Baked Sea Bass Recipe with Oven Roasted Potatoes

This Baked Sea Bass recipe with oven roasted potatoes and cherry tomatoes is a delicious Mediterranean diet recipe! It’s a traditional Italian recipe from the Italian island of Sardegna (Sardinia), where fresh sea bass—also called spigola or branzino—is abundant in the crystal blue waters surrounding the island.

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About Sea Bass

Is Sea Bass healthy?

Baked Sea Bass couldn’t be healthier! Sea Bass (sometimes called by their species: branzino, spigola) are extremely rich in heart-healthy omega-3s as well as protein. Learn more about omega-3 fatty acids! It is also an excellent source for manganese, phosphorus and vitamin B12.

By choosing a baked sea bass recipe like this one, you need only to add some extra-virgin olive oil and herbs to create a simple and delicious meal.

Is Sea Bass a strong tasting fish?

Not at all! To the contrary, sea bass is considered one of the best tasting fish you can enjoy. It is a white fish that is very mild in taste. This delicate fish won’t overwhelm the seasonings you choose to add. This baked sea bass recipe has a mild Italian herb mix that perfectly compliments the delicate sea bass.

How to Make Baked Sea Bass: Tips

Use sea bass filet instead of whole sea bass!

You can absolutely use sea bass filets instead of whole sea bass! Wrap the sea bass in parchment paper after seasoning.

Double the amount of potatoes and tomatoes!

Feel free to double the amount of potatoes and tomatoes in this dish. They are so delicious, you will definitely want seconds!

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Baked Sea Bass with Herbed Roasted Potatoes

A whole sea bass roasted with a blend of fresh Italian herbs, tomato and laid on a bed of crispy roasted potatoes. Substitute any type of sea bass (spigola or branzino). Seriously good eats from the Italian island of Sardinia (Sardegna)!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 466 kcal


  • Roasting Pan


  • 1.5 lb sea bass AKA spigola or branzino
  • 3 whole potatoes medium
  • 12 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 5 tbsp olive oil or as needed
  • 1 lemon half cut into slices and half juiced
  • fine salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Herb Mix for the Sea Bass

  • 1 handful flat-leaf parsley
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/2 tsp oregano fresh
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger

Herbs for Potatoes

  • 2 leaves fresh sage

Herbs for Tomatoes

  • 1/2 tsp oregano


Create Herb Mix

  • Finely mince together: parsley, garlic, thyme, oregano and ginger. Stuff the fish with the mix.
    1 handful flat-leaf parsley, 3 clove garlic, 4 sprigs fresh thyme, 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 inch fresh ginger

Prepare the Sea Bass

  • Spread the herb mix into the open belly of the sea bass, cut lengthwise. Add a bit of herb mix to the top of the fish as well.
    1.5 lb sea bass
  • Salt the sea bass generously inside and out (both sides). Add a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper to the outside of the fish.
    black pepper
  • Cut the lemon in half. Cut half into slices and stuff the sea bass with the slices. Squeeze the other half of lemon over the sea bass.
    1 lemon

Prepare the Potatoes and Tomatoes

  • Peel and slice the potatoes into medallions. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Add both to the pan next to the sea bass, potatoes on one side and tomatoes on the other.
    3 whole potatoes, 12 cherry tomatoes
  • Toss the potatoes with the sage, and the tomatoes with the oregano. Drizzle olive oil on both.
    5 tbsp olive oil, fine salt, 2 leaves fresh sage, 1/2 tsp oregano

Bake the Sea Bass, Potatoes and Tomatoes

  • Bake in a pre-heated static oven (500°F / 250°C) for 20 minutes. Finish on 'grill' for 3-5 minutes.



Fun Fact: Sardegna is home to one of the famous ‘Blue Zones’ —regions with an uncommon number of people who live to be over 100!


Sodium: 135mgCalcium: 75mgVitamin C: 61mgVitamin A: 552IUSugar: 3gFiber: 5gPotassium: 1287mgCholesterol: 136mgCalories: 466kcalSaturated Fat: 3gFat: 22gProtein: 34gCarbohydrates: 34gIron: 4mg
Keyword healthy, seafood
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