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This Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is a simple fish recipe that is done in 20 minutes and will even impress non-fish lovers!


This Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is a simple fish recipe that is done in 20 minutes and will even impress non-fish lovers!


You know how I told you that I was going to cook more fish this year?? Well, I think I’m on a roll.

And the big bag of tilapia from Costco has been helping quite a bit.

But really, I’m glad that my love of fish has been re-ignited, because it’s been fun to switch things up from our normal chicken/beef/pork routine. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s good for you, too!!

This Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is a simple fish recipe that is done in 20 minutes and will even impress non-fish lovers!
To top it all off, you can have this on the table in 20 minutes. The thing that took the longest was waiting for the oven to preheat. I’d say a short list of ingredients and a short timeline is reason enough to try this. I even got the thumbs up from the 5 year old. She is becoming quite the fish lover!!

I know that we will be eating in tonight for Valentine’s Day, and this Parmesan Crusted Tilapia would actually make a great dinner in idea. I always feel a little fancy when we eat fish at home, so serve this with some Vanilla Bean Rice Pudding with Raspberries and Salted Caramel, and your date night in is planned!!

See how easy it is here!!

This Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is a simple fish recipe that is done in 20 minutes and will even impress non-fish lovers!

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This Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is a simple fish recipe that is done in 20 minutes and will even impress non-fish lovers!
Serves: 4 servings
  • ¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 tilapia filets (about 4 oz each)
  • lemon, cut into wedges
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. In a shallow bowl, mix together the Parmesan, paprika, parsley and salt. Drizzle the tilapia with the olive oil, then dredge in the cheese mixture, pressing it in lightly with your fingers if necessary. Transfer to the baking sheet.
  3. Bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, 10-12 minutes. Serve with the lemon slices.


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This Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is a simple fish recipe that is done in 20 minutes and will even impress non-fish lovers!

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45 Responses to Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

  1. Chels R. says:

    Looks delicious! I pinned it, so hopefully I’ll get a chance to try it out soon.

  2. I was just talking about tilapia with a friend yesterday – I need to make some. This recipe might be it!

  3. This tilapia looks so good and easy to make. Pinning!

  4. Joanne says:

    It definitely is awesome how simple this is to throw together..and yet it still feels like a fancy restaurant meal!

  5. Nutmeg Nanny says:

    My husband loves tilapia 🙂 this parmesan crusted recipe sounds amazing!

  6. Teresa says:

    My Family really enjoyed the parmesan crusted tilapia. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  7. Leslie says:

    I made this last night when I saw tilapia at the store and remembered thinking this looked good (I shuffled around some menu planning to switch it to last night’s dinner haha) – now I had to come comment that it was so delicious!! Definitely will be rotated into my future menus. Love fast, easy and delicious recipes! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. elizabeth says:

    made this for my husband tonight! we loved it! although my tilapia was pretty watery… i’m thinking next time i will pan sear it and then throw it in the oven to finish and get a little crispy. this definitely goes into my dinner rotation. if anyone wants the nutrition breakdown, i calculated it per 4oz serving:
    226 calories
    11.3g fat
    3.8g saturated fat
    69mg cholesterol
    30g protein

  9. Regina says:

    It sounds delicious Deborah. I’ve already pinned the recipe and I’m going to try it tonight.
    Thank you.

  10. Rosa says:

    I was wondering if I could use frozen fish or if it had to be fresh? I don’t normally cook fish, but I was scrolling through recipes and my boyfriend stopped me and was practically drooling! If I can use frozen, what should I do to it to prepare for the recipe (thaw, etc).

    • Deborah says:

      You can definitely use frozen – that’s what I used. Just make sure it is completely thawed and you will be good to go!

  11. Brandi says:

    I am making this tonight. I do not have fresh Parmesan cheese, so i will be using the kind in the bottle.

  12. Bri says:

    Does the paprika give it any heat? My husband is very sensitive to spicy food.

  13. MMike says:

    Fast, simple and healthy. What more can I ask for?

  14. Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture says:

    Gorgeous photo! Pinned! Can’t wait to give this a try tonight. I’m also getting a little tired of chicken. Looking forward to shaking things up a bit!

  15. Hope says:

    I made this! I love it!! The only thing I did different was exchanged salt with garlic salt:) the man loved the recipe as well!

  16. Mara says:

    Can I bake it in it’s own individual foil pack? If so for how long?

  17. Janice Rudy says:

    Your recipes sound delicious.we are especially interested in seafood recipes.

  18. Crista-Marie says:

    LOVE this recipe! and my husband, who isn’t a tilapia fan, even likes it. Have made it several times now.

  19. Mary says:

    Can I use any type of fish?

  20. Munyetes says:

    I can’t find Parmesan cheese around here. Can i use the other cheese top?

  21. Betty says:

    May I ask for help here? I am needing the Nutrition on the Parmesan Crusted Tilapia, this dose not give me this information, I am on a low Carb diet and need this information.

    Calories, Fat, Sugar, Protein, Carbs, net Carbs if any and so on.

    Can anyone help?

    • Deborah says:

      Hi Betty, I don’t provide nutritional counts, but there are lots of websites online where you can enter the recipe and it will give you all of the nutritional information. My favorite is caloriecount.com

    • Dorota | HappyForks.com says:

      Hi, I’ve counted it for you in our analyser. One serving is about 4,7oz. The nutrition value:
      197 calories
      29g (1oz) protein
      6,2g (0,22oz) fat
      6,7g (0,24) carbohydrates
      0,35g (0,012oz) sugar

  22. Jeff says:

    Made this tonight for my four boys,11,9,twin four year olds and 11 year old nephew, they and I all enjoyed it with roasted broccoli and black beans!!! I adjusted seansiong a little with old bay,Tony’s,cracked pepper and chilli lime mrs dash. I also used 1/2 fresh parm and 1/2 powdered bc that’s what I had. Thanks

  23. Patsy says:

    Fixed this last night. Hubby loved it! Didn’t have grated Parmesan Cheese, so I used the kind you put on pizza and spaghetti. Turned out wonderful, lot’s of flavor. Will use this recipe again and again! THANKS!

  24. Rhodora says:

    Made this tonight. So easy to make yet so delicious! Both my 2 year old daughter and hubby liked it very much! Thank you 🙂

  25. Patty says:

    can you use any kind of fish? thank you.

  26. julia says:

    Wow,made this tonight and it was delicious! And so easy!

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