Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia Recipe
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Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia Recipe

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You won’t have to fish for compliments when this is the catch of the day! Christi McElroy — Neenah, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 10 crackers)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tilapia fillets (5 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Lemon wedges

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 287 calories, 13g fat (3g saturated fat), 125mg cholesterol, 440mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein.


  1. Place flour and egg in separate shallow bowls. In another shallow bowl, combine the crackers, cheese and salt. Dip fillets in the flour, egg, then cracker mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, cook fillets in oil over medium heat for 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork. Serve with lemon wedges. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Parmesan-Crusted Tilapia in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p24

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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cheryllt48 User ID: 8245702 229150
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2015

"loved this crispy crust"

jchf User ID: 6238788 146026
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"sounds delicious but has too much fat."

lockhven1965 User ID: 6198269 146025
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"I love this recipe! I have never been able to cook fish very well. I always seemed to over cook the fish. This recipe is super easy and delicious! Can't wait to make the recipe again!"

rondabr2 User ID: 7265026 170055
Reviewed May. 17, 2013

"Very good! My husband loved it very much!"

michelleamy User ID: 1856957 103447
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"a big hit with my 4 and 6 year old and my sneaky husband! Tasty and very easy!"

Dianaore User ID: 1737743 146024
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"Wonderfully good! What more can I say. Everyone around our table said it was a keeper. Simple ingredients and easy to make, looked wonderful too on the plate. We had the Marmalade Candied Carrots (TOH) and the went wonderful with it and the sauce that spilled over on the fish was a great combination."

LaChicaDeAyer User ID: 4058693 109724
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2012

"Delicious! I'm not a big fish eater, but this is my favorite fish dish thus far. I made exactly as the recipe instructed, using regular Ritz crackers. The breading is tasty, and that hint of lemon adds the perfect extra flavor."

cookingqueen493 User ID: 6557105 106101
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2012

"Yummy! Very flavorful, tastes better than Olive Garden's!"

wendycotton User ID: 4465244 120360
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

"My family really liked this. Good flavors."

cbachtel User ID: 3618273 103446
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012

"My husband and I aren't big fish lovers, but because of health reasons, have been told we should eat more fish. I tried this recipe, making adjustments as others have suggested. I eliminated the egg and flour using water. I used whole wheat Ritz crackers. I baked the fish in a cooking spray coated pan, and sprayed a squirt of the oil over the breaded fish before baking. They were absolutely wonderful! I will definitely keep this recipe."

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