Broiled Parmesan Tilapia Recipe
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Broiled Parmesan Tilapia Recipe

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Even picky families will change their minds about eating fish with this toasty, cheesy Parmesan-coated dish. I serve it with mashed cauliflower and a green salad for a low-carb meal everyone loves. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon seafood seasoning

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet: 207 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 260mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1 fat.


  1. Place fillets on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; spread over fillets.
  2. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Broiled Parmesan Tilapia in Healthy Cooking August/September 2011, p55

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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PrplMonky5 User ID: 6612040 267518
Reviewed May. 30, 2017

"My husband and I thought this was pretty tasty. We enjoyed the flavor of the topping, but for some reason I thought it would be almost a tad crispy. I had to take it out of the oven early, and lower it from the broiler because parts of the fish were getting done a lot quicker than other parts, and I didn't want it to over-cook. That was probably just because it wasn't a uniform thickness. For seafood seasoning I used Old Bay. I think it could have used a tad more of that. The lemon was a little forward, but it wasn't overwhelming. I think with a little extra Old Bay, it'll balance out. Decent recipe, I'd make this again."

Qscreations User ID: 2598140 238447
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"I can not believe the one single 2 star review came because someone felt this recipe was too time consuming. Really? 5 minutes of prep and 10 minutes under the broiler requires too much effort from you? Maybe you should stick to microwave TV dinners. I look forward to trying this healthy recipe myself! Thank you!"

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 222512
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2015

"Pretty good--and very fast! Great for a weeknight dinner. FYI--I do not own a broiler pan, so I had to just use a cookie sheet. Turned out just like the picture and tasted great."

Strechie63 User ID: 2463170 219989
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"Delicious and easy to make."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 124153
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2014

"While it was simple to put together, I thought it was a bit bland. I had used frozen filets instead of fresh, and they were a bit thin. Next time, I won't use a traditional broiler pan so the seasoning does not run off. Worth another try!"

ekatiakarpova User ID: 6312133 193954
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

"Wooow!!! So tasty! But to be safe I have put half of lemon."

ashley.kiddle User ID: 6198423 118010
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

"Simple and tastes amazing."

caregiver39 User ID: 931067 185173
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2012

"This was wonderful!! Great flavor & taste.It was very easy also.I love fish,especially healthy ones & that's got a crust on top."

mburchard User ID: 2983080 118616
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2012

"This was fast, easy and delicious!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 112229
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2011

"Too much lime for my taste."

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