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Italian Baked Fish Marinara

Baked Fish Marinara, a tasty tomato sauce made with fresh tomatoes and herbs is the perfect addition to a healthy baked fish recipe. A fast and easy weeknight meal.

baked marinara in the pan and a piece on a black plate

Looking for something a little healthier? Well this Italian Baked Fish is the perfect fish dish for you.

I remember the first time I saw the Colosseum. I got chills then as I do every time I go to Rome and lay my eyes it.

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baked fish marinara/anitalianinmykitchen.com

Coming from a new country I am always in awe at the history and culture of such an amazing city as Rome.

A few of years ago when my eldest daughter had an exam to write at the University,  she asked if I would like to go along. How could I refuse?

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A day in Rome, I don’t have to cook lunch, so eat pizza I did, thank you very much.

And dessert? Yes please, gelato, it was creamy and amazing, my two favourite flavours stracciatella (chocolate chip) and chocolate.

I remember that day like it was yesterday. I remember since I had a couple of hours to waste I took a little stroll.

I stopped for an espresso in a quaint little coffee bar,  ahhh the good life!


So after a day of self indulging, which I highly recommend, I thought I should make a healthy, good for you but really tasty Baked Fish Dish.

a piece of fish marinara on a black plate

More Delicious  Fish Dishes you may enjoy.

Italian Fresh Herb Baked Fish and Chips

Simple Italian Pan Fried Fish

Easy Homemade Italian Fish Soup

Smoked Salmon Cream Sauce Pasta

This is an easy and quick fish dish, perfect anytime. Of course don’t forget the crusty Italian bread for accompanying those delicious baked tomatoes. Buon Appetito!

Baked Fish Marinara

baked fish marinara on a black plate with a fork

baked marinara in the pan and a piece on a black plate

Italian Baked Fish Marinara

Rosemary Molloy
Baked Fish Marinara, a healthy fresh tomato sauce goes perfect with this delicious Italian fish bake. A fast and easy weeknight meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 139 kcal


  • 4 thick fish fillet (½-1 inch thick) (I used halibut, frozen fish can be used, de-frost and towel dry before baking)
  • 10-14 small roma tomatoes (seeded and cut into small pieces
  • ¾ teaspoon oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon basil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 dashes hot pepper flakes if desired
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 7 grams
  • tablespoons olive oil (divided)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350° (180° celsius)
  • In a medium bowl add, cut up seeded tomatoes, oregano, basil, salt, hot pepper flakes, Italian parsley and 2½ tablespoons olive oil. Mix gently to combine.
  • Line a medium to large baking pan with a large enough piece of parchment paper (large enough to fold over the fish), line fish fillet (they can be touching) top fish with tomato mixture, drizzle with 1 tablespoon (15 grams) olive oil and fold the parchment paper to cover the fish.
  • Bake in the oven for approximately 15-20 minutes. Uncover and drain excess water, raise heat to 400° (200° celsius) and continue to bake for another 5 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately. Enjoy!


 Fish is cooked when the internal temperature reached is 140-145 degrees. 


Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 388mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1605IU | Vitamin C: 26.2mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 0.8mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for the recipe.
    I did tried it but Idid not add the basil. Instead I added bay leaves, capers and black olives. Side dish angel hair pasta olio aglio.

  2. This is just what I need after a week of over-indulging on vacation – looks so fresh and healthy! Love your pictures, I haven’t been to Rome yet and it looks so beautiful! You are so lucky to get to live in Italy!! 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    Isn’t it great that I can make your recipe with the fresh flounder my Honey is going to catch soon. At least we hope once the weather warms up. I am pinning the recipe! Love fish recipes because we eat a lot of it. I felt the same way when I saw the Colosseum — photos just aren’t the same. Buona sera!

  4. 5 stars
    I agree…sometimes you have to give yourself a break. The closest I ever came to the Colosseum was driving by on a tour bus 🙁 I’ve spent most of my life wanting to go to Italy and when I finally did, it was to accompany my daughter and her chorus group…that meant lots of rigid schedules as they were performing during the trip…so 8 days and lots of cities and rush, rush, rush! If I ever go again, it will be on my terms- no tours, lol! (I’m in Rome in my gravatar)

    By the way, I did eat pizza and gelato every chance I could get- my favorite: Nocciola!

    This recipe looks so light and delicious…can I puree the tomatoes though? I have issues with tomatoes, lol!

    1. For sure you have to see Rome on your terms, it is a must see city. I guess you could try to puree the tomatoes, let me know how it goes. Have a great Sunday.

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