Looking for a great way to elevate your dinner game? Look no further than this incredible Stuffed Catfish Fillet recipe! Packed with flavor and sure to impress, this dish combines succulent Delta Pride Catfish fillets with a savory sausage and Mozzarella filling, all wrapped up in a crispy panko coating. It’s a culinary masterpiece that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!

To start, preheat your oven to 350°F. Drizzle your Delta Pride Catfish fillets with olive oil and season them with kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, and a hint of garlic powder. This simple seasoning will enhance the natural flavors of the catfish and create a perfect base for the rest of the dish.

Next, prepare the filling by combining sweet Italian sausage (cooked and drained), halved balls of Mozzarella, and drained sun-dried tomatoes with a beaten egg. This rich and flavorful mixture will be the show’s star, adding a hearty and satisfying element to the dish.

Now, it’s time to assemble the fillets. Place them top-side down on a cutting board and divide the filling between two of them. Then, carefully place the remaining fillets on top to create a sandwich effect. This will encase the filling and ensure that each bite is delicious.

To create a crispy coating, prepare an egg wash by mixing two beaten eggs with milk. In a separate bowl, combine panko breadcrumbs with salt, pepper, and dry Italian seasoning. Dip each stuffed fillet in the egg wash, then coat it generously with the panko mixture. This double coating will create a crunchy exterior that contrasts beautifully with the tender catfish and savory filling.

To cook the fillets, heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Pan-fry the fillets until golden brown on both sides, then transfer them to a baking sheet and bake them in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. This combination of pan-frying and baking ensures that the fillets are cooked through while maintaining their crispy coating.

Once they’re done, serve up these Stuffed Catfish Fillets and watch as your guests marvel at your culinary skills. Whether you’re serving them up for a special occasion or just a weeknight dinner, these fillets are sure to be a hit. So go ahead, give this recipe a try, and let the flavors speak for themselves!


– 4 Delta Pride Catfish fillets

– 1 tablespoon olive oil

– 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt

– 1⁄2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

– 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder

– 3 eggs

– 1⁄2 pound sweet Italian sausage, cooked and drained

– 6 small balls of Mozzarella, cut in half

– 1⁄4 cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained

– 1 cup milk

– 1⁄2 cup panko

– 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

– 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

– 1 teaspoon dry Italian seasoning



1. **Preheat** your oven to 350°F. Drizzle Delta Pride Catfish fillets with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.


2. **Prepare the filling:** Combine one beaten egg with sausage, Mozzarella, and sun-dried tomatoes.


3. **Create egg wash:** Mix 2 beaten eggs with milk; set aside. Mix panko with salt, pepper, and dry Italian seasoning.


4. **Assemble the fillets:** Place the fillets top side down on a cutting board. Top 2 fillets with the filling and place the other fillets on top. Dip fillets in egg wash, then panko mix.


5. **Pan-fry and bake:** Heat oil over medium-high heat, pan-fry until golden brown, flip, place on a cookie sheet, and bake for 15 minutes.


Get ready for a culinary masterpiece that’s sure to impress! Share your creations with us and let the flavors speak for themselves. 😋🍽️


This recipe is courtesy of our Friends at the Catfish Institute.


 #CatfishRecipe #DeliciousDinner #FoodieAdven