.

Notes

  • Use any additional seasonings you like on fish. This recipe suggests salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder
  • Be sure to rub seasonings in on both sides of catfish nuggets
  • Bake on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet for easy clean-up
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.4g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 340mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.04g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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