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Breaded Baked Tilapia

So much flavor…so few ingredients! A quick and easy crumb coating makes this yummy tilapia recipe ideal for busy weeknights. Try the breading on cod for a change of pace. —Brandi Castillo, Santa Maria, California
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • Bake 8-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Editor's Note
To make soft bread crumbs, tear bread into pieces and place in a food processor or blender. Cover and pulse until crumbs form. One slice of bread yields 1/2 to 3/4 cup crumbs.
Nutrition Facts
1 fillet: 143 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 356mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat.
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    Feb 4, 2021

    Very delicious recipe and super easy

  • Erica
    Feb 6, 2020

    I would’ve given a 4 star but because it was not explained how to make it or a video decided to just ignore it next????????????????????

  • Jeff
    Mar 29, 2018

    This is a good recipe that leaves room for some tweaking. I add a dash of onion powder, garlic powder, and chili powder to the mix. It isn't necessary to dip the fish in egg wash first. Actually, I pat the filets dry and then spritz each side with some nonstick cooking spray to help the crumbs adhere. I grease my baking dish with a little butter and also spritz it with nonstick cooking spray. The filets are done between 12 and 15 minutes. If you want a crispy coating, turn the oven off after about 12 minutes and let the fish sit in the oven for about 5 to 7 minutes. The coating will be nice and brown and crispy. Serve with tartar sauce.

  • klabelle9
    Jan 17, 2018

    No comment left

  • hkpepin
    Jul 8, 2017

    So easy and everyone ate it. I added extra parmesan, garlic powder, and a combo of panko and regular bread crumbs. The instructions were easy to follow and the timing was just right. Will definitely make this again!

  • cynandtom
    Jun 8, 2017

    I dipped fish in milk first to help breading stick and added a little butter as it cooked to get it crispy. Nice, easy way to prepare fish.

  • debs951
    Mar 11, 2017

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  • DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina
    Sep 8, 2016

    Excellent. I used Panko instead of soft breadcrumbs. To make this even faster for a weeknight, I combine all ingredients for the coating the night before, and it can be ready for the oven in 2 minutes! Great drizzled with lemon juice right before serving.

  • bjsilve0
    Apr 20, 2016

    So - so. little flavor.

  • Dilli
    Apr 13, 2016

    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.