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Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Fillets Recipe
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Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Fillets
Turn five simple ingredients into a flavorful baked fish dinner. See more
  • READY IN 20 mins

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia Fillets

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"This recipe is quick and easy with plenty of flavor! Even my husband (who doesn't like fish that much) went back for seconds! Works well in low-carb diets."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Whisk Parmesan cheese, paprika, parsley, salt, and pepper together in a shallow dish.
  3. Coat tilapia fillets with olive oil and press into the Parmesan cheese mixture. Arrange coated fillets on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork, 10 to 12 minutes.
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  • 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
Sep 06, 2012

NOTE: I am the original submitter of this recipe. These will not come out crunchy like a traditional crusted fish. They are low carb and do not use breading, therefore they have more of a baked and seasoned texture. I tried to have the title changed, but allrecipes informed me this could not be done and to add a review instead. This is also tasty made with shredded parmesan (can be found with the bagged shredded cheeses) instead of grated. I sometimes add minced garlic or garlic powder to the seasoning as well.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 02, 2014

Yes, it's fast and easy, but the bottom is soggy and until I put some lemon on it, it had an off taste.

Aug 14, 2012

I can't believe how good this was! Few ingredients, but it tastes like more time went into making it. Tilapia, by nature, can have a very muddy or earthy flavor if you're not used to it. I don't understand why the other reviewer blames that on the recipe! I would make this again. To avoid a soggy filet on the bottom, I flipped mine halfway through cooking. I also added a bit of garlic powder. I really like that it's low carb - perfect for my south beach diet. I served this with some grilled veggies.

Feb 17, 2013

I really liked this. It gave the tilapia a meaty flavor. I wanted to just use a saute pan today, so I made it on the stove top. I put the olive oil in the pan before I realized it was supposed to be drizzled on the fish. So, I probably used quite a bit of olive oil. No problem, the fish was nice and crispy and no sticking. I sauteed it about 3 minutes per side on about a temp of 6 or 6.5 on my stove. It was quick, easy, and delicious. Only change I made was we squeezed fresh lemon juice over ours before eating. ty

Mar 03, 2014

wonderfulness! modern twist on "shake and bake." sooooo easy to make. rather have this then blow $25 on some fish dish downtown over a bed of something pretentious. followed recipe except used cilantro bc i needed to get rid of it and it seems to be tastier than parsley. also, nice usage of paprika. very under utilized condiment if you ask me. wait you didn't. but i told you anyway. go make this dish and woo that hot chick you have wanted to ask out. she'll be dazzled and wonder why those trendy places don't have this dish.

Feb 20, 2015

This is a good recipe. Tweak the seasonings by tasting the dry mix first. The only thing I did different is to arrange the fish on parchment paper. This will crisp the bottom side without flipping it.

Oct 06, 2012

Made this for the first time tonight and we loved it! I only had 1/2 c. of parmesan left so I added 1/4 c. of Italian seasoned bread crumbs. Quick and easy and it turned out great. One of my 3.5 y/o twins even said he liked it "better than cookies"! ;)

Aug 23, 2012

Really nice fare, for not much prep/cook time. Good for a work and school night. I halved the paprika, and added a bit of panko to the cheese mixture, however. Delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 210 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 28.9 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 280 mg
  • 11%

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

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