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cutting baked parmesan tilapia with a fork

Parmesan- Crusted Tilapia

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is deliciously crisp on the outside and incredibly moist on the inside using one simple trick. Quick and easy to make for busy weeknights!
Course Main Entree
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 546kcal
Author Lalaine


  • 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 (4 ounces each) tilapia fillets
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • non-stick cooking spray


  • In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Wash tilapia and pat dry. Brush both sides of each fish fillet with mayonnaise, covering all surface. 
  • Dredge in breadcrumb mixture, patting down crumbs to complete coat fish. 
  • Arrange breaded fillets on a lightly greased baking dish. Lightly spray fish with cooking spray.
  • Bake in a 400 F oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until breading is golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve hot.


Calories: 546kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 658mg | Potassium: 617mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 180mg | Iron: 3.5mg