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Healthier Broiled Tilapia Parmesan Recipe
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Healthier Broiled Tilapia Parmesan
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  • READY IN 15 mins

Healthier Broiled Tilapia Parmesan

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"This is my favorite tilapia recipe ever! I want to eat it every day. I make it a little healthier by using lite mayo and less butter."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    15 mins


  1. Preheat oven broiler. Grease broiling pan or line with aluminum foil.
  2. Mix Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise, and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Season with dried basil, pepper, onion powder, and celery salt. Mix well and set aside. Arrange fillets in a single layer on prepared pan.
  3. Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes. Flip fillets over and broil for 2 or 3 minutes more. Remove fillets from oven and cover with Parmesan mixture on top side. Broil until fish flakes easily with a fork, about 2 minutes.
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  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Broiled Tilapia Parmesan.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 18, 2012

VERRRRY tasty! I had made a few diferent Tilapia recipies with my frozen bag of fillets from Sams, and this is my FAVORITE! :D I had never even broiled something before, if that helps show how easy it was as well. Most definitely making this again. I'll post my picture soon too!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 01, 2012

This recipe was only ok for me. I wanted to try the healthier version of my favorite tilapia recipe but was disappointed with the outcome. The "sauce" was much more soupy compared to the original recipe so it didn't cover the fillets nicely, resulting in a less than desirable final result. I'll definitely stick to the full fat version in the future.

Sep 11, 2012

Wow! This was delish - definitely restaurant quality! I made this with the Olive Oil Miracle Whip and skipped half the butter. This was super easy to make and will be on our menu rotation for quite a while. I served the Tilapia over brown rice and sauteed zucchini and yellow squash with garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese. YUMMY!

Jul 18, 2012

this is just perfect!! i cut the recipe in half, and added old bay seasoning... and we all loved it!! I feel so much better knowing its a healthy recipe!! thanks for sharing!!

May 13, 2013

I did add panko crumbs for texture, and they are low fat so it doesn't take away from the healthy part. I used garlic powder and paprika in place of the celery salt....Delish!

Mar 19, 2013

Delicious flavor. The only thing I did different was bake it at 350 for about 15-20 minutes.

Sep 13, 2012

Great! I had been making the Talapia Parmesan regular recipe and I substituted this one...less fat, and just as tasty!

Apr 28, 2013

WOW !! So Delicious ! If you are trying to get your kids to eat fish then this is the recipe you have to try. I usually cook Salmon on our fish nights just because of the benefits from all The Omega acids... However, after trying to branch out for some other fish , I bought Tilapia filets and have tried around 4-5 different recipes. This one by far is the best and easy too. The only thing I did before the initial broiling step was I did squeeze fresh lemon juice over the filets after a little salt and pepper. i kept the topping ingredients the same including fresh lemon juice. I don't know if it is just the right amount of ingredients blended together or what. To be honest, I didn't even measure the topping ingredients. I just estimated cause I'm old and have cooked since I was twelve.


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  • Calories
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 25.3 g
  • 51%
  • Sodium
  • 231 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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