Crispy Dill Tilapia

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: May. 11, 2023
Every week I try to serve a new healthy fish. With its fresh dill and delicious panko bread crumb herb crust, this dish with mild tilapia is a winner. —Tamara Huron, New Market, Alabama
Crispy Dill Tilapia Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tilapia fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Toss together first 5 ingredients.
  2. Place tilapia in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray; brush with lemon juice. Top with crumb mixture, patting to help adhere.
  3. Bake, uncovered, on an upper oven rack until fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 12-15 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges.

Test Kitchen tips
  • This breading would complement most types of fish. Try it on salmon if you prefer.
  • If you don't have fresh dill, a bit of fresh thyme would be great with fish and lemon.
  • Tossing the bread crumbs with a bit of oil helps it crisp up in the short amount of time it takes to cook the fish.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 fillet: 256 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 83mg cholesterol, 251mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 34g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.