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Broiled Parmesan Tilapia Recipe

Broiled Parmesan Tilapia Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.

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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."

christine355 User ID: 2656518 112225
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"My family loved it! Super easy and it made a great impression."

danid User ID: 5870512 178745
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"OMG!! I loved this recipe I have made it a few times already. Really does not have that "healthy" taste to it but it is. I also used cajan seasoning in place of the seafood seasoning. Great both ways."

aceautomotive User ID: 6238682 118009
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2011

"I love this recipe and I've tweeked it to be able to put the same topping on chicken, I just pound or butterfly the chicken to about 1/2-1/4 inch thick. Top with topping, bake for about 25-30 minutes at 350. Then place under broiler till golden brown. DELISH!!"

danid User ID: 5870512 134074
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"So good and easy!! I didnt' have seafood seasoning, so I used Cajun seasoning....Sooo Sooo yumm!!"

pjrhodes User ID: 1416085 118596
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"I have made this recipe several times. My husband and son love it. It is easy and tasty!"

rg10556 User ID: 1843251 185156
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"I didn't use Tilapia. I had another white fish on hand and I used this recipe on it and it was delicious!!!!"

Jules443 User ID: 6230656 178744
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"I am NOT a fish person and this was incredible!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 124150
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2011

"Delicious plus nice and easy recipe."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 133663
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2011

"I forgot the seafood seasoning but it was still excellent. The only thing I will do next time is make more."

luunytune User ID: 6160993 150705
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2011

"I don't usually like any type of fish but decided to try this for my family and I really liked it! Added a side of Asparagus Risotto and a salad and I felt satisfied but not guilty!"

mmjensen2010 User ID: 6004522 197289
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"So so good! I just finished eating and I'm already planning to make it again next week! :)"

mjlouk User ID: 1712085 133661
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2011

"I baked it instead of putting it in the broiler since I always burn stuff in the broiler and it turned out great!"

mac11civic User ID: 4260104 118008
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2011

"By far the best tilapia! If u let it broil for an extra minute it gets a perfect crunch on the top."

jraysherry User ID: 1753156 133659
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"Great flaVor and so easy"

polishweb User ID: 5119118 178743
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"My family's idea of seafood is fishsticks or chicken at Long John Silvers but we loved this dish! Even my very picky daughter only ate the fish on her plate."

renebran User ID: 1232789 192506
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2011

"I made this recipe last night for my family of 5. Only of of us really likes Tilapia, but I have to say all of us enjoyed this recipe."

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