Walleye Bake with Spinach and Cheese

This is a nice way to eat white fish as a kind of loose casserole. If you catch a lot of Walleye, not bragging, just saying, then you start to think about ways to prepare it that can be a change from breading and frying. When I was kid I hated spinach, but now it’s one of my favorite things to cook with. There are two ways to go with using the spinach, one is to thaw out a package of chopped frozen spinach and the other is to lightly sauté fresh leaves in butter or oil (with maybe some garlic). I go both ways but this recipe will use the frozen spinach. For the cheese I recommend using sharp or medium cheddar that you grate yourself. This recipe is for ~4 fish fillets, depending on you filleted your fish.


  • 4 Fish fillets – thawed (~1 lb)
  • 10 oz Package frozen chopped Spinach – thawed and drained
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese – grated
  • 0.5 cup Bread crumbs – or Panko
  • 1 Egg – beaten
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mise en Place – measure and prepare your ingredients prior to starting.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F
  3. Drain and squeeze spinach dry.
  4. Mix spinach, egg, 1/2 cheese, and 1/2 bread crumbs together and spread onto small baking pan (9″x13″).
  5. Season both sides of fillets with salt and pepper and place on top of spinach bed.
  6. Top with remaining cheese and bread crumbs.
  7. Cover pan and bake 20 mins, or until fish flakes with fork.
  8. Let cool so cheese is not dangerous to guests and serve one fillet per guest.