25 Healthy Walleye Recipes

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The walleye recipes provide a healthy way to enjoy this delicious fish.

This is a great fish for people on Paleo, or who don’t eat fish often.

Walleye is also a fantastic alternative to cod or tuna when you aren’t in the mood for fish.

In fact, walleye tastes almost as good as salmon.

It’s high in protein and has a mild, slightly sweet taste that is perfect for most tastes!

It’s also very low on calories, making it an excellent choice for anyone trying to lose weight.

Finally, walleye is easy to cook.

It can be pan-fried and air fried at the same time!

So what are you waiting for?

Let’s get cooking!

25 Health Walleye Recipes

1. Pan Fried Walleye

I love enjoying a good pan-fried walleye.

It’s the kind of recipe I can throw together without much fuss.

The fish is perfectly crisp on the outside and moist and flaky on the inside.

It pairs wonderfully with grilled veggies, but you could also serve it as a main dish.

2. Air Fryer Walleye Fish

This air fryer walleye is the absolute best way to cook fish.

It’s super easy, takes only a few minutes to prepare, and has zero weird ingredients or preservatives.

The only thing you’ll need are fresh walleye fillets, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper, and butter.

For additional flavor and texture, toss in chopped chives or dill for some extra crunch.

3. Healthy Air Fryer Walleye

You’ll love this air fryer walleye recipe.

I mean, who doesn’t love potatoes simmered in buttery cream and crispy bacon?

This recipe delivers the same deliciousness without having to worry about frying up your meal.

All you need is a few ingredients, a stash of glaze sauce, and some air fryer time!

4. Balsamic Roasted Cherry Tomato Walleye

Cherry tomatoes are the best cherry tomatoes you’ll ever eat.

They’re juicy and flavorful, which is why they’re also a great addition to this recipe.

If you want your roasted tomatoes to be extra juicy, use fresh cherry tomatoes instead of canned.

That said, if you aren’t in a rush, canned works just fine.

The sun-dried tomato oil gives these cherry tomatoes a lovely flavor that pairs beautifully with the heavy umami from the walleye fish.

5. Grilled Walleye Tacos

If you love tacos, don’t let the fact that they’re high in carbs stop you from trying them.

They still taste great, and they’re so much easier to make than some other tacos recipes.

These are also a fantastic option if you have vegetarian friends who would like to try walleye.

You can substitute it for cod or halibut if that’s what you have on hand.

Just be sure to use their preferred seasoning (honestly, there isn’t much difference between flour, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, pepper flakes – just tastes different) or add your own blend of seasonings with the marinade.

6. Fried Walleye

This recipe is so tasty, you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful!

I mean, what’s not to love about a crispy golden morsel of fried walleye?

You can use whatever type of batter you prefer – thin or thick.

Or even mix in some parsley for added flavor.

It makes an excellent side dish for burgers or chicken wings.

7. Hot Walley Dip

I know it sounds a little strange, but it’s true!

This dip combines hot dogs, cheese, and relish in one tasty bite.

The base of this sandwich is made out of ranch dressing mixed with crushed Doritos.

It’s so easy to make and will quickly be your new go-to recipe for dog parties or just any casual dinner party.

8. Crispy Baked Walleye

Tender, flaky-crispy walleye is just what you need on a cold day.

This recipe makes it simple to transform your fish into something mouthwateringly delicious.

It’s like magic!

The key to this dish is the breading.

It doesn’t take much time or effort; all you have to do is season and fry in vegetable oil.

If you love walleye, then you want this easy recipe on your bookshelf.

9. Cheesy Walleye Nuggets

I’m obsessed with walleye nuggets!

They’re so incredibly simple to make, and they are unbelievably addictive.

The secret lies in the seasoned flour that is mixed with butter and paprika.

It gives these nuggets a rich, deep flavor that will have your taste buds on fire.

These cheesy nugget bites are great for any time of day, but I like them best on game days!

10. Grilled Montana Walleye with Fresh Herbs and Ghee (GAPS,Paleo,Whole30)

This recipe is perfect for those trying to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet.

It’s low in carbs, high in protein and fiber, and full of healthy fats.

The walleye is grilled until perfectly cooked so that the fish flake easily off the bone.

Then you add some herbs, lemon juice, and a dash of salt.

The flavors are just out of this world!

11. Walleye Tacos Fish Taco Recipe

Here’s another taco recipe you’ll want to make over and over again.

It’s the perfect combination of fish, tortillas, salsa, and cheese.

What more can you ask for?

These walleye tacos are a tasty meal that will leave you feeling satisfied.

I love these tacos with cheese, but if you want something extra special, go for all cotija.

12. Old Farmhouse Baked Walleye

With this recipe, you can enjoy your favorite fish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

This old farmhouse baked walleye is packed with flavor!

It’s juicy and perfectly seasoned.

The tender walleye filets are coated in a buttery brown sugar glaze that’s out of this world.

Serve it with a side of mashed potatoes and fresh green beans for an easy weeknight meal.

13. Almond Crusted Walleye

Are you looking for a light and flavorful fish recipe?

Almond crusted walleye is the way to go!

The almond butter gives this fish a delicious richness and nutty flavor that’s out of this world.

It’s sweet, savory, and perfectly seasoned with garlic and pepper.

The walleye cooks in less than 30 minutes and you can serve it hot or cold.

 Either way, it will be a hit at your next dinner party!

14. Smoked Walleye

Take your favorite fish to the next level by smoking it.

And if you’re new to this world, I do strongly recommend starting with walleye.

This smoked version is a great starter for those who don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen.

It takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and requires minimal cooking skills.

Trust me on this one!

15. Grilled Walleye Sandwich

As the weather continues to cool down, I find myself looking for a quick and easy dinner recipe.

This walleye sandwich is one of my go-to’s.

It’s loaded with juicy chunks of fish, tender potatoes, and crunchy onions.

Pro tip: If you have any leftover walleye, don’t throw it away!

Instead use it to make this delicious grilled tomato salad.

16. Walleye Cakes

Walleye cakes are a unique way of making walleye that’ll make you fall in love.

The cake is made with egg whites, flour, and milk.

Once cooked, the cake is left to rest until firm.

This allows it to develop its flavor which will be enhanced by the sugary glaze.

These cakes are an easy way to get your weeknight dinner on!

17. Oven-Baked Walleye

If you ever thought of baking walleye but had no idea how, this recipe will change your mind.

It’s the perfect way to prepare walleye because it guarantees a moist and tender texture.

The only downside is that it takes a long time to cook, which means there’s no rush to get dinner on the table.

Luckily, this dish doesn’t require any cooking whatsoever.

All you have to do is bake it in the oven.

It’s fast, simple, and 100% delicious!

18. Honey Walleye

Honey walleye are the perfect companion for any meal.

They’re sweet, smoky, and lightly seasoned with honey.

Plus, they complement many different dishes.

Serve them with a simple side of rice or veggies for an easy meal that can be served in under 30 minutes.

You can enjoy this dish as is or garnish it with fresh herbs like basil and chives.

Either way, it’s delicious.

19. Fast Baked Fish

Now that you’ve learned how to bake fish, here are some more easy recipes for the whole family.

This one is quick and simple, but it doesn’t skimp on taste.

In fact, it’s a little bit of everything.

The fish is juicy and flakey with a slightly crispy outer crust.

The sauce is creamy and delectable with just enough heat from the spices.

It’s perfect for any kind of occasion!

20. Breaded Baked Walleye Fingers

Start your meal with a bite of these breaded baked walleye fingers.

Fried up in a coating of breadcrumbs and seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder, the breading is hearty enough to hold its own against the fish.

And then you add the simple glaze.

It’s just that: just a few ingredients mixed in a bowl!

21. Pan Seared Walleye (Lemon Pepper)

Pan-seared walleye is a tasty, easy-to-make dish that’s perfect for any occasion.

It takes just 15 minutes to prepare and another 30 minutes to cook.

It features crisp pan-seared walleye fillets with lemon pepper sauce.

It’s so delicious, you won’t believe it’s so easy.

And if you want more flavor in your life, serve it with the homemade lemon pepper sauce.


22. Smoked Steelhead and Walleye Recipe

With this recipe, you’ll enjoy some of the best smoked fish ever.

It combines tender walleye and smoked steelhead flake with a scrumptious and healthy mix of ingredients for an amazing flavor experience.

The combination of flavors and textures is simply perfect.

Pair it with your favorite side dish or a hearty soup, and you won’t be disappointed.


23. Walleye Chowde

This walleye chowder tastes like a treat. It’s hearty, creamy, and full of flavor.

The walleye chunks are swimming in an unforgettable broth.

It’s so good, you can make it with whatever kind of fish you prefer.

The only downside to this dish is that it takes quite some time to prepare.

But if you’re pressed for time but still want the best walleye chowder recipe around, Walleye Chowde is your answer.

24. Walleye Salad

Give your palate a treat with this walleye salad!

It’s packed with colorful ingredients that will make you feel at home.

In addition to the walleye and other ingredients, it has a crisp asparagus medley, blue cheese dressing, and crunchy croutons.

This recipe is so delicious, it’ll become a staple in your kitchen.

It’s also one of the most simple fish dishes you can make.

This recipe doesn’t require anything but fresh ingredients and 15 minutes of your time.

25. Grilled Walleye With Citrus Butter

You can make this recipe a week ahead; just pop it in the fridge and let it chill.

Don’t grill until you see bubbles on the surface, or they will burst while cooking.

If you don’t have walleye skin to hand, some cornstarch will do just as well.

I like to use liquid smoke or smoked paprika instead of the dry stuff.

But if you have none around, go with something smoky.

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