Parmesan Crusted Baked Tilapia


I love meat and chicken as much as the next gal, but every once in a while I have a serious desire to partake of some delicious fish. As much as I love it though, I was always under the impression that it required immense skill to make a fish dish without screwing it up. However, much to my delight, there are a host of recipes that are both simple and tasty without a whole lot of hassle! As always, whenever I find something great, especially when it has to do with food, I have to simply share it 🙂

What you’ll need:

cooking spray for baking dish

3⁄4 cup plain bread crumbs

1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1⁄4 teaspoon ground thyme
1⁄4 teaspoon onion powder
1⁄8 teaspoon paprika
3⁄4 cup non-fat or 1% milk
 Tilapia fillets, about 2 pounds

Now what? 

  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. Spray or lightly oil the bottom of a baking dish or tray that will hold the fish in a single layer.
  2. Mix together the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, thyme, onion powder, and paprika. Place the crumb mixture on a large flat plate or sheet of wax paper.
  3. Dip the fish fillets in milk then press into the crumb mixture to coat all sides. Discard leftover bread crumbs and milk.
  4. Place fish in baking dish or tray and bake on top rack of the oven until the fish is opaque and flakes easily in the thickest part, about 15 minutes depending on thickness of fish.

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You’re done! Seriously, that’s all there is to it. You have official made a delicious fish diner that your family will love. you can accompany your tilapia with some brown rice and steamed or sautéed veggies for a healthy nutritious meal. Or if your feeling up to another little gem, you can try out some mac & cheese style cauliflower as I did below.

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  If you’re up to it check out the recipe here: mac & cheese style cauliflower 🙂

   I LOVE sharing so if you enjoyed this recipe,

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