Easy Baked Parmesan Tilapia

Easy Baked Parmesan Tilapia

99 reviews, 4.5 star(s). 89% would make again

Ready in 1h

Recipe from Tasty Kitchen

"Incredibly quick and easy! Everyone, including my teenage son that doesn't like ANYTHING loves it. I have made it with tilapia and swai both, actually like swai better. Throw a bag of steamer veggies in the microwave and dinner is ready in20 minutes. I don't even thaw the fish, just drain off the excess moisture. Excellent!"


4 tilapia fillets
salt and pepper
3 Tbsp butter; at room temperature
1 clove garlic; minced
1/4 tsp thyme
1/4 cup Pamesan cheese; grated

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



1) Preheat oven to 400ºF.

2) Pat tilapia dry (if frozen, it should be thawed first) with a paper towel and season with salt and pepper. Lay on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick spray and bake for 10-12 minutes. While fish is baking, mix butter with garlic, thyme and parmesan cheese.

3) Remove fish from oven and gently flip. Spread about 1/2 tablespoon of butter mixture on the fish, and heat the broiler in your oven. Set fish under the broiler for about 2-3 minutes, or until cheese gets golden and bubbly.

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I added Romano instead of Parmesan and used smart balance buttery spread light with flaxseed oil and Italian breadcrumbs :-d

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I used Barmundy fish instead of the Tilapia and it turned out excellent
jaylt484 3w ago

Turned out great!
thekinglunar 1m ago

Another easy and delicious winner! My husband hates tilapia, but he was okay with this which says a lot. Our guests loved it.
vivshu 10m ago

Best fish my wife as ever tasted
frankfear 11m ago

Good easy recipe. Will make again.
kdrob213 1y ago

I eliminated thyme and substituted parsley and turmeric. My family loved it.
kitbat 1y ago

dmc577 1y ago

I dont eat fish. My husband and kids love fish. I made this recipe and they loved it. So. I tried it and it was very good. Mostly it was simple and quick. Will be making it again.
charnea1 1y ago

Delicious! My kids even like it. :)
terrycrookerbrock 1y ago

My son liked it I did not. I won't be making it again.
pinksocks 1y ago

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