Air Fryer Catfish

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Customer Submitted

Lean proteins with a versatile flavor profile are essential to your weight loss plan. White fish, such as catfish, is the perfect vessel to season with your favorite herbs and enjoy with your go-to veggies. In this healthy recipe, Catfish filets are marinated in olive oil and paprika for a simple, flavor-packed Flex meal. Pair this dish with a heaping side of non-starchy vegetables to create the ultimate pescatarian feast.

This delicious, user generated recipe was submitted by Leaf visitor, Barbara, through our Recipe Submission page. Here at Nutrisystem, we love seeing and hearing about our members favorite recipes. That’s why we launched a Recipe Submission page right here on The Leaf Weight Loss Blog! This new feature allows our amazing followers to share their unique ideas and ultimately help others on their journey to health and wellness. The creativity of our customers is amazing and we believe that the user generated content they share with us will inspire others.

Like most fried fish, this Air Fryer Catfish is excellent when paired with a side of crispy coleslaw. It adds texture, acidity and a whole lot of nutrition to your plate of protein. Click the link below to check out four coleslaw recipes that make a tasty side dish:

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One serving of this Air Fryer Catfish contains 230 calories and counts as two PowerFuels and one Extra on the Nutrisystem program. Stay accountable with your food intake by logging your Flex meals in the NuMi app! It’s the perfect tracking tool for your Nutrisystem meal plan and will keep you on the path to success. Click here to log this recipe in NuMi >

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Servings: 3 (1 serving = 1 filet)

Calories per Serving: 230

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 PowerFuels and 1 Extra


  • 3 5.6-oz. catfish filets
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped parlsey
  • 1 dash paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Season catfish with salt, pepper, paprika and oil. Massage spices into the fish.
  2. Place fish into the air fryer and cook at 400°F for 20 minutes, flipping half way through the cook time.
  3. Once plated, drizzle fish with lemon juice and garnish with parlsey.