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Parmesan-Broiled Tilapia Recipe

Parmesan-Broiled Tilapia Recipe

I love that simple Parmesan cheese brings such richness to an otherwise mild-tasting fish. It's one dish where leftovers are never a problem! — Tracy Locken, Gillette, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 4 lemon wedges


  • 1. In a small bowl, mix the first seven ingredients. Arrange fillets in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Spread cheese mixture over fish.
  • 2. Broil 4 in. from heat 4-5 minutes or until topping is lightly browned and fish flakes easily with a fork, rotating pan halfway for more even browning. Serve with lemon wedges. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 fillet: 0 calories, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 0g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Reviews for Parmesan-Broiled Tilapia

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Reviewed May. 30, 2016

"This was really really good, but there was so much butter in it that I had an upset stomach for hours afterward. I think I might try to lower the butter somehow. I only made 1 large filet, but only cut the topping in half and that was the right amount. Because it was a thicker, larger filet, it took longer to cook, somewhere around 8 minutes. We will make this again, but I'll try to figure out a way to lower the butter."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2016

"Quick, easy and tasty. Perfect for a weeknight meal."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2016

"We did not add the basel or celery salt because we were out but added garlic and paprika and then baked it to 145*because the fish was frozen. It turned out fantastic"

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"great recipe. I would add a little salt and lengthen the cook time. I sprinkled fresh parsley on before serving."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2015

"quick, easy & delicious!"

Reviewed Feb. 28, 2015

"This is wonderful! So delicious!"

Reviewed Aug. 13, 2014

"Loved it! Can I say it again, Loved it! Easy, tasty and everyone wanted seconds. I did pop mine in the microwave for a few mins as they were thick pieces and were done to perfection by looks but needed a bit more in the thick parts. We will have this one again and again."

Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"Nice flavor. Substitute your favorite herbs for the basil if you are not a fan."

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2013

"Tasted great :) Will definitely do again,"

Reviewed Oct. 22, 2013

"We loved the cheese spread on this fish. It was delicious!"

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2013

"This was a hit with my family. Easy to make and my kids who are not fans of seafood ate without complaints. We enjoyed this with the green beans with walnuts recipe and whole grain rolls."

Reviewed Jul. 2, 2013

"I wanted to like it but just wasn't a big fan. We love fish but really didn't like the flavoring very much."

Reviewed Jul. 1, 2013

"I made this for my inlaws this past weekend, and they loved it!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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