Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

This Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is a simple fish recipe that is finished in 20 minutes and could even provoke non-fish fanatics!

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia


  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tilapia filets (about 4 oz each)*
  • lemon, cut into wedges


Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Line a baking sheet with foil.

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.

Bake until the fish is opaque in the thickest part, 10-12 minutes. Serve with the lemon slices.

Recipe Notes:

*you can substitute any firm white fish for the tilapia

slightly adapted from Every Day with Rachael Ray September 2006

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts.

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