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Broiled Parmesan Tilapia

Even picky families will change their minds about eating fish with this toasty, cheesy Parmesan-coated entree. 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


  • 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


  • Place fillets on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; spread over fillets.
  • Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 10-12 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
Nutrition 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.

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  • PrplMonky5
    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
    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
    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
    Feb 8, 2015

    Delicious and easy to make.

  • justmbeth
    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
    Jan 22, 2014

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

  • tbw1966
    Aug 9, 2013

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  • keepinupwthejones
    Jul 10, 2013

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  • ashley.kiddle
    Mar 27, 2013

    Simple and tastes amazing.

  • ophiesa
    Oct 26, 2012

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