If you’ve seen my grilled tuna steak recipe, you know I’m a big fan of adding fish to my weekly lineup.

The recipe I’m sharing today is a perfect option for busy weeknights. Tilapia has a nice mild flavor, so it’s great for picky palates. Add a crisp coating and a hint of Parmesan, and you have a winner.

I like to pair this fish with homemade mashed potatoes and steamed green beans. Yum!


Crispy Baked Tilapia

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • ½ cup Panko or regular breadcrumbs (check for clean ingredients!)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (or 1 tsp each oregano and parsley)
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 lb tilapia filets


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, and paprika. In another shallow bowl, melt butter.
  2. Pat tilapia filets dry with a paper towel. Dip in butter then coat with crumb mixture, pressing crumbs into the filet to help them stick.
  3. Place in a greased baking dish and sprinkle any remaining crumb mixture on top if desired.
  4. Bake at 425° for 12-14 minutes, or until fish flakes easily with a fork and coating is golden brown and crisp.


I like to use these breadcrumbs from Trader Joe’s. Clean ingredients, and they crisp up nicely.

Here are the dry ingredients ready for coating.



Crispy Baked Tilapia Recipe
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