If you love alfredo sauce, this gluten free homemade cod alfredo recipe will quickly become your favorite. Get ready for my fish alfredo recipe because it is perfect for those busy weekday dinners!
My kids eat seafood once a week and one of their favorite ways to enjoy it is with my easy gluten free alfredo sauce. I have tried several different types of sauce for cod, but alfredo seems to be their favorite! Cod and pasta are naturals together!
It is the most kid-friendly, easy sauce for cod you will ever make. It is even ready in just minutes. This simple gluten free alfredo sauce makes everything great....at least that is what my kids say!
If your family is like mine, school nights are so busy it is hard to find time to share a nutritious family dinner. Family dinners are such an important meal.
This is the time to hear your children's stories about their day and discuss interesting topics. When families rush because of sports and other activities, family communication can go downhill fast.
Why this fish alfredo recipe is great:
Dinner in under 30 minutes!! You read that correctly :-). This cod alfredo is so quick to make. You only need a few simple ingredients
In less than 30 minutes, you can throw together this whole healthy gluten free cod fettuccine alfredo pasta recipe. Your whole family will love it, even the kids!! (Most of the time it takes to cook is waiting for your pasta water to boil :-)).
If you are a seafood lover like me, you will want to check out these amazing gluten free seafood recipes too!
Ingredient you need:
- Cod - I love to use cod because it is a very mild, kid-friendly fish. You can use any fish or shellfish in this recipe so choose what you like.
- Heavy cream - this is a staple of alfredo sauces. Please don't use half and half.
- Garlic - you can use fresh or jarred minced garlic. In a pinch you can use garlic powder.
- Gluten free pasta - I used Jovial Taggeline because it is like fettuccine noodles, but you can use any gluten free pasta shape.
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Saute the cod with olive oil and fresh basil in a skillet over medium heat. Cod cooks pretty quickly so you would only need to sauté for about 7-10 minutes depending on how thick the fish is.
Step 2: Heat the heavy cream, butter, salt, and pepper in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
Step 3: Once the cod is cooked, drain the cooking juices and chop it into large pieces. Double-check for bones when you shred the fish.
Step 4: Cook your pasta according to package directions. Every brand has different cook times so do read the box cooking suggestions.
If you like these thick pasta noodles, I used Jovial brown rice tagliatelle. Add pasta and cod to the creamy alfredo sauce.
Toss the pasta with the fish alfredo to coat all of the pasta. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese on top. Serve hot! If you are looking for another delicious cod recipe, try this easy Air Fryer Cod.
Expert Tips and Recipe FAQ:
This recipe is hard to make dairy-free because the heavy cream is so important to this sauce. If you want to try using a non-dairy milk, vegan butter, and dairy-free parmesan cheese (VioLife makes a great vegan parmesan cheese) give it a try and let me know how it turns out.
I have to admit, this isn't the healthiest meal, adding healthy seafood definitely adds to the protein and nutrient content! I wish heavy cream had no calories!!
If you hate mushy gluten free pasta, check out my tips on how to cook gluten free pasta so it turns out al dente.
This cod recipe will keep fresh in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Store in an air-tight container.
You can use any seafood for this recipe. I like cod because it breaks up into chunks easily, but you can also use: shrimp, scallops, salmon, or any seafood you like!
Serve with these sides:
If you are wondering what to serve with this seafood alfredo, how about one of these easy gluten free side dish recipes?
- Grandma's Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon. Even the kids will eat these Brussels sprouts!
- This Kale and Apple Salad is wildly popular on my blog.
Alaskan Cod Fettuccine Alfredo
- 1 pound cod filets * see note
- 1 gluten free pasta
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream * see note
- ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic * see note
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil
- Salt and pepper
- Heat a large pot of water to boil.
- When the water is boiling, add pasta and cook following the pasta directions.
- In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat.
- Add Alaskan cod and basil.
- Cook 5 minutes on each side.
- Drain juices and chop cod into large pieces with spatula.
- In a large saucepan, heat heavy cream, minced garlic and butter.
- Whisk often once it starts to boil gently.
- Add parmesan cheese and keep whisking to stir out any lumps.
- Add cooked pasta and cod to the sauce and toss to coat.
- Serve warm.
- You can use gluten free dry pasta or fresh pasta for this recipe. I love Trader Joe's fresh gluten free pasta in their refrigerated section. Whatever gluten free pasta you choose to make, it is important to follow the cooking directions on the box. Every brand has different cook times.
- My kids love this recipe with cod, but you can use any mild seafood or shellfish like shrimp in this recipe. Make sure if you use fish to check for bones!
- I recommend heavy cream, which is a staple in alfredo sauce. I do not recommend using half and half.
- You can use fresh or jarred minced garlic. In a pinch, you can also use garlic powder.
- This recipe will keep fresh up to 3 days in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.