February 1, 2023

Baked Cod Parcels with Pesto Potatoes (gluten free & dairy free)

These easy cod parcels are cooked in the oven with fresh tomatoes, lemon, peppers, herbs and spices. They are perfect served with pesto potatoes and veggies – a really tasty but quick weeknight meal. If you do make this recipe I’d love to see, don’t forget to tag me in your photos over on social media!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can this be stored in the fridge and reheated?

I find that this recipe is best served warm straight away and not reheated.

Which Free From pesto do you use for the potatoes?

Any Free From green pesto would work however the most affordable and my favourite is the Asda Free From Green Pesto.

Can I use a different kind of fish instead of cod?

Yes! This recipe is lovely with any kind of white fish, just make sure to cook for long enough according to the packet instructions.

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Baked cod parcels with pesto potatoes

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


For the cod parcels

  • 2 cod fillets
  • 1 red pepper (diced)
  • 100 g cherry tomatoes (cut in half)
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Handful Fresh torn basil

Serve with

  • Baby potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons free from green pesto
  • Green beans
  • Tenderstem broccoli
  • Fresh basil


  • Pre heat the oven to 200C. Cut a large piece of baking paper for your parcels and place on a baking tray. Place the cod in the middle of the baking paper.
  • Place the pepper and cherry tomatoes around the outside of the cod.
  • Drizzle the cod with olive oil and then sprinkle over the paprika, oregano, dried basil and crushed garlic. Squeeze half the lemon over the top and slice the other half of the lemon and place on top of the cod pieces. Top with the torn fresh basil.
  • Wrap the baking paper around the cod and bake in the oven for around 20-25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile boil your potatoes, drain and stir in the pesto. Boil the green beans and broccoli and drain.
  • Serve the cod parcels with the pesto potatoes, green beans and broccoli. Top with extra fresh basil.

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