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Recipe For Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

This easy and delicious recipe for parmesan crusted tilapia is a family friendly fish dinner recipe that everyone will devour. It's a great baked parmesan tilapia recipe to try. Baking is just one of the easy ways to cook tilapia.

If you are looking for new and tasty ways to serve up more fish you have to try this parmesan crusted tilapia. It's a flavorful and simple dish that even picky eaters will enjoy.

Making easy tilapia recipes for the whole family is not as difficult as you think. Tilapia cooks quickly and it's easy to keep on hand frozen too!

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The benefits of eating fish have been well established. Fish recipes have lots of health benefits and the added benefit is that they're quick cooking. Most fish recipes can be ready in 30 minutes or less even if you are starting with frozen fillets!

If you need quick dinner recipes this baked parmesan tilapia recipe is one you won't want to skip. Parmesan coating seems to make even fish recipes appealing to kids! A big win if you have picky eaters in the house.

featured image showing the finished fillets ready to serve.

Ingredients needed to make this recipe for parmesan crusted tilapia:

This easy tilapia recipe uses pretty standard ingredients. You will need tilapia fillets (you can also use another kind. offish if you prefer), mayonnaise, Italian breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and salt/pepper to taste.

You will also find the full list of ingredients in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post. It's got lots of helpful links, nutritional estimates, step by step instructions and more. It's a useful tool, check that out!

All the ingredients needed to make parmesan crusted tilapia laid out before we begin cooking.

Do you have any other easy fish recipes?

Bookmark some of the recipes in this roundup of easy tilapia recipes. They're great for everyone, including kids. THere's a bunch of them so stock up on tilapia fillets, you can keep them frozen until you are ready to use them, and the frozen ones are relatively inexpensive, it's a win-win!

Here are 5 Tilapia Recipes for Kids if you need recipes that are extra family friendly and great for more choosy eaters.

finished recipe for parmesan crusted tilapia on a plate ready to serve

Is this a crispy coated fish recipe?

Yes! The breadcrumbs and the cheese will make a crunchy outer coating in the oven so if you have fans of fish sticks and similar items in your house this will be a hit!

If you don't like mayonnaise don't worry, this does not have a very strong mayonnaise taste. It basically cooks out to create the oil needed to crisp up the outer coating so it's not going to be very noticeable in the final flavor profile.

Can I make anything else with a delicious parmesan crust?

Absolutely! Here are some other delicious parmesan coated recipes that are equally family friendly and tasty!

close up view of the finished recipe for parmesan crusted tilapia ready to eat

How to make this simple baked parmesan tilapia recipe:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper 

breading mixture in a bowl

In a shallow dish whisk together breadcrumbs, cheese, and salt & pepper until well combined 

Mixed breading ingredients

Pat fish dry and brush on a generous coat of mayonnaise on one side of the fillet

fish being coated

Place fillet mayo side down in the breadcrumb mixture, lightly coating the back side of the fillet as well 

fish coated and ready to be baked

Place the fillets mayo side up on the line baking sheet 

baked fish

Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown 

Serve immediately and enjoy! 

a top down look at the finished fillets on a plate ready to serve

See! I wasn't joking about this being a simple recipe. It's ready so quickly and the end result is so tasty that you won't believe it was so easy to make.

Finished parmesan crusted tilapia recipe ready to eat

More easy fish based dinner recipes:

Here are some other delicious fish recipes that I think you'll enjoy. Give them all a try and see which ones are your favorites. I'm sure you will find a few that weasel their way into your weekly meal plan rotations!

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Printable Recipe for Parmesan Crusted Tilapia:

Yield: 6

Recipe for Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Featured image showing the finished recipe for parmesan crusted tilapia ready to eat

This easy recipe for parmesan crusted tilapia fillets is great for even busy weeknights! It's a tasty fish recipe the whole family will devour.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4-6 tilapia (or your favorite fish) fillets
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ cup italian breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper 
  2. In a shallow dish whisk together breadcrumbs, cheese, and salt & pepper until well combined 
  3. Pat fish dry and brush on a generous coat of mayonnaise on one side of the fillet
  4. Place fillet mayo side down in the breadcrumb mixture, lightly coating the back side of the fillet as well 
  5. Place the fillets mayo side up on the line baking sheet 
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown 
  7. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 105Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 362mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
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