Buffalo Cod From Frozen with Ranch Alfredo Sauce

This buffalo-sauce-spiked cod is baked from frozen, making it simple and quick. The alfredo sauce is a mixture of ranch dressing and yogurt to which you add hot pasta. Dinner is served!

I am in love with buffalo sauce. It’s such a simple way to bring tons of flavor to a recipe. For this seafood pasta recipe, I used wild Alaska cod basted with buffalo sauce. The spicy juicy cod is then flaked over pasta that was tossed in a sauce similar in flavor and texture to alfredo sauce. But this one is a no-cook sauce made by mixing together Ranch dressing, yogurt, and milk.

Buffalo sauce paired with a ranch alfredo sauce? Nothing but good!

Buffalo Cod flaked into pasta with Ranch Fettuccine Alfredo sauce on a blue plate.

Cooking Fish From Frozen

To make this recipe even more quick and easy, the cod is baked from frozen. No need to remember to take it out of the freezer in the morning. No need to defrost it at all!

I wrote more about how to cook fish from frozen last week. But basically, if you have cod or salmon in your freezer (I love the wild Alaska frozen cod and salmon if I can find it), dinner can be ready in under 20 minutes, start to finish. Just preheat your oven, brush the fish lightly with oil, and pop it in. After a few minutes you can add seasonings or sauce and then cook until it’s flaky and heated through.

Buffalo Cod with Ranch Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe on a square white plate.

Make It Your Own

A note about this recipe: If some members of your family don’t like the heat of buffalo sauce, no worries. When you brush the cod with buffalo sauce, brush one or two portions with a vinaigrette like Italian salad dressing or with plain tomato sauce instead. Top their pasta portions with the non-Buffalo cod.

This recipe is so good and so quick that you’ll make it over and over again. I know I have!

For another great dinner idea that starts with frozen fish, be sure to also check out my recipe for Crispy Coconut Baked Fish.

And now, here’s my recipe for Buffalo Cod with Fettuccine in Ranch Alfredo Sauce:

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Buffalo Cod with Fettuccine in Ranch Alfredo Sauce


  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This easy dinner is made up of fettuccine tossed with a quick ranch alfredo sauce topped with equally quick and easy buffalo-sauce spiked cod fillets.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup light ranch dressing
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 lb. frozen cod portions
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 lb. dry fettuccine pasta
  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F and put a large pot of water on to boil. Add a palm full of salt to the water when it boils.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ranch dressing, Greek yogurt, and milk. Mix well. Set aside.
  3. Rinse cod under cold running water to remove any ice crystals. Brush cod with olive oil and arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 4 minutes. Brush both sides of the cod with the buffalo sauce. Bake until heated through and flaky in the center, 8-15 more minutes.
  5. While cod cooks, cook the fettuccine in the large pot of boiling salted water according to package instructions but add the grated carrot to the pasta and water for the final 2 minutes of cooking time.
  6. Drain and then immediately add to the ranch mixture. Toss to coat.
  7. Scatter the pasta with the celery and then top it with flakes of buffalo cod.
Buffalo Cod From Frozen with Ranch Alfredo Sauce

11 responses to “Buffalo Cod From Frozen with Ranch Alfredo Sauce”

  1. Mike Gallagher says:

    Great recipe. North Atlantic Cod is just as good as Alaskan (maybe better) and is easier to find here on the East Coast.

  2. Really tasty. Top marks! thanks for sharing.

    simon

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  5. CHRISTINE SIMON says:

    hi christine
    where do you purchase Alaskan Cod and Salmon. I live in Arizona and must resort to mail oder. thanks for youe fabulously easy recipes! Chris

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Christine, sorry for the delay. Your question somehow skipped past me. My grocery store gets Alaskan Cod and Salmon fresh when it’s in season. I shop at Publix in Florida. The rest of the year I buy it frozen when I spot it. I don’t think that was very helpful. I just did some internet searching and didn’t see anywhere that lists a Where To Buy section. If I think of something, I’ll let you know.

  6. Fantastic! I have some cod in the house right now and can’t wait to try this out!

  7. Buffalo + Ranch is a match made in heaven! Love this yummy recipe!

  8. This sounds amazing Christine! My kids love buffalo sauce!

  9. Oh my YUM! Can I come over for dinner? :)

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