Breaded Baked Tilapia Recipe
- 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 4 tilapia fillets (5 ounces each)
- 1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheese, garlic salt and oregano. Coat fillets in crumb mixture. Place on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
- 2. Bake 8-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 4 servings.
1 fillet equals 143 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 72 mg cholesterol, 356 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 28 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 4 lean meat.
Reviews for Breaded Baked Tilapia
"So - so. little flavor."
"Definitely dredge the fish in egg. Panko crumbs leave it very crunchy. I use 1/2 panko and 1/2 seasoned bread crumbs, which gives it a good flavor. Good recipe to keep."
"I'v been fishing for a long time around 50 yrs. so just a tip on how to make your fish tast better turn the fillets over flat side up and you will see a dark line running from end to end this is the blood line! it makes the fish taste strong so remove it by slicing it away then turn it back over and make sure its gone there might be a little left on the bottom edge i'v shown friends this and every one has thanked me as they liked the taste of there fish better""
"We really liked this, but what improved it immensely was dipping the fish in eggs before coating in the bread crumb mixture. I was amazed that the breadcrumbs fully adhered to the fish since I've had issues with that in the past with the recipes! I think I would add some seafood seasoning to it as well to give it a little more flavor, but this is a great basic recipe that can be adapted however you choose!"
"I followed the advice of another reviewer and used Panko crumbs instead of bread crumbs for more crunch--glad I did! I did everything else exactly as written. However, I wish I had also used the egg dip first to hold the crumbs on better. I will also do that next time. And this was such an easy yet delightful treatment of fish that there WILL be many "next times"!"
"Made this for dinner last night & I must say it was FANTASTIC! After reading the previous reviews & for health reasons, made these minor changes, used egg beaters to dip the fish in first & used seasoned Panko crumbs & Romano cheese. Omitted oregano. Served it with potatoes, pan fried mushrooms. This is a keeper in my recipe box!Brandi, thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with us all!"
"I followed the advice of some of the other reviewers and dipped the fish in egg before dipping in crumb mixture. Turned out great! Next time I'll squeeze lemon over each fillet. Very yummy!"
"I didnt know to rinse them first. Too bad this website doesnt allow picture comments. Id love to show thrm to you. They taste great"
"I had my recipe for this printed in the magazine a few years ago.Replace the soft bread crumbs with 1/2 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs.Dip fillets in egg beater then in crumb mixture.Bake as directed."
"Made this for dinner tonight. Something different for us! I made it with the Classic Creamed Spinach. A simple, quick dinner with rice pilaf on the side... Even my 10 yr old who has declared she doesn't like fish ate it! Even a "thumbs up" from the teenager! The only downfall... it was a bit on the pricey side! But worth it!"
"I just made this. I had two thawed tilapia filets and wanted a quick easy recipe. I am GF so I used Gluten Free Bread Crumbs and italian seasoning from one of those home party companies (not sure I can say the brand here), it's like italian seasoning with garlic and onion in it. And I also used the parmesan. I dipped the filets in egg white 1st, then breaded and pressed the breading on, then I spritzed with an olive oil spritzer and baked at 425 for 15 minutes. Came out perfect, crispy and browned."
"Absolutely fantastic! Execellent flavor. My sweetie has already requested I make it again. As for the comments about the crust, I has no issues. I rinses the fish and then sprinkling the crust mixture... perfect."
"Well this was OK but with reservations. I didn't have tilapia but used swai , similar to catfish. Per a few reviews I dipped the fish in beaten egg to hold the breading. Unfortunately even after 15 minutes no crust formed. Next time I plan to pan fry to get a nice crust. Tasty, yes. I'll use basil instead of oregano."
"I cooked mine at 450F from frozen and it was so delicious! The fish was moist and flaky and the seasonings were just fantastic. Served with long grain rice and a tossed salad."
"1/2 t garlc salt and add 1/2 t. seafood or Garlic Herb seasoning. Use w tilapia with cucumber relish"
"Had to add melted butter to the fish to get the crumbs to stick. Hubby enjoyed it though!"
"This was delicious! I used Italian seasoned bread crumbs & served it with garlic & olive oil cous cous & sauteed zucchini & squash."
"This dish is easy and delicious. I like spicy so I added chili pepper powder to the recipe."
"My bread crumbs didn't get as brown as the picture. Next time I will spritz with Olive Oil and hopefully then it will get browner."
"It's delicious after I cooked it until it was cooked through. I used Costco tilapia filets which I am sure aren't more than 5oz per, and the fish was def not done in 12 minutes...the fish is delicious, don't get me wrong, just check it first (unlike myself)"
"I used gluten-free bread crumbs instead of regular bread crumbs and it was delicious. Whenever I say I'm making fish for supper I usually get a big sigh, but this recipe was a huge hit and will definitely be making it again. Used 4 filets and had quite a bit mix left over so will be using more filets next time so not so much of the mix goes to waste!"
"This was OK. I should have read the reviews before I made it....definately need to brush with something to get the breading to stick. Also...my Parmesan cheese burned...not sure how to fix that. But taste was OK...needed more salt."
"My family enjoys fish on a regular basis. This was a simple recipe. It was quick & tasty."
"Has anyone used crushed corn flakes instead of bread crumbs?"
"I have made this many times. It is not only delicious but easy to fix."
"This recipe turned out great. It was quick to make and didn't require many ingredients. My 2 1/2 year old even liked it."
"This was pretty good! I used dry instead of soft bread crumbs, and I breaded some tilapia and some cod both. I love fish but don't care for tilapia, and this recipe allowed me to tolerate the rest of the tilapia I had in the freezer! I baked spritz the fish with extra light virgin olive oil before dipping it in the bread crumb mixture. That worked fine. I also baked it for 20 minutes and got it nice and golden brown. I liked the crispy breading a lot. It had the texture of what you would put on catfish. I'm sure it would have been great with some tartar sauce, but I skipped it to keep the calories low. My 4 year old doesn't eat fish that isn't breaded, and he didn't complain about eating this fish at all. The cod was even better in this breading than the tilapia, though. Delicious!"
"It was very tasty. I dipped my tilapia in eggs first before dipping into the bread crumb mixture. It seemed to work."
"even my 7 year old "I HATE FISH" daughter ate this and has asked for it again. I ate the leftovers the next day and it even reheated well, which very much surprised me!"
"It was very tasty. To get the bread crumbs to stick, brush a little olive oil on the fish."
"This recipe was very good, but the bread crumb mixture didn't stick very well to the fish. Next time I will dip the fish in either milk or a beaten egg to get the crumbs to stick better."
"I made this recipe using cod, and it was scrumptuous! We are not really fish eaters, but are trying to eat more of it...this recipe certainly helps!"
"I don't like Tilapia but this was amazing!"
"This recipe was delicious and so easy to make. I was surprised by the amount of flavor the tilapia had with so few ingredients."
"Was a hit with my 3 year old. He actually ate every bit of it that was on his plate without argument"
"So good. I would make it all the time."
"I am trying to work more fish into our diets and this is a great recipe. My boys, 5 and 3, ate this up and wanted more after it was all gone! I appreciate that this recipe is both easy and healthy. My only complaint is that the bread crumbs didn't brown very much during the cooking time, but the tilapia was still delicious. I didn't want to overcook the fish."
"This was very flavorful. We enjoyed, but my teen son prefers tilapia with lemon pepper seasoning and not bread crumbs."
"worst Taste of Home recipe I ever made.Coating was pasty, would not become crisp. I even put it under the broiler for a few minutes but did not help. Yuck!"
"I make tilapia this way. However, I place a baking rack for cookies in a baking sheet. I spray the rack with Pam, place the fish on top, and bake as usual. The fish get cooked on both sides and have a crusty top."
"A little on the salty side for me but will try it again with less garlic salt. Otherwise, easy to make and yummy. As an added bonus, it was only 3 points plus for Weight Watchers. So I got to eat two fillets!"
"I freeze the breadcrumbs to save for the next time. I add more crumbs parmesan cheese and spices as I need them."
"Very good! My DH & I love w/ sauteed spinach (w/ mushrooms, garlic & parmesan) and microwave veggie rice pilaf - so good! My toddler loves w/ mashed potatoes!"
"Also, my recipe is 1/2 c Italian style bread crumbs & 1/2 c of parm. It makes it very easy when doubli g the recipe as well. And I was reading another review.. No you don't have to flip it. It really is done in 10 min & is very very good!"
"I have a recipe almost the same as this one. I read the reviews & wanted to advise: Do not dip in eggwash! It is not part of the recipe bc it is not necessary. I put the crumb mix in a one-gallon ziplock bag & gently toss the fish one at a time to coat. Yes there will be extra bread crumbs. Here's what you do: line a cookie sheet with foil. Spray with non stick spray. Place the coated fish on the pan, spray lightly with butter spray or butter flavor cooking spray. Sprinkle te remaining crumbs over the fish. They should be completely covered. Lightly spray again. Then bake. You get a layer of light crust on top & it's delicious! I make this regularly for my family & my two young kids LOVE it! ..P.S. I think the only difference in my recipe is that I use reg. salt but add Adobo & a little garlic Powder."
"I've never baked fish before. Would this be baked on the middle rack? Does it need to be baked on BOTH sides, requiring the filets to be turned half-way through the baking cycle? Thanks for any help given."
"This dish is very easy to make and sure doesn't take much time. I did think it was just a little bland but overall good. I would definitely make again and maybe add a little something or serve with a sauce. I used frozen tilapia fillets and it worked well. Someone mentioned it was too salty with the garlic salt so I used half garlic salt and half garlic powder; however I found I needed to salt my fish a litle. I had no trouble getting the crumb mixture to stick. I rinsed the fillets in water first before coating. No need to use an egg or any oil. My family enjoyed this recipe."
"Love, love, love this recipe!!! Along with my family. Already have made it again. Even better, since there is not any eggs used to bread them, you can save the bread crumbs (shortly)"
"This was wonderful, my entire family gobbled it right up! Such an easy recipe for a weeknight. Will definitely make again!"
"I agree: yummy. I altered the recipe a bit by drizzling the fillets with unsalted butter. I mixed up the seasoning in a custard cup using garlic powder, oregano, a couple dashes of sea salt, and the Parmesan. I sprinkled that over the fish and baked. Squeezed lime juice on it and devoured. Great and easy, too."
"we will make it again. yummy"
"I would cut garlic salt in half. Much too salty."
"That was terrific! We will definitely serve this recipe again."
"Ohh, and I used an egg (beaten) to help the crumbs stick to it. I think the person who submitted this forgot to mention that. Otherwise the crubs wont stick. Otherwise, loved it!"
"The recipe was awesome! Very easy, fast and delicious. I substituted the bread crumbs with Panko to make the fish nice and light and it was delicous. My family will be making this again soon."
"Quite tasty. I also brushed some olive oil on the fish to help the coating stick. I sprinkled a little kosher salt on it too before dipping it in the coating. Squeezing a little lime juice on it after it cooked was a nice addition too."
"I brushed the fish with olive oil to help the breading to stick. This recipe was easy and delicious. My husband (not a fish fan) loved it."
"my husband and i both loved the recipe - and i don't usually like fish. i used a little olive oil on the tilapia to make the crumb mixture stick. the flavor was great. it was a little salty so i might use garlic powder instead of garlic salt next time."
"I wasn't disappointed by this one, especially considering the glowing reviews. First, I had a hard time getting the soft bread crumbs to stick to the fish, even though I sprayed both sides with butter spray beforehand like another reviewer recommended. Second, it was pretty tasteless. I had pretty thick filets of tilapia, so maybe that's why, but I had to drizzle some butter and squeeze lemons over it to make it less bland. I wouldn't make this one again."
"The mixture was greater than I needed to coat the fish. I would cook it at least 12 minutes or more next time so that the fish was crispier."
"This is a quick and easy recipe that's delicious. The only change I made was to use butter spray on the fish before coating it. The butter allows the breadcrumbs to stick better. You can also use pre-seasoned breadcrumbs to make it even quicker."
"Wonderful recipie. So easy and tasty. I omitted the garlic salt and added just a little garlic powder instead, eliminating the salt altogether. Definately would make it over and over again!"
"I made this last night,and it was even better than I expected it to be!"
"So easy! While I had the tilapia thawing in the sink, I was able to use the chopper to make the soft bread crumbs. It takes about 1 1/2 pieces of bread. It was fantastic!"
Light-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.