Test Kitchen Favorite: Sheet Pan Puttanesca

In this twist on the classic, tomatoes, olive oil, olives, capers, and garlic are combined with cod for an easy sheet pan puttanesca recipe.

Whether you’re celebrating the Feast of the Seven Fishes tonight, or you’re smartly into the convenience of sheet pan dinners, this sheet pan puttanesca makes for a simple, satisfying winter meal. A Puttanesca is a tangy, salty sauce traditionally served with pasta. The ingredients—tomatoes, olive oil, olives, capers, and garlic—are typical of southern Italian cuisine. In this twist on the classic, they are combined with Pacific cod for a weeknight-friendly dish that’s made on one sheet pan.

If necessary, halve the cod to yield 2 fillets. Your fish is finished cooking when it flakes easily.

12 ounces fingerling potatoes
1 cup grape tomatoes
2 cloves garlic
¼ cup Kalamata olives
6 sundried tomatoes
2 tablespoons pesto
12 ounces Pacific cod
1 spice mix
½ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon marjoram
½ teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons capers


1. Prepare Ingredients
Preheat oven to 425°F. Rinse potatoes and halve. Rinse grape tomatoes and halve. Mince garlic. Roughly chop olives. Thinly slice sundried tomatoes.

2. Season Vegetables
On a foil-lined baking sheet, toss potatoes, grape tomatoes, and sundried tomatoes with pesto, 2 tablespoons olive oil, ¼ teaspoon kosher salt, and pepper. Arrange in a single layer with potatoes cut-side down.

3. Roast Vegetables
Transfer vegetables to oven and roast until potatoes are becoming tender, about 12 minutes.

4. Season Cod
While vegetables roast, rinse cod and pat dry with paper towel (see Recipe Tip). Season all over with spice mix, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, and pepper.

5. Roast Cod
After about 12 minutes of roasting, remove vegetables and scatter over capers, garlic, and olives. Place cod on top, then drizzle over ½ tablespoon olive oil. Return to oven and roast together until vegetables are tender and cod is opaque, about 10 minutes more.

6. Plate Cod
Serve cod atop a bed of roasted vegetables, imagine you’re dining in Southern Italy, and enjoy all the classic puttanesca flavors.

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